The medal and the badge may exceptionally be awarded and conferred posthumously.
MEDAL „FOR MERITORIOUS SERVICE TO SGH WARSAW SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS”
The medal „For meritorious service to SGH Warsaw School of Economics” is awarded to persons or institutions who, acting for the benefit of SGH or in co-operation with SGH, have contributed to the creation or strengthening of the positive image of SGH.
The medal together with the diploma is presented by the Rector during important SGH ceremonies or other events organised by the University.
Committee awarding the medal
Committee, including its President and Deputy President, is appointed by the Senate on the proposal of the Rector. It is composed of 9 persons, including ex officio the President of the Chairperson of the Students’ Union of SGH and and the Chairperson of PhD Students’ Union of SGH. The Secretary shall be a person appointed by the Rector.
The right to apply for the award of the medal shall be vested in: Rector, Deans of Collegia, Chancellor and the Council of the Students’ Union of SGH and the Council of the PhD Students’ Union of SGH – by resolution. The application should be addressed to the Committee President through the Committee Secretary and must include: personal data or the seat and contact details of the institution, as well as a presentation of professional and social activities, merits and achievements for SGH, and in case of institutions, the course of cooperation and description of merits for SGH.
The Committee shall decide on the application for the award of the medal by an absolute majority of votes.
Vice-Rector for Development Professor Roman Sobiecki, Rector Wachowiak and Rector Rocki presented Zygmunt Bedrychowski, Chairman of the Economic Forum Programme Council, with the Medal for Services to the SGH Warsaw School of Economics.
„One could say that Mr Bedrychowski is a one-man institution. The Institute for Eastern Studies which he founded in 1991 is the most important centre for dialogue between the East and the West. The Economic Forum organised by the Institute, first in Krynica and for two years now in Karpacz, is not without reason referred to as the „Polish Davos”. The annual event has for thirty years been bringing together several thousand most important representatives of the Central and Eastern European world of business, politics, and – for the past four years – of science as well,” Vice-Rector Sobiecki said in his speech. He underlined that thanks to the laureate’s efforts, SGH had for four years co-organised the Forum and became its Main Knowledge Partner this year.
In 2020, the Medal for Services to the SGH Warsaw School of Economics was also presented to dr Marek Szmelter.
Dr Szmelter is a long-standing employee of SGH who has been working for many years in the Collegium of World Economy, and had earlier been a research staff member at the Foreign Trade Faculty of the former Main School of Planning and Statistics (SGPiS) and the current SGH Warsaw School of Economics. He runs courses on international law which are well appreciated by the students. His undeniably substantial achievements in respect of the organisation of the SGH Warsaw School of Economics, the creation and implementation of the School’s legal system, his impeccable ethics and respect for the academic values and traditions, the achievements in research and teaching notwithstanding, make him an outstanding member of our School’s academic milieu.
In 2019, the medal “For meritorious service to SGH Warsaw School of Economics” was awarded to Professor Janina Jóźwiak - posthumously.
On 9 May 2019, during the ceremonial Senate on the occasion of the SGH Feast Day, the medal „For meritorious service to SGH Warsaw School of Economics”, was awarded by the committee for the first time ever posthumously to prof. Janina Jóźwiak, Rector of SGH Warsaw School of Economics from 1993 to 1999. The medal was received by Professor Janina Jóźwiak’s sister. In the laudation given by prof. Hanna Godlewska-Majkowska, Vice-Rector for Cooperation with the Environment, she said:
„The fundamental achievement of prof. Janina Jóźwiak’s activity for SGH was her essential and significant contribution to the development of a radical structural and curricular reform of SGH as the president of the Reform Committee and the implementation of that reform as Rector in 1993-1999. This reform resulted in a substantial reconstruction of the organisational structures of the university, but above all it defined in a new form the strategy of comprehensive economic education in the university”.
„MERITORIOUS TO SGH WARSAW SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS” BADGE
The badge „Meritorious to SGH Warsaw School of Economics” is awarded to particularly meritorious employees and retired employees of SGH.
The badge is awarded by the Rector based on applications that may be submitted by: deans of collegia, the Chancellor, Students’ Union of SGH and PhD Students’ Union of SGH – by resolution. The Rector may also award the badge on his own initiative.
The application for the award of the badge should include: the name and surname of the employee or retired employee of SGH, and the justification for awarding the badge together with a presentation of professional, social activities and merits for SGH, as well as the length of service.
The badge together with a certificate of its awarding is presented by the Rector during important SGH ceremonies or other events organised by the University.
In 2022, the badge “Meritorious to SGH Warsaw School of Economics” was awarded to:
- prof. dr hab. Elżbieta Adamowicz,
- prof. dr hab. Marek Garbicz,
- prof. dr hab. Irena Kotowska,
- prof. dr hab. Adam Kurzynowski,
- prof. dr hab. Witold Rakowski,
- prof. dr hab. Jacek Szlachta,
- prof. Irena Fierla,
- dr hab. Ewa Lisowska, prof. SGH,
- dr hab. Piotr Płoszajski, prof. SGH,
- Maria Czerska,
- Bożena Gruca,
- Alicja Kenska,
- Andrzej Krzyżewski,
- Anna Stawiecka,
- Elżbieta Włodyka.
In 2021, the badge “Meritorious to SGH Warsaw School of Economics” was awarded to:
- prof. dr hab. Zygmunt Bosiakowski, – online,
- prof. dr hab. Adam Budnikowski,
- prof. dr hab. Maria Podgórska,
- prof. dr hab. Marek Rocki,
- prof. dr hab. Tomasz Szapiro,
- prof. dr hab. Maria Romanowska,
- prof. dr hab. Władysław Szymański,
- dr hab. Edward Golachowski, prof. SGH,
- dr hab. Aleksander Sulejewicz, prof. SGH,
- dr Elżbieta Majewska-Bartkowiak,
- mgr Anna Kęska,
- Bogumiła Lubaszewska.