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Professor UG, Dr hab. Michał Harciarek from the Institute of Psychology at the University of Gdańsk has been chosen to head the Psychology Committee of the Polish Academy of Sciences for the years 2015-2018.


A team of young researchers from the Tri-City has developed an innovative method to assist in the fight against disease where antibiotics have failed.

The group of five all come from the Tri-City and none of them is older than eighteen. They have been working under Professor Michał Obuchowski from the Intercollegiate Faculty of Biotechnology of the University of Gdańsk and the Medical University of Gdańsk.


The Bruno Schulz Calendar, a book of Freeimages photography and Griffin’s Nest: A Dictionary of Kashubian Symbols, Cultural Memories and Traditions are projects iniatiated by UG staff which have been awarded funds in the “Tradition” competition, which is run as part of the National Project for the Development of the Humanities. Project leaders are Deputy Research Dean of the Faculty of Philology Prof. Stanisław Rosiek and head of the Social Anthropology Division at the Faculty of Social Sciences Prof. Cezary Obracht-Prondzyński.


A project called “The Formulation of New Biomarkers and the Development of an Innovative Inhibitor of Fibroblast Growth Factor Receptors in Cancer Therapy” (CELONKO) will be carried out by a consortium of Celon Pharma, the Institute of Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases in Warsaw, the Military Medical Institute, the Oncology Centre-Maria Skłodowska-Curie Institute and the Medical University of Gdansk.


On 9 July Gdańsk’s two largest academic institutions will be signing an agreement on the creation of a scientific consortium under the name of Gdańska Chemia Akademicka (Gdańsk Academic Chemistry) which will consist of the Faculties of Chemistry from both Gdańsk University of Technology and the University of Gdańsk.


Professors Grzegorz Węgrzyn and Elżbieta Niemirycz from the University of Gdańsk have been chosen to represent the Polish academic world in group mentoring work (so-called wise men/women) as part of the Baltic Sea Network project. The University of Gdańsk will be the flagship Polish university in this project and one of several in the Baltic region.

The 6th International Weigl Conference on Microbiology will take place between 8-10 July at the UG’s Faculty of Social Sciences. The conference is organised by a team led by Prof. Dr hab.Grzegorz Węgrzyn, head of the Department of Molecular Biology at the UG’s Faculty of Biology.

European Journal of Transformation Studies on the ERIH Plus list

The European Journal of Transformation Studies, published by the Georgian think-tank Europe Our House has been placed on the ERIH Plus list.

The periodical is co-published by the University of Gdańsk’s Institute of Political Sciences. The position of editor-in-chief is occupied by Professor Dr hab. Arkadiusz Modrzejewski, who works at the institute.


Translation: Magda Moran and Sean Moran

dr Karol Horodecki

An article by Dr Karol Horodecki from the University of Gdańsk’s Institute of Informatics and the National Quantum Information Centre has been published by the prestigious scientific journal Nature Communications.

The world’s leading scientific centres have been conducting intensive research into providing long-distance quantum communication by means of so-called maximally entangled quantum states.  

UG Doctoral Student at the UN
Alicja Dżuryk MA, a doctoral student at the Faculty of Law and Administration’s Department of Theory and Philosophy of State and Law, was a member of a delegation to the 13th Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice organised by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), held in the Qatari capital, Doha.


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