Authorities from Poland and the state staff expressed their interest to be able to develop collaborative actions.
In the framework of the celebration of the centenary of bilateral relations between Chile and Poland, a delegation from that country, accompanied by deputy Sergio Gahona, visited the University of La Serena in order to strengthen ties and establish joint work to relieve the legacy by Ignacio Domeyko, as part of the humanistic scientific development of the Coquimbo Region.
The delegation that met with the university authorities, was conformed by the deputy of the Polish Congress and president of the parliamentary group Poland - Chile, Bartosz Kownacki; Ambassador Przemyslaw Hauser, senior diplomat of the Order of Malta, president and co-founder of the Institute of Economic Development Europe - Latin America (Ideeal), owner of TBA television producer and author of films such as "Testimony" (about the life of John Paul II ), "Apartament and" The treasures of the Vatican "; Elzbieta Hauser, member of the Ideeal Institute; the president of Polska Fundacja Narodowa (National Foundation of Poland), Filip Rdesinski; the director of the National Foundation of Poland, Ania Jankowska; the director of the television agency TVN Poland and former journalist of the BBC in London, Maciej Czajkowski; the president of the Ignacio Domeyko Foundation, Marcin Schmidt, founder and vice-president of the Ideeal Institute; the general manager of Sierra Gorda SCM, Miloslaw Kidon, among other representatives of the European country.
During the meeting, the members of the Polish delegation expressed how important it would be for the University to be part of the celebratory activities, mainly because it is a superior university house closely connected with the legacy of the scholar Ignacio Domeyko.
"It is a great honor to visit the University of La Serena, we were looking forward to this meeting and to be in the region that hosted Ignacio Domeyko (...) We hope to be able to carry out a cooperation project with the University," said Ambassador Przemyslaw Hauser.
The Academic Vice-Rector of the ULS, Dr. Jorge Catalán, on behalf of the Rector, Dr. Nibaldo Avilés, valued the visit of the representatives of Poland and stated that Ignacio Domeyko is a permanent figure in the region and in this University. In this regard, stressed that it is important to keep present their contribution "to science, our country and our institution, and consequently also maintain and increase the close ties that unite us with Poland" to be able to establish and develop a collaborative work.
While the deputy Sergio Gahona, who chairs the interparliamentary group Chile -Polonia, highlighted the possibility that the state university of the Coquimbo Region can continue to link up with the European country and promote joint projects, considering also the important connection it has with distinguished Polish-Chilean scientist, who initiated the professional education of mining in our country.