Main celebrations of the 650th Jubilee of the Jagiellonian University

The grandest point of the academic year 2013/2014 were the May celebrations of the 650th Jubilee. They began on Saturday, 10 May, with a holy mass concelebrated by Cardinal Stanisław Dziwisz at the Wawel Cathedral, after which the participants formed an academic procession and headed towards Auditorium Maximum, where a special senate session took place. Speeches were given by members of University authorities and several distinguished guests, including Bronisław Komorowski, President of the Republic of Poland and Prof. Lena Kolarska-Bobińska, the Minister of Science and Higher Education. Jan A. P. Kaczmarek, winner of the Academy Award for his soundtrack to the film Finding Neverland, had prepared an extraordinary show for the occasion: UNIVERSA - Open Opera. The people walking the streets of Kraków in the evening could also admire the illumination of University Quarter buildings.

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