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.
The Jagiellonian University in Kraków is preparing a new postgraduate course: forensic anthropology in practice. "This is the first course of study in Poland with this program" - says Anita Szczepanek, head of studies. Only a few people in Poland practice the profession of forensic anthropologist.
Two teams of students from the Wrocław University of Science and Technology, which prepared designs of Martian settlements, have advanced to the world finals of Mars Colony Prize. The students will present their ideas for a self-sustaining Mars colony in California in October.
Five Polish universities are among the winners of the European Commission competition "European Universities". In total, the EC selected 17 consortia of higher education institutions that received grants for the development of cooperation in the areas including education, research, technology transfer.