On 9th April, the speaker of the Seimas Viktorija Čmilytė-Nielsen visited the University of Warsaw Library. The Lithuanian delegation met the authorities of the UW and UW students of Baltic Philology.

On 9th April, Viktorija Čmilytė-Nielsen, the speaker of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania, visited the University of Warsaw Library. Accompanied by the UW Rector Prof. Alojzy Z. Nowak and UW Chancellor Robert Grey, she had an opportunity to sightsee the interior of the library and the exhibition inspired by Marek Hłasko’s life and work.


During the visit of the Lithuanian delegation, the most meaningful information about the UW Library, digitalisation of its collections as well as student experiences was discussed. In the UW Gardens, Viktorija Čmilytė-Nielsen also met students of the Department of General Linguistics, Sign Linguistics and Baltic Studies of the University of Warsaw.


Viktorija Čmilytė-Nielsen graduated from the University of Latvia, majoring in English Philology. Awarded the title Grandmaster by FIDE in 2010, she was a European women’s champion in 2011, and is a two-time Lithuanian champion. She entered politics in 2015 and was elected in 2016 parliamentary election. In 2019, she became the Seimas opposition leader.