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.
The present century will belong to science. Its importance is highlighted by many scientists, science popularizers and publicists, such as an American physicist and futurist Michio Kaku in his book "Visions. How science will change the world in the twenty-first century ". This raises the following question: are we, as a state and a society, prepared for this challenge? It is obvious that Poland should build its strength, inter alia, by supporting progress of science.
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 MiniKiwi variety "Bingo", grown at WULS-SGGW, appeared for the first time in Polish stores. This is a great example of collaboration between researchers and the economic environment.
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.
The Warsaw University of Life Sciences has been awarded with the Laurel statuette which is the AgroPartner Distinction of the 25 years. The award was received by the Rector of the WULS-SGGW, Prof. dr hab. Alojzy Szynański from the Minister of Economy, Prof. Janusz Piechociński.