Warsaw University of Technology, AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków, Wrocław University of Science and Technology and Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice lead in the second edition of the Engineering Studies Ranking prepared by the Education Foundation PERSPEKTYWY.
The team from the Academic Aviation Club of Poznan University of Technology won three gold medals at SAE Aero Design West 2018 in Los Angeles. Wrocław University of Science and Technology students won six medals (5 silver and 1 bronze), and three medals (gold and two bronze) went to the team from Warsaw University of Technology.
Warsaw University of Technology students will use the LUSTRO experiment of their own design to study the distribution of UV radiation in different layers of the atmosphere with unprecedented accuracy. They will carry out their project within the framework of the international REXUS/BEXUS program co-organized by ESA.
"Chrząszcz" (Beetle) is an autonomous robot that can avoid obstacles and find its way to the destination. It was constructed by Wrocław University of Science and Technology students. At the end of April the robot will start in international competitions in Silicon Valley in the US.
A doctoral student will initially receive approx. PLN 2,000 later PLN 3,000 net. While receiving the scholarship, doctoral students will not be allowed to be employed at the university. Deputy Minister of Science Piotr Müller talks about the changes that young scientists can expect after the university reform.
I do not believe that the reform of science will be a revolution for Polish universities - says Prof. Andrzej Jajszczyk, a member of the ERC scientific council. Although the scientist supports the direction of change, he is afraid that most universities will not want to take advantage of the new opportunities.