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I.1.5. Thematic Research Programmes – info

IDUB Programme Objective(s)

  • I. Increasing the impact of the scientific activity of the University on the development of world science

Name of POB/activity group



Thematic Research Programmes are open competitions for the organisation of scientific initiatives which focus on the most important research problems related to POB III “The Challenge of Petabytes”. These initiatives may include the temporary employment of outstanding scientists, the organisation of seminars and conferences, and short visits of foreign experts. The programmes are aimed at establishing and developing international cooperation, thus increasing the prestige of the University of Warsaw in the world.


Drawing on the experiences of leading scientific institutions such as the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences (University of Cambridge) or the Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing (UC Berkeley), which carry out initiatives for scientific development, we propose Thematic Research Programmes as a driving force for the University of Warsaw. Our best scientists are recognised worldwide as outstanding specialists and have the potential to initiate cooperation with partners from leading scientific institutions. Adequate funding will allow for the intensification and extension of cooperative research; as well, given the opportunity to organize lectures and seminars for students through short exchange visits and the temporary employment of outstanding scientists, there are improved chances for UW employees to develop international research contacts.

Five Thematic Research Programmes are planned per year; each programme will last an average of 1-2 months and will include:

  • the temporary employment of outstanding scientists;
  • the organisation of schools, conferences, and workshops;
  • short visits by foreign researchers.

Coordinating unit

  • Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Mechanics

Entities involved in implementation

  • Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Mechanics
  • Faculty of Economic Sciences
  • Interdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical and Computer Modelling