Students of Gdansk University of Technology are building a hydrogen powered car

Eco-friendly electric vehicle powered by a hydrogen fuel cell is being built by a group of students from Gdansk University of Technology. According to estimates, the car should drive about 300 km on one litre of hydrogen. In May, students want to present it in London at a competition for eco-friendly vehicles. The three-wheeled vehicle with a carbon fibre body is three meters long and weighs about 40 kg. "Obviously, with so little mass, we need less energy to accelerate the car" - told PAP...

Polish institutions awarded more than 218 million euros from the Horizon 2020 programme

Polish scientific institutions and companies received € 218.44 million in the 323 EU Horizon 2020 competitions to date. The largest grant - more than 12 million euros - has been awarded to the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry PAS in Poznań Horizon 2020 is the largest research and innovation funding programme in the history of the European Union. Its budget for 2014-2020 is almost 80 billion euros. New statistics on the previous 323 programme competitions have been published by the National...

Gowin: Draft law establishing the academic exchange agency soon on the government's agenda

The draft law establishing the National Agency for Academic Exchange (Narodowa Agencja Wymiany Akademickiej, NAWA) should be on the agenda of the government and be should adopted within 2-3 weeks - Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Science and Higher Education Jarosław Gowin said on Monday in Kraków. The Minister participated in the conference "Foreign students in Poland 2017" at the Jagiellonian University. The National Agency for Academic Exchange - specialized government agency - is...

15 million zlotys to support Cambridge Polish Studies

The Ministry of Science and Higher Education allocated more than 15 million zlotys to support Polish Studies at the University of Cambridge. The initiative aims to support the development of Cambridge Polish Studies. Cambridge Polish Studies was launched in 2014 thanks to four sponsors: the Foundation for Polish Science, the Grabowski Foundation, the University of Cambridge, and the Zdanowicz Foundation. These institutions provided funding in the amount of £340 thousand, which ensures the...

Conference of the National Congress of Science in Katowice

On 26th and 27th January 2017 the conference organized by Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education will take place in Katowice (in the International Conference Centre on 26th January and in the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Silesia on 27th January). The topic of the conference in Katowice is the career and the development of young academic staff, including their working conditions, career path and their functioning in Polish education system. The conference in...

Project of Poznan University of Technology scientists called the best innovative project in the 2016 ranking by Puls Biznesu

The team under the direction of Krzysztof Walas, PhD, Eng. from Institute of Control and Information Engineering designs a robotic arm, which aims to replace human work in industry. Work on this invention is already in progress. The next phase of research will be funded by The National Centre for Research and Development within the ‘Lider VII’ programme. ‘Perception and control in the tasks of robotic manipulation of elastic objects’ project is pursued by: Krzysztof Walas PhD., Eng, M.Sc.Eng...

Gowin: Polish government will support game developers

"The Polish government will support game developers - they are the future" - Minister of Science Jarosław Gowin said on Wednesday during the announcement of the results of the first competition GameINN. In this program, the National Centre for Research and Development will finance 38 projects in the video game industry with the amount of 116 million zlotys. "We want to modernize Poland, we want to modernize the Polish economy. Our activities are for our economy to grow far more dynamically,...

Ministry of Science: Technical universities most popular among high school graduates

Technical universities were the most popular among this year's candidates - according to the recruitment report for the academic year 16/17, prepared by the Ministry of Science. Most candidates - more than seven per place - applied to Warsaw University of Technology. After completion of recruitment for the academic year 2016/2017, the Ministry of Science and Higher Education analysed the choices of this year's high school graduates on the basis of the Integrated Science and Higher Education...

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