Prof. Roland Wiesendanger, specializing in nanotechnology, including magnetism at the level of individual molecules and atoms, last week on Tuesday received an honorary doctorate from Poznań University of Technology.
Prof. Józef Dulak from the Jagiellonian University in Krakow was re-elected president of the European Vascular Biology Organization (EVBO). He will remain in office for the next two years. He was previously elected president of EVBO in 2013.
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.