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Locust swarms in Africa. Part I: Causes

17.03.2020
World media is abuzz with incoming news of the severe plague of locusts that has befallen Africa. The massive increase in numbers began in Somalia and Ethiopia, with swarms of about 150 million insects moving to Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. We asked JU Institute of Zoology and Biomedical Research entomologist Prof. Stanisław Knutelski to tell us more about the phenomenon’s root causes.
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JU scientist co-authors an article in Nature Physics

13.03.2020
Prof. Andrzej M. Oleś from the JU Institute of Theoretical Physics participated in an international research project on the Verwey transition in magnetite (Fe3O4). The studies highlight the strength of ultrafast pump-probe experiments and first-principles calculations in uncovering the critical character of collective modes associated with charge-orbital-lattice order.
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JU researchers moot a mixed origin of life

12.03.2020
How did life begin? Researchers at the Małopolska Centre of Biotechnology (MCB) of the Jagiellonian University have recently outlined how this may have occurred in a paper published in Trends in Ecology and Evolution.
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Lectures, classes and events cancelled due to coronavirus threat

10.03.2020
Due to the spread of coronavirus in Europe, the Jagiellonian University authorities have decided to cancel or postpone a number of upcoming events. For the details, please contact the event organisers.
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Jagiellonian Universiy restricts foreign travel

09.03.2020
The Rector of the Jagiellonian University has decided that all work- and study-related foreign travel to and from the Jagiellonian University as well as visits by foreign guests are temporarily prohibited.
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Kraków Rectors issue a statement on coronavirus prevention

04.03.2020
The Council of Rectors of Higher Education Institutions of Kraków, presided over by the Rector of the Jagiellonian University Prof. Wojciech Nowak, has issued a statement on preventive measures that will be taken in order to contain further spread of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. The document was drawn up together with Anna Budzanowska, Undersecretary of State at the Ministry of Science and Higher Education.
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University Hospital enters into partnership with Olympus

03.03.2020
A landmark agreement between the University Hospital in Kraków and Olympus Corporation was signed in Collegium Novum. It envisages the establishment of the Olympus Regional Reference Centre at the University Hospital, which will provide physicians and students with access to cutting-edge technologies and innovative solutions in the field of endoscopy and allow the creation of the best training facility in this field in Central-Eastern Europe.
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