15th February 2020

The Nicolaus Copernicus University will be celebrating its University Day on 19 February 2020 – the 557th birth anniversary of its patron, Nicolaus Copernicus (born 19 February 1473). As each year, a special ceremony will be held as a tribute to the man who “stopped the Sun and moved the Earth”.

The ceremony will be preceded by a University Concert which will be held on 18 February (Tuesday) at 6 pm in the NCU Main Hall (Toruń, 11 Gagarina Street). On 19 February (Wednesday), the celebrations will traditionally begin with laying flowers at the monument of Nicolaus Copernicus in Toruń (at 10.15 am). The main official event will be held at 11 am in the NCU Main Hall (Toruń, 11 Gagarina Street).

During the University Day celebrations, newly-graduated doctors and habilitated doctors will receive their diplomas. New Honorary Professors and Ambassadors of the Nicolaus Copernicus University will also be appointed during the event, and the Convallaria Copernicana distinction will be awarded for considerable contribution to the University and to science.

The celebrations will be transmitted live via UMK TV.

By the decision of the University authorities, in order to allow students and faculty to participate in the celebrations, 19 February will be a day off – classes will not be held and all administration and dean’s offices will be closed.

Students with banner with Nicolaus Copernicus