Inauguration of the new Rector and the highest representatives of the two faculties

  • Veronika Novotná
  • 19.05.2023
On 16 May 2023, the Silesian University held a grand inauguration ceremony at the Church of St. Wenceslas in Opava. We witnessed the appointment of the new Rector Assoc. Prof. Tomáš Gongol, the Dean of our School Assoc. Prof. Roman Šperka and the Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava Prof. Irena Korbelářová. The ceremony was held in the presence of other university rectors, representatives of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, the Moravian-Silesian Region, the statutory towns of Opava and Karviná and other important guests of scientific, cultural and social life.

Assoc. Prof. Tomáš Gongol became the Rector of Silesian University after his appointment by the President of the Czech Republic on 1 March this year. He has been working at the Silesian University in Opava since 2004. Before he was elected by the University Academic Senate as a candidate for the post of Rector, he served as Vice-Rector for Strategy and Communication. During the ceremony, he took the inauguration oath together with the secondly elected Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava, Prof. Irena Korbelářová, and the newly elected Dean of the School of Business Administration in Karviná, Assoc. Prof. Roman Šperka. 

The event was truly magical, featuring a captivating performance by the university choir. The inauguration was followed by a concert by the band Nerez with Lucie Šoralová for all guests and the academic community.

Let's extend our warmest wishes and support to the newly elected highest representatives of our university and two faculties. May they excel in their new roles and find joy and fulfillment in their duties!