Summer University 2016


The SU Files - Don't be shy to be a spy!

Organized by AEGEE-Gdańsk & AEGEE-Katowice

In cooperation with Crime Student Club 'Veritas', The Police School in Katowice

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Mysterious and strange things are going to happen this summer... Come with us to the conspiratorial world of crime, agents and spies! Be prepared for the constant threat of danger. Be prepared for the sophisticated missions. Be prepared for things that don't want to be discovered. Be prepared to survive! Your first mission, special agent: Apply for the best SU of this year!

With us, you will have an opportunity to plunge into the exciting world of crime and feel like a real spy. Have you ever had a desire to find out more about your abilities and try yourself as a secret agent? If so, this mission is for you! A lot of interesting and enigmatic things are going to happen only this summer and only with us! That’s why if you are brave and not afraid of new challenges you have to apply for the SU Files! That trip will bring you a lot of fun, challenges and international friendships, but be ready - the danger is waiting for you...

Discover the magical city of Gdańsk, where you can learn about the Polish culture and feel breeze of history. European Solidarity Centre and the shipyard in Gdańsk are the home of freedom, every European have to visit that places. Already exited? How about a few day travel to Katowice? Discover the unique atmosphere, meet new friends and taste the magnificent nightlife! Active coal mine with a ride 450 metres underground, training course in the police School or maybe trip to our magic mountains, where the time passes by slowly and the nature keeps you feeling so blissfully relaxed...? You will have the opportunity to visit famous Brewery in Tychy and the Nazi concentration camp in Auschwitz or enjoy windsurfing and much much more! But the agents will be everywhere around you, so you have to be careful. Cause you can never be sure what is waiting for you!

The SU Files - Don't be shy to be a spy! is not only the name, it is also fully POLISHed and sophisticated concept connected with the activities waiting for you during 2 weeks of this special adventure.

Do you dare to come?

General Information:

From: Thursday, July 21st
To: Thursday, August 4th
Starts in: Gdańsk
Ends in: Katowice
Type: Travelling Summer University info_outline
Thematic categories: Sports / History and Local Culture
Fee: 196€ info_outline
30 Friends
Accomodation: Gym, hostel, bungalow
Confirmation: Pay 100% of the fee in advance
Optional fee: 30€
Used for: Windsurfing
Alternative: Free time on the beach/city tour
Language: English
Special equipment needed: Sleeping bag, mattress or sleeping mat, hiking boots, swimsuit, things for the European Night, suntan cream and good mood!
Suited for disabled people: No


Experience the greatest adventure of your life in the world full of crime, agents and spies.


Phone: +48883175894

Our ideal participant:

    Our ideal participant is similar to the organizers:
  • social, enthusiastic and chilled;
  • creative, open-minded and witty;
  • full of AEGEE SPIRIT!
  • still ready for a crazy party after exhausting day - going to sleep last and waking up first the next morning! ;)

  • So if you are:
  • tireless and full of energy;
  • team player interested in mysteries, missions and challenges;
  • brave and passionate adventurer able to survive awesomeness of this event;
  • ...and sleeping is not your priority... are in the right place! Apply and wait for your mission, special agent!

    ! ! ! ATTENTION ! ! !
    Be aware that it will be the best Summer University of the year. Apply only if you accept it and are definitely ready.


  • Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum;
  • European Solidarity Centre;
  • Crime Museum;
  • Windsurfing;
  • Hiking in the mountains;
  • The Police School;
  • Coal Mine;
  • Silver Mine;
  • Brewery in Tychy;
  • Rope Park;
  • City Tours in Gdańsk and Katowice;
  • Paintball;
  • Escape Room;
  • Bowling;
  • Interactive workshops;
  • Cultural sessions;
  • Meeting with Mountain Volunteer Search and Rescue;
  • Integration games and quizzes;
  • Free time;
  • Night Game;
  • Pub Crawling;
  • Bonfires;
  • Barbecue;
  • European Night;
  • Parties;
  • Drinking Games.

Course Information:

Course: Workshops with active participation, lectures, debates, cultural sessions, outdoor activities, quizzes and games + crime lab, European Solidarity Centre, Nazi camp Auschwitz-Birkenau
Timetable: 24 hours in total!
Course level: Beginner
Course given by: Experienced facilitators from AEGEE, member of Mountain Volunteer Search and Rescue, officials of the University and the Police School and other professionals
Equipment: Everything is provided, just take your good mood! :)
Supported by University: Yes

Join the Summer University and visit:

Gdańsk (Tricity)

The city lies on the southern edge of Gdańsk Bay (of the Baltic Sea), in a conurbation with the city of Gdynia, spa town of Sopot, and suburban communities, which together form a metropolitan area called the Tricity (Trójmiasto).

Gdańsk is the historical capital of Gdańsk Pomerania and the largest city of Kashubia. The city was close to the former late medieval boundary between West Slavic and Germanic seized lands and it has a complex political history with periods of Polish rule, periods of German rule, and extensive self-rule, with two spells as a free city. Between the World Wars, the Free City of Danzig was in a customs union with Poland and was located between German East Prussia and the "Polish corridor" to the sea where the harbour of Gdynia grew up. Gdańsk has been part of modern Poland since 1945.

