Scientific Circles

This interdepartmental circle aims at informing on, and contributing to, proper attitudes towards the man-nature relation, with a special interest in the fauna. The many dimensions or aspects of the relation are taken into account, whereby ecology is as important as one’s moral motivations and personality seem to be. The students of Ateneum, which is a humanistic university, are expected to seek knowledge of the scientific and educational involvement demonstrated by the Zoological Garden. Moreover they should develop, in themselves and others, a responsibility for, and a sensitivity to, the fate of the animals present in man’s life.

According to the circle’s curriculum, its aims are as follows:

  1. To point out the importance of proper children’s and teenagers’ attitude to the many fauna species (which calls for an adequate educational influence), and of defining the fauna’s role in present-day life (this applies both to individuals and families);
  2. To initiate prospective journalists’ media features touching upon the Zoo’s functioning and the situation of animals under and without human care;
  3. To write seminar and diploma dissertations on the up-to-date animal protection and care.

Pro voce animalium (in Latin: for animals’ voice) is a circle made up by dynamic young people, who want to develop, in others, proper attitudes to the surrounding nature (in a broad interpretation of the term). The members take part in many a course or scientific conference all over Poland, carry out information campaigns focused on specific issues, and co-operate with a number of similar Tricity organizations, including the DOGTOR Foundation, animal shelters and the Zoological Garden in Oliva. There is also a co-operation with other scientific circles, for instance, with Bydgoszcz University’s Naturalist Circle. Pro voce animalium is perfectly integrated which ensures a real natural understanding. A permanent development of the circle can be observed. An extremely popular recent project is “Adoption of Animals”.

E-mail : vox_animalium@wp.pl

This scientific circle of the sub-department of family studies intends to contribute to students’ knowledge of family issues, while developing a scientific interest in them.

The circle’s aims are as follows:

  1. To enlarge interdisciplinary knowledge of family issues, taken from psychology, educational sciences, sociology, legal science, and theology;
  2. To organize meetings with eminent specialists;
  3. To organize meeting resulting in a promotion of this speciality and students’ better understanding of the status of a Polish family;
  4. To organize scientific travels;
  5. To integrate those who have chosen family studies as their speciality;
  6. To become involved in an activity beneficial to the society.

This scientific circle has existed since April 2006. The supervisor is Ms Estera Wierzba, M.A.

The circle intends to develop students’ intellects and personalities by making them acquainted with, and able to analyse, different social, political, and economic issues as well as cultural phenomena related to Europe’s involvement in globalization.

The circle’s aims are as follows:

  1. To provide for a better understanding of European economic and political problems/phenomena;
  2. To impart a broad knowledge of the phenomena observed in different societies, cultures, and civilizations;
  3. To provide for an active participation in conferences within the interest scope of this circle’s members;
  4. To organize meetings with eminent people, lectures of such celebrities, and scientific conferences;
  5. To write seminar and diploma dissertations focused on European issues.

The circle intends to complement the teaching/ learning of students with educational specialities by adding to their cultural resources and each student’s knowledge. Another intention is manifested by providing for an awareness of the necessary development  of educational skills, which should be a process based on national and regional traditions. Furthermore, the circle wants the students to implement the theoretical knowledge in practice,  thus contributing to a better preparation for the future involvement in rearing, teaching, and therapy.

The special aims of this circle are as follows:

  1. To organize scientific meetings (of panel discussion or research projects participants);
  2. To initiate, and take part in, different events related to scientific or cultural activity, including conferences, students’ theatre performances etc.;
  3. To organize conference or meetings involving guest participations of celebrities who contribute to national culture;
  4. To make acquainted with Polish educationists’ achievements;
  5. To establish a co-operation with other scientific circles.

The circle intends primarily to complement the teaching/learning of those who have chosen European studies by adding to their cultural resources and student’s knowledge. The students are expected to become highly skilful in seeking their own ideas of security, to implement the theoretical knowledge in practice, and to achieve an optimum preparation for future jobs (as prospective journalists, local government officers or members of crisis committees).

The special aims of this circle are as follows:

  1. To organize scientific meetings;
  2. To initiate, and take part in, different events related to scientific or cultural activity;
  3. To organize conferences or meetings involving guest participations of legislators and other people responsible for the national security system;
  4. To provide for an insight into crisis committee work;
  5. To establish a co-operation with scientific circles at other universities/colleges.

The circle was founded on December 13, 2007. It has more than 20 active members and a great many supporters. Its main intention is to enlarge students’ knowledge and grasping of up-to-date I. T. techniques, which enable people with humanistic interests to take part in different projects initiated by present-day organizations.

 The special aims of this circle are as follows:

  1. To organize scientific meetings;
  2. To provide for new insights;
  3. To prepare for a practical participation in endeavours resulting in the creation of knowledge as a market product;
  4. To develop knowledge–selling skills, which is done by the most advanced present-day organizations.

The group was initiated by students of journalism and social communication. It is intended as a students’ platform enabling each of them to present his or her first effect of journalistic work. The pryzmatstudencki.pl site presents articles, reviews or columns as well as a photo gallery, subcasts, and video material. The group’s profile is vast indeed. Each student can have his or her “Pryzmat” text assessed by other Internet users. This option motivates the young journalist to be really active and make progress. The editorial staff members are willing to accept new people. Such new students in the group can demonstrate their creative skills at the very beginning.