The team "Impuls" from Kielce University of Technology won the 4th edition of the international competition European Rover Challenge that ended last week in Starachowice (Świętokrzyskie). The award was presented by the Minister of Science and Higher Education, Deputy Prime Minister Jarosław Gowin.
Studies on the effects of the conditions in the upper layers of the atmosphere, especially high doses of radiation on the functioning of human cells will be conducted by Wroclaw Medical University students. They intend to use a grant from the Ministry of Science to establish cooperation with the European Space Agency.
The Law on Higher Education and Science signed by the President will enter into force on October 1 this year. But the changes in the functioning of universities will be introduced gradually. Doctoral colleges will appear from the academic year 2019/2020, and new evaluation results will follow in 2021.
The 14th edition of the Popularizer of Science contest will start in mid-August. Science promoters will compete for prizes in five categories: Scientist, Animator, Team, Institution and Media. A novelty in the regulations is the possibility of nominating winners of previous editions.