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Science Closer to You - promotion of the effects of scientific and research activity of the University of Silesia

Implementation under the programme of the Ministry of Education and Science – „Social responsibility of science”.

Project implementation period: from 1 October 2020 to 31 March 2022

Value of co-financing from the Ministry of Education and Science: PLN 410,000.

The goal of the project is to promote the scientific achievements, work of scientists, as well as research and development work conducted at the University.

The project assumes the implementation of 3 main tasks

  1. Promotional campaign about scientific achievements, as well as scientific research and development work conducted at the University

The planned activities include running a promotional campaign about scientific achievements, as well as scientific research and development work both in multimedia and traditional forms (website, social network sites, cooperating institutions, partner cities, catalogues/leaflets), and by designing an academic board game intended to familiarise users with the scientists’ work and to promote science.

  1. Organisation of a series of science-to-business meetings and conferences to promote scientific achievements, work of scientists, as well as conducted scientific research and development work

The activity is intended to create a space for the exchange of knowledge and experiences between the scientific circle and representatives of business environment, local, regional and metropolitan authorities, as well as self-government employees

  1. Participation in fair and exhibition events

The task is intended to promote knowledge about the results of research work created at the University of Silesia and change the image of the University as a teaching-only unit, as well as, ultimately, also to support the process of knowledge transfer to the social and economic environment and build knowledge-based economy. Participation in international events, including the presentation of possibilities, technologies, conducted research study programmes, will significantly contribute to promoting information about the role and importance of scientific research in economic and social development of the region and the country. Participation of the University of Silesia in the most important events promoting the ideas of science for business and business for science translates to supporting and communicating the processes of innovativeness and commercialisation of the results of scientific research, as well as promoting good practices in the field of innovations.

The project “Science Closer to You – promotion of the effects of scientific and research activity of the University of Silesia” is in line with a number of activities undertaken by the University of Silesia for science communication and implementation of the social responsibility of the University of Silesia.

An academic game popularizing science

NEWS


 

Ladies and gentlemen,

we have recently started the last stage of work on promotional brochures implemented as part of the Social Responsibility of Science project – printing of folders.

These brochures present the most important research areas of the University of Silesia in Katowice along with their socio-economic aspect, as well as present selected units implementing the ideas of knowledge transfer to society and define the scope of the service offer:

  • University of Silesia caring for the environment,
  • University of Silesia in the service of medicine,
  • University of Silesia in the service of society,
  • Research services – commercial offer,
  • SPINplace – Creativity and Coworking Centre,
  • SPINlab – Cenrte for Microscopic Studies on Matter,
  • The Observatory of Urban and Metropolitan Processes of the University of Silesia in Silesia,
  • Faculty of Social Sciences.

 


 

Ladies and gentlemen,

We are very pleased to announce that we have completed work on the preparation and production of an academic game popularizing science called: “GAMUS”.

The game is available in the form of two complementary decks of cards (in two different color versions), on which, in addition to graphics prepared especially for the game, there are also interesting facts about science, research and our University in the context of serving the society.

The development of the topics on individual cards, as well as all dedicated graphics can be viewed on the project website.

 


 

Thank you for your presence and activity during the international scientific conference “Metropolitan Prospects for a Better Urban Future – Ideas, Inhabitants, Institutions” organized by the Observatory of Urban and Metropolitan Processes of the University of Silesia in Silesia cooperation with the Institute of Sociology of the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Silesia as part of the implementation of the Social Responsibility of Science project.

In the meeting that took place on February 10 this year participated, among others, by Rector of the University of Silesia in Katowice prof. dr hab. Ryszard Koziołek, the president of Katowice, Dr. Marcin Krupa, and the chairman of the board of the Metropolis GZM, Kazimierz Karolczak.

The subject matter of the conference was based on the assumptions described as “and” three times: ideas, inhabitants, institutions. The content of the conference included:

  • metropolises in theoretical terms: concepts, concepts, theories, prospects for the future,
  • metropolises as complex social systems: practices, activities (bottom-up), participation, social innovations,
  • metropolises in the institutional approach: regulations, competences, management, policies.

Among the experts from abroad were:

  • prof. Mariona Tomàs Fornés (Barcelona, ​​Spain),
  • prof. Eric Champagne (Ottawa, Canada),
  • prof. Christophe Chabrot (Lyon, France).

