UW students took 5th place in RITC 2020
The team representing the UW Faculty of Economic Sciences was ranked 5th in the prestigious Rotman International Trading Competition, an annual event that brings teams of students and their faculty advisors from universities worldwide to participate in a unique 3-day simulated market challenge. This year, 47 teams took part in it.
Letter of intent on Polish-French collaboration
Prof. Marcin Pałys, the UW Rector, signed a letter of intent, between the University of Warsaw, University of Sorbonne, Centre National De La Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), and the Embassy of the French Republic to Poland, on strengthen research cooperation in the area of humanities and social sciences.
The organisation of remote meetings by the UW community
UW students, doctoral students and employees can organise or participate in remote meetings using computer tools. Thanks to G Suite for Education, it is possible to run online courses. One needs to set an account in the university domain and have access to a device with a camera and microphone (e.g. laptop or smartphone).
First results of research in Soba, capital city of the Medieval Kingdom of Alwa
The first season of archaeological fieldwork in the medieval city of Soba near Khartoum (Sudan) came to a close. A team of researchers from the Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology, University of Warsaw (PCMA UW) and the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology of the Polish Academy of the Sciences (IAE PAS) documented hitherto unknown districts of the capital city.
Visit of the President of Iceland to the UW
"Defending Asgard, independence and human rights. The use of history in current affairs” is the title of a lecture that Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, President of Iceland, will give at the University of Warsaw. The meeting is a part of his official visit of the politician to Poland.
Announcement concerning the occurrence of Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 in Italy
Following the recommendations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland and the Chief Sanitary Inspectorate, the University advises to: cancel trips to the 11 Italian municipalities in quarantine; contact UW Italian partners from the 11 municipalities in quarantine with a suggestion to postpone or cancel visits to the UW.
Seminar of Doctoral School of Social Sciences
On 25th February, Prof. Anna Matysiak from the UW Faculty of Economic Sciences, who recently received an ERC grant, will deliver a lecture entitled “Family and fertility in the dynamically changing world of work”. This lecture begins a series of meetings, being a part of the doctoral programme at the Doctoral School of Social Sciences.
Mobile version of student card at UW
A mobile student card is already available at UW. This is an electronic version of a student document with the same legal value as its traditional version. To download it, one should first install the Mobile USOS and “mObywatel” applications on their smartphone.
A new interpretation of the origin of dinosaurs
Palaeontologists from the UW Faculty of Biology have provided evidence that dinosaurs evolved directly from four-legged ancestors. Previously, it was believed that dinosaurs were evolved from two-legged animals. The results were published in the Journal of Anatomy.
Polish archaeologists to train tourist guides in Sudan
At Old Dongola, Sudan, Polish specialists are supporting local communities to opportunity as part of partnership building between the scholarly community and local inhabitants. The capital city of the Kingdom of Makuria, excavated by Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology, University of Warsaw (PCMA UW) teams for over 50 years, also has great tourist potential that is waiting to be discovered.
Prof. Anna Matysiak on her ERC grant
“In LABFER, we will investigate how the ongoing changes in the labour market, driven by globalisation and technological change, affect the family formation, in particular how they affect fertility,” says Prof. Anna Matysiak from UW, a recipient of an ERC Consolidator Grant 2019. Watch our video and find out more about LABFER.
Information meeting for international students
On 17th February, a new semester will begin. About 370 of international students will start their education at the University of Warsaw. They came here for short-term Erasmus+ and other international exchange programmes. The UW International Relations Office organised a special meeting for them on 12th February.
“Memory in Conflict” Winter School
Twenty-eight students and doctoral candidates from the 4EU+ universities take part in a winter school “Memory in Conflict”. The school is organised within the 4EU+ Flagship 2 “Europe in a changing world: Understanding and engaging societies, economies, cultures and languages”.
New “Nature Human Behaviour” publication co-authored by the researcher and student from UW
Prof. Michał Bilewicz from the Center for Research on Prejudice at the UW Faculty of Psychology and Olga Kuzawińska, a student of this faculty, are co-authors of the publication, which appeared on 27th January in "Nature Human Behaviour". The work concerns the impact of intergroup contact on support for collective action against discrimination among minorities and majorities.
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