Twenty-eight thousand students of WULS-SGGW, including eight thousand first-year students began their education in the academic year 2014/2015. During the inauguration of the academic year, students newly admitted to the first year of studies and doctoral studies made a solemn oath, becoming full members of the academic community of WULS-SGGW.
Mini kiwi fruit, a variety bred by scientists from WULS-SGGW has already appeared in our stores. A new variety of Actinidia was introduced into crop commodity thanks to the cooperation of employees of the Faculty of Horticulture, Biotechnology and Landscape Architecture of WULS-SGGW and a fruit grower from the Grójecki region.
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.
On July 18th, 2014, the Warsaw University of Life Sciences (WULS-SGGW) hosted a delegation from the Republic of Guinea, led by the Minister of Economy and Finance, Mr Mohamed Diare.
The Warsaw University of Life Sciences was awarded with the Certificate of UBERRIMA FIDE (Latin for "with great care"). The Augustin-Jean Fresnel Foundation and Plagiat.pl granted awards to universities and faculties that have implemented anti-plagiarism procedures and in an exemplary way prevent illegal copying of dissertations. Thirteen universities were awarded with the Certificate.
A celebration of granting honoris causa doctorates will take place on May 23 at 11 a.m. in the Crystal Hall at the Warsaw University of Life Sciences. Two outstanding scientists will be distinguished with the honorary degrees: Professor Michele Jamiolkowski and Professor Wojciech Wolski. Professor Michele Jamiołkowski is an outstanding scholar in the field of soil mechanics and geotechnics and Professor Wojciech Wolski is a distinguished scholar in the field of geotechnicsl and hydrotechnics.
A Veterinary Research Centre was created at Warsaw University of Life Sciences. It is a complex of laboratories equipped with the most modern apparatus. In the Veterinary Research Center at WULS-SGGW, primary research aimed at solving current problems relevant to the field of biomedical and veterinary research will be conducted, as well as implementation studies will take place. The opening of the Veterinary Research Centre was inaugurated by Professor dr hab. Alojzy Szymański, the Rector of WULS-SGGW, dr Marek Sawicki, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development and Professor dr hab. Zdzisław Gajewski, the Director of the Department of Large Animals Diseases with the Clinic, the Director of the Project: Instrumentation, Veterinary Research Centre.
The Faculty of Animal Sciences of WULS-SGGW will receive 3.3 million PLN for the project "Development of the European bison metapopulation in the north-eastern Poland." The money will come from the so-called Norwegian funds. The value of the project, which the university will implement together with foresters and with the Białowieża National Park, will amount to 3.8 million PLN.
On the 10th January 2014’, the Polish-French Committee for Program POLONIUM has chosen 22 projects which will be financed for years 2014/15. This program created at the initiative of the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education and the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs includes research projects, agreed between Polish and French research teams.
The researchers from Warsaw University of Life Sciences produced and introduced to cultivation a new species of fruit in the Polish market. Actinidia is the name of the fruit.