The photo report of the event is available on the website:

(Polski) Międzynarodowa konferencja naukowa pt. „Metropolitalne perspektywy na lepszą miejską przyszłość…”

 


 

The Observatory of Urban and Metropolitan Processes is pleased to invite you to the international scientific online conference “Metropolitan Perspectives for a Better Urban Future – Ideas, Residents, Institutions”, organised in cooperation with the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Silesia in Katowice.

DATE: 10th February 2022  

PLACE: Kazimierz Lepszy Auditorium, University of Silesia in Katowice (speakers), ZOOM platform (online attendees)

You will be able to take part in the discussion during the Q&A sessions. The event will be translated simultaneously into English and Polish on Zoom and broadcast in the original language on the YouTube channel of the University of Silesia.

The aim of the conference is to create opportunities for researchers, members of the Metropolitan Scientific Network and the academic community, representing various scientific disciplines and research approaches, to discuss various challenges facing metropolitan areas: climate issues and those related to the search for new models of living, working, and generating resources that would reduce the negative impact on the environment, and at the same time allow inhabitants to maintain a high quality of life, also in crisis situations, such as the COVID-19 pandemic. The conference also aims to disseminate the latest research results carried out by researchers representing universities and research institutes from Poland and abroad.

The conference keynote speakers are:

  • prof. Mariona Tomàs Fornés (Barcelona, Spain)
  • prof. Eric Champagne (Ottawa, Canada)
  • prof. Christophe Chabrot (Lyon, France)

The thematic scope of the conference can be described by 3 x “I”, i.e. ideas, inhabitants, institutions, covering the following issues:

  1. Metropolises in theoretical dimension: terms, concepts, theories, future perspectives.
  2. Metropolises as complex social systems: practices, actions (bottom-up), participation, social innovations.
  3. Metropolises in institutional perspective: regulations, competences, management, policies.

Conference admission is free of charge and we very much hope that you are interested to participate and join the discussion. For registration to the conference, please fill in and submit the online form >>> until 8th February 2022.

The link to join the event will be sent by e-mail after the registration, at least one day before the conference.

If you have any questions, please contact Ms Zuzanna Neuve-Église: zuzanna.neuve-eglise@us.edu.pl (phone: 32 359 18 16).

CONFERENCE AGENDA >>>

Poster promoting the conference >>>

Information on the main theme and topics of the conference >>>

 

The conference is co-financed by the “Social Responsibility of Science” program of the Minister of Education and Science


The conference is under the Honorary Patronage of the Mayor of Katowice, Marcin Krupa, and the Honorary Patronage of the Rector of the University of Silesia in Katowice, prof. dr hab. Ryszard Koziołek

 


The Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Silesia in Katowice and the Humanitas University in Sosnowiec, as part of the project of Social Responsibility of Science entitled: “Science closer to you – dissemination of the effects of scientific and research activities of the University of Silesia” and as part of the initiative of the Observatory of Urban and Metropolitan Processes, cordially invite at the seminar entitled Elderly-friendly environment – modeling social services“.

The seminar will be held on December 7, 2021 at 10:00 am via the YouTube platform.

The event is part of the cyclical project of the Observatory called the Local Government Academy, which aims to promote professional knowledge and build cooperation between representatives of the socio-economic environment and the world of science.

The subject of the upcoming seminar focuses on issues related to modeling services and solutions for the elderly.

We encourage you to discuss and exchange experiences!

Participation in the event is free of charge.

The event agenda is available at the >>>Seminarium_AKAD.SAMO_07.12.21_program_aktualny

Applications for participation can be submitted until December 6 this year. inclusive, via the form available at the link >>>

If you have any questions, please contact Zuzanna Neuve-Église: zuzanna.neuve-eglise@us.edu.pl (tel. 32 359 18 16).

 

The co-organization of the meeting by the University of Silesia is co-financed from the program “Social Responsibility of Science” of the Minister of Education and Science.

We cordially invite you to participate in the event!

 


METROPOLITAN CONFERENCE
Metropolitan Prospects for a Better Urban Future – Ideas, Inhabitants, Institutions

Organizers: Institute of Sociology – Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Silesia in Katowice, Observatory of Urban and Metropolitan Processes

Date: 10 February 2022

Place: Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Silesia in Katowice, ul. Bankowa 11, 40-007 Katowice

The organization of the conference on metropolitan issues results from several premises. First, it will soon be four years since the establishment of the Metropolis GZM, the first metropolitan union sanctioned by an act of the Polish Parliament. It is therefore worth taking a look at the first effects of this unprecedented institutional innovation in the Polish local government system. The second premise is the organization of the next meeting of the Metropolitan Scientific Network, whose members meet regularly in different Polish metropolitan areas, so after Gdańsk and Poznań, the time has come for Katowice, the capital of the GZM Metropolis. The third important premise for choosing the time and place of the conference is the organization of the 11th session of the World Urban Forum in Katowice in June 2022, the United Nations Conference (UN Habitat WUF11) devoted to the future of cities. The title of our conference is a direct reference to the title of the UN summit in Katowice “Transforming Our Cities for a Better Urban Future”.

