At the end of September 2018 the COMPLETE project (Completing management options in the Baltic Sea Region to reduce the risk of invasive alien species introduction by shipping), in which the University of Gdańsk is partner, was granted flagship status. Such a distinction is given as part of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR) only to projects of great importance and proves the significance of the problem of the introduction of invasive species through shipping to regional policy.
The Technology Transfer Centre of the University of Gdańsk has linked up with YouNick (previously Nickel Technology Park Poznań) with the aim of commercialising the research and development work carried out by the university. YouNick is an investment fund which sponsors innovative enterprises in the fields of Life Science, pharmaceutics, biotechnology, ICT and IoT.
In the latest report on the salaries of university graduates compiled by the company Sedlak & Sedlak, the University of Gdańsk found itself in second place in the category ‘Universities’ with a median of 4,500 PLN. The University of Warsaw came first in the ratings.
As the authors of the report state, 23,002 MA graduates of these institutions took part in the National Salary Research in 2015. The total average monthly gross salary of half of them was no less than 4,120 PLN.
The Head of the Ministerial Council, Beata Szydło, has appointed Professor UG, Dr hab. Marcin Zieleniecki from the Faculty of Law and Administration as Undersecretary of State in the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy.