Professor Krystyna Radziszewska from the University of Lodz and Professor Sascha Feuchert from the University of Gießen won the Polish-German Copernicus Award 2022 for their collaboration in the field of Holocaust studies, the Foundation for Polish Science (FNP) announced.
Since the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Polish universities have accepted 123 students - refugees from Ukraine for studies or continuation of studies, according to the data provided to PAP by Ministry of Education and Science. Nearly 2,800 people expressed interest in being accepted as students.
Polish universities recorded a big climb in the prestigious QS World University Ranking by Subject. 23 Polish universities were among the best in the world in a given discipline, 6 more than a year ago, says the spokesperson of the Conference of Rectors of Academic Schools in Poland (CRASP), Professor Wiesław Banyś.
Scientists from the Gdańsk University of Technology are working on new compounds blocking the activity of enzymes that play a key role in the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus replication process. 'The potential new drug could be used in the early stage of the disease and prevent its development to a severe form', says the leader of the team from the Gdańsk University of Technology, Professor Sebastian Demkowicz.
In just a few days, the Polish Academy of Sciences distributed PLN 750,000 to support researchers from Ukraine to be employed in PAS institutes. Soon the Polish Academy of Sciences will launch a similar programme together with its American counterpart. Its budget will amount to a maximum of $750,000.