Researchers from the Warsaw University of Life Sciences WULS-SGGW are developing new methods to combat cancer
Cancer is the second most common cause of death in developed countries. Statistical data from the last few years indicate that cancer is responsible for about a quarter of all deaths. Although the number of cases continues to grow, diagnostic methods are improving, and if the cancer is detected early, it can often be effectively treated. This is partly because scientists and doctors from around the world are becoming more knowledgeable in the field of oncology and they discover more effective ways to diagnose and treat cancer. Researchers from Warsaw University of Life Sciences had significant contribution to the development of knowledge about cancer. At WULS-SGGW, several major projects aimed at combating cancer are carried out.
Magdalena Król, Associate Professor from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Warsaw University of Life Sciences, has won a European Research Council Grant to fight cancer.
At Warsaw University of Life Sciences, the Biomedical Research Center was opened. The University has received a grant of 30 million PLN within the Regional Operational Programme for Mazowieckie Voivodeship 2014-2020. Innovative research crossing borders between veterinary and medicine will be conducted here.
The academic year 2015/16 has been inaugurated at the Warsaw University of Life Sciences. This year the university will celebrate the 200th anniversary of agricultural education in Poland. Next May it will have been 200 years since the establishment of the Institute of Agronomy in Marymont, from which the Warsaw University of Life Sciences is derived. In the new academic year, 25,000 students will begin their studies, among them nearly 8 thousand freshmen.
The Warsaw University of Life Sciences has received for the sixth time the title of the "Most innovative and creative university in generating job prospects" and the certificate "Good University, Good Job". In the competition organized by the Academic Information Centre from Poznan, universities were assessed for projects that are conducted and for activities increasing the chances of the graduates at the difficult job market.
There are three new programmes that have been prepared by the WULS-SGGW for its prospective students: Engineering of biotechnical systems, Plant health protection and Water engineering and management.
Researchers from the Faculty of Animal Sciences of WULS-SGGW demonstrated that graphene can destroy cancer cells. The team of Professor Ewa Sawosz-Chwalibóg from the Department of nanobiotechnology discovered that graphene is adjacent to the tumor cell and forms a thin layer around it, cutting off the supply of oxygen and nutrients, leading to its death. Graphene not only kills cancer cells but can also be an excellent carrier of other substances.
M.Sc. in Economics, Specialization: Economics and Organization of Enterprises. MISSION OF THE SPECIALIZATION The aim of this two – year programme is to provide students with broad academic knowledge and to facilitate them to develop skills that would prepare them for careers in the dynamic global business environment. Graduates of the programme will be ready for corporate careers, positions in government and for starting and running their own businesses.
Furniture manufacturing is a new programme of studies which will be launched at the Warsaw University of Life Sciences in the academic year of 2014/15. Sixty people will be admitted to the programme in October.
Warsaw University of Life Sciences launched the Open University, which is a form of lifelong learning for all people interested in deepening their knowledge and skills. The students can choose from among 50 various courses.