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.
ERC Starting Grant for Dr. Michał Pilipczuk
Dr. Michał Pilipczuk is a computer scientist at the UW Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Mechanics. The European Research Council has awarded him a Starting Grant for his BOBR project. The scientist, together with his team, will try to solve discrete problems in networks using their structural and decomposition properties.
University of Warsaw Annual Report 2019
Once a year, a report featuring essential information on the university activity is compiled. The University of Warsaw Annual Report 2019 includes significant data on UW. The UW Executive Summary and annexes are available in the English language. On 24th June, the UW Senate adopted the document.
Prof. Alojzy Z. Nowak elected the UW rector
On 17th June, the UW Electoral College elected Prof. Alojzy Z. Nowak who will become the University of Warsaw rector in 2020-2024. He received mmm votes. There were three candidates: Prof. Alojzy Z. Nowak, Prof. Paweł Strzelecki, and Prof. Andrzej Tarlecki.
Latest information and advice for the UW community during the coronavirus pandemic
Following the new ordinances of the UW rector, online teaching and learning will continue, except classes which cannot be conducted remotely. It is possible to work remotely, perform work on a roster basis or under the flexible working-time system. On 26th May, Prof. Marcin Pałys issued an ordinance which introduces changes – specifies – some of the provisions of the document published on 21st May
New guidance for studying and working during coronavirus outbreak
The University of Warsaw is continually monitoring the situation regarding the coronavirus pandemic. On 7th April, the UW rector issued a new order on studying and working arrangements at the University of Warsaw. Measures brought in by UW aim to prevent the spread of COVID-19 among the UW community.
ERC awarded its Advanced Grant to a UW scientist
Prof. Stefan Dziembowski from the UW Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Mechanics has been awarded an ERC Advanced Grant for his project entitled “Smart-Contract Protocols: Theory for Applications”. PROCONTRA is an acronym for the project.
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).
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