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
Every year on 6 November, Kraków higher education institutions observe the Academic Remembrance Day to commemorate both the departed members of the academic community and the victims of Sonderaktion Krakau, a Nazi operation carried out in 1939 as part of a larger effort to eradicate the Polish intellectual elite. 2019 marks the 80th anniversary of those terrible events.Read More o 80th Anniversary of Nazi Sonderaktion Krakau
‘Today the Jagiellonian University is proud to open a hospital worthy of the 21st century’, said the JU Rector Prof. Wojciech Nowak at the opening ceremony of the largest and most advanced medical centre in Poland, which will receive its first patients in less than a month.Read More o New University Hospital opened in Kraków-Prokocim
Ten international research projects have been selected in the BiodivERsA Call 2018 competition co-organised by the National Science Centre. Amongst the winning projects there are six that feature scientists from Poland, and one of them is Dr Michał Filipiak from the JU Faculty of Biology.Read More o International research on balancing the diet of wild bees
Dr Marcin Grabowski from the JU Faculty of International and Political Studies has become a member of the six-person Executive Council of the Central and Eastern European International Studies Association (CEEISA) in the years 2019-2022. The other five Council members represent research institutions from Great Britatin, Germany, the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Serbia.Read More o JU researcher elected to the governing body of an international association
For the second time in a row, the Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to an African. Though many people believed the Prize would go to Greta Thunberg or the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the Nobel Committee decided to award the Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali for resolving the conflict in Eritrea. We asked Prof. Robert Kłosowicz, head of the Jagiellonian Centre for African Studies, to explain the significance of awarding two subsequent Nobel Peace Prizes to people from the war-torn continent of Africa.Read More o Another Nobel Peace Prize for Africa: what does it mean?