Although, in the current conditions, metropolises do not occupy a leading position in the political agenda of the Polish authorities, they are laboratories from which the future of our societies emerges. This applies both to climate challenges and the search for new models of living, working, and generating resources that would reduce the negative impact on the environment, and at the same time allow inhabitants to maintain a high quality of life, including in crisis situations, such as the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the issue of embedding the metropolis as a territorial management institution in the Polish local government system still remains unsolved. There is ongoing work on the new National Urban Policy, and local government officials in different Polish metropolitan areas propose their own metropolitan bills. As is presented above, metropolises concentrate – like a lens – most of today’s challenges. The aim of the conference is therefore to give the members of the Metropolitan Scientific Network, representing a variety of scientific disciplines and research approaches, the opportunity to express their views on these diverse challenges without favoring any dimension of metropolisation. Therefore, the thematic scope of the conference can be described by 3 x “I”, i.e. ideas, inhabitants, institutions.

The conference covers the following themes:

1. Metropolises in theoretical dimension: terms, concepts, theories, future perspectives.

2. Metropolises as complex social systems: practices, actions (bottom-up), participation, social innovations.

3. Metropolises in institutional perspective: regulations, competences, management, policies.

The conference keynote speakers are:
prof. Mariona Tomàs Fornés (Barcelona, Spain)
prof. Eric Champagne (Ottawa, Canada)
prof. Christophe Chabrot (Lyon, France)
Organizational issues:

The conference is planned as an event based on meetings and face-to-face discussions. Depending on the sanitary situation and safety regulations, the conference may take a hybrid or a completely remote form. Final information on the form of the conference will be provided by the organizers at least one month before the conference date.

The participation in the conference is free of charge.

Should you be interested in presenting a conference paper, please send the abstract in English (1000 to 1500 characters) to: obserwatoriumMiasto@us.edu.pl, with the following email title: Abstract Submission – Metropolitan Conference 2022. The deadline for submitting abstracts is 30 November 2021. Notification of acceptance will be made by 31 December 2021. We also invite young researchers and doctoral students to actively participate in the conference.

HONORARY PATRONAGE of the Mayor of Katowice Marcin Krupa

HONORARY PATRONAGE of the Rector of the University of Silesia in Katowice

Metropolitan Conference_10_02_2021_Call for Papers_University of Silesia in Katowice

The organization of the Conference by the University of Silesia is co-financed from the program “Social Responsibility of Science” of the Minister of Education and Science.

We cordially invite you to participate in the event!

 


 

We are pleased to announce that we can boast of the first effects of the implementation of multimedia materials on research and activities of the University of Silesia in the context of key social problems.

We have made the following films:

  • University research in the context of the pandemic – the impact of the pandemic on society,
  • The University of Silesia in the service of medicine.

and we are working intensively on new films and promotional spots!

 


 

 

The Industry Cooperation Office of the University of Silesia in Katowice actively participated in the activities popularizing science as part of the 5th edition of the Silesian Science Festival KATOWICE.

As part of the Festival’s outdoor day, which took place on 10th October in Katowice, along the Rawa boulevards – from the Market Square to Duda-Gracz Street, employees of the Office presented a rich scientific offer and possibilities of cooperation with the social environment in terms of various thematic areas: technical sciences, natural and medical sciences, as well as humanities and social sciences.

Detailed information about the Festival is available on the website: https://www.slaskifestiwalnauki.pl/

The participation of the University of Silesia in this event was co-financed by the “Social Responsibility of Science” program of the Minister of Education and Science.

 


 

The Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Silesia in Katowice and the Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice, as part of the project of Social Responsibility of Science entitled: “Science closer to you – dissemination of the effects of scientific and research activities of the University of Silesia” and as part of the initiative of the Observatory of Urban and Metropolitan Processes, cordially invite at the seminar entitled “Human Smart City – intelligent solutions for people and with people”.

The seminar will be held on October 26, 2021 at 10:00 am via the Zoom platform.

The event is part of the cyclical project of the Observatory called the Local Government Academy, which aims to promote professional knowledge and build cooperation between representatives of the socio-economic environment and the world of science.

