Inauguration of the 2021/2022 academic year
On 1st October, at 2. pm, the solemn ceremony of the new academic year at the University of Warsaw took place. Karol Husman, an Adjunct Professor at Stanford University, working on robotics and machine learning, delivered the first academic lecture entitled “Unordered thoughts of machines”. The recorded inauguration is available on the UW website.
“Arm in arm” campaign
“I care about others”, “I believe in science”, “I want to travel around the world”, “I want to study normally”, “I want to live a normal life”, “I want to live” – these are the reasons to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The “Arm in arm” campaign has started at the University of Warsaw.
The organisation of education at UW in the 2021/2022 academic year
The new academic year will begin on 1st October. Prof. Alojzy Z. Nowak, Rector of the University of Warsaw, has defined the rules for the organisation of education in the upcoming academic year 2021/2022 and the rules for the organisation of online classes, examinations and credits.
Detection of gravitational waves from star-eating black holes
Scientists from the UW Astronomical Observatory have contributed to the discovery of binary systems consisting of a black hole and a neutron star (NSBH). The existence of these systems was predicted by astronomers several decades ago, but they had never been observed, either through electromagnetic or gravitational signals, until now.
Prof. Henryk Samsonowicz, the University of Warsaw Rector in the years 1980–1982, passed away
Prof. Henryk Samsonowicz was an eminent historian specialising in medieval Poland. The protection of university students and employees was one of his main tasks while holding various academic posts. In 1989, he participated in Poland's Round Table Talks. A few months later, Prof. Samsonowicz became minister of education in the first government led by a non-communist since World War II.
New English-language study programmes at UW
The University of Warsaw offers over 100 study programmes in humanities, social, exact and natural sciences, as well as interdisciplinary ones. There are also degree programmes entirely conducted in English. This year, prospective students may choose from two new study programmes in English: Machine Learning, and Religions of Asia and Africa: Buddhism, Islam and Others.
UW and its operation as of 20th March
The Rector of the University of Warsaw has issued an ordinance on the operation of UW in the state of the epidemic, announced as of 20th March 2021. The document published on 19th March 2021, changes§ 17a included in Rector’s ordinance No. 217, issued on 29th September 2020.
2020 at a glance
It has been a calendar year that will long be remembered by everyone. 2020 at the University of Warsaw saw, e.g. different rules for university operations during a COVID-19 pandemic, change of the UW authorities, ground-breaking research projects, national and international successes of UW employees and students. We present selected facts of the last year.
Second ERC grant awarded to Professor Justyna Olko
The European Research Council has announced the winners of its latest Consolidator Grant competition. Among them is Professor Justyna Olko from the Faculty of “Artes Liberales” of the University of Warsaw who has received funding for implementing the MULTILING-HIST project. The project addresses the complex, multi-level dimensions of historical and contemporary multilingualism.
An Earth-sized rogue planet discovered in the Milky Way
Our Galaxy may be teeming with rogue planets, gravitationally unbound to any star. An international team of scientists, led by Polish astronomers from the University of Warsaw, has announced the discovery of the smallest Earth-sized free-floating planet found to date.
Two ERC Starting Grants for researchers from the UW Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Mechanics
Dr. Wojciech Czerwiński and Dr. Michał Pilipczuk from the UW Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Mechanics have received prestigious European Research Council grants. Their teams will analyse problems related to infinite state systems and solve difficult research problems using fast computational methods.
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