Dr Michał Roman Szymański has received a grant to the value of 2,000,000 PLN as part of the FIRST TEAM programme. The project "Targeting mitochondrial DNA repair for novel anti-cancer therapies" will be implemented at the Intercollegiate Faculty of Biotechnology UG and MUG.
University of Gdańsk students Klaudiusz Szczepan Czudek from the Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics and Artur Sawicki from the Faculty of Social Sciences are among the winners of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education Diamond Grant competition. The students will receive over 300,000 PLN in total to finance their own research.
The University of Gdańsk has come second in the Higher Education Institutions category in the competition “Cycle for Gdańsk / Kręć kilometry dla Gdańska – European Cycling Challenge” with a total of 26,233.5 km covered, behind Gdańsk University of Technology (48,353.6 km) and ahead of the Medical University of Gdańsk (9,830.9 km).
The University of Gdańsk has come fourth in a ranking of Polish universities and research units where the highest number of individuals received a START Scholarship from the Foundation for Polish Science, which is aimed at the most talented young researchers. This is a great honour for the University and good news for the young researchers. Gdańsk took third place in a city ranking. START is the largest Polish scholarship programme for the best young researchers under the age of 30 from all branches of science.
On 8 April 2017 dancers from the groups Animus Saltandi and Trebraruna won a total of 33 medals in three age categories in the Silver Ghillie competition organised by Dutch Pipes and Drums in Tilburg (Holland).
At the same time the 17th Polish Dance Championships were held in Wieliszewo, bringing together 180 couples from all over Poland.
The Project “SEAPLANSPACE ─ Marine spatial planning instruments for sustainable marine governance”, headed by Associate Professor Dr hab. Dorota Pyć from the UG’s Faculty of Law and Administration, has received funding as part of the Interreg South Baltic Programme (Seed Money).
New UG project as part of the Operational Programme Knowledge Education Development, Measure 3.1 "Competencies in Higher Education".
The aim of the project “W szkole Sokratesa” (At the school of Socrates) is to increase competencies concerning appropriate argumentation, critical and independent thinking, logic and heuristics through philosophy workshops organised for 90 pupils from six Tri-City secondary schools.
The Foundation for Polish Science has announced winners of the second competition organised as part of the FIRST TEAM Programme. Grants to a total value of nearly 14 mln PLN were awarded to seven young researchers. Among them is Dr med.
In the Webometrics Ranking of World Universities 2017, prepared by the Spanish company Cybermetrics Lab, the University of Gdańsk occupies 1164th place, at the same time 14th place amongst Polish universities and 1st in Pomerania.