Professor Masnyk's Success

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Professor Marek Masnyk, Vice-Rector for Academic and Student Affairs, has become a member of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw. Professor Masnyk will have a seat on the Committee on Historical Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences in the years 2015-2018.

While adding splendour to our University, Professor Masnyk’s appointment is his great personal success and a token of national recognition of his academic accomplishments.

The Committee on Historical Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences is composed of 33 outstanding research workers representing higher education institutions and research centres of the Polish Academy of Sciences.  The basic task of the Committee is to influence the development of history as a discipline on a national scale, to solve research problems, and to disseminate the results of scientific research by organizing scientific conferences and meetings.

Professor Marek Masnyk specialises in Polish and general history of the 19th and 20th century. His research is focused on the ethno-lingual issues of the Polish-German borderland, Silesia in the Polish political thought, and socio-political history of Silesia in the 19th and 20th century.  At present he conducts research on Silesia - as a historically formed macro-region on the border of several nations and states, of multi-ethnic and multi-cultural character - in the thought and work of local national leaders.

He is an author of over 100 academic publications, including 7 books, and 9 monographs; he has  supervised 13 PhD dissertations.  Professor Masnyk has been the Head of the Chair of History of Silesia in the Institute of History for the last twenty years.