The RESBIOS project (RESponsible research and innovation grounding practices in BIOSciences), which is a reference to the STARBIOS2 project already implemented at the University of Gdańsk under the Horizon 2020 programme, aims to develop guidelines and create a model of the RRI concept (Responsible Research and Innovation) for research institutions in the field of biology and other related sciences.
The University of Gdansk is among 17 consortiums of European universities selected in the European Commission's "European Universities" competition under theErasmus+ Programme. The total budget of the programme is €85 million and each consortium will receive up to €5 million over the next 3 years. The grant is intended for the development of cooperation in the field of education, research and academic exchange.
The commencement of the Council of Scientific Excellence’s activity marks another important step in the implementation of the Constitution for Science which includes the reform of the system of academic promotion. The Minister of Science and Higher Education, Jarosław Gowin, has appointed Prof. Dr hab. Grzegorz Węgrzyn to the post of Chair of the Council. Henceforth, Prof.
The International Visibility Project (IntVP), implemented by the Perspektywy Education Foundation as part of a programme by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, is aimed at creating professional teams at universities who would have the knowledge and expertise not only with regard to academic rankings but also in building the international reputation of a given university.
The NanoInformaTIX project, prepared by a consortium comprising nearly 40 partners, will be implemented over a period of four years. The aim is to develop a computer platform to assist the design process of nanomaterials safe for humans and the natural environment, in line with the idea of safe-by-design. The implementation of the devised computer tools will make it possible to predict the toxicity of new nanomaterials as early as at the produc design level.
While conducting excavations outside Barczewko, an international team of archaeologists led by Dr Arkadiusz Koperkiewicz from the University of Gdańsk, have discovered the skeleton of a person who died during a Lithuanian attack in 1354. Barczewko (located in the Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship) is referred to as the “Pompeii of Warmia” on account of the remains of the town destroyed during a Lithuanian attack having been preserved in their original state.
Over two thousand artefacts, remains of a barracks and foundations of St. Olaf’s Church have been uncovered by a group of 12 archaeologists from the University of Gdańsk during a dig in the Szaniec Wschodni (Eastern Sconce) at the Wisłoujście Fortress in Gdańsk. The results of the two-week archaeological work have been presented by the spokesman of the Museum of Gdańsk, Andrzej Gierszewski.