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educator , researcher , sociologist

Brunon Synak, Polish sociologist, researcher, educator. Decorated Silver Cross, President of Poland, 1987, Golden Cross, 1992; Medal of Education Ministry of Education, 1995.


Synak, Brunon was born on October 23, 1943 in Podjazy, Gdansk, Poland. Son of Ambrozy and Helena (Kotlowska) Synak.


Master of Arts, University Gdansk, 1969. Habil, University Gdansk, 1983. Doctor of Philosophy, University Warsaw, 1973.


Assistant professor, U. Gdansk, 1973-1982; associate professor, U. Gdansk, 1982-1990; professor, U. Gdansk, since 1990; vice president, U. Gdansk, 1984-1985, 90-96; head department general sociology, U. Gdansk, since 1989; deputy director Institute Philosophy and Sociology, U. Gdansk, 1985-1989. Member Executive Committee Kashubian Institute, since 1997.


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  • Other Work

    • Author: Migration and Adaptation of the Elderly to New Environment, 1982, Early Retirement, 1987. Co-author: Voluntary Sector in a Changing Society. A Polish-American Dialogue, 1996.

      Editor: Ethnic Identities of European Minorities, Theories and Case Studies, 1995. Co-editor: Post-Communist Poland, 1994.


Member advisory board President of Poland, 1993-1995. Chairman science commission Committee for Celebration of 1000th Anniversary of Gdansk, since 1995. Member Polish Association Gerontology (vice president 1985-1989), Polish Academy of Sciences, International Sociological Association, International Association Gerontology, Kashubian Folk Unv.

Council (president since 1996).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: skiing, swimming, theatre.


Married Jadwiga Pior, August 1, 1968. 1 child, Xymena.

Ambrozy Synak

Helena (Kotlowska) Synak

Jadwiga Pior

Xymena Synak