Students are more mobile than academics

In the academic year 2014/2015 more than 16.8 thousand Polish students and 6.3 thousand academics benefited from the Erasmus+ programme. Students are more mobile than academics - said Deputy Minister of Science Piotr Dardziński and reminded that the Ministry of Science wants to increase the mobility of researchers. The functioning of Erasmus+ in Poland was discussed last week on Thursday by members of the Sejm Permanent Subcommittee for the Youth. According to data presented by the Deputy...

Students of Poznan University of Technology won Design for New Bollywood Tower in Mumbai

Poznan University of Technology students: Jagoda Nowakowska, Magdalena Skop and Monika Woźniak, fifth-year students at the Faculty of Architecture won Design for New Bollywood Tower in Mumbai - competition organised by the international platform Archasm. The competition received as many as 283 projects from all over the world! PUT students received first price! The winners of the competition, Jagoda Nowakowska, Magdalena Skop and Monika Woźniak submitted a design of a skyscraper, whose...

Mars rover "Lem" from Gdańsk University of Technology

Gdańsk University of Technology students have built their own Mars rover. "Lem" - named in honour of the famous science fiction writer - will start in the American competition University Rover Challenge 2016, and later serve as an educational platform for students of robotics. Qualification process for University Rover Challenge (URC) is still in progress. In late March it will turn out which teams will have an opportunity to test the possibilities and, above all, agility of their rovers in the...

Polish Studies program at the University of Cambridge

The Polish Studies program was launched at the University of Cambridge two years ago and already enjoys considerable popularity. However, raising an endowment is needed to ensure the program continuation - announced the Foundation for Polish Science representatives at conference in Warsaw. The Polish Studies program was launched in 2014 at the Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages, University of Cambridge. It was created with the involvement of, among others, Foundation for Polish Science...

University of Lodz's SmartUni App awarded by EUPRIO

The SmartUni project, launched by the University of Lodz with co-financing from the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education, has gained international recognition, as well as prizes and all-European coverage. It is a mobile application that serves as a newcomer’s guide to the UL, city of Lodz, and Poland. At the launching stage, the project won third prize (PLN 100’000) in the co-financing contest for promotion of Polish universities abroad, set in 2014 by the Ministry of Science of...

Nearly 103 million euros for Poland for Erasmus+ in 2016

Poland will receive nearly 103 million euros for the implementation of the EU’s Erasmus+ in 2016. The biggest budget - exceeding 45 million euros - will be at the disposal of the higher education sector. European Union programme Erasmus+ was launched in January 2014. It replaced several previous educational programs, including "Learning for Life" and "Youth in Action". It will run until 2020, with the total budget of € 14.7 billion, of which in 2016 - 2.2 billion. It is planned that during its...

Easier recognition of professional qualifications acquired abroad

Simpler procedures for the recognition in Poland of professional qualifications acquired abroad and introduction of a European professional card in Poland are envisaged by the law signed on January 7 by President Andrzej Duda. The law adjusts Polish law to EU directive on the recognition of professional qualifications. It also ensures application of EU regulation on administrative cooperation through the Internal Market Information System IMI. The new provisions will facilitate the flow of...

Ten Polish teams want to take part in the University Rover Challenge

Ten teams from Polish registered to participate in the international competition of Mars rovers: University Rover Challenge that will take place in the United States on 2 - 4 June. In total, 63 teams from 12 countries want to compete. University Rover Challenge (URC) is a prestigious international competition of Mars rovers built by students. The event takes place in the American desert in Utah near Mars base analogue MDRS. Student rovers have to perform a number of tasks. They will have to...

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