On October 10, 2023, by resolution of the President of the Republic of Poland Andrzej Duda, Father Prof. Józef Bremer SJ was awarded the Gold Cross of Merit for his achievements in the development of science.

Prof. Bremer works at the Department of Logic, Epistemology and Philosophy of Science at the Institute of Philosophy of Ignatianum University in Cracow, Poland. He is also an honorary professor at the National University named after Ivan Franko in Zhytomyr, Ukraine (since 2012) and honorary professor of the Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice, Poland (since 2023). In the years 2014-2022 he was the rector of the Ignatianum Academy in Cracow. For 7 years he was a full-time employee of the Faculty of Philosophy of the Jagiellonian University, where he also held managerial positions (head of the Department of Cognitive Science) and co-founded the field of cognitive science. In the years 2011-2018 he was a member of the Committee of Philosophical Sciences at the Polish Academy of Sciences.

The award will be presented on the Day of the Ignatianum University on March 8, 2024.