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    Notable Figures in Science Receive Sapientia et Veritas Medals

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    On November 21, 2023, Deputy Minister Wojciech Murdzek presented the Sapientia et Veritas Medals, recognizing exceptional contributions to higher education and science. The ceremony highlighted five men and a woman, adorned with the Polish flags, as they received their well-deserved honors.

    Recognition for Outstanding Achievements

    Deputy Minister Murdzek praised the recipients, emphasizing the tremendous effort and dedication that led to their recognition. The medals symbolize acknowledgment for remarkable contributions in scientific, teaching, or organizational domains.

    The Ceremony and Words of Appreciation

    The event, witnessed by a large audience and marked by heartfelt gratitude, underlined the importance of acknowledging the tireless work and achievements. Deputy Minister Murdzek expressed gratitude and encouraged the awardees to continue their impactful endeavors.

    About the Sapientia et Veritas Medal

    The Sapientia et Veritas Medal, meaning “Wisdom and Truth” in Latin, comes in three tiers – gold, silver, and bronze. It honors individuals, including non-Polish citizens, as well as institutions and organizations contributing significantly to science and higher education.

    Distinguished Awardees

    The Gold Medal was awarded to Dr. Karol Nawrocki, President of the Institute of National Remembrance, Dr. hab. Krzysztof Szwagrzyk, Prof. UZ, Deputy President of the Institute of National Remembrance, and the Warsaw University of Technology.

    Silver Medals were bestowed upon Dr. hab. Andrzej Bisztyga, Prof. UZ, University of Zielona Góra, Dr. hab. med. Adam Kobayashi, Collegium Medicum, Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw, Prof. dr hab. Marek Wojciech Kornat, Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw, Prof. dr hab. n. med. i n. o zdr. Agnieszka Pawlak, Medical University of the Ministry of Interior and Administration, Dr. hab. Karol Polejowski, Deputy President of the Institute of National Remembrance, and Prof. dr. hab. n. med. i n. o zdr. Filip M. Szymański, Dean of the Medical Faculty, Collegium Medicum, Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw.

    Closing Acknowledgments and Additional Awards

    Deputy Minister Murdzek also presented Medals of the National Education Commission to four individuals for outstanding contributions to education. Medals went to Dr. Robert Derewenda, Director of the Institute of National Remembrance in Lublin, Maria Dorota Pieńkowska, Tomasz Radziwonowicz, and Rafał Surdacki.

    Additionally, Artur Tomasz Czapliński received the Minister of Education and Science Diploma for exceptional achievements in teaching and education.

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