Dr Marcin Szwed from the Jagiellonian University Institute of Psychology and Prof. Laurent Cohen from the Brain and Spine Institute have been recognised for their innovative research on processes occurring in the brain when reading, whereas Prof. Jakub Zakrzewski from the JU Faculty of Physics, Astronomy and Applied Computer Science and Dr Dominique Delande from the National Centre for Scientific Research have been awarded for their achievements in the field of physics of quantum mechanical systems.Read More o JU researchers win the first Polish-French Science Award
On 19 November 2019, eminent Dutch biologist Prof. Nico van Straalen received the title of Doctor Honoris Causa of the Jagiellonian University.Read More o Nico van Straalen awarded with JU honorary doctorate
Not everyone finds it easy to delve into subject matter as complex as cognitive neuroscience and behavioural studies. For some, the very idea of exploring these issues seems redundant and pointless, since there is no apparent gain from studying them. Embodied cognition? Situated conceptualisation? What are they and what are they for? Since we’re nearing the upcoming lecture by Prof. Piotr Winkielman dedicated to this topic, a brief introduction is definitely in order.Read More o Where does the body end? Where does the mind begin?
Prof. Kaja Gadowska from the Jagiellonian University Institute of Sociology will hold the position of the Vice-President of the European Sociological Association (ESA). She was appointed by the ESA Executive Committee along with two other Vice-Presidents: Prof. Lígia Ferro from the University of Porto and Prof. Apostolos G. Papadopoulos from Harokopio University. In August Prof. Marta Soler-Gallart from the University of Barcelona was elected President of the organisation.Read More o Professor Kaja Gadowska becomes ESA Vice-President for 2019-2021
Prof. Maciej Pawłowski, the long-time Head of the JU MC Chair in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and a former Dean of the Faculty of Chemistry at the Jagiellonian University Medical College (JU MC) was awarded with the University of Montpellier Medal, which was presented during a meeting within the framework of the Polish-French year of Science, organised under the auspices of foreign affairs ministries of both countries.Read More o JU Professor honoured by the University of Montpellier
If the media reports are true, the Earth is currently facing rapid and extensive deforestation, which, if unchecked, will lead to extinction of thousands of animal species, and then mankind. What is the true scale of this problem and, if possible, how can it be solved?Read More o Not seeing the forest for the trees: consequences of mass deforestation
On 7 November, a meeting of representatives of the European Universities Initiative, an initiative bringing together leading European universities founded in order to increase the quality of education and competitiveness of European higher education institutions was held in Brussels. The Jagiellonian University, which belongs to the initiative as one of the founding members of UNA Europa alliance, was represented by the JU Vice-Rector for Research and Structural Funds Prof. Stanisław Kistryn.Read More o Building the universities of the future