In December 1970, Gdańsk was the scene of anti-regime demonstrations, which led to the downfall of Poland's communist leader Władysław Gomułka. During the demonstrations in Gdańsk and Gdynia, military as well as the police opened fire on the demonstrators causing several dozen deaths. Ten years later, in August, 1980, Gdańsk Shipyard was the birthplace of the Solidarity trade union movement, whose opposition to the Communist regime led to the end of Communist Party rule in 1989, and sparked a series of protests that successfully overturned the Communist regimes of the former Soviet bloc. Solidarity's leader, Lech Wałęsa became President of Poland in 1990. In 2014 the European Solidarity Centre, a museum and library devoted to the history of the movement, opened in Gdańsk.


A town in Puck County, Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland, located on the tip of the Hel Peninsula, some 33 kilometres from the Polish mainland. The harbour now serves primarily as a yacht marina, though there are some fishing boats and ferries to Gdańsk, Sopot and Gdynia in the summer.

Hel houses a sea life biological laboratory and there are interesting examples of naval armament and equipment exhibited throughout the town. There is popular beach along the shore between the inner and outer harbour walls, with a seal sanctuary just behind it. A Fisheries Museum that forms part of the National Naval Museum in Gdańsk can be found in an old church on the sea front.

The most easterly edge of Hel, which was once a military territory, can now be accessed by the general public making it possible to walk all the way around the peninsula. In 1996 the Polish Navy sold all remaining parts of the peninsula to the civilian authorities and only a small naval base is located there today.


Katowice is a center of science, culture, industry, business, trade, and transportation in Upper Silesia and southern Poland, and the main city in the Upper Silesian Industrial Region. Today, Katowice is a rapidly growing city and emerging metropolis. It is the 16th most economically powerful city by GDP in the European Union with an output amounting to $114.5 billion. Economic reforms since 1989 have shifted the economy away from heavy industry towards small businesses.

It is in the Silesian Highlands, about 50 km north of the Silesian Beskids (part of the Carpathian Mountains) and about 100 km southeast of the Sudetes Mountains. Katowice is in the Katowice Highlands, part of the Silesian Highlands, in the eastern part of Upper Silesia, in the central portion of the Upper Silesian Coal Basin. Katowice is an urban community in the Silesian Voivodeship in south-west Poland. It is central district of the Silesian Metropolis - a metropolis with a population of two million. It lies between the Vistula and Oder rivers. Within 600 km of Katowice are the capital cities of six countries: Berlin, Vienna, Prague, Bratislava, Budapest and Warsaw.

Katowice lies in the centre of the largest conurbation in Poland, one of the largest in the European Union, numbering about 2.7 million. Urban expansion boomed in the 19th century thanks to the rapid development of the mining and metallurgical industries. The Katowice urban area consists of about 40 adjacent cities and towns, the whole Silesian metropolitan area (mostly within the Upper Silesian Coal Basin) over 50 cities/towns. The metropolitan area has a population of 5,294,000.

In 2006, Katowice and 14 adjacent cities united as the Upper Silesian Metropolis. Its population is 2 million and its area is 1,104 km^2. In 2006-2007 the union planned to unite these cities in one city under the name 'Silesia', but this proved unsuccessful.

Wisła & Ustroń

These two towns are situated in the Silesian Beskids mountain range in the historical region of Cieszyn Silesia, close to the border with Czech Republic. Wisła is the Polish name for the Vistula River, which has its source in the mountains near the town.

Wisła is a popular year-round tourist destination and winter sports centre, with over 60 km of ski runs served by 30 ski lifts and with the nearby mountains favored by ski jumpers. In the summer, hiking through its many mountain trails is popular. It is known for being the home town of ski jumper Adam Małysz, and for the fact that it is the only town in Poland with a majority Protestant population.

Ustroń is a health resort town situated close to Wisła. The two mountain ranges that surround the valley are nearby and hikable from the town center, both of significant interest to tourists. There are commanding views from either peak. Moreover, either peak is accessible to most people, in one day's hike, via the tourist routes marked on any tourist map available in most kiosks or mountain shelters. The routes are mostly accessible for the able-bodied.

Dąbrowa Górnicza

Dąbrowa Górnicza is the largest city of the province and the 9th largest in Poland in terms of territory, with total area of 188 square kilometers. The city lies among the hills, at 258 to 390 meters above sea level.

The place name Dąbrowa, is derived from the Polish word dąb (oak), and denotes an oak grove, as the territory of the original village is believed to have been covered by oak forests back in the early days of its existence.

The 1970s saw the construction of the Katowice Steelworks, which is nowadays the biggest steel producing plant in Poland. In the 1970s the town expanded territorially and economically. The population of Dąbrowa Górnicza reached its peak in 1982 with 152,373 inhabitants. In the 1990s all local coal mines were closed, because of lack of coal. But the oldest part of the town Reden still exists.

In Dąbrowa there are many green areas. Total area of local lakes is over 800 hectares, there are 180 hectares of parks (0.96%) and 4100 hectares of forests (21.7%). Particularly noteworthy is the complex of Pogoria (lakes). Also, the largest Polish desert, Błędów Desert, lies within city limits. Furthermore, part of the Eagles' Nests Landscape Park reaches the outskirts of the city.