Research career development and mobility
Apart from international research programmes, international and intersectoral mobility is a key factor in the development of a scientific career, self-improvement and education. As part of the information campaign called “HR Excellence in Research at the UW in June” we are describing university initiatives regarding this issue.
Internationalisation and mobility support actions
The University of Warsaw introduces a number of support initiatives within internationalisation and mobility to help visiting employees, doctoral candidates and students. Here we are presenting the actions under the “HR Excellence in Research at the UW in June” campaign.
Fair, transparent and merit-based recruitment and career
As set in the European Charter of Researchers, universities are bound to progress their researchers’ development, whereas researchers are obliged to develop their skills and qualifications. The actions should aim at minimising the employment uncertainty while increasing the employability.
The Gender Equality Plan for the employees and students who need to combine professional work with caring for children, “We are all equal” campaign, “The Anti-Discrimination Guidebook”, provide examples of the actions undertaken by the UW against any non-discrimination behaviour. Here, we are discussing the ongoing actions and planned activities to ensure equality issues at the UW.
Benefits of the HR Excellence in Research
The HR Excellence in Research is a voluntary tool. The gained award identifies the institution as committed to support researchers’ skills and careers, and provide them with a good working environment. In February, the University of Warsaw entered the process of the renewal of the award from the European Commission.
The evaluation of the implemented Human Resources Strategy for Researchers at the UW
The Education Quality Evaluation Unit has reported the results of the survey among academic teachers. The aim of the survey was to evaluate the implementation process of the requirements stated in the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers.
A symbol of trust
The University of Warsaw has entered the renewal procedure of the HR Excellence in Research award. Prof. Sambor Grucza, Vice-Rector for Cooperation and Human Resources, is discussing the consequent changes that the distinction triggers and their influence on the university.
4EU+ workshops on Open Science
What is Open Science? What happens with a scientific publication between the time of writing and the formatted paper published in an academic journal? What are the Creative Commons licenses? These aspects of Open Science will be explored during a series of online workshops organised by the universities of the 4EU+ Alliance, including the University of Warsaw. Registration is open now.
“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.
Optical billiards on a microscale
“Light offers a chance to revolutionise electronics. The electrons underlying the basis of this field of science encounter resistance as they move along a metal wire or a semiconductor layer. However, light can propagate through semiconductor crystals practically without losses, so it can be used instead of electrons to streamline logical operations,” says Dr. Jan Suffczyński from UW.
European experts address the COVID-19 pandemic
How should Europe deal with the COVID-19 pandemic in the future? Which strategies should be pursued, and what specific risks should be considered? European scientists, including Prof. Ewa Szczurek from the UW Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Mechanics, have published answers to these questions. The results of their work are available in journal “The Lancet”.
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.
How to convert solar energy into green electricity or green fuel? How to make the process of artificial photosynthesis more efficient? The answer to these questions was developed by a research team led by Prof. Joanna Kargul and Dr. Margot Jacquet from the Center of New Technologies at UW. Scientists have created a universal chemical platform for the nanostructuring of electroactive proteins.
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”.
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