The Ministry of Science and Education has granted funding to cover the subscription costs of the journals Nature and Science. They will form part of the Virtual Library of Science, operated by the ICM UW.
Thanks to the efforts of the Conference of Rectors of Academic Schools in Poland and the University of Warsaw, the funding of the Nature and Science subscriptions by the Ministry of Science and Education has been restored. The amount allocated for the licences purchase is PLN11 470 125.
In his 7 February letter to Prof. Alojzy Z. Nowak, the UW Rector, the Minister supported the wish of the academic community to improve the quality of Polish research and its recognition outside the country.
The Virtual Library of Science is made out of scientific databases. They are maintained by the UW Interdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical and Computational Modelling in cooperation with Polish academic libraries.