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Małgorzata Jurkiewicz

Quaternary Stratigraphy – palaeoenvironment, sediments, palaeofauna and human migrations across Central Europe

Section on European Quaternary Stratigraphy (SEQS) is a part of International Union of Quaternary Research, (INQUA) and Commission on Stratigraphy and Geochronology (SACCOM). It is an interdisciplinary group dealing with research on Quaternary stratigraphy of Europe in wide spectrum of changes of the environment and fauna as well as archaeology. Cyclical meetings enable scientists a […]

Wojciech Głodek

The oldest Neanderthal of Central-Eastern Europe

An 80,000 year old Neanderthal reveals cultural and genetic affinities between Poland and the Northern Caucasus A new study by an international team reports the oldest mitochondrial genome of a Neanderthal from Central-Eastern Europe. The mitochondrial genome of the tooth, discovered at the site of Stajnia Cave in Poland, is closer to a Neanderthal specimen […]

Dariusz Tomaszczyk

Research University – application, review, and… great opportunity!

On Friday, 11 October 2019, an international team of experts submitted the evaluation of our application in the “Excellence Initiative – Research University.” Though not without its criticisms, the review was positive and contained a definite recommendation to the Minister regarding our participation in this programme. Consequently, on 30 October 2919 Jarosław Gowin, the Minister […]

Dariusz Tomaszczyk

University of Wrocław becomes a Research University!

We already know the results of the first competition in the “Initiative of Excellence – Research University” program. The University of Wrocław was among 10 universities that will become research universities in the future. The aim of the competition was to determine and support universities that will strive to achieve the research university status and […]

Dariusz Tomaszczyk

The University of Wrocław on the way of becoming a Research University

The day of October 30, 2019, has a chance to go down in the history of our university. On that day, we found out that our application in the “Initiative of Excellence – Research University” competition was considered one of the best. Why is this so important? The competition was to select a group of […]

Dariusz Tomaszczyk

HYDROPROG SOON ON THE MARKET. THE SYSTEM WILL WARN OF FLOODS

Scientists from the University of Wrocław have finished the work on a modern early warning system against floods. Soon, HydroProg will be sending automatic messages about a potential risk of flooding to companies and institutions. It forecasts high water level thanks to the data gathered from a network of measurement stations. The system is based […]

Dariusz Tomaszczyk

SCIENTISTS FROM UWR WILL DECIDE WHERE TO BUILD A BIOGAS PLANT

Increased energy consumption and withdrawal from fossil fuels leads to the greater hope with which we look at the development of technology connected with renewable energy sources. Scientists from the University of Wrocław have answered questions on where in the Lower Silesian District to invest in the production of biogas from meadow biomass. Biogas is […]

Dariusz Tomaszczyk

THE ‘SARUAV’ SYSTEM IS READY! DRONES WILL HELP FIND LOST PEOPLE

A year before the expected time, scientists from the University of Wrocław have launched an innovative system that will help locate lost people by using images taken by drones. The system is ready to use by the police, fire brigades, border patrol, and rescuers. The main goal is to support search and rescue operations in […]

Dariusz Tomaszczyk

DRY POLAND

Last winter, many European regions were snow-free. Long-awaited in Wrocław, it came just for a moment on the last day of March. In the early morning, the university’s meteorological observatory registered 2-cm-high snow surface, which was gone by noon. The city enjoyed sunny weather for the next couple of weeks. Next rainfall (0,6 mm per square meter) came on 25th April and it was one of few in recent months. This paper, however, is not a weather report but rather it describes an environmental and economic problem that is being increasingly often discussed – drought.
 

