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.
Obesity is a risk factor for diseases such as type II diabetes, heart disease and fatty liver disease. An international research team, to which researchers from the UW Faculty of Chemistry belong, identified a new factor that offers a potential new therapeutic strategy for obesity. Their study has now been published in the prestigious journal “Nature Metabolism”.
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.
Dr. Thurston C. Hicks as a co-author of the paper in “International Journal of Primatology”
The article entitled “The Relationship Between Tool Use and Prey Availability in Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii) of Northern Democratic Republic of Congo” has been published in “International Journal of Primatology” magazine. Its first author is Dr. Thurston C. Hicks from the UW Faculty of "Artes Liberales".
Videos of the UW rector and vice-rectors conveying updates on the current situation at the university
In the video, dedicated to all UW students, doctoral candidates and employees, Prof. Marcin Pałys, the University of Warsaw rector spoke about current and future challenges, and ways to cope with them. He expressed his gratitude to members of the UW community for their work and commitment.
SUNRISE and ENERGY-X joint cooperation: a major step towards building a climate neutral EU
Representatives from the EU Horizon 2020 Coordination and Support Actions (CSAs) SUNRISE and ENERGY-X announced their joint cooperation during the 14th European Congress on Catalysis, EuropaCat 2019. The two initiatives will continue to pursue their roadmapping actions until February 2020, when they plan to merge in a new initiative, with a new name.
Meat-eating habits of the chimpanzees of DR Congo: the latest research from Dr. Thurston C. Hicks of the UW Faculty of “Artes Liberales”
In 1989, deep inside the Ituri Forest, Dr John Hart and radio tracker Nobirabo encountered 2 adult male chimpanzees crouched over the carcass of a radio-collared okapi which had just been killed by a leopard. What happened next is described in a chapter of the new book “Chimpanzee Behaviour: Recent Understandings from Captivity and the Forest”.
Six universities in 4EU+
„Six partners, three challenges, one vision” that is a motto of 4EU+. The University of Warsaw, Charles University, Heidelberg University, Sorbonne University, that belong to the 4EU Alliance, join forces with the University of Copenhagen and University of Milan. Six partners created the 4EU+ consortium and submitted an application in the Erasmus+ “European Universities” call.
The letter of intent between UW and WUM
On 16th October, the University of Warsaw and the Medical University of Warsaw signed a letter of intent on the creation of their federation. Both universities want to carry out joint research projects, run joint courses, and enable their students and employees to use facilities of a partner university. UW and WUM want to formalise their cooperation in October 2019.
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