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JU academic community holds a traditional Christmas meeting

19.12.2019
On 18 December 2019 the traditional Christmas meeting of the academic community took place at the Jagiellonian University. The participants included authorities of the Jagiellonian University and other higher education institutions from Kraków, members of the diplomatic corps, representatives of institutions of art and culture, as well as clergy of various denominations, including the Metropolitan Archbishop of Kraków Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz.
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JU research teams awarded in an international competition

19.12.2019
The National Science Centre has announced that two research teams from the JU Faculty of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Biotechnology have won the 2019 edition of the JPco-fuND 2 international call.
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Star Wars through the eyes of a physicist

19.12.2019
Star Wars is a cinematographic, artistic, technological and sociological phenomenon. George Lucas’ saga has millions of fans all over the world, whose total number is hard to estimate. Their community also includes physicists who approach the films from a more scientific point of view. Selected aspects of Star Wars have been analysed by Dr Witold Zawadzki, a physicist from the Faculty of Physics, Astronomy and Applied Computer Science of the Jagiellonian University.
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JU Botanical Garden has a new state-of-the-art greenhouse

12.12.2019
The construction of a new greenhouse in the JU Botanical Garden has recently been completed. The Victoria greenhouse complex had to be expanded because of a unique date palm grown there. The 150-year-old tree comes from the Canary Islands and is now recognised as a natural monument. The new greenhouse will be open to visitors from spring 2020.
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A unique butterfly in the collection of the Natural Sciences Education Centre

12.12.2019
Employees of the JU Natural Sciences Education Centre have been studying and cataloguing various species of butterflies worldwide, collaborating with the most important research centres and entomologists in Europe and America. Their work has resulted in several hundred papers and the discovery of nearly 300 new species from the tropical regions of Africa and South America.
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JU Rector awarded for services to Confucius Institute

11.12.2019
On December 10, at the closing ceremony of the 2019 International Chinese Language Education Conference organised by the Office of Chinese Language Council International / Confucius Institute Headquarters Hanban, the JU Rector Prof. Wojciech Nowak was presented with the honorary award for his services to the Centre for Chinese Language and Culture “Confucius Institute in Kraków”.
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History written anew

11.12.2019
Until relatively recently, many historians held a belief that fourteen centuries ago the streets of Constantinople were swarming with dead or dying people. It was thought that an unknown disease swept over the Byzantine Empire (and the rest of Europe), killing about half of its populace.
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