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‘BEYOND LANGUAGE’ IN WROCŁAW AND ROME

Dariusz Tomaszczyk

TREE CROWNS AND CLIMATE CHANGE – SCIENTISTS FROM UWR IN ‘SCIENCE’

Tree crowns protect forests from global warming – but only for a time Coolness that is generated by dense tree crowns protects forest organisms from extreme temperatures and facilitates their adjustment to global warming. That is the result of a study done by scientists engaged in the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape […]

Dariusz Tomaszczyk

DAWID JUNKE – WINNER OF THE FULBRIGHT SLAVIC AWARD

Dr Dawid Junke from the Institute of Cultural Studies at the University of Wrocław has received the Fulbright Slavic Award 2020/2021. The Fulbright foundation grants the award to only three people in the country. The Fulbright project is the biggest programme of knowledge and cultural exchange in the USA. For many, it is considered one […]

Dariusz Tomaszczyk

DEADLY TRAP OR SWEET HOME? SCIENTISTS ABOUT ANTS AND RUBBISH

Ants go for rubbish of certain shapes and colours. An article about it was published in ‘Global Ecology and Conservation.’ The paper was written by a group of scientists led by Krzysztof Kolenda from the University of Wrocław. A scientific article ‘Deadly trap or sweet home? The case of discarded containers as novelty microhabitats for […]

Dariusz Tomaszczyk

SCIENTISTS FROM UWR IN NATURE ECOLOGY & EVOLUTION

Flora of the European forests dwindles, even in the protected areas. Members of an international team of scientists had a look at this phenomenon. Among them, there were Dr Kamila Reczyńska and Dr hab. Krzysztof Świerkosz from the Faculty of Biological Sciences at the University of Wrocław.

Dariusz Tomaszczyk

T2K ABOUT MATTER AND ANTIMATTER IN THE NATURE JOURNAL

An international group of researchers have published the results of the study that is an important step in exploring differences between matter and antimatter. Experts from the University of Wrocław are among those engaged in the Japanese experiment ‘T2K.’ T2K (Eng. Tokai to Kamioka) is an experiment within particle physics that studies neutrino oscillation. The […]

Agata Kreska

SUMMER COURSES OF THE POLISH LANGUAGE AND CULTURE 2020

The Programme’s objective is teaching and promoting Polish language and culture abroad via allowing foreign students and foreigners who are teachers of Polish language at the universities to participate in several-week long courses of the Polish language and culture organized in Poland. The Programme Beneficiaries, apart from being given the opportunity to participate free of […]

Dariusz Tomaszczyk

Solar Orbiter – satellite with a telescope built by the astronomers from Wrocław

In February, the Atlas V rocket will be launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Within the framework of currently the most important solar mission of the European Space Agency, the rocket will carry the Solar Orbiter (SO) satellite into orbit. Scientists from the Astronomical Institute of the University of Wrocław were engaged […]

Michał Raińczuk

Research University. Application, review and a big opportunity!

On Friday, November 11, 2019, an international Board of Experts announced the decision regarding University of Wrocław’s application in the “Excellence Initiative – Research University programme”. The result was positive, although not without criticism. It had clear recommendation for the Minister in terms of our participation in the project. Consequently, on November 30, Jarosław Gowin, […]

Dariusz Tomaszczyk

Student Research Groups Fair. Photo coverage

The next edition of Student Research Groups Fair took place at the Faculty of Biotechnology of the University of Wrocław on 15 November. Within the framework of the cyclical event popularizing science and promoting activities of  Student Research Clubs functioning at the university, one can always meet the most active groups and learn more about […]

Michał Raińczuk

New Frontiers of Television

Even though many have predicted its’ demise, television continues to be a very potent medium at the turn of the 21stcentury’s second decade. Available on the Internet, television content plays a vital role not only in the entertainment milieu, but also in the society as a whole. American scripted shows in particular have recently claimed […]

Michał Raińczuk

17th Polish sociological congress. Photo coverage

The staff of the Institute of Sociology of the University of Wrocław organised the 17th Polish Sociological Congress under the slogan Me. We. They? Subjectivity, Identity, Belonging. A similar event takes place every 3 years and is the most important meeting of the members of the Polish Sociological Association. The Congress was attended by over […]

Michał Raińczuk

Knowledge Park. Photo coverage

The Lower Silesian Science Festival has been officially open. Last weekend one could take part in the „Knowledge Park” at Promenada Staromiejska. In this year’s edition of the event our University was represented by five science communication stands: Mobile Language Clinic run by Dr Marta Śleziak in cooperation with Prof. Monika Zaśko-Zielińska, Prof. Anna Majewska […]

