The Foundation for Polish Science (FNP) launched its book Reaching for the Unexplored, presenting 30 exceptional research achievements made by Polish scientists that have gained recognition in the world of science.
Since the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Polish universities have accepted 123 students - refugees from Ukraine for studies or continuation of studies, according to the data provided to PAP by Ministry of Education and Science. Nearly 2,800 people expressed interest in being accepted as students.
Polish universities recorded a big climb in the prestigious QS World University Ranking by Subject. 23 Polish universities were among the best in the world in a given discipline, 6 more than a year ago, says the spokesperson of the Conference of Rectors of Academic Schools in Poland (CRASP), Professor Wiesław Banyś.
Scientists from the Gdańsk University of Technology are working on new compounds blocking the activity of enzymes that play a key role in the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus replication process. 'The potential new drug could be used in the early stage of the disease and prevent its development to a severe form', says the leader of the team from the Gdańsk University of Technology, Professor Sebastian Demkowicz.
In just a few days, the Polish Academy of Sciences distributed PLN 750,000 to support researchers from Ukraine to be employed in PAS institutes. Soon the Polish Academy of Sciences will launch a similar programme together with its American counterpart. Its budget will amount to a maximum of $750,000.
Prof. Carsten Carlberg, a world-class biochemist in the area of research on vitamin D, has been nominated for the position of ERA Chair holder in the Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research PAS. As a part of WELCOME2 H2020 grant he will lead the creation of an interdisciplinary Centre of Excellence exploiting the tools of nutrigenomics to assess the impact of nutrition on the (epi)genetic predisposition to diet-related diseases.
The Ministry of Education and Science has prepared information for students and scientists arriving from Ukraine. It addresses the most important issues related to continuing studies and scientific careers in Poland. The information is available in Polish and Ukrainian languages.
The Polish Young Academy PAS appeals to the Polish scientific community to welcome Ukrainian scientists in research groups or provide them with a place, materials and tools for work, and finance a scholarship or remuneration. The organization coordinates activities in this area.