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Gowin: We need to reflect on new solutions for universities

We need to reflect together on new system solutions, leading to the adoption - in this term - of a new law on higher education - said Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Science and Higher Education Jarosław Gowin. Ministry of Science and Higher Education held a gala of the "Law 2.0" competition. Three competitive teams selected in the competition will receive 300 thousand zlotys grants to prepare guidelines for the new Law on Higher Education. The teams will also conduct a public consultation

Nearly 103 million euros for Poland for Erasmus+ in 2016

Poland will receive nearly 103 million euros for the implementation of the EU’s Erasmus+ in 2016. The biggest budget - exceeding 45 million euros - will be at the disposal of the higher education sector. European Union programme Erasmus+ was launched in January 2014. It replaced several previous educational programs, including "Learning for Life" and "Youth in Action". It will run until 2020, with the total budget of € 14.7 billion, of which in 2016 - 2.2 billion. It is planned that during its

Ten Polish teams want to take part in the University Rover Challenge

Ten teams from Polish registered to participate in the international competition of Mars rovers: University Rover Challenge that will take place in the United States on 2 - 4 June. In total, 63 teams from 12 countries want to compete. University Rover Challenge (URC) is a prestigious international competition of Mars rovers built by students. The event takes place in the American desert in Utah near Mars base analogue MDRS. Student rovers have to perform a number of tasks. They will have to

Four young Poles among the winners of ERC grants

Two Poles who will conduct research in Poland, and two - abroad received prestigious Starting Grants of the European Research Council (ERC). On Friday, the ERC announced that grants with a total value of 429 million euros had been awarded to 291 young scientists. The competition results are summarized in the European Commission release sent to PAP. Among this year's grants winners are two scientists who will carry out research in Poland - both associated wit the Faculty of Mathematics, Computer

Foundation for Polish Science Prizes, so-called Polish Nobel Prizes presented

Foundation for Polish Science Prize, sometimes called the "Polish Nobel Prize", was presented in Warsaw to three scientists. The winners are Stanisław Penczek, Kazimierz Rzążewski and Jerzy Jedlicki. The prize amount is 200 thousand zlotys. During the ceremony, one of the winners, Prof. Kazimierz Rzążewski spoke about the problems of the academic community and wished that the new Minister of Science and Higher Education Jarosław Gowin try to instil the ideas of de-regulation in Polish science

The government has adopted the provisions on the programme "Studies for the Outstanding"

On October 20th the Council of Ministers adopted on a resolution and issued a regulation on the government programme "Studies for the Outstanding". The programme provides financial support for outstanding students who wish to study at the world’s best universities. The legal basis for the establishment and implementation of the "Studies for outstanding" has been created by the amendment to the Law on Higher Education and the Income Tax Law, signed in June by the president. Implementation of the

65 young scientists leave for internships at foreign research centres

65 young scientists will soon leave to conduct research in reputable foreign scientific centres. Ministry of Science announced the results of the fourth edition of the Mobility Plus programme. Its winners will receive up to 10 thousand zlotys scholarships. Mobility Plus programme of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education is designed to help young researchers to advance their research careers. Its winners participate in scientific research or R&D work carried out in centres abroad,

255 outstanding young scientists with Minister of Science scholarships

255 outstanding young researchers received scholarships from the Minister of Science and Higher Education. In the 10th edition of the competition, Ministry of Science allocated more than 48 million zlotys to scholarships. The winners will receive more than 5 thousand zlotys per month for 3 years. Minister of Science and Higher Education scholarships are awarded to outstanding young researchers who conduct high-quality research and have impressive scientific achievements on an international

50 PhD positions offered by CORPOICA

Colombian Corporation for Agricultural Research (CORPOICA) has opened a call for 50 PhD positions in areas related with scientific knowledge and developing agricultural technologies. The purpose is improving production competitiveness and strengthening Colombia´s scientific and technological capacities. Corpoica has 13 research centers located in the country’s different agricultural regions which carry out research in vegetables, fruits, permanent crops, transitory crops, roots and tubers,

Diamond Grants went to outstanding students-researchers

On Wednesday, 78 people received Diamond Grants - scholarships for outstanding students-researchers from the Ministry of Science and Higher Education. The grants with a total value of 14 million zlotys open the way to faster doctorates. During the ceremony of awarding Diamond Grants, Minister of Science and Higher Education, Prof. Lena Kolarska-Bobińska pointed out: "to change the Polish science is not to make fantastic inventions, but also to change institutions, rules of the game, affect the