Stulecie uniwersyteckiej geologii w Poznaniu

Janusz Skoczylas


Centenary of university geology in Poznań.
A b s t r a c t.The article reminds of two important anniversaries related to May 7, 1919. On this day, the Polish Geological Institute in Warsaw and the University of the Piasts (later known as the University of Poznań and presently Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań) were founded. The history of the development of geological sciences in Poznań was also presented. It is worth emphasizing that initially three institutes in this field were established: Paleontological, Geological and Mineralogical Institute. In the one hundred-year history of geological sciences at the University of Poznań, five periods of geological research have been distinguished: 1) before World War II, 2) during the war, 3) in the years 1945–1952, 4) during 1953–1988 and 5) 1989 until the present day. The greatest successes were achieved by Poznań geologists at the end of the 1930s and after 1988, when the geological studies were reactivated as a master’s course.

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