19.10.2019

Main Celebrations of the Jubilee of 100 Years of AGH UST


In 2019, the AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow celebrates the centenary year of opening the university.

The culmination of the celebrations of the Jubilee of 100 Years of AGH UST will be the events held on 19
th of October 2019.  

Programme of the Main Celebrations of the Jubilee of 100 Years of AGH UST 

8.30 am – 9.30 am – Holy mass at St Anna’s Collegiate Church
9.30 am – 10.00 am – Parade around the Main Market Square
10.00 am – 10.15 am – Speeches at the Collegium Novum of the Jagiellonian University 

  • Speech given by professor Tadeusz Słomka, AGH UST Rector 
  • Speech given by professor Wojciech Nowak, Rector of the Jagiellonian University 


11.00 am – 1.30 pm – Ceremonial session of the AGH UST Senate on the occasion of the Jubilee of 100 years of AGH UST and the 101st Inauguration of the Academic Year (ICE Krakow Congress Centre, 17 Marii Konopnickiej St)  

  • National anthem 
  • Opening of the session of the AGH UST Senate by professor Tadeusz Słomka, AGH UST Rector 
  • Special speeches given by invited guests 
  • Matriculation of first-year students 
  • “Gaudeamus Igitur” performed by the AGH UST Song and Dance Ensemble “Krakus” 
  • Speech given by a student representative 
  • Presentation of state decorations and awards 
  • Inauguration lecture given by professor Jacek Tarasiuk and doctor Krzysztof Kluza entitled “As the years pass, as the days pass…” 
  • “Gaude Mater Polonia” performed by the AGH UST Song and Dance Ensemble “Krakus”  


After the session of the Senate – lunch, jubilee cake and toasts

6.00 pm – Theatrical and musical performance “Kids of Evolution” (ICE Krakow Congress Centre, 17 Marii Konopnickiej St; individual invitation required) 

8.30 pm – Open-air show on the banks of the River Vistula 

From the pages of history 

1913 – ESTABLISHMENT  

The traditions of the Mining Academy date back to the times of the Ore Commission, established in 1782, and the Academic-Mining School in Kielce, established in 1816 on the initiative of Stanisław Staszic. As a result of many-year endeavours, Polish engineers, the Galician members of parliament, and Krakow authorities, in 1913 led to the establishment of a mining school in Krakow. The outbreak of World War I made it impossible to begin the first academic year.   

1919 – OPENING  

When Poland regained its independence, the Organising Committee recommenced its work, and on 8th April 1919, the Council of Ministers passed a resolution to establish and open the Mining Academy in Krakow. The first professors were nominated on 1st May 1919. On 20th October 1919, the Mining Academy was inaugurated by Marshal Józef Piłsudski, Chief of State.