Fieldwork for the ERC grant “UMMA” project has begun
The first excavation season of the “UMMA – Urban Metamorphosis of the community of a Medieval African capitality”project has just begun. It is founded by the European Research Council. In 2017, Dr. Artur Obłuski from UW won a ERC grant in order to analyze the transformation process of the city of Dongolafrom an important Christian centre, the capital of the kingdom of Makuria, into a Muslim city.
Video about the European Centre For Geological Education
Three years ago, the University of Warsaw opened its European Centre For Geological Education (ECEG), a unique research and teaching unit. The centre is situated in the closed Korzecko quarry in Chęciny in the Holy Cross Mountains. It is a perfect place for geologists from Poland and all over the world. Watch the video about ECEG and see for yourself.
Cultural Orientation Workshops
The new academic year has just started. If you are an international student who began their studies at the University of Warsaw, and you want to find out more about Poland, Warsaw and the communication in a multicultural environment, you can take part in our Cultural Orientation Workshops.
The centenary of the restoration of Polish independence
In November 1918, Poland regained its independence. Therefore, this year we are celebrating the 100th anniversary of our independence. Main festivities will take place on 11th November. On 12th November, the University of Warsaw will be closed due to a national holiday.
The letter of intent between UW and WUM
On 16th October, the University of Warsaw and the Medical University of Warsaw signed a letter of intent on the creation of their federation. Both universities want to carry out joint research projects, run joint courses, and enable their students and employees to use facilities of a partner university. UW and WUM want to formalise their cooperation in October 2019.
LERU and CE7 met at UW
On 22nd September rectors of the universities that belong to the League of European Research Universities (LERU) met with their counterparts of seven Central European Universities (CE7) at the University of Warsaw. They were discussing the future of the EU in terms of Brexit, research funding, regional innovation, open science and internationalisation.
The information meeting for short-term students
Over 700 international students, including participants of Erasmus+ programme, bilateral and governmental agreements as well as the Fulbright programme, gathered in the Auditorium Maximum building in order to get all the essential information regarding studying at the University of Warsaw.
Brexit and the future of higher education
Will Brexit damage UK universities? Prof. Marcin Pałys, rector of the University of Warsaw, and Prof. Stuart Croft, vice-chancellor of the University of Warwick discussed Brexit with Anna Fazackerley, a journalist who writes about universities for The Guardian. The article was published on The Guardian website.
A conference on the cult of saints
From 27th to 29th September the Institute of History of the University of Warsaw will host a final conference of the ERC project entitled “The Cult of Saints in Late Antiquity”. The ERC Advanced Grant project is based at the University of Oxford with an offshoot at the University of Warsaw and partnership at the University of Reading.
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