Each year, in order to honour the birthday of Carl Linnaeus, the father of taxonomy, the College of Environmental Science and Forestry compiles a list of the Top 10 New Species ─ the most interesting new species discovered over the previous 12 months.
Princeton University in the United States, an Ivy League member, has chosen Dr hab. Tomasz Tadeusz Koncewicz, prof. UG, as a 2017 - 2018 LAPA Research Fellow.
Each year, following an open competition, Princeton University in the United States, one of the best universities in the world, chooses several researchers of international renown and invites them to conduct research and participate in the Law and Public Affairs Program (LAPA).
The Foundation for Polish Science (FPS) awarded funding in the International Research Agendas Programme (IRAP). Two laureates, Prof. Ted Hupp and Prof. Robin Fahraeus, will receive 41 M PLN (approx. 9.5 M EUR) funding for establishing the International Centre for Cancer Vaccine Science at the University of Gdańsk.
Funding under the SONATA BIS 6 programme of the National Science Centre has been granted to an interdisciplinary project which brings together research by experts in psychology, biotechnology and the chemical sciences and obstetrics in a study into empathy with respect to the quality of family life and child development.
The project is entitled: Pair Empathy as a Predictor of Responsivity to a Child Crying in Situations Activating the Parental Role: The Mediating Role of Oxytocin and Vasopressin (HEART model).
The NonHazCity project for the years 2016 – 2019 is an educational project aimed at changing consumer behaviour in order to improve the natural environment. We want to get directly to the sources of pollution and attempt to reduce the consumption of hazardous substances at the source. The education part of the project is aimed at municipal institutions, small and medium-sized enterprises and domestic households.
“Science for Nature” is an initiative launched by scientists from several universities and institutes of the Polish Academy of Sciences who met at the University of Warsaw on 10 and 11 December 2016. The initiative will serve as a forum for substantive discussion on the state of nature in Poland and methods for its protection.
Among the initiators is Dr Marta Kras, adjunct at the Department of Plant Taxonomy and Nature Conservation of the Faculty of Biology of the University of Gdańsk.
For the past two years and with support from Gdynia City Council, the University of Gdańsk and the DBAM O MÓJ Z@SIĘG Foundation have been conducting research into the phenomenon of phonoholism (mobile phone addiction). Headed by Dr Maciej Dębski from the UG’s Institute of Philosophy, Sociology and Journalism, the work has resulted in a report made public in December during an international conference entitled “Mobility in the Net. Relations. Safety. Development.” co-organised by the University of Gdańsk.
Prof. Marek Żukowski from the Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics of the University of Gdańsk has been nominated by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education for membership of one of the European governance bodies ─ the FET Flagships Board of Funders.
The latest issue of Scientific Reports (an online open access science journal published by the Nature Publishing Group) contains an article by an international team of researchers, entitled "A fossil biting midge (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) from early Eocene Indian amber with a complex pheromone evaporator", authored by Frauke Stebner, Ryszard Szadziewski, Peter T. Rühr, Hukam Singh, Jörg U. Hammel, Gunnar Mikalsen Kvifte and Jes Rust.