On 1st October, at 2. pm, the solemn ceremony of the new academic year at the University of Warsaw will take place. Karol Husman, an Adjunct Professor at Stanford University, working on robotics and machine learning, will deliver the first academic lecture entitled “Unordered thoughts of machines”. The inauguration will be available on the UW website.
There will be the following order of the ceremony:
- Singing the national anthem and “Ode to Joy”;
- Prof. Alojzy Nowak, the University of Warsaw Rector, will address our academic community with a speech opening the new academic year;
- Matriculation of first-year students of 1st and 2nd cycle studies, doctoral candidates from doctoral schools (who achieved the best results in the enrolment procedure);
- Speeches of the representative of students and doctoral candidates;
- The first academic lecture entitled “Unordered thoughts of machines” will be delivered by Karol Hausman, Adjunct Professor at Stanford University.
We invite you to take part in a new series of unique classes on the subject of Medieval archaeology in the Levant. During the Fall Semester, and in the framework of the Visiting Lecturer Programme (Programme ZIP, co-financed by Europejski Fundusz Społeczny PO WER, ścieżka 3.5”) dr. Micaela Sinibaldi, Director of the Islamic Baydha Project in Petra, Jordan, offers two OGUN lectures (General University Humanities Lecture): ‚After Mohammed. The Archaeology of the Islamic and Crusader periods: an Introduction‘ (Fridays, 3PM-4.30PM) and ‚Archaeology and Material Culture of the Islamic and Crusader periods‘ (Thursdays, 11.30AM-1PM). The first one will be a general introduction to the history and material culture of the Middle East in the period between the seventh and the ninetheenth century AD, including a section on the archaeology of the society of the Crusader period. The second one, focused on the students‘ active participation, will treat selected case studies illustrating current scholarship on the medieval archaeology of the central Islamic Lands, and is an introduction to the methodology and research results on the theme of the material culture of Islamic societies. We want to stress that the subject of these two courses is not represented within the teaching offer of Polish universities, so it is well worth being taken into consideration.
Another class, ‚Between the Seas. Change in the Arabian Peninsula and the Levant in the first millennium C.E.‘ (Tuesdays, 3PM-4.30PM), will be given by prof. Tomasz Waliszewski, dr Micaela Sinibaldi and Jerzy Oleksiak. The classes, based on the most significant and up-to-dated English-language scholarly literature, will consist of an introduction to the archaeology of the lands stretching between the Eastern Mediterranean Coast, Persian Gulf, Red Sea and the Indian Ocean. During the first millennium AD, this region, which saw the presence of a variety of people and languages, as well as of the religions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, was a melting pot of cultures. We want, together with the participants of the classes, to explore the most significant archaeological discoveries from this region, mastering English-language, professional terminology.
We also invite the students interested in such a subject to consult us during our office hours in Room 309.
Micaela Sinibaldi (CV)
Welcome Point and the University of Warsaw Museum invite you to participate in Campus Orientation – 1,5 hour guided walks around the UW Main Campus. The first tour will take place on 30th September, 2 p.m. Prior registration is required.
Welcome Point would like to invite all newly-admitted students for the online meetings about student’s rights and obligations, which will be conducted by the Students’ Union of University of Warsaw.
During the meeting you will be able to ask a question and get an answer from the Students’ Union representative. You will also receive a lot of practical information from your peers about course registration, ECTS points, student’s discount and more.
1st of October, 10:30 a.m. – link to the meeting will be provided soon
6th of November – 6 p.m. – link to the meeting will be provided soon
We are planning hybrid classes during the first two months (October and November) of the academic year 2021/22 for BA 1st and MA 1st-year students. From the 1st of December, all classes will be held on-site.
For BA 2nd and 3rd-year students, all classes from the 4th of October will be held on-site.
Schedule for the winter semester of the academic year 2021/22 you can find here:
Welcome Point would like to help you at the very beginning of your stay in Warsaw. That is why we invite all new long-term international students for a very special online welcome meeting that will inaugurate the academic year 2021/2022.
Meeting in English will be held on 29th of September at 11:00 a.m. on Zoom
Last academic year you participated in large numbers in our online workshops, for which we would like to thank you very much. Each time there were opinions that you would like to meet live on campus. We also miss you, which is why this academic year we are starting with the first stationary workshops: Onboarding at University of Warsaw.
The aim of the workshop is:
- acquainting the participants with the structure of the University of Warsaw, especially with offices and units that address different issues connected with students life;
- familiarizing participants with the rules and customs of communication in the academic environment in Poland, with particular emphasis on online communication;
- presentation of the DIVE model facilitating communication in a multicultural environment;
- familiarizing participants with the dimensions of culture that affect communication during classes at the university;
- exchange of experiences and discussion on specific situations related to studying at the University of Warsaw.
30th September 2021, 10 – 4:30 pm – first-year long term students of the first-cycle (BA), students of 1st, 2nd, 3rd year of uniform master level studies and doctoral candidates
1st October 2021, 10 – 4:30 pm – long term students of 2nd and 3rd year of the first cycle (BA), long term students of the second cycle (MA), long term students of 4th and 5th year of uniform master level studies
Workshops hours include a break.
Please note that attendance during two days of workshops is required.
The Volunteer Centre of the University of Warsaw
address: Dobra 56/66 00-312 Warsaw (University of Warsaw Library Building – BUW)
To register to the course please fill in the form on our website: https://welcome.uw.edu.pl/onboarding-at-uw-2021-practical-workshops-for-international-students/
Application deadline: 21st September, 12 pm.
Please also join our FB event:
Welcome Point UW
I would like to apologise for the late announcement, there were some organisational difficulties. As you were already informed from the 1st of September I was appointed a Deputy Vice-Dean for the Students Affairs. The contact info and the information about office hours have been updated on the Faculty authorities webpage, but I’m attaching them below as well.
for students (temporary email) – email@example.com;
for other matters – firstname.lastname@example.org;
In September (14th-30th Sept. 2021) Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 11:00 AM-2:00 PM, online or in-person by appointment.
Appointment can be arranged by email or Google Calendar appointment page (using the University of Warsaw email account only). Do not forget to indicate your name and year of study as well as information if an online or in-person meeting is required.
dr Elżbieta Jaskulska
Deputy Vice-Dean for the Students Affairs