New PAS Leadership

The new President, Vice Presidents, and Chancellor of the Polish Academy of Sciences received their appointments on 29 December 2022. Their terms of office begin on 1 January 2023.

Prof. Marek Konarzewski received his nomination for the post of Read more


PAS support of Ukrainian scientists in the long term

The Academy is launching a new program for researchers. The change from supporting individuals to research groups will provide stability for a period of 3 years and a chance for Ukrainian researchers to develop. The new program will attract Read more


Conference summarizing PAS activities for Ukraine in 2022

What activities have been undertaken for the support of researchers from Ukraine? What are the plans for the future? This was discussed at a meeting of representatives of PAS and other organizations.

The meeting „Support for scholars from Ukraine: Read more

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Long-term program to support Ukrainian research teams

Final results are available at PAN

Long-term program to support Ukrainian research teams at the Polish Academy of Sciences, carried out in collaboration with the U.S. National Academy of Sciences with the support of external partners. The U.S. National Read more


Polish Academy of Sciences recognized for its support of Ukrainian researchers

President of the Polish Academy of Sciences Prof. Jerzy Duszyński have been awarded for assistance provided to Ukrainian scientists. Together with him, Prof. Marcia McNutt received an honorary doctorate.

Honorary doctorate for PAS and NAS

Doctor honoris causa is Read more

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ERC Starting Grant for PAS researcher

Over 400 young scientists have been awarded this year’s European Research Council Starting Grants. Four of them will be implemented in Poland, including one at the PAS institute.

ERC Grants for young researchers

The European Research Council (ERC) has Read more


PAS experts on the restoration of the ecosystem of the Oder river

Can we learn from the German experience of restoring river ecosystem in case of the Oder river? Experts from Poland and Germany addressed this issue in an article devoted to the ecological disaster in the Oder. The text was Read more


Scientists designed system identifying dual quality

Can you think of a product that is identically branded but differs significantly in quality or composition depending on the country in which it is sold? A group of researchers including scientists from the PAS Institute of Computer Science Read more


Two PAS researchers among the laureates of the FNP Prizes

Professors Marcin Nowotny and Bartosz Grzybowski, both from the institutes of the Polish Academy of Sciences, received this year’s awards of the Foundation for the Polish Science (FNP). Informally known as the “Polish Nobel Prizes” the FNP awards have Read more


USD 3 million for science in Ukraine

An international group was formed to advance Ukrainian science and support researchers. It comprises nine scientific organizations. For this purpose the group received USD 3 million donation from the Breakthrough Prize Foundation.

Several scientific organizations joined forces and set up Read more

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New president of the Polish Academy of Sciences

National members of the Polish Academy of Sciences has elected new president. Professor Marek Konarzewski will lead the Academy in the 2023-2026 term.

During the 147th session of the General Assembly of the Polish Academy of Sciences, members of Read more

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JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for Foreign Researchers FY2023 (Standard Program)

We are pleased to announce the call for proposals for long-term (12 to 24 months) research fellowships in Japan (Postdoctoral Fellowship for Foreign Researchers 2023) funded by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS).

The JSPS offer Read more

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National Science Center Award for a researcher from the Polish Young Academy

Dr hab. Michał Bogdziewicz is the laureate of this year’s National Science Center Award. He was appreciated for his groundbreaking research into the ecology of tree reproduction within the context of climate change.

Dr hab. Michał Bogdziewicz won the Read more


Charge mosaics and electrostatic discharge

What generates the screeching sound heard during peeling the adhesive tape? This is due to the sequences of “sparks” created between delaminating materials. The recent research results presented by the PAS Institute of Organic Chemistry may help control the Read more

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Workshop for Ukrainian scientific editors

How to raise the visibility of articles in international science databases? How to make research findings more available and compelling to the general public? The Elsevier company, in cooperation with the Polish Academy of Sciences, provided training for scientific Read more

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Evolution, human migration and vitamin D deficiency

When did organisms learn to synthesize vitamin D? How did its functions change throughout our evolution? How did the changes affect the entire Homo sapiens species? Professor Carsten Carlberg, a world-class vitamin D expert, writes about it in his Read more


Scientists can predict when bears will raid beehives

Thanks to satellite images, it is possible to predict when bears will have little food in the forest. Then the risk of bear damages on apiaries increases even 13 times. The latest findings of scientists from the PAS Institute Read more


PAS and Taiwan cooperation

The authorities of the Polish Academy of Sciences met with the representatives of Taiwanese scientists during 2022 Taiwan-Poland Higher Education Forum. Its participants talked about scholarship program for Ukrainian researchers and future academic and scientific cooperation between the two Read more


Position Statement No. 32: What can be done to prevent a tragedy from occurring again in the fall of 2022?

“The COVID-19 epidemic and SARS-CoV-2 have not disappeared, but they have changed. We must adapt to these changes. Pretending that the problem is gone and keeping up the illusion that ‘we will get by somehow’ are reprehensible” – scientists Read more


A future for Ukrainian science

Science magazine has recently published an editorial coauthored by the presidents of three national science academies of Ukraine, Poland and the U.S. The leading article is an outcome of the meeting at the Polish Academy of Sciences during which Read more


International science academies support Ukrainian science and researchers

On the initiative of the Polish Academy of Sciences, on June 2, presidents of the leading international academies of sciences came to Warsaw. They discussed how to continue supporting scientists from Ukraine. The result of the meeting is a Read more


Chronicles of a Pandemic 2020–2021

“Chronicles of a Pandemic” is a collection of 27 posts and a calendar prepared by the Interdisciplinary Advisory Team on COVID-19 to the President of the Polish Academy of Sciences. The team substantively reported on the course of the Read more


Position Statement No. 31: Is it significant that the end of the pandemic in Poland was announced on April Fool’s Day?

“Having a lack of monitoring will be like switching off a building’s fire detectors – we could end up blindly facing the next wave of infections, and only intensive care units quickly filling up will alert us that we Read more


Position Statement No. 30: Now We Are Together

“In a humanitarian and refugee crisis, it becomes all the more urgent to provide the best possible protection against diseases, including COVID-19. Many people are and will be helping refugees from Ukraine, working in direct contact with large groups Read more