The University of Gdańsk has come fourth in a ranking of Polish universities and research units where the highest number of individuals received a START Scholarship from the Foundation for Polish Science, which is aimed at the most talented young researchers. This is a great honour for the University and good news for the young researchers. Gdańsk took third place in a city ranking. START is the largest Polish scholarship programme for the best young researchers under the age of 30 from all branches of science.
On 8 April 2017 dancers from the groups Animus Saltandi and Trebraruna won a total of 33 medals in three age categories in the Silver Ghillie competition organised by Dutch Pipes and Drums in Tilburg (Holland).
At the same time the 17th Polish Dance Championships were held in Wieliszewo, bringing together 180 couples from all over Poland.
The Project “SEAPLANSPACE ─ Marine spatial planning instruments for sustainable marine governance”, headed by Associate Professor Dr hab. Dorota Pyć from the UG’s Faculty of Law and Administration, has received funding as part of the Interreg South Baltic Programme (Seed Money).
New UG project as part of the Operational Programme Knowledge Education Development, Measure 3.1 "Competencies in Higher Education".
The aim of the project “W szkole Sokratesa” (At the school of Socrates) is to increase competencies concerning appropriate argumentation, critical and independent thinking, logic and heuristics through philosophy workshops organised for 90 pupils from six Tri-City secondary schools.
The Foundation for Polish Science has announced winners of the second competition organised as part of the FIRST TEAM Programme. Grants to a total value of nearly 14 mln PLN were awarded to seven young researchers. Among them is Dr med.
In the Webometrics Ranking of World Universities 2017, prepared by the Spanish company Cybermetrics Lab, the University of Gdańsk occupies 1164th place, at the same time 14th place amongst Polish universities and 1st in Pomerania.
The Foundation for Polish Science has announced the winners of its competitions as part of the HOMING and POWROTY programmes. Funding from the Smart Growth Operational Programme to a total value of 7.6 mln zł will go to ten young academics who will be able to implement their innovative R&D projects in Poland.
On 9th December 2016, the Polish-French Commission for the ‘POLONIUM’ programme selected 21 projects from those submitted for completion in the years 2017–2018 (attachment 2 in Polish). One of these projects was “Research into the Population Dynamics of Mya Arenaria based on Ecological, Genetic and Biogeochemical Tools” from the UG’s Faculty of Oceanography and Geography.