Speakers & Guests Welcome Reception

The Welcome Reception will be held on the 28th of November at The Columned Hall of the Fac­ulty of History, University of Warsaw. The Columned Hall, decorated with statues from the col­lection of the former Plaster Cabinet of the University of Warsaw, is among the most beautiful classical interiors in Warsaw.

Among the splendour of authentic, historical statues and malachite columns, many outstanding individuals used to walk through the Hall, including Frederic Chopin. Today, the Columned Hall holds the representative function for the University of Warsaw.

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The Faculty of History is located on the Main Campus of the University of Warsaw. Since 1938 the Faculty has been housed in the Former Museum Building. This classicist building was built between 1818-1820, according to the project of Michal Kado. It is the only original building in Warsaw in the Warsaw Classical style that was not destroyed during World War II. In the years 1820-1831, the building housed the Fine Arts Department of the University of Warsaw.

During the Welcome Reception, we cordially invite our Guests to listen to the piano concert given by Wojciech Świętoński.

Participation is upon invitation only.

Wojciech Świętoński graduated from the Chopin University of Music in Warsaw in the piano class of Professor Bronisława Kawalla. He is one of three participants in Maestro Ivo Pogorelich’s elite ‘Master Class’. Laureate of international piano competitions in Kiev and Rome. He regularly performs in the concert halls of Europe, in recitals and with orchestral accompaniment. He has collaborated with many ensembles, including Polish Sinfonia Iuventus Orchestra, Polish Radio Orchestra, National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra. He actively performed during the celebrations of the Year of Karol Szymanowski and the Year of Fryderyk Chopin. His performances inaugurated the Schuman Parade and the opening of the Fryderyk Chopin Museum in Żelazowa Wola.

Gala Dinner

The Gala Dinner will take place on the evening of November 29th at the Royal Castle in Warsaw, Plac Zamkowy (Castle Square). The Dinner will be held in the Kubicki Arcades – the only World War II preserved part of the Royal Castle.

The Kubicki Arcades were built in 1818-1827, according to a design by Jakub Kubicki, an architect of the Classicist epoch. The Arcades connected two gardens of the Castle: the upper garden situated on the escarpment, and the lower one located in the area adjoining the bed of the Vistula River. The arcades were one of the very few parts of the Royal Castle to survive the destruction of World War II. In 1995-2009, the Arcades underwent major renovation, becoming an excellent venue for celebrating exceptional events.

Photo by M. Kmieciński

Frédéric Billet

Ambassador of France in Poland

Reception at the French Embassy in Warsaw

The patronage over the conference is held by The French Embassy in Poland.

French Ambassador to Poland, Frédéric BILLET, will give a welcoming speech at the opening of the conference, on November 29th.

A reception in honor of the conference for the 200th anniversary of Louis Pasteur will be held at the invitation of the French Ambassador. The reception will take place on the evening of November 30th, at the Residence of France in Warsaw, Jazdów 9 street.

For security and capacity reasons, the number of guests is limited.

L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science

 The L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science scholarship program is a unique project addressed to Polish scientists. The aim of the program, carried out in Poland since 2001, is to promote the scientific achievements of talented researchers, encourage them to continue their work aimed at the development of science, and provide them with financial support. The program partners are the Polish UNESCO Committee, the Ministry of Education and Science, the Polish Academy of Sciences and the UN Global Compact Network Poland. Scholarships are awarded in three categories: master’s, doctoral and postdoctoral based on the evaluation of an independent jury chaired by prof. dr hab. Ewa Łojkowska. The jury consists of scientists representing various fields of science from the largest academic centers in Poland. So far, 111 scientists in Poland have received L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science scholarship.

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Poland is one of 118 countries in which scholarships for talented female researchers are awarded each year. The Polish edition of the For Women in Science Program is part of the global initiative, which was created thanks to the partnership between L’Oréal and UNESCO. The fellows of the national editions have a chance to receive international awards: the International Rising Talents award, which is given annually to 15 women. There are already four Polish women among them: dr hab. Bernadeta Szewczyk – 2016, dr hab. Joanna Sułkowska – 2017, Dr. Agnieszka Gajewicz- 2018, Dr. Karolina Mikulska-Rumińska – 2022).

On November 30, 2022, the winners of this year’s 22nd edition of L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science will be announced. During the ceremony, we’ll meet 6 talented scientists who will join the prestigious group of scholarship holders.

Each year L’Oréal Fondation, together with UNESCO, awards 5 most outstanding women in science by granting the international L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Awards. The discoveries and research conducted by the winners respond to the greatest challenges facing the world today. Among them are five Nobel Prize laureates: Christine Nusslein-Volhard and Elizabeth Blackburn in medicine and physiology, and Ada Yonath, Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna in chemistry.