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The Żwirko and Wigura - two outstanding Polish pilots

Franciszek Żwirko, a military pilot, and Stanisław Wigura, an engineer and civilian pilot, co-founder of the RWD design team, were a unique aviation duo. In 1929, they made a tourist flight around Europe in a Polish plane, on a 5000 km route from Warsaw through Erfurt, Paris, Barcelona, Venice to Warsaw. They won many sports aviation competitions, in which they were invincible for several years. The Żwirko and Wigura duo won twice - in 1929 and 1930 - the first place in the South-West Polish...

Solidarity - not just a word for Poles

Not many Polish words have had an international career like this one's. In 1980s, the word "Solidarność" accustomed a global audience to Poland's political reality under the communist regime. It also introduced them to the outrageous Polish alphabet and pronunciation. The word first emerged in August 1980 in Gdańsk's Lenin Shipyard as the name of the first trade union (polish: związek zawodowy) NSZZ 'Solidarność', an organization devoted to defending workers’ rights. The organization, which...

The best city to live in Poland

If you ask foreigners about Poland, the first cities they will mention will be Kraków, Warsaw, Wrocław, Poznań and Gdańsk. But does it mean those are the best cities for living? It appears that it might not always be the case. A new report has found Gdynia to be the "happiest" Polish city to live in. Issued by Otodom and ThinkCo, the survey of 35,987 people showed Gdynia was followed by: Gdańsk, Zielona Góra, Tychy, Bielsko-Biała, Szczecin, Rzeszów, Katowice, Poznań and Kraków...

The Stefan Banach Scholarship Programme 2022 - how we level the playing field through science

Equalizing the standard of living across different regions of the world by educating citizens from developing countries, developing closer cooperation between Poland and different regions of the world by supporting the most talented students, and finally, the social responsibility of science – these are just some goals underlying the Stefan Banach Scholarship Programme, a joint initiative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange. The Stefan Banach...

Who will conquer Mars this year?

On September 9th-11th 2022, 16 teams from 7 countries will compete at the European Rover Challenge finals! European Rover Challenge is the largest event in the field of robotics and space in Europe. Under the catchwords "We inspire a new generation", they bring the universe closer to the public and raise awareness of the increasingly important role of modern technologies. Students, graduates and researchers from universities all around the world will participate in the robotics competition. All...

NAWA has announced the results of the Solidarity with Ukraine Programme!

Interest in the “Solidarity with Ukraine” programme was enormous. The academic and scientific community decided to support students and doctoral candidates who had to seek refuge in Poland because of the war across our eastern border, and to give them the opportunity for education. Over PLN 23.3 million was allocated for this purpose. As part of a government initiative, the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange (NAWA), in consultation with the academic and scientific community, developed...

The call for applications for the "Solidarity with Belarus - students" initiative has been announced!

This year's edition of the initiative addressed to students from Belarus is a continuation of last year's initiative "Solidarity with Belarus". Thanks to the introduced changes, citizens of Belarus will be able to submit applications under one of two paths until October 20. - The "Solidarity with Belarus" initiative is the best example of how Poland really supports the democratic aspirations of Belarusians. The scholarship financed by our government is a chance to fulfil the dreams of hundreds...

Scholarships under the Banach Programme Awarded

Scholarships under the Stefan Banach Programme , a joint initiative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Education and Science, and the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange, have been awarded. The Programme is addressed to young people from developing countries who wish to take up studies in Poland. This year, 260 applications from almost 30 countries were selected from among nearly 2,000 submissions. The largest groups of...

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