University of Warsaw Breakthroughs

The University’s teams have acquired recognition of the worldwide academic milieu in many areas of knowledge. Research projects and discoveries by the University’s scholars, in the fields of Natural Sciences as much as in the Humanities and Social Sciences, have won greatest respect.

The following are examples of projects, publications and discoveries by scholars from the University of Warsaw in the academic year 2023/2024, which were of fundamental importance to the development of their disciplines.


Ferronematic with twist

Synthetic molecular machines

Extreme neck elongation in archosaurs

The ultra-long-period Cepheid

Record-mass black hole discovered by the Gaia mission

Research on riboswitches

Fish personalities

New perspectives in tumour treatment

Groundbreaking research on mRNA

On the habits of mammals during the pandemic

Flexible links

Archaeological research in Oman

On migration in the Roman Empire

Plastic shells

One of the most interesting discoveries

Various nematodes


Quantum complexity

Archaeological discoveries in Georgia

Monitoring fungal biodiversity

Prehistoric finds by UW biologists

Boomerang-like beams of light

Tasmanian devil with unprecedented flares

Lady from Ampato

Twilight zone reefs

Study of brain cells

A religious tattoo from mediaeval Nubia

A way to reduce carbone dioxide


UW in the global citation ranking

Innovative chemical sensors


New technology of perovskite photovoltaic cells

UW researchers’ paper in “Nature Photonics”

The highest energy gamma rays ever from a pulsar

UW data analysts awarded

Additional information

Our University is present in more than 20 countries in 5 continents through archaeological excavations, ethnography and cultural studies research.

Some sites have been the subject of our research even for several decades. The archaeologists who investigate the ancient Egypt have at their disposal the University’s Research Station in Cairo, established in 1959. Polish telescopes operate at the Las Campanas Observatory in the Atacama Desert, Chile, where UW astronomers perform large-scale sky surveys.

Map "Our presence in the world" (open in a new window)


UW in QS World University Rankings 2025

Awards in the ACADEMIA 2024 competition

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2024


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