Two Polish scientists: physicist Prof. Marek Kuś and electronics engineer Dr. Grzegorz Kasprowicz have been nominated to the group of twelve strategic advisers called Quantum Flagship. This flagship scientific initiative of the European Commission has a budget of 1 billion euros. Its goal is to develop quantum technologies.
Professor Marcin Pałys, rector of the University of Warsaw, was elected member of the Board of the European University Association last week. EUA represents more than 800 universities in 48 countries. The organization plays a crucial role in the Bologna Process and influences EU policies on higher education, research and innovation.
Dr. Grażyna Barbara Dąbrowska from the Department of Genetics, Faculty of Biology and Environmental Protection of the Nicolaus Copernicus University won the 10th edition of the "Innovation is a Woman" competition. The winner is a co-author of a preparation from fungi and other microorganisms, which accelerates the decomposition of plastics.