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

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

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

Ministry of Science announces the second wave of changes in science and higher education

4-year university funding cycle, more indefinite period contracts for scientists, the opportunity for students to have more influence over the course of their studies - these are some of the points of the higher education and science development program, presented by the Ministry of Science last Wednesday. "I believe that all scientists, universities, politicians, we must have a clear vision of direction in which we are going, of the goals that we want to pursue. Regardless of who governs,

65 young scientists leave for internships at foreign research centres

65 young scientists will soon leave to conduct research in reputable foreign scientific centres. Ministry of Science announced the results of the fourth edition of the Mobility Plus programme. Its winners will receive up to 10 thousand zlotys scholarships. Mobility Plus programme of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education is designed to help young researchers to advance their research careers. Its winners participate in scientific research or R&D work carried out in centres abroad,

255 outstanding young scientists with Minister of Science scholarships

255 outstanding young researchers received scholarships from the Minister of Science and Higher Education. In the 10th edition of the competition, Ministry of Science allocated more than 48 million zlotys to scholarships. The winners will receive more than 5 thousand zlotys per month for 3 years. Minister of Science and Higher Education scholarships are awarded to outstanding young researchers who conduct high-quality research and have impressive scientific achievements on an international

Diamond Grants went to outstanding students-researchers

On Wednesday, 78 people received Diamond Grants - scholarships for outstanding students-researchers from the Ministry of Science and Higher Education. The grants with a total value of 14 million zlotys open the way to faster doctorates. During the ceremony of awarding Diamond Grants, Minister of Science and Higher Education, Prof. Lena Kolarska-Bobińska pointed out: "to change the Polish science is not to make fantastic inventions, but also to change institutions, rules of the game, affect the

Internships for foreign scientists in Poland

4050 euro per month for up to two years, managing own research project and a series of soft skills development courses - all these opportunities are offered within the new “Polonez” grant. National Science Centre (NSC) will open call for proposals this fall. - We need to attract scientists that conduct research at the world’s highest level. Polish citizens working at foreign universities that are willing to return to Poland can also benefit from the grant. More and more often we hear about

Ministry of Science and Higher Education at the conference „Destination Europe” in San Francisco

The main goal of the conference “Destination Europe” co-organized by the European Commission and Member States in San Francisco on December 12 and 13, 2013, was promotion of Europe as an attractive place for research and pursuing scientific careers among the American scientists. Programs aimed at supporting of international mobility of researchers were presented during the plenary sessions: Horizon 2020, in particular Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, Euraxess, and funding schemes of the European