Aleksandra Draus

Entomologists and doctors research death

Time of death, the cause, and the potential culprits of a murder – this is just part of the information gathered by forensic entomologists from the University of Wrocław. Their scientific work with colleagues from the Wrocław Medical University has given rise to establishment of the Forensic Biology and Entomology Laboratory, within the Department of […]

Aleksandra Draus

Scientists from the University of Wrocław will be saving lives

Professor Tomasz Niedzielski and his team from the Department of Geoinformatics and Cartography at the University of Wrocław have developed a system to locate people lost in open areas. In just two years, they plan to have it working to save lives in search and rescue missions. The cutting-edge combination of geographical knowledge, programming skills […]

Małgorzata Jurkiewicz

PhD Programme in Political and Administrative Sciences

The Institute of Political Science is launching a new project: “PhD Programme in Political and Administrative Sciences  – doctoral studies for foreigners”. The best participants enrolled in the academic year 2019/2020 will receive a scholarship of 5,000 zloty per month. -This project is the next step in the ongoing internationalization of our Institute. Our previous […]

Aleksandra Draus

Marcin Kadej: Bumblebees Need Your Help

We talk with Dr Marcin Kadej from the Institute of Environmental Biology, one of the authors of a recently published book Pszczoły w mieście. Trzmiele Wrocławia, about how bumblebees could use some more buzz and how to effectively protect these useful relatives of the honey bee against their numerous threats. For over a decade there […]

Michał Raińczuk

Dawid Junke: Streaming is taking over the niche, TV series turn to religion

Why is it more and more difficult to keep up with new TV series? Are their creators fighting for our souls? What may the streaming revolution lead to? We’re attempting to answer these questions by talking to Dr Dawid Junke from the Institute of Culture Studies, author of “Transcendencja i sekularyzacja. Motywy religijne we współczesnych […]

Michał Raińczuk

Social sciences research, academic chemistry and related fields in Wrocław

“The Polish city of Wrocław belongs to a number of central European cities which are famous for their long tradition in science” – writes David A. Groneberg from Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main. Publications of David A. Groneberg can be found under the following links: Social sciences research in the Central European city of Wrocław: A density-equalizing mapping analysis […]

Agata Kreska

On the System of Financial Law: Current State and Development Prospects

Introduction The issues related to the development of financial law science are called forth by the need to enhance the management system of the country and the existing Russian legislation. The research of various problems in the legal regulaton of financial relations, and particularly tax and budget ones, are determined by political, economic, social, demographic, […]

Michał Raińczuk

UWr physicist on supernovae in Nature Astronomy

The research conducted by Professor Tobias Fischer from the Faculty of Physics and Astronomy of the University of Wrocław and a multinational group of scholars will help solve one of the greatest mysteries of astrophysics. The explosions of massive stars known as supernovae are one of the most energetic outbursts in the Universe. Thanks to the initiative of  Professor […]

Aleksandra Draus

Our scientists modify a human protein to be applied in a therapy

Scientists from the Wrocław University are working to modify one of human proteins – FGF1. It could be applied to heal hard-to-heal wounds, artery diseases or the diabetes. In the future the protein could be a carrier of medicines into the cancerous cells. Scientists from the Department of the Protein Engineering of the Wrocław University […]

Aleksandra Draus

Scientists about the way the bees, the wasps and the squirrel lived in a hanged man

The first in the world case of nesting of the honey bee, the wasp and the squirrel inside partially skeletonized and mummified human body found high at the tree, was described by a scientific team from Wrocław. Accurate analysis of the literature in medical science and forensic entomology proved uniqueness of the discovery. The scientists […]

Aleksandra Draus

Into the space with Wrocław University

A central projector, 8m diagonal screen and the Dolby-Stereo 5.1. Add comfortable beach chairs. If you want to test capabilities of a new projector dome in the orrery of the Institute for Astronomy, you can do it the incoming Saturday. For free. The Institute for Astronomy of the Wrocław University invites you to take part […]

Aleksandra Draus

Physics circus. Photo coverage

The physics of sound is the theme of this year’s Physics Circus, one of the most popular events taking place as a part of the Lower Silesian Science Festival. The crowd-drawing lectures have been the hallmark of the Faculty of Physics and Astronomy of the University of Wrocław and the Institute of Experimental Physics for […]

