The Catholic University of Lublin (KUL) has inaugurated a program of study for Poles abroad
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For the next six months, professors of the Catholic University of Lublin, experts in various fields, will conduct courses that the university has prepared as part of the activities of the Study of the Catholic University of Lublin for Polonia and Poles abroad. “We are ready to take on the scientific and didactic challenges,” Rev. Prof. Miroslaw Kalinowski, the Rector of the Catholic University of Lublin, assured the participants.
The Rector of KUL said that he appreciates the readiness of the Polish community to study and develop personally. “The proposal with which we reached out to you was received not only with great approval, but above all with great interest. There are more than three hundred of us from 11 countries in the program,” pointed out Rev. Prof. Miroslaw Kalinowski.
Przemyslaw Czarnek, Minister of Education and Science, who attended the study’s inauguration, noted the enormous potential of the university’s project, the launch of which coincided with the Polish Parliament’s adoption of a law on the establishment of the St. Maximilian Maria Kolbe Institute for the Development of the Polish Language. “Take advantage of the opportunities offered to you by the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin,” added the minister.
Jan Dziedziczak, Government Plenipotentiary for Polonia and Poles Abroad, spoke about the need to create strong lobbies among compatriots. “To be a patriot is to be an ambassador of our country. Pass on Polishness to your children, grandchildren, talk in your mother tongue, remembering that we are one no matter where we are,” Dziedziczak said.
In the first stage of its activities (the academic year 2022/2023), the KUL Study for Polonia and Poles Abroad launched 6 courses, which improve professional competencies (New Media and Communication, Promotion of Polish Culture, Care of Chronically Ill and Palliative Patients; Theology and New Evangelization, Counseling and Support Strategies and Prevention of Risky Behavior). More courses are in the pipeline, for which recruitment will begin later this year.