Italy has been famous for its fine wine for hundreds of years. Despite this, already more than 2.5 thousand years ago, its inhabitants imported beverage all the way from Greece. Dr. Paulina Komar, doctoral graduate from the Institute of History at the University of Wroclaw investigates why the Romans, despite having a number of their own vineyards, imported wine from the eastern edges of the Mediterranean.
Until 30 September candidates can be nominated in the Foundation for Polish Science competition for the Alexander von Humboldt Polish Honorary Research Scholarship. The program allows outstanding German scholars to come to Poland for several months long scientific stays.
Students-researchers will receive more than 14 million zlotys to carry out their research projects. Last Wednesday, the Ministry of Science and Higher Education settled the competition "Diamond Grant" and awarded 78 scholarships. They open the way to faster doctorates.
180 people are on the list of participants in the last edition of "Top 500 Innovators" - reported the Ministry of Science. In the second half of 2015 the winners will go to 9-week training and internship programs at the world’s best universities.
Polish researchers have developed a supertest, which may reduce the number of rejected transplants in patients with blood cancer. It analyses tissue compatibility, which determines the genetic similarity between donor and recipient. The more reliable the test, the greater the chance that the transplant will be accepted. The Polish test is one hundred percent reliable, while the currently used tests have approx. 60 percent reliability.
Financing translation and publication of Polish scientific papers are the main objectives of the new competitions of the National Programme for the Development of Humanities. Its third module: "Internationalisation" will cover projects that introduce Polish humanities to the international academic circulation. Applications may be submitted from June 25.
Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences obtained this year's European ERA Chairs grant worth 2.5 million euros. Soon, the grant will allow the Institute to hire a world-class specialist in the field of biology, working on its border with chemistry and physics.
Innovative humanities research and original interdisciplinary research will be funded in the next module "Development" of the National Programme for the Development of Humanities. Call for proposals closes on May15. The minimum value of the project is 100 thousand zlotys.
Ministry of Science has announced recruitment for the next edition of the "Top 500 Innovators". programme. The winners will take part in 9-week internship and training programs at the world’s best universities. Applications can be send until 30 April.
Ministry of Science wants 400 more students and 50 graduate students from Ukraine to start studying in Poland in February 2015 - said Minister of Science Lena Kolarska-Bobińska, who met with the Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine, Serhiy Kwit last Monday.