Dr. Anna Mazurkiewicz from the Faculty of History, University of Gdansk took the position of President of the Polish-American Historical Association for the term 2017-2018. The mission of the American scientific organization is to promote the study of Polish American history and culture.
Professors: Jan Kozłowski and Marek Samoć, Józef Spałek and Bogdan Wojciszke are the winners of the twenty-fifth edition of the Foundation for Polish Science Prize, so-called Polish Nobel Prize. Awards will be presented on December 8 at the Royal Castle in Warsaw.
Professors Richard Kierzek from Poland and Douglas H. Turner from the U.S. - conducting RNA research - received the Poland - U.S. Science Award. The award was granted for the second time jointly by the Foundation for Polish Science and the world's largest scientific association AAAS.
Prominent German linguist Prof. Ernst Frideryk Koerner received an honorary doctorate from Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń on September 29. The scholar is the creator of linguistic historiography and has cooperates with Nicolaus Copernicus University for many years.
A distinguished researcher of Polish literature and culture abroad Prof. Maria Delaperrière received an honorary doctorate from the University of Silesia on June 22 in Katowice. The ceremony was held in connection with the VI World Congress of Polonists which took place in Katowice.
Study shows that 43 percent Polish scientists have not published anything in the last 3 years, but these people are employed by universities - said Prof. Maciej Żylicz, president of the Foundation for Polish Science. The foundation wants to unblock the clogged science system, among other things, by creating posts for young researchers.
Prof. Elhanan Helpman - one of the greatest economists in the world - received on June 8 an honorary doctorate from the University of Warsaw. Helpman, who spent his childhood in Poland, said that for him it was in a sense coming back home.
Two biochemists: Prof. Agnieszka Chacińska and Prof. Peter Rehling were awarded for the discovery of key mechanisms of mitochondrial biogenesis; the official presentation of Polish-German Scientific Award COPERNICUS was held on June 7 in Warsaw.
The world's leading authority in the field of clinical immunology and molecular haematology, Prof. Jacques van Dongen was awarded the title of Doctor Honoris Causa of the Medical University of Silesia in Katowice last week on Wednesday.
Prof. Abass Alavi, one of the world pioneers of positron emission tomography (PET) - became a doctor honoris causa of the Medical University of Gdańsk. The scientist is widely recognized as the world's foremost living specialist in nuclear medicine.