16.11.2021 08:45

85th anniversary of the University of Economics in Katowice

With the inauguration of the academic year 2021/2022, the University began the celebration of the 85th anniversary of its functioning under the slogan "Power of unity". On this momentous occasion, the University of Economics in Katowice not only celebrates the anniversary of its foundation, but also emphasizes the vital role played by the members of the academic community.


The University of Economics in Katowice was established in December 1936. On January 11, 1937 the first inauguration of the academic year took place - several dozen students began their education at the Faculty of Industrial Organization. Our Alma Mater is one of the oldest universities in the Upper Silesia region and one of five public universities of economics in the country. It is also the largest university in the region educating in the field of social and economic sciences.

As the Rector, Prof. Celina M. Olszak points out, alluding to the motto of the anniversary - “Power of unity":

Just as in 1936, the unity and consistency in actions of our pioneers led to the founding of the University and the inauguration of the first academic year on January 11, 1937, so today, through cooperation, creativity and excellence, we have a chance to permanently establish our University as a modern and prestigious institution. I believe that you and I, that is WE TOGETHER, will manage to make our dreams come true.

For more information, visit the 85th anniversary’s website.