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Urszula Barbara Wybraniec-Skardowska is a Professor of logic at the University of Opole, Poland. She earned all of her degrees at Wroc³aw University: a Masters in mathematics, a Ph.D in mathematics, and a Ph.D with habilitation in humanistic sciences (D.Sc.). Employed by the University of Opole, Department of Mathematics from 1963 to 1993, she rose from assistant to extraordinary professor while fulfilling a number of functions, including Dean for Scientific Affairs and the Head of Computer Science and Applied of Logic. Since 1993 she has worked in the Department of Psychology, where she is currently Head of the Section of Communication and Logic. In 1995 she was granted the highest academic position awarded to full professor, the position of ordinary professor. She is a member of the Association for Symbolic Logic in Urbana, Illinois; the International Association for Semiotic Studies in Vienna; the Polish Division in Warsaw of the International Association for Universalism; the Polish Association of Logic and Philosophy of Science, where she also serve on the council; the Polish Association of Psychology; the Polish Mathematics Society; the Polish Association of Philosophy (vice-president of Opole Division). She has served several terms on the Senate of the University and on a member of Senate Committees. Author of Theory of Language Syntax, she has over ninety scientific publications in the fields of mathematical logic, theoretical computer science, information sciences, and logic and philosophy of language. She received two scientific awards from Minister of National Education (1986, 1992), a medal for national education (1989), the Kosciuszko Fundation Fellowship (1997) and a grant for the National Organization for Scientific Research, the Netherlands (2000). She hold a Master of Arts degree and Mathematics Doctorate, as well as a Specialized Doctoral Degree (D.Sc., habilitation) of Library Arts in the logic of language from Wroclaw University. In addition, she received Poland’s highest scientific title of Professor of Humanities, on the basis of a recommendation from Wroclaw University and a nomination by the President of Poland in 1992. She was a visiting research scholar in philosophy at the City University of New York in 1997 and in 2001, and a visiting professor at Tilburg University and University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands in 2000.