Award for Prof. Adriana Zaleska-Medynska at the Polish Science Gala

The Director of the Fahrenheit Universities in Gdańsk received the award for “Significant Achievements in Organisational Activity” at a gala held by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education on 18 February this year on the occasion of the Polish Science Day.


Out of 101 award applications, the Minister of Science and Higher Education, Dariusz Wieczorek, granted 59 awards, including 50 individual and nine team ones. The winners are the most distinguished representatives of the scientific and academic community.

The award for “Significant achievements in organisational activities” went to Prof. Adriana Zaleska-Medynska, Director of the Fahrenheit Universities in Gdańsk.

photo from the Polish Science Gala

– On behalf of the Ministry's management, I would like to thank you for all your efforts, for the development of Polish science, and for the development of the universities – said the head of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, when he opened the Polish Science Gala. 

Distinctions for merit were awarded in five categories: for significant achievements in scientific, teaching, implementation and organisational activity, and for overall achievements.

During the ceremony, Minister Dariusz Wieczorek emphasized the role of science in economic development, and pointed to the need for closer cooperation between science and business. – We have excellent staff, brilliant scientists and outstanding achievements. Let us not be ashamed of it, let us talk about it as we have every reason to be proud. The Polish economy needs science, and it is essential in creating new jobs. Today, Polish companies should be obliged to provide funds for research and development.

– We will continue our dialogue with the scientific community and work on common positions to best meet the expectations of that community. The new era for Polish science begins today. I would like this government's term of office to be remembered as the best one for the development of Polish science," concluded the Minister of Science in his speech.

The ceremony was also attended by the deputy ministers: Maria Mrówczyńska, Maciej Gdula and Andrzej Szeptycki, as well as Director General Diana Matusik.

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Source: Press release of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education