Adam Mickiewicz University
Adam Mickiewicz University is located in the City of Poznañ and was established in 1919. Its original name was the Piast University.
The Ceremony of bestowing the Honorary Degree upon those whom the University Senate has decided to so distinguish is always held in the University's Small Auditorium and all those present may enjoy looking at a famous painting entitled "The Foundation of the Lubrañski Academy in 1519" which has been hanging on the central wall of the Auditorium for quite some time. It was painted by our distinguished 19th century painter, Jan Matejko, in commemoration of the historic event of establishing an institution of higher education in Poznañ in the early part of the sixteenth century. This was the first successful attempt to found an institution of higher learning in Poznañ.However, since the year 1955 the University has been named after Adam Mickiewicz, our greatest Polish Romantic poet of the first half of the 19th century. Today, the University is unquestionably the largest University in Western Poland, which enjoys a very high appreciation on the part of the community of the Wielkopolska Region.