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Pompeii of Warmia

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.

First Team

The Foundation for Polish Science has announced the winners of the fifth competition as part of the FIRST TEAM programme. The Foundation has awarded thirteen young researchers with grants to the value of over 26 million PLN to create their first research teams.


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.

Women in Science

Do you recollect a woman or a man who has had particular influence on your academic career?

Kobiety w nauce

For as long as I remember, the main source of motivation for the research I conduct has been sheer cognitive curiosity and in chemoinformatics, the area in which I work, the number of questions which still require an answer.

Dr Agnieszka Gajewicz in conversation with Julia Bereszczyńska.

What does the development of so-called chemoinformatic methods mean and what does it involve?

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The University of Gdańsk has consistently been among the leading universities to obtain the largest funding for scientific research from the National Science Centre.

The National Science Centre has recently published its latest Annual Report 2017. According to the data presented, our university occupies sixth place among Polish universities and seventh among all the project beneficiaries. As a result of competitions in 2017, the UG received 27,990,000 PLN for a total of 78 qualified applications. The success rate in the competitions was 26%.

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The National Centre for Research and Development has announced the results of the 1st competition for open projects as part of the GOSPOSTRATEG Strategic Programme (Poland’s Social and Economic Development in the Conditions of Globalising Markets). The list of positively assessed applications recommended for funding includes two projects in which the University of Gdańsk is a partner:

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The project entitled “Narrow-band luminophores for light-emitting diodes in lighting and backlighting” has made it to the list of applications recommended for financing as part of the fifth call launched by the National Centre for Research and Development in conjunction with the Ministry of Science and Technology in Taipei. The project is a continuation of joint research conducted by the team led by Prof. R. S. Liu at National Taiwan University and the team led by Prof. Dr hab.

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Are substances produced by lichen able to prevent the spread of cancer cells? How will they affect healthy cells and will they not destroy the patient’s liver? A biologist from Gdańsk is going to find out.

Horizon 2020

The project “Reconciling Europe with its Citizens through Democracy and Rule of Law” (RECONNECT) begins with the statement that the European Union (EU) and Member States are confronted with an existential crisis which concerns the whole of Europe. As a result of several consecutive crises, a growing part of society views the EU as a non-democratic and unjust political system. General trust in EU and Member State institutions is on the decline and the rising calls to shift power to the national level have been shaking the EU.


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