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JU Rector visits Chinese institutions of higher education

13.12.2017
From 9 to 13 December 2017 the Jagiellonian University delegation led by the Rector Prof. Wojciech Nowak paid a visit to China. The delegation also included the Rector’s Proxy for Internationalisation and Head of the JU Institute of the Middle and Far East Prof. Adam Jelonek, Dean of the JU Faculty of International and Political Studies Prof. Zdzisław Mach, Director of the Confucius Institute in Kraków Dr Joanna Wardęga, and Dr Małgorzata Osińska.
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The Jagiellonian University awarded the Human Resources Excellence in Research logo

08.12.2017
On 6 December 2017 the Jagiellonian University gained permission to use the Human Resources Excellence in Research logo, which is awarded by the European Commission within the framework of the Human Resources Strategy for Researchers, aimed to improve the quality of working life of researchers. The goal is to increase the number of staff in European research institutions.
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JU signs an agreement with Hong Kong PolyU

08.12.2017
On 7 December, JU Vice-Rector for Research and Structural Funds Prof. Stanisław Kistryn met with Hong Kong Polytechnic University Prof. Philip C. H. Chan to sign a Memorandum of Understanding, establishing cooperation between the two universities.
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A merry old man? Not necessarily. The secret history of Santa Claus

07.12.2017
As Christmas approaches, we’d like to take readers on a journey following the footsteps of Santa Claus in Eastern European culture. Dr Maciej Czeremski from the JU Institute of Religious Studies will be our guide.
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JU Mathematician re-elected to Science Europe Governing Board

05.12.2017
Prof. Zbigniew Błocki from the JU Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, the Director of the National Science Centre, will serve second term as a member of the Governing Board of Science Europe, an International Organization that brings together 43 research funding and research performing European institutions.
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JU expands cooperation with Dalian University of Foreign Languages

30.11.2017
On 30 November 2017 the Jagiellonian University was visited by a delegation from Dalian University of Foreign Languages (DUFL) – one of the leading Chinese higher education institutions specialising in language studies, which also offers study programmes in a number of other disciplines.
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Can trees eliminate smog in cities?

29.11.2017
Just like other plants, trees produce oxygen. So technically, the more trees we plant, the more oxygen we’ll get. Is it that simple? Can we get rid of smog in cities by planting a large number of trees? Unfortunately, the answer is not that obvious. We asked Dr Piotr Klepacki from the JU Institute of Botany for an explanation.
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