1st October marked the beginning of the academic year 2020/20201 at the University of Warsaw. Professor Alojzy Z. Nowak has opened the solemn ceremony that was held at 2 pm in the Auditorium Maximum building.

During the ceremony, there was the following order:

  • Singing the national anthem and “Ode to Joy”
  • Prof. Alojzy Nowak, the UW Rector, delivered a speech
  • Matriculation
  • Speeches of the representative of students and doctoral candidates
  • First academic lecture, on brain surgery, will be delivered by Prof. Mirosław Ząbek from the Centre of Postgraduate Medical Education

This year, Poland’s President Andrzej Duda attended the ceremony. 



The inauguration of the academic year 2020/2021 bagan on 1st October at 2 pm in the Auditorium Maximum building. All sanitary regulations aim to prevent the spread of SARS-CoV-2 were followed. All participants were asked to wear protective face masks.


Due to the limited number of places, resulted from the epidemiological situation, the organisers reserved the right to admit guests to the Auditorium Maximum building who had previously received invitations.

Although the academic year began on 1st October, students will start their classes on 15th October.