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.
In the face of a global threat of ecological disaster, we urge the academic community to recognize the climate crisis as a priority issue, three representatives of the Institute of Polish Culture of the University of Warsaw write in an open letter. So far, the letter has been signed by more than 400 scientists from all over Poland.
Creating a social sciences and humanities platform that will improve communication between researchers is the goal of the TRIPLE project, which has been awarded EUR 5.6 million from the Horizon 2020 program. The Digital Humanities Centre at the Institute of Literary Research PAS will participate in creating the platform.
The Medical University of Lublin leads, and the University of Gdańsk and the Poznań University of Medical Sciences are in the top 10 of the ranking of the share of female authorships of scientific publications at universities around the world, according to Nature Communications.
Professor Marcin Pałys, rector of the University of Warsaw, was elected member of the Board of the European University Association last week. EUA represents more than 800 universities in 48 countries. The organization plays a crucial role in the Bologna Process and influences EU policies on higher education, research and innovation.