Agata Kreska

Scientists present new observations to understand the phase transition in quantum chromodynamics

New findings published in ”Nature“ on the formation of matter / Experiments provide information on the beginnings of the universe The building blocks of matter in our universe were formed in the first 10 microseconds of its existence, according to the currently accepted scientific picture. After the Big Bang about 13.7 billion years ago, matter […]

Małgorzata Jurkiewicz

Inauguration of the Academic Year 2018/2019

The Rector and the Senate of the University of Wrocław have the pleasure to invite to inauguration of the academic year 2018/2019 October 1st, 2018 at 12.00, Oratorium Marianum of the University of Wrocław (main university building, pl. Uniwersytecki 1) PROGRAM Gaude Mater Polonia Inaugural address of Rector Adam Jezierski Awarding the Bronze Medal for “Merit […]

Małgorzata Jurkiewicz

Call for Papers

Figuring Vulnerabilities and Creative Resistance: Femininities and Masculinities in North American and Polish Life Writing, Film and Comics Oct. 12, 2018, (Fri.) Center for Gender Studies- University of Wroclaw, at the Institute of English Studies, Uniwersytet Wrocławski, ul. Kuźnicza 22, Wroclaw, Submissions- September 15, 2018. The conference Figuring Vulnerabilities and Creative Resistance, to be held […]

Małgorzata Jurkiewicz

Academic polish championship in sailing: compete for University of Wrocław

We are actively looking for people who competed in sailing before and could represent University of Wrocław at Academic Polish Championship in Sailing which is to take place on 4-7 June 2018. If you have any inquiries or would like to join the fray, please contact Rafał Tomczak: phone: 501 671 039 e-m, email: rtomczak1@wp.pl

Małgorzata Jurkiewicz

A drone to help Wrocław with air pollution

Department of Climatology and Atmosphere Protection uses a state-of-the-art drone to conduct environmental research. Funding from Municipality of Wrocław made the purchase possible. Purchasing the drone was first considered by University of Wrocław in 2015 as the Department of Climatology and Atmosphere Protection received Polish Innovativeness Prize for its LIFE-APIS/PL project. The prize allowed the […]

Małgorzata Jurkiewicz

A drone to help Wrocław with air pollution

A drone to help Wrocław with air pollutionDepartment of Climatology and Atmosphere Protection uses a state-of-the-art drone to conduct environmental research. Funding from Municipality of Wrocław made the purchase possible. Purchasing the drone was first considered by University of Wrocław in 2015 as the Department of Climatology and Atmosphere Protection received Polish Innovativeness Prize for […]

Małgorzata Jurkiewicz

Discovering the secrets of University of Wrocław

Last Saturday, Rector Adam Jezierski guided over one hundred visitors through the opulent interior of University’s Main Building. The tour started by the fencer’s statue. The Rector accompanied the visitors to Aula Leopoldina, Mathematical Tower and University Museum and discussed the importance of the University, its history and the architectural features of the Main Building. […]

Agata Kreska

Public History Summer School

The Historical Institute of the University of Wroclaw (Poland), the International Federation for Public History and Zajezdnia History Centre invites students and PhD candidates to participate in Public History Summer School to be held in Wrocław, 2-5 July 2018. The Historical Institute (HI UWr) constitutes a major centre for public history studies and offers a unique MA program […]

Małgorzata Jurkiewicz

Wrocław through the eyes of international students

When their classes and lectures are over, the international students of University of Wrocław kick up their heels and celebrate, showing how amazing it is to just be around the city. University of Wrocław’s newest campaign, through the motto ‘Don’t think twice. Join us!,’ aims to reach young people who are looking to study abroad. […]

Małgorzata Jurkiewicz

Bogusław Pawłowski: If Chimpanzees Could Speak

We talk with Prof. dr hab. Bogusław Pawłowski, the head of the Chair of Human Biology of the Faculty of Biological Sciences of the University of Wrocław, winner of the 12th edition of the Science Communicator contest, about, among others, a TV show Wedding At First Sight, animal rights, and intelligent design. Photo by Marcin […]