Comprehensive reform of higher education, salary increases for academic teachers, changes in the education of doctoral students, introduction of innovation laws, science promotion programmes. These are the achievements the Ministry of Science lists as the most important during the last term.
Doctoral colleges launch at Polish universities in October. They will have about 40 percent fewer doctoral students than before, but they will award at least as many PhDs as doctoral studies used to do. Minister of Science Jarosław Gowin talks to PAP about the changes that await universities in the new academic year.
The project of an innovative stratospheric drone, research on the use of iron oxide nanoparticles in the treatment of cancer and analysing the properties of hexapawn are the three Polish projects presented during the finals of the EU Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS) in Sofia.
Dr. Michał R. Szymański from Gdańsk and Dr. Rafał Banka from Kraków are Polish winners of the prestigious Starting Grant awarded by the European Research Council (ERC). They are in the group of more then 400 awarded scientists. The list of winners was announced this week.