Uniwersytet Śląski Filia w Cieszynie; Historia i przemiany
W. Korzeniowska (red.), "Tradycje kształcenia nauczycieli na Śląsku Cieszyńskim : studia, rozprawy, przyczynki" (s. 119-133). Katowice : Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
The university located in Silesia has a short official name, i.e. “The University of Silesia”,
however, most frequently, in the colloquial language, it is used in its broadened version, i.e. “The
University of Silesia in Katowice” . The very name only partially reflects a contemporary location
and functioning of the school. Although the seat of the authorities of the University of Silesia and
the majority of its departments are situated in Katowice, many units permanently settled into the
structure of several other cities of the Silesian Voivodship: Sosnowiec, Chorzów, Rybnik,
Jastrzębie-Zdrój, and Cieszyn — an informal capital of Cieszyn Silesia.
It would be impossible to imagine Cieszyn without the university “in Bobrek” these days, as
people living in Cieszyn say. It is already a stable and inviolable element of a cultural landscape
and social structure of the city and Cieszyn country.
The university in Cieszyn has its regional and border trait — unique and original adjusted to