Prof. Dariusz Jemielniak of the Kozminski University is the only Pole and the first person from outside the US and Western Europe to become a member of the board of trustees of the Wikimedia Foundation. The foundation represents, among others, the social movement of the authors of Wikipedia - the world's largest encyclopedia.
Prof. Thomas J. Haas from the US received an honorary doctorate from Cracow University of Economics. He was awarded the title mainly for his contribution to the development of cooperation between Grand Valley State University in Allendale and Cracow University of Economics. Also appreciated was his ability to organize and manage universities.
Nobel Prize winner in chemistry Arieh Warshel was awarded the title of Doctor Honoris Causa of Lodz University of Technology on May 22. The ceremony accompanied the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the university.
Italian-born literature Nobelist Umberto Eco Sunday received an honorary doctorate from Lodz University in central Poland. The awarding was one of the highlights of the school's 70th anniversary celebrations.
World-renowned scientists Professor Mariusz Jaskolski (Poland) and Dr Alexander Wlodawer (US), whose joint discovery of the HIV virus protein structure contributed to the development of new AIDS therapy, received the Poland-US Science Award on Tuesday.
Prof. Edward Czerwiński from the Jagiellonian University Medical College received the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) President’s Award for outstanding contribution in Central Europe in the field of research on osteoporosis and musculoskeletal diseases. He is the first Pole to receive this award.
President of the Conference of Rectors of Academic Schools in Poland Prof. Wiesław Banyś became a member of the Board of the European University Association (EUA). He was elected during the annual EUA General Assembly. Prof. Rolf Tarrach was elected President of the organisation.
Prof. Jerzy Duszyński will be the new President of the Polish Academy of Sciences - decided on Thursday in the voting members of the General Assembly in Warsaw. Duszyński will serve for four years, until 2018. He will replace Prof. Michał Kleiber.
Canadian cardiologist and epidemiologist Prof. Salim Yusuf received an honorary doctorate from Wroclaw Medical University. The scientist is the creator of the world's largest study evaluating the impact of social change on cardiovascular disease.
Rector of AGH University of Science and Technology Prof. Tadeusz Słomka and another representative of the university - Prof. Janusz Szmyd received honorary doctorates from renowned Japanese technical university - Shibaura Institute of Technology (SIT). This is the culmination of a decade of cooperation between the two universities.