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PAS Professors with the Order of Academic Palms

Professors Jerzy Duszyński and Roman Słowiński were awarded the Order of Academic Palms. This decoration is an expression of appreciation for their contribution to the promotion of French scientific thought in Poland. 

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Speech by the Ambassador of the French Republic, Frédéric Billet 

The Prime Minister of the French Republic granted Prof. Jerzy Duszyński, the president of the Polish Academy of Sciences and Prof. Roman Słowiński, vice-president of the Polish Academy of Sciences, the dignity and insignia of the Officer of the French Order of Academic Palms (French: L'Ordre des Palmes Académiques). 

The ceremony of presenting the insignia took place at the Embassy of the French Republic in Warsaw on April 12. The decorations were made by the French ambassador to Poland, Frédéric Billet. In his speech, the ambassador emphasized the outstanding merits of those honored in the development of Franch-Polish relations in the academic and scientific fields. 

The Officer of the Order of Academic Palms is the second rank in the three-tier hierarchy of this award. It is an exceptional circumstance that professors received this decoration without first degree.  

About the Order of Academic Palms  

The Order of Academic Palms (French: L'Ordre des Palmes Académiques) is one of the oldest French civil symbols. It is awarded to members of the educational community who promote French science and culture in the world. It was established in 1808 by Napoleon Bonaparte as an honorary title awarded to distinguished professors of the University of Paris. Its present form dates back to 1955. 

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From left: Prof. Roman Słowiński, Frédéric Billet, Prof. Jerzy Duszyński 

Source of information: Polish Academy of Sciences, French Embassy in Poland  

Source of photo: Polish Academy of Sciences