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657th Academic Year started at the Jagiellonian University

657th Academic Year started at the Jagiellonian University

01.10.2020
1 October 2020 marked the start of the academic year 2020/2021 at the Jagiellonian University. “When the new academic year begins, we always take a look back at the history of our University, which has been full of great events, but also of difficult times. The academic community was able to live through these hardships with perseverance, determination and wisdom. This gives us hope that we will also overcome the current crisis caused by the pandemic”, said the JU Rector Prof. Jacek Popiel.
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Young JU mathematicians win awards at an international contest

Young JU mathematicians win awards at an international contest

29.09.2020
The participants of a tutoring programme run by the Jagiellonian University Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science have won six medals at the International Mathematical Olympiad. This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the participants solved problems in their home countries under the supervision of cameras and impartial observers.
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Jagiellonian University will promote Polish culture in the United States

Jagiellonian University will promote Polish culture in the United States

28.09.2020
Promoting Polish language and culture among the academic community of the Northern Illinois University is the main aim of the project of Dr Rafał Młyński from the JU Faculty of Polish Studies, who has just received funding from the National Agency for Academic Exchange.
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Una Europa Future University Lab: a new way of creating universities of the future

Una Europa Future University Lab: a new way of creating universities of the future

28.09.2020
Innovative ideas developed within the framework of Una Europa require just as innovative form of collaboration. One of the strategic actions carried out by Una Europa is the Future University Lab project initiated by the Jagiellonian University. It was designed as a living laboratory aimed to create a space for a debate on the future role of universities in the society, develop new tools and models for scientific and educational cooperation within the European higher education system as well as assess and plan the future activities of Una Europa.
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Quark and neutron stars: how do we tell them apart?

Quark and neutron stars: how do we tell them apart?

25.09.2020
Matter found in the densest stars in the Universe – initially known as radio pulsars – poses a frustrating problem for astrophysicists. Theoretical projections allow for two possibilities: they are either neutron stars or quark stars (also known as strange stars). To tell these two types apart through observation was previously thought impossible. However, physicists from the Jagiellonian University and Cracow University of Technology have recently discovered new features of quark stars that may help discern them from neutron stars.
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JU visited by the Ambassador of Peru

JU visited by the Ambassador of Peru

22.09.2020
On 22 September 2020 the Ambassador of Peru to Poland Alberto Salas Barahona paid a visit to the Jagiellonian University together with the Consul General of Peru to Kraków Marcin Mazgaj. The diplomats were received in Collegium Novum by the Rector of the Jagiellonian University Prof. Jacek Popiel, accompanied by the JU Vice-Rector for International Relations Prof. Dorota Malec.
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Signs of life in Venus' atmosphere?

Signs of life in Venus' atmosphere?

18.09.2020
On 14 September information about the discovery of possible signs of life on Venus hit the news headlines around the world, following the publication of the results of a study by an international research team in the prestigious journal Nature Astronomy. In fact, at the moment the scientists are cautious about making any specific conclusions, as they haven’t found any microorganisms, but a chemical compound known as phosphine. What is significant is that according to our current knowledge, its formation on Venus wouldn’t be possible without biological processes.
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