University of Warsaw
The 2023/2024 admissions to the UW
Unique wall paintings discovered in Old Dongola
Old Dongola is an archeological site in Sudan. It is located at the site of Tungul, the capital of Makuria, one of the most prominent medieval African states. The team of researchers led by Prof. Artur Obłuski from the PCMA UW discovered unique wall paintings of saints and King David, one of the last rulers of Christian Makuria. The project is carried out under a European Research Council grant.
On women from Ravensbrück in “Read with the UW”
The new episode of “Read with the UW” is devoted to the book “If this is a woman”, recommended by Prof. Maciej Raś, the Vice-Dean for Student Affairs at the UW’s Faculty of Political Sciences and International Studies. “I can relate to the theme of the book, because my grandmother was a Ravensbrück prisoner,” Raś says.
Physicists from the UW in Nature Photonics
Researchers at the UW's Faculty of Physics have developed a new, highly efficient technique that makes quantum information transmission dozens of times faster. The results of the research, published in the prestigious journal Nature Photonics, may in the near future contribute to the development of superfast quantum Internet connections.
Unveiling of the plaque to commemorate the victims of the ghetto benches
On 22nd May the plaque of the victims of the ghetto benches was officially unveiled on the UW campus at Krakowskie Przedmiescie. The ceremony was attended by representatives of the authorities, students and academics of the University of Warsaw as well as Israeli Ambassador to Poland Yacov Livne.
First ERC Proof of Concept Grant in Polish humanities
Prof. Katarzyna Marciniak from the Faculty of “Artes Liberales” UW received the ERC Proof of Concept Grant for the project “The Modern Argonauts: A Multicultural Educational Programme Preparing Young People for Contemporary Challenges through an Innovative Use of Classical Mythology”. This is the first ERC Proof of Concept Grant in Polish humanities and the second ERC grant given to Marciniak.
Professor Włodzimierz Siwiński, the Rector of the University of Warsaw from 1993 to 1999, passed away
Professor Włodzimierz Siwiński was an accomplished economist, who served as the UW Rector for two terms. During that time, the University of Warsaw Library was built and opened to the academic community.
Cultural Hot Spot 2023
The third edition of “Miasteczko na styku kultur – Cultural Hot Spot” took place on 18th May. During the event the participants had a chance to meet the representatives of several cultures, take part in calligraphy workshops, watch artistic performances and taste dishes from distant corners of the world.