Kortowiada, also known as Olsztyn Juwenalia, is a celebration of students from the University of Warmia and Mazury, which has been celebrated for over 60 years.
Over time, it has constantly adapted to the expectations of participants to become an event known throughout Poland. The fact that Kortowiada has won the Pro Juvenes plebiscite three times in the category of "Best Juwenalia" is evidence of the satisfaction of those who take part in the event.
Is an all-university unit of the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn. ACC aims to animate the academic cultural life of UWM. In fourteen agencies, the Centre unites together passionate people who organise many cultural, sporting or promotional activities every year of local, national and international scope.
The Department of Physical Education and Sport is responsible for sports-related matters at the University of Warmia and Mazury. Its staff conducts physical education classes for students and also serves as coaches for various sports disciplines or sections, inspiring a culture of physical activity at our university. Additionally, the Department organizes or co-organizes numerous events in different sports disciplines.
In close collaboration with the Department of Physical Education and Sport, there is the University Student Government Council, which organizes inter-faculty competitions in various disciplines, including football, volleyball, basketball, futsal, and chess.
AZS UWM Olsztyn
Professor Adam Szostkiewicz, the then Dean of the Faculty of Animal Husbandry, and Leopold Szczerbicki, the head of the Faculty of Physical Education and Sport. In total, until 1999, when the University of Warmia and Mazury was established, there were over 30 sports sections.
Currently, the following sections are active in the AZS UWM Olsztyn club: Olympic taekwondo, athletics, volleyball, sailing, equestrianism, table tennis, basketball, and American football.
Student sports are also thriving. The main goal of the students is to participate in the Academic Championships of Poland, Academic Championships of the Warmia and Mazury Voivodeship, Polish University Championships (AZS), General Board Cup of the Polish University Sports Association (AZS), city leagues, occasional tournaments, as well as organizing sports and recreational events for academic youth. Through these activities, students learn to effectively balance their studies with active sports participation, build sports friendships, promote physical activity and sports as a development element of a person's personality. In other words, they prove that sports are an excellent idea for spending free time. AZS UWM Olsztyn athletes win medals at the biggest and most prestigious sports events worldwide, including the Olympic Games, World University Games, and World Championships.
Indykpol AZS Olsztyn
The pride of team sports at the University of Warmia and Mazury is the Indykpol AZS Olsztyn volleyball team. Currently, they compete in the PlusLiga, which is the highest volleyball league in Poland. As a result, some of Olsztyn's matches are televised, and thousands of fans watch their live competitions.
The Indykpol AZS Olsztyn team has featured some of the best Polish volleyball players in history, including Mariusz Szyszka, Mariusz Sordyl, Paweł Papke, Paweł Zagumny, Piotr Gruszka, and Łukasz Kadziewicz. The club has also had foreign players, such as Spanish player Guillermo Hernan, Australian-born Russian Igor Yudin, and Brazilians Marcelo Hargreaves and Paulo Anchieta Veloso Pinto.
Moreover, Indykpol AZS Olsztyn is a club with a rich and successful history that inspires and motivates contemporary players to compete on the court. The Kortowo-based volleyball team has won the Polish championship five times (1973, 1976, 1978, 1991, 1992), finished as runners-up eight times, won the bronze medal nine times, and won the Polish Cup seven times.
The Student Government is composed of all students of the university. Through their departmental bodies, called Faculty Councils of the Student Government, and the highest body, the University Student Government Council, they represent nearly 15,000 students of the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn. It serves as a forum where representatives from various faculties exchange different views and ideas are generated.
Based on democratic principles of social life, the Student Government shapes the idea of democracy and self-governance among students and teaches responsibility for decision-making. It aims to be perceived as an active self-government body, full of ideas, and capable of implementing complex projects.
Its activities are primarily addressed to the academic community, while also considering the residents of the city and the region.
The Student Government initiates, organizes, and concludes a variety of social, scientific, cultural, and entertainment events, such as Juwenalia (student festivals), initiation ceremonies, concerts, competitions, conferences, public fundraisers, and more. It engages the academic community in activities that yield tangible results within the university, local, national, and international environments.
It also represents the voice of all students of the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn during discussions with university authorities, city and regional officials, as well as at the national level, with its representatives in the Parliament of Students of the Republic of Poland.
The representatives of the Presidium of the University Student Government Council can be reached from Monday to Friday between 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM at the Student Residence Building No. 2, located at 1 Kanafojskiego Street, Room 01.
Study circles are student groups that bring together people with common interests. There are more than 270 of them at the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn. This number is variable, as it depends on the students who come to study and the year they graduate.