On the 21st of February 2017, at the Gdansk University of Technology, the inauguration of the interdisciplinary "Space and Satellite Technologies" took place. POLSA was one of the initiators of the new field of study.
The ceremony was led by prof. Edmund Wittbrodt from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, former Minister of Education, who together with prof. Andrzej Stepnowski from the Department of Electronics, Telecommunications and Informatics was the originator of the direction. The participants were representatives of the authorities of the three universities organizing the direction, the Polish Space Agency and politicians, deputies, local authorities, entrepreneurs and students.
Firstly, the rectors of the Tri-City Technical Universities took the floor, which created a new direction: Gdansk University of Technology, Gdynia Maritime University and Gdynia Naval Academy.
“Our Pomeranian region has a chance to become one of the leaders in the development of the national space program. Expanding the offer of training on Space and Satellite Technologies meets the demand for specialists in this elite and highly specialized field." - prof. Jacek Namieśnik, Rector of the PG.
The other rectors of Tricity University were represented by the rector of Gdansk University of Technology.
“You have the opportunity to enjoy the best of our three universities. At your disposal will be the best laboratories and specialist simulators to gain knowledge, which others do not have as they were.” - prof. Schubert, Rector of AMW.
The students of the new direction, Katarzyna Króżel, a student of Texas A&M University in the United States enjoyed a lot of interest.
As the first guest of the invited guests, Col. Piotr Suszyński, p.o. President of the Polish Space Agency.
“Polish companies and research institutions have been exploring space for many years. Year after year, ambitions and financial outlays have increased, so far, the number of people educated in this area has not increased” - PAK President.
Speakers include Jan Kilian, Deputy Marshal of the Pomeranian Voivodship Wiesław Byczkowski and Deputy Mayor of Gdansk for Social Policy, Piotr Kowalczuk.
The inaugural lecture entitled "Poland's Road to Outer Space" was led by Prof. Piotr Wolański, Chairman of the Committee of Space and Satellite Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences.
The ceremony ended with the hymn "Gaude Mater Polonia" performed by Academic Choir of Gdansk University of Technology.
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