Professor Józef Dubiński – correspondent member of the Polish Academy of Science – is graduated from the Faculty of Exploration Geology at the University of Science and Technology (AGH) in Kraków (1969) with the specialization of applied geophysics. In 1971 he joined Central Mining Institute in Katowice, where he worked in the Department of Rockburst (Laboratory of Mining Seismology). In the years 1991-2001 he was associate director in charge of research and science and since 2001 he is managing director of the Central Mining Institute. He has rich scientific achievements – more than 300 articles, papers and monographs – published in the domestic and foreign magazines and publishing houses. Prof. Dubiński is a leader of scientific school based on his alumni. He is well recognized in Poland and abroad as a specialist in the mining problems. In 2010 he was awarded with the title of Doctor Honoris Causa by the National Mining University of Ukraine and in 2012 by the University of Science and Technology (AGH). Since 2004 he is Chairman of the World Mining Congress.