National Day of Kuwait
On 20th February at 0800 hrs, the community of the Polish Naval Academy in Gdynia participated in the solemn assembly on the occasion of the National Day of Kuwait. In order to celebrate the National Day of Kuwait, the flags of Kuwait and the Republic of Poland were raised, the community heard national anthems and there was read the occasional order. Words of praise towards the Kuwait cadets directed Rector-Commandant Capt Prof. Tomasz Szubrycht.
On 25th February, Kuwait celebrates its National Day. This is an excellent opportunity to describe the history of this country. Kuwait has been ruled by the AL-SABAH dynasty since the 18th century. The threat of Ottoman invasion in 1899 prompted Amir Mubarak AL-SABAH to seek protection from Britain, ceding foreign and defense responsibility to Britain until 1961, when the country attained its independence. Kuwait was attacked and overrun by Iraq on 2nd August 1990. Following several weeks of aerial bombardment, a US-led UN coalition began a ground assault on 23th February 1991 that liberated Kuwait in four days. Kuwait spent more than $5 billion to repair oil infrastructure damaged during 1990-91. The AL-SABAH family returned to power in 1991 and established one of the most independent legislatures in the Arab World.
Today our Polish Naval Academy in Gdynia had possibility to celebrate for the second time in the history, the National Day of Kuwait. It was celebrated in a special way at the Polish Naval Academy in Gdynia, as 15 cadets of the second year continue their military studies and 37 cadets from Kuwait have started their studies on the first year. Despite many differences between our countries, we surely share the love for the sea and country.
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Space and satellite technologies – a new intercollegiate course
Starting from the summer semester of the academic year 2016/2017 we will begin education on the new course of the full-time second degree studies – Space and Satellite Technologies (TKiS). This is the intercollegiate course run in cooperation of Tri-City three universities: Gdańsk University of Technology, Gdynia Maritime University and the Polish Naval Academy in Gdynia.
Recruitment process for that course will be conducted simultaneously at 4 faculties in all those three universities – at the Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Informatics at Gdańsk University of Technology, at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at Gdańsk University of Technology, at the Faculty of Electronics at Gdynia Martime Univeristy and at the Faculty of Command and Naval Operations and the Polish Naval Academy in Gdynia.
Each of these faculties will offer their candidates and will conduct special education in case of certain speciality. Faculty of Command and Naval Operations will conduct education on that course in speciality Space and satellite applications in security systems (AKiSwSB). For each of the speciality classes will be held on all three universities, when the graduates of AKiSwSB speciality will receive a degree from the Faculty of Command and Naval Operations at the Polish Naval Academy.
Poland's Strategic Concept for Maritime Security
On 10th February at the Polish Naval Academy in Gdynia the authorities have presented the Poland’s Strategic Concept for Maritime Security (SCMS). In the document, prepared by a task force working at the National Security Bureau (NSB), there has been presented, among others, the vision of Polish Naval Forces, including Polish Navy. The presentation took place at the conference organized by the Naval Academy and the National Security Bureau and it was dedicated to maritime security of the Republic of Poland.
SCMS consists of four parts devoted to the marine environment, maritime forces of the Republic of Poland, directions of development of their capacities and recommendations for their development. It is complemented with two appendices devoted to the legal order of the seas and oceans and the characteristics, international legal status and geopolitical situation in the Baltic Sea.
The strategic concept was developed by a task force, working since February 2016, led inicially by the Deputy Head of the NSB, Jarosław Brysiewicz and then replaced in November 2016 by Dariusz Gwizdała. The task force also consisted of Capt Prof. Tomasz Szubrycht, Rector-Commandant of the Polish Naval Academy, Capt (Ret) Prof. Andrzej Makowski of the same Academy, (Deputy Chairman), Brigadier General Jarosław Kraszewski, Director of the Armed Forces Supervision Department in NSB, three members of the think-tank Ships Building Council (Rada Budowy Okrętów): Cdr (Ret) Maciej Janiak, LtCdr (Ret) Cezary Cierzan and Szymon Hatłas (Secretary of the team and President of Gen. Józef Haller Institute), Sławomir Kamiński, D.Sc. and Agnieszka Adamusińska (NSB).
The National Day of Qatar
The National Day of Qatar falls on Sunday, 18th December. The Ambassador of Qatar in Poland, Saif MIDHADIM, invited the representatives of the Polish Naval Academy together with the Rector-Commandant the Qatarian cadets to the occasional event, which took place on 7th December, 2016 in the Sheraton hotel in Warsaw.
On 18th December Qatar celebrates his National Independence Day. In his history Qatar was two times under annexations: from 1872 to 1916 became included to Turkey, from 1916 to 1971 was under Great Britain protectorate. Given limited guarantees of the safety, the sheikh of Qatar was obliged not to keep diplomatic relations with any of dominant power without agreement of British government. The successor of the throne sheikh Chalifa ibn Hamad announced the full independence of the Qatar on 1st September, 1971. Two days later the arrangement with Great Britain lost his validity, and Qatar became an sovereign country. The same month Qatar was established a member of the United Nations Organization. In 2015, 10 cadets from Qatar became students of the Polish Naval Academy on 1st degree studies, major in Coast Guard. Among distinguished guests from the diplomatic corps and politicians there was also invited Irena Szewińska - polish Olympic medalist, who won
7 Olympic medals (3 gold).
The celebrations of the National Independence Day of Qatar at the Polish Naval Academy took place on Monday, 19th December at 0800 hrs as a formal assembly.
On 29th November the solemn assembly took place in the Polish Naval Academy as the anniversary of the November Uprising, starting the academic celebrations of the Cadet`s Day. During the ceremony military students symbolically took over the command of the Academy. The honorable Rector function took cadet Andrzej Angel.
There were honorary guests invited: the Inspector of the Polish Navy Rear Admiral Mirosław Mordel, Vice-Admiral Stanisław Zarychta, Commanding Officer of the 3rd Flotilla of Ships Rear Admiral Krzysztof Jaworski, who was promoted on the degree by the President of the Polish Republic Andrzej Duda couple of hours earlier.
During the ceremony the best military students were awarded for achievements in science, sport, social activity and worthy representation of the Polish Naval Academy. Flowers were laid under the monument of the Heroes of Westerplatte.
Further celebrations of Cadet`s Day took place on 2nd December. It started with the elevation of the state flag with the honorable personnel of the school battalion after which a meeting with the Rector-Commandant was conducted.Later on the Sport Championships was carried out about the Honorable Rector Cup. The traditional Cadet's Ball was the culmination of the holiday.