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Project of the JU Institute of Culture among Erasmus+ grant winners

Project of the JU Institute of Culture among Erasmus+ grant winners

12.02.2021
The project run by a consortium of two academic centres from Poland, as well as from Greece and Malta, under the leadership of the JU Institute of Culture, won a 212,187 euro grant within the framework of the Erasmus+ programme. The joint undertaking aims to foster the development of research and teaching staff as well as educational opportunities in the field of new immersive technologies for artists and culture and media managers.
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SOLARIS: researchers to check how and when cancer begins in cells

SOLARIS: researchers to check how and when cancer begins in cells

10.02.2021
Scientists at the SOLARIS National Synchrotron Radiation Centre in Kraków want to check how cancer begins to develop in cells by testing tissues from head and neck tumours. Researchers from the Medical University of Silesia, the University of Silesia in Katowice and the Jagiellonian University, are using synchrotron radiation to carry out pioneering research on tissues.
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MINDtheGEPs: New project promotes gender equality action in seven European research institutions

MINDtheGEPs: New project promotes gender equality action in seven European research institutions

08.02.2021
A new European research project prepares the ground for structural changes to promote gender equality in public and private research organisations. Led by the University of Turin, the four-year MINDtheGEPs project will identify good practice and help shape measures to reduce gender imbalances in seven research institutions and generate data to support the development of national and European policy for gender equality in research performing organisations.
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COVID-19 – a respiratory or systemic disease? JU virologists seek answers

COVID-19 – a respiratory or systemic disease? JU virologists seek answers

04.02.2021
Although it is commonly thought that SARS-CoV-2 replicates in the lungs, infected patients often complain about symptoms affecting the digestive tract, heart, cardio-vascular system, kidneys, nervous system or pancreas. This raises an important question: is COVID-19 a systemic disease, or simply a respiratory one? Virologists from the JU Małopolska Centre of Biotechnology – Aleksandra Synowiec, Artur Szczepański, Emilia Barreto-Duran, Laurensius Kevin Lie and Prof. Krzysztof Pyrć – are working on answering it.
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Jagiellonian University supports the Polish quantum research development programme

Jagiellonian University supports the Polish quantum research development programme

03.02.2021
Eight research institutions have signed a letter of intent regarding joint work on quantum research development. This umbrella initiative will cover all manner of activities carried out at a number of scientific centres in Poland. Additionally, researchers expect assistance from both national and regional government as well as establishment of a long term quantum research programme similar to ones that can be found in other countries.
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JU Botanical Garden hosts an unusual visitor

JU Botanical Garden hosts an unusual visitor

01.02.2021
The Jagiellonian University Botanical Garden has been recently inhabited by a fox. The animal is unafraid of people and seems to feel at home. The uninvited guest digs up flowerbeds and hunts birds. Despite these mischiefs, the garden staff do not intend to get rid of the predator - they are even planning to hold a contest to name it.
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Three JU researchers awarded with the Duncan Black Prize

Three JU researchers awarded with the Duncan Black Prize

26.01.2021
Three scholars working within interdisciplinary teams from the JU Centre for Quantitative Research in Political Science – Prof. Jarosław Flis (JU Institute of Journalism, Media and Social Communication), Prof. Wojciech Słomczyński (JU Institute of Mathematics) and Dr Dariusz Stolicki (JU Institute of Political Science and International Relations) – have received an award for the best paper published in 2020 in the Public Choice journal.
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