Vice President

He has worked at UITM since 2004, at first as an academic teacher, next as a Vice–Rector for Teaching and as a Vice–Rector for Development and Cooperation.

Doctor of humanities in the field of Sociology (Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw, Faculty of Historical and Social Sciences) Master’s degree (The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Faculty of Theology)

His scientific interests are focused on Philosopy and Ethics. Additionally, he is interested in the relationships between Philosophy, Ethics and Economy, Journalism, Tourism, Literature and Art. He is a careful observer of cultural and social changes, especially the ones which occurred at the turn of the 21st century.

In 1980, he started his career at the Rzeszów Philharmonic. Next, between 1988 – 1989, he took a short break in order to manage the Orchestra conducted by Wojciech Rajski. Thanks to numerous Orchestra Tours to China and to various European countries, he gained extensive managerial experience.

In the years 1990-2006, he was the General Director of the Arthur Malawski Philharmonic in Rzeszów and the head of the Music Festival in Łańcut, Poland. During the period of his management, Rzeszów Symphony Orchestra became one of the best Orchestras in Poland. Moreover, Music Festival in Łańcut has evolved into one of the most prestigious music events in Europe, despite serious organizational and financial problems which had previously occurred. Additionally, Rzeszow Philharmonic Orchestra and Polish Chamber Philharmonic in Gdańsk released various albums by american, european and polish labels.

In the year 2000, he was a member of the committee which organized the Congress of Polish Culture. Moreover, he was the co-editor of Karta Kultury Polskiej, a document which had been prepared by the community of cultural creators in collaboration with the President of the Republic of Poland. Karta Kultury Polskiej contained solutions to facilitate the proper development of Polish culture. Formerly, he was the vice-president of the association of Polish Philharmonics Directors. He is a member of the Copernicus Center Press Supervisory Board as well as the Honorary Citizen of the City of Rzeszów. Awarded The Cross of the Rebirth of Poland and the Medal of Merit to Culture. Ocasionally, he delivers lectures on the University of Warsaw. The author of numerous expert reports for the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, The Committee on Culture and for Adam Mickiewicz Institute in Warsaw.

He is a loyal fan of literature, poetry and art. He spends his spare time in beloved Piaski by the Vistula river in Poland.


  1. Culture and social change in Transformation Period in: Jakie Państwo?, issued by The Theological and Pastoral Institute in Rzeszów and by Faculty of Historical and Social Sciences, Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University in Warsaw
  2. Science and Wisdom in Sedes Sapientiae, UITM, Zamość 2005

Conducted courses:

Classes: Ethics, Philosophy, Sociology, Sociology of Culture (classes in Polish).

Materials for students are available at the relevant courses at the Blackboard platform.


Większość społeczeństwa nie wie, czym jest nauka, z Rektorem WSIiZ dr Wergiliuszem Gołąbkiem rozmawia red. Grzegorz Boratyn, TVP Rzeszów, 29 listopada 2019.

Odc. #10. Rektor Wergiliusz GołąbekCykl wywiadów z wykładowcami WSIiZ, „1×1 Z Szymonem Tarandą”, 4 czerwca 2018

Contact data

Wergiliusz Gołąbek
Vice President of UITM
President’s Office, p. KM14

President’s office

On the appointment
Head of President’s Office – mgr Magdalena Chyłek
tel.: 017/866 15 70

Office hours

On the appointment
Head of President’s Office – mgr Magdalena Chyłek
tel.: 017/866 15 70


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