University of Warsaw 2021
Passing year at a glance
Another year of education and research, climate change and sustainable development actions, positioning in rankings, as well as achievements of our scientists and students during the COVID-19 pandemic. Below there are selected most meaningful events that the UW community faced in the passing year.
The workshop “Metaverse as a promise of a bright future?”
Between 12th and 13th March 2022, the Laboratory of Media Studies UW is organising the online workshop “Metaverse as a promise of a bright future? – social interactions in a world of isolation” during the IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces. Submissions will be due on 12th January.
Archaeological research in Soba
Fieldwork in Soba, the former capital of the Kingdom of Alwa – today, a suburb of Khartoum – was paused for a mid-season break in mid-December. It was carried out by a team of specialists led by Dr Mariusz Drzewiecki from the Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology, University of Warsaw. The excavations revealed the remains of a medieval garden. It is the first this kind of a discovery in Soba.
Life of conodonts
Conodonts were the first vertebrates that used to live in oceans nearly 500 milion years ago. Their teeth are the most often studied fossils. The research by UW doctoral candidate helps to reveal the life cycle and position occupied in the earliest foodwebs by these marine animals.
A Ceremonial Renewal of the Doctorate of Prof. Ewa Wipszycka-Bravo
A Polish historian and humanities professor who studies Christian culture in ancient times and the Middle Ages. On 15th December in the Senate Hall of Kazimierzowski Palace, a ceremonial renewal of a doctorate was held for Prof. Ewa Wipszycka-Bravo.
UW Physicists in ”Nature”
Scientists from the Faculty of Physics at the University of Warsaw led by Prof. Michał Tomza, together with the experimental group of Prof. Tobias Schaetz from the University of Freiburg, were the first to observe Feshbach resonances between single ion and ultracold atoms. The results of their work have been published in “Nature”. The article has also been highlighted on the journal’s cover.
How to weigh an invisible object?
Scientists from the Astronomical Observatory of the University of Warsaw (OAUW), in collaboration with a global team of astronomers, observed the brightening of a star due to the passage of a dark object close to the path of light rays. Thanks to the phenomenon of gravitational microlensing, it was possible to weigh an invisible object with surprisingly high accuracy. Its mass is slightly greater
Pink Boxes in UW
The University of Warsaw takes part in the nationwide campaign against period poverty. The so called ”Pink Boxes” are installed in a number of UW sites. Each box is equipped with free sanitary products for any girl, woman and person who menstruate. The action is co-organised with the Pink Box Foundation.
UW Rector’s letter to the academic community
We are publishing the letter from Prof. Alojzy Z. Nowak, UW Rector. The letter presents the UW authorities attitude to the pandemic reaching the territory of our country. It also refers to the last spring decision on a regular mode of study in the University of Warsaw.
The Climate Change and Sustainable Development Agenda
Facing the climate change and its consequent challenges, the UW Rector’s Team for Ecology and Climate Crisis has issued a document that describes strategic ”milestones” to be achieved by the University of Warsaw in the forthcoming years. The Agenda refers to the Sustainable Development Goals adopted by the United Nations.
A New Student Residence Hall at the Sluzewiec Campus
Prof. Alojzy Z. Nowak, UW Rector, and Mota-Engil Central Europe company representatives signed an agreement for construction and assembly works on a new student residence hall at the Sluzewiec Campus. This is one of the plans under the UW Multiannual Programme. The works are starting this year.
December with VC UW
On the 3rd December the University Volunteer Centre (UVC) will be celebrating the 8th anniversary, and the International Volunteer Day 2 days later as well. To commemorate these events, UVC and volunteers prepare several actions and activities like “Mission: Christmas Card” or a pet food bank called “Filling in Pets’ Bellies”.
Final session of two EIT Food programmes
A double recap under EIT Food PSRAL (Public Sector Representatives Activity Line) – coordinated by the UW Faculty of Management – EIT Food RIS Government Executive Academy (GEA) and EIT Food RIS Research Infrastructure Network (RIN) will be held on 1st December.
Online meeting on the legalisation of stay in Poland
On 24th and 25th November, Welcome Point organises two informational meetings on the legalisation of stay in Poland. During the webinar, participants will learn the most important legal aspects regarding their residence in Poland during their studies and after graduation. The application deadline is 22nd November.
4EU+ Annual Meeting in Heidelberg: Coverage
“The 4EU+ European University Alliance is an excellent example of successful international collaboration, based on a common idea of the European University that builds on academic freedom and autonomy,” stressed Prof. Bernhard Eitel, Rector of Heidelberg University. More than 160 representatives of the six-member universities participated in this year’s 4EU+ Annual Meeting.
200th anniversary of UW 4EU Alliance 4EU Plus 4EU+ admissions archaeology archeology Astronomical Observatory astronomy awards BUW Centre of New Technologies competitions cooperation COVID-19 discovery doctoral candidates doctoral students education employees Erasmus+ ERC european commission Faculty of Physics grants open lectures PCMA physics Polish language publications ranking rankings Recruitment Rector research researchers science scientific conferences students Study in Poland Ukraine Vice-Rector visits Welcome Point workshops