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Thursday, 18 November 2010 11:35

Dear Friends!

We are looking forward to welcome you!

On behalf of Presidium of International Association of Sport Kinetics and Rector of University School of Physical Education in Cracow, we would like to invite you to 12th International Scientific Conference of Sport Kinetics 2011
to historical, old royal capital of Poland and the best Polish University School of Physical Education in Cracow.

For over 600 years Cracow was the royal capital of Poland. On the Wawel Hill there is an old Royal Castle. The traditions of over 10-century-long history are being continued in the city. It is nowadays the important centre of national culture and science. There are numerous museums in Cracow, excellently preserved medieval buildings, churches, synagogues, cemeteries, houses, and splendid sculptures, located even in salt mines in neighbourhood of the city. This testifies to permanent and interrupted contact of Poland with European and world culture since nearly one thousand years. In 2000 Cracow was designated by European Union as European Capital of Culture. In 2009, 7.3 million tourists – among them 2.1 million from abroad – have visited Cracow.

First of all the city is the university centre. In 1364 in Cracow the university has been founded, today known as the Jagiellonian University. It was the second university in Middle Europe (first was the Prague University, founded 16 years earlier, in 1348). It played a great role in world science and spiritual culture. Its famous students were, for example, Nicolaus Copernicus and Pope John Paul II. Nowadays, in Cracow, there are several dozen university schools and colleges with about 200,000 students.

It is commonly accepted that the Academy of Physical Education has been founded in 1927, but its origins in the structures of Jagiellonian University may be traced already in 1893. Nowadays the University School of Physical Education has three faculties: Physical Education and Sport, Motor Rehabilitation, and Tourism and Leisure. The campus is situated at beautiful place, in the vicinity of the University, not far from the Old City (about 3 km). It is equipped with modern didactical, sport-recreational and accommodation buildings, so it is an attractive place for studying and sport. The scientific-didactical staff provides students with excellent preparation for professional or scientific activity. The University School of Physical Education in Cracow is regarded as (being) one of the best universities in Poland. Its students proudly wear their sport T-shirts with the notice: „University School of Physical Education, Cracow - the Best College of Poland”.

We do hope that all participants in 12th Jubilee Conference of Sport Kinetics 2011 will be convinced that the choice of Cracow as a place of its organization is a very good idea. The youngest Rector of all universities in Poland invites scientists, physical education and sport practitioners, coaches, physicians and physiatrists, as well as students and doctoral fellows interested in human motoricity, to University School of Physical Education in Cracow. At this University, in royal city of Cracow, we will have the opportunity to exchange views on new research directions, techniques, procedures, theoretical and applied achievements in the field of human motoricity, as well as their impact on health and sport results in various period of ontogeny.

Inspiration for disputes will be no doubt the lectures of famous scientists at plenary sessions. Important will be also that we meet each other anew under presidency of the founder of International Association of Sport Kinetics, Prof. Włodzimierz Starosta. In 2011 the IASK will celebrate its 20th anniversary. We traditionally encourage young scientists to take part in rivalry for the best presentation at the conference, oral or poster. We are planning to conclude the conference with diplomas conferring in the famous, historical, unique salt mine in Wieliczka, near Cracow.

The organizers will provide in the evening: grill by bonfire, performance by folk artists, gymnastic show, tourist attractions and Polish game ringo competitions. From 22nd to 24th September we will have an opportunity to experience personally that the University School of Physical Education in Cracow and its hospitable neighbourhood is the ideal location for conference itself, as well as for (necessary) relax and rest after work.

Welcome to Cracow!



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