Lublin: prestigious recognitions for the City and the University

Scientists from Lublin in the prestigious ranking of the most influential people of science in the world

15 scientists from UMCS (Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin), 9 from the Medical University, 7 from the Lublin University of Technology and 4 experts from the University of Life Sciences in Lublin have been included in the prestigious ranking of the most influential people of science in the world.

The TOP 2% list includes the names of scientists from around the world whose publications are most often quoted by other authors. The list includes nearly 160,000 scientists, and 726 of them work in Polish research centers.

Among the scientists from UMCS, 5th position in the world in the field of "geography" and 1st in the field of "physical geography" is taken by Mr. Jean Poesen from the Institute of Earth Sciences and Spatial Management UMCS.

Moreover, the UMCS list includes:

•     Mr. Wiesław I. Gruszecki (257th position in the "biophysics" field);

•     Ms Dorota Kołodyńska (586th position in the "chemical engineering" field);

•     Mr. Patryk Oleszczuk (269th position in the  "environmental science" field);

•     Mr. Jaco Vangronsveld (455th position in the "environmental science" field);

•     Mr. Zbigniew Hubicki (726th position in the "chemical engineering" field);

The list includes also the names of other distinguished scientists:

Mr. Emil Chibowski, Mr. Andrzej Dąbrowski, Mr. Mieczysław Korolczuk, Mr. Stefan Sokołowski, Mr. Roman Leboda, Mr. Jerzy Dudek, Mr. Zbigniew Krupa, Mr. Krzysztof Woliński and Ms. Agnieszka Nosal-Wiercińska.

List of scientists from the Medical University of Lublin:

•     Mr. Jerzy Bełtowski

•     Mr. Waldemar Turski

•     Mr. Jarogniew Łuszczki

•     Ms. Grażyna Biała

•     Ms. Jolanta Szymańska

•     Mr. Edward Soczewiński

•     Ms. Monika Waksmundzka-Hajnos

•     Mr. Tomasz Tuzimski

List of scientists from Lublin University of Technology:

•     Mr. Marek Kosmulski

•     Mr. Keshra Sangwal

•     Mr. Zbigniew Pater

•     Mr. Tomasz Sadowski

•     Mr. Grzegorz Golewski

•     Mr. Waldemar Wójcik

•     Mr. Tomasz Kołtunowicz

List of scientists from the University of Life Sciences:

•     Ms. Urszula Gawlik-Dziki

•     Ms. Marta Kankofer

•     Ms. Joanna Matysiak

•     Mr. Jacek Gawroński

The TOP 2% ranking is developed by analysts from Stanford University, Elsevier Publishing House and SciTech Strategies.


Final stage of the prestigious title of the European Capital of Youth 2023

At the end of November the City of Lublin presented the final 20-minute presentation to the Selection Committee of the prestigious title of the European Capital of Youth 2023. After more than a year of intensive work, it was the last stage in the decision-making process.

The winner will be announced on the beginning of year 2021. Apart from Lublin, Kazan (Russia) and Baia Mare (Romania) are among the cities trying to become the European Capital of Youth 2023.

The application of the City of Lublin focuses and emphasizes three subject-oriented areas: City for Youth, Youth for the City and Youth and the City.

More information on the title of the European Youth Capital 2023 can be found on the website and on the Facebook profile

Due to the current epidemic situation, the event is held entirely online.

The European Youth Capital is a title awarded by the European Youth Forum designed to empower young people, boost youth participation and strengthen European identity. Each year, a new European city is given the chance to showcase its innovative ideas, projects and activities that aim to raise up young voices and bring a new youth perspective to all aspects of city life.

The European Youth Capital title will be awarded for the fifteenth time for 2023, having first been awarded to Rotterdam in 2009.



The participatory budget- an extraordinary project for foreigners at UMCS

The participatory budget is an opportunity for students/staff from abroad to be creative, design projects and manage them to finalization while enriching the academic lives of both national and international students pursuing their studies at UMCS. So far 1 edition of the project took place and right now UMCS has opened the second edition of call for applications.

The main aims of the project are:

  • Active involvement of foreigners in the organization and implementation of projects related to activities in the field of "internationalization at home".
  • Integration of foreign students, PhD students and UMCS employees with the academic community.
  • Increasing the sense of belonging of foreigners to the UMCS community and strengthening their stance related to civil society.
  • Long-term involvement of foreigners in the life of the university with the simultaneous opportunity to learn the preferences and needs of members of the UMCS foreign community.
  • Emphasizing the role of students, PhD students and employees of foreigners at UMCS.
  • Presenting UMCS as a university intensively involved in internationalization.
  • Increasing financial resources for the activity and engagement of the UMCS international academic community.
  • Selecting the most interesting projects for the implementation of chosen tasks, which are part of the objectives of the Welcome to Poland program and will help the students, PhD students and foreign employees of UMCS.

Five (5) projects which are positively considered by the selection board and obtains the highest number of votes in online voting are selected for funding. Each of them gets the funding up to 7 000 PLN.

In the first edition following projects gained funds for realization:

1       Trainings and workshops for international students at UMCS

2       Days of Ukraine: politics and security: Edition III

3       POINT.UMCS


5       Sports for integration.

The project is financed by the National Agency for Academic Exchange under the program "Welcome to Poland".

Video from the previous edition:


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