Four young Poles among the winners of ERC grants

Two Poles who will conduct research in Poland, and two - abroad received prestigious Starting Grants of the European Research Council (ERC). On Friday, the ERC announced that grants with a total value of 429 million euros had been awarded to 291 young scientists. The competition results are summarized in the European Commission release sent to PAP. Among this year's grants winners are two scientists who will carry out research in Poland - both associated wit the Faculty of Mathematics, Computer...

The Youth Mobility Program Poland - Canada

100 000 Canadians visit ad 1000 Canadians study in Poland every year. The Youth Mobility Program Poland - Canada allows Canadian citizens between the ages of 18 and 35 to travel, study and work in Poland up to a year. Poland is the only European country that has not faced recession for over 20 years. Modern houses, new roads, swimming pools, shopping malls – Poland is still developing dynamically. Poland offers competitive costs of living and studying as well as over 450 higher education...

Foundation for Polish Science Prizes, so-called Polish Nobel Prizes presented

Foundation for Polish Science Prize, sometimes called the "Polish Nobel Prize", was presented in Warsaw to three scientists. The winners are Stanisław Penczek, Kazimierz Rzążewski and Jerzy Jedlicki. The prize amount is 200 thousand zlotys. During the ceremony, one of the winners, Prof. Kazimierz Rzążewski spoke about the problems of the academic community and wished that the new Minister of Science and Higher Education Jarosław Gowin try to instil the ideas of de-regulation in Polish science...

Inauguration of the first edition of Ignacy Łukasiewicz programme

On November 27, 57 scholarship holders from 13 countries have officially started their university courses in Poland. The inauguration ceremony was held in Warsaw in the presence of MFA Undersecretary of State - Konrad Pawlik who addressed a welcoming speech to Programme participants and recalled the heritage of Ignacy Łukasiewicz. The programme is a new scholarship initiative undertaken within the framework of Polish aid. Named after Ignacy Łukasiewicz – Polish prominent philanthropist and...

Jaroslaw Gowin was appointed head of the Ministry of Science

Jarosław Gowin on Monday took over as head of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, replacing Lena Kolarska-Bobińska. "I will try to continue all valuable initiatives" - announced the new minister. On Monday, by President Andrzej Duda appointed Jarosław Gowin as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Science and Higher Education in Beata Szydło’s government. On Monday after 3:30 PM, during the ceremony of handover of the ministry, Jarosław Gowin met with the previous leadership of the...

Academic career offices becoming more active

In Poland, there are 340 academic career offices at 428 universities. More than half of them have no more than one full-time employee, and still they more and actively help graduates - according to the Graduate Ombudsman report. How universities can support students and graduates in the labour market activities, discussed the participants of the congress of academic career offices. Graduate Ombudsman's report on the activities of the academic career offices in the academic year 2014/2015 was...

The government has adopted the provisions on the programme "Studies for the Outstanding"

On October 20th the Council of Ministers adopted on a resolution and issued a regulation on the government programme "Studies for the Outstanding". The programme provides financial support for outstanding students who wish to study at the world’s best universities. The legal basis for the establishment and implementation of the "Studies for outstanding" has been created by the amendment to the Law on Higher Education and the Income Tax Law, signed in June by the president. Implementation of the...

Representatives of science pleased with the budget

Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz met with representatives of academia. "We were satisfied with the government's budget proposals for the budget of science and higher education for 2016" - commented the President of CRASP, Prof. Wiesław Banyś. Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz, Minister of Science and Higher Education Lena Kolarska-Bobińska and Minister of Finance Mateusz Szczurek met with representatives of the institutions representing the Polish academia (including the Conference of Rectors of Academic...

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