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ties which are members of the Internationalization of Higher Education: Europeanization and Globalization networks. Guests representing four networks to which the Jagiellonian University belongs, the Coimbra Group, Europaeum, IRUN, and Utrecht Network, will take part. At that meeting we will be discussing whether globalisation is already present in European universities or not, what constitutes the strength of European higher education, and how to compete successfully with universities in other parts of the world. The Jagiellonian University will confer its honorary doctorate On 10th May this year, the JagielThe climax of the celebrations will come on 10th May, on two distinguished academics, the German biochemist lonian University’s Plus Ratio Quam Professor Robert Huber, who was awarded the Nobel Prize Vis Gold Medal will be conferred beginning with the laying of floral tributes on the for Chemistry in 1988 (jointly with Johann Deisenhofer and on José Manuel Barroso, President tombs of the University’s Founders, King Casimir the Hartmut Michel), and the outstanding Polish economist, of the European Commission Great, King Vladislaus Jagiełło, and Queen Jadwiga. Professor Witold Kieżun, who was a student of Professors Next the academic community along with the official Tadeusz Kotarbiński and Jan Zieleniewski guests from abroad will attend Mass celebrated by □ “Discussion on the key problems facing 21st-century aca- Cardinal Stanisław Dziwisz, Metropolitan Archbishop of Kraków. demia will be going on throughout the Jubilee year at the When Mass is over the rectors, professors, representatives of all Jagiellonian University. The main celebrations are scheduled the University faculties, the authorities of the city and voivodeship, students, and official guests, will leave Wawel Hill and for 8th–12th May. What is on the agenda for them?” pass along the streets of Kraków in a procession to the Audito■ “On 8th May there will be a meeting of the Utrecht Network of rium Maximum for a gala session of the Jagiellonian University universities. In the evening we will deposit a time capsule in the Senate attended by the President of the Republic of Poland, Mr. ground in the Professors’ Garden. In it, along with the address Bronisław Komorowski and Mr. José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission. During the session the Jagiellonian University will confer its honorary doctorate on two distinguished academics, the German biochemist Professor Robert Huber, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1988 (jointly with Johann Deisenhofer and Hartmut Michel), and the outstanding Polish economist, Professor Witold Kieżun, who was a student of Professors Tadeusz Kotarbiński and Jan Zieleniewski. This very special day will be concluded with an outdoor performance entitled Universa – opera otwarta (Universa: An Open Opera) in the Market Square, for which Oscar winner Jan A.P. Kaczmarek has composed the music, and written the script in collaboration with Michał Rusinek. Our students are making a committed contribuissued by the University’s authorities and the jubilee medal, there tion to the celebrations and have arranged numerous interesting will be a copy of this issue of Alma Mater. On the following day events, such as an international rowing regatta for the Rector’s there will be a session of the Rectors’ Conference of universi- Cup, with nine crews from Poland and Europe (including the

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The Polish University Rectors’ Conference (KRASP) meeting at the Jagiellonian University with government representatives on 11th April 2014. Left to right: Prof. Wiesław Banyś, Chairman of KRASP; Prof. Lena Kolarska-Bobińska, Minister of Science and Higher Education; Premier Donald Tusk; and Prof. Wojciech Nowak, JU Rector

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