The subject of the upcoming seminar focuses on the concept of human smart city, covering the issues of modern technologies in city and region management, innovative places co-created with local communities or the green transformation of cities and its challenges.

We encourage you to discuss and exchange experiences!

Participation in the event is free of charge.

The event agenda is available at the >>> AKADEMIA SAMORZĄDOWA_26.10.2021_Program

Applications for participation can be submitted until October 25 this year. inclusive, via the form available at the link >>>

If you have any questions, please contact Zuzanna Neuve-Église: zuzanna.neuve-eglise@us.edu.pl (tel. 32 359 18 16).

 

The co-organization of the meeting by the University of Silesia is co-financed from the program “Social Responsibility of Science” of the Minister of Education and Science.

We cordially invite you to participate in the event!

 


 

We would like to inform you that the Industry Cooperation Office of the University of Silesia in Katowice will be present during the 5th edition of the Silesian Science Festival KATOWICE, which will present scientific achievements and curiosities for a wide audience in various thematic areas: technical sciences, natural and medical sciences, as well as the humanities and social sciences.

Detailed information about the Festival is available on the website: https://www.slaskifestiwalnauki.pl/

The participation of the University of Silesia in this event was co-financed by the “Social Responsibility of Science” program of the Minister of Education and Science.

We cordially invite you to visit the festival space by Rawa River on 10th October  and to get acquainted with the online activity plan for 11th-15th October!

 


 

The University of Silesia in Katowice at the 13th European Economic Congress – summary

On September 20-22 this year the 13th European Economic Congress was held at the International Congress Center in Katowice.

As part of the event, in addition to extremely interesting lectures by representatives of the University of Silesia in Katowice, incl. prof. dr hab. Tomasz Pietrzykowski – Vice-Rector for international and national cooperation, the Office for Cooperation with the Economy of the University of Silesia prepared a stand which presented the latest scientific solutions for society and the economy.

These were, among others:

  • oscillatory vest – it creates intense vibrations, which are transmitted onto the chest. Owing to this, the patient has the opportunity to expectorate respiratory tract secretions. The vest has vibration generators at the front and back of the torso. The vibration generators are controlled by means of a mobile application, which also allows for individual adaptation of therapy to the patient. The vest has an autonomous power supply, thanks to which it can be used under various conditions and during everyday activities. Oscillatory vests are used in particular for chronic respiratory diseases.
  • game for respiratory tract rehabilitation – it can be used during inhalation. Young children in particular are afraid of the inhalation process and the inhalation mask. The game uses a small radio sensor, which allows to control the game displayed on tablets or smartphones by breathing. The sensor works with many types of masks with medium oxygen concentration. This form of inhalation allows to overcome children’s fear and perform a full therapeutic session. The system is completely mobile.

Also present in the exhibition area of the University of Silesia were PhD students – representing the Foundation for the Protection of Cultural Goods and Centralne Laboratorium Pomiarowo – Badawcze Sp. z o.o., who promoted the idea of cooperation between science and the business environment on their own example.

The 13th European Economic Congress is the largest business event in Central and Eastern Europe, being a place of contact for representatives of the world of business, science and politics.

Detailed information about the Congress is available on the website:

https://www.eecpoland.eu/2021/pl/

We would like to thank all the people with whom we had the pleasure to meet during the Congress and to have many interesting and constructive conversations!

The participation of the University of Silesia in this event was co-financed by the “Social Responsibility of Science” program of the Minister of Education and Science.

 


 

We are pleased to announce that the University of Silesia in Katowice will be present, along with a stand where the latest scientific solutions for the community and economy will be presented, at the 13th European Economic Congress, which will be held on September 20-22, 2021 at the International Congress Center in Katowice.

European Economic Congress is the largest business event in Central and Eastern Europe.

More details are available on the EEC site: https://www.eecpoland.eu/en/

The participation of the University of Silesia in this event was co-financed by the “Social Responsibility of Science” program of the Minister of Education and Science.

We cordially invite you to visit our stand!

 


The Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Silesia in Katowice and the Humanitas University in Sosnowiec, as part of the project of Social Responsibility of Science entitled: “Science closer to you – dissemination of the effects of scientific and research activities of the University of Silesia” and as part of the initiative of the Observatory of Urban and Metropolitan Processes, cordially invite at the seminar entitled “Seniors in the face of a pandemic – problems, hopes, solutions”.

The seminar will be held on May 18, 2021 at 10:00 am via the ClickMeeting platform.

The event is part of the cyclical project of the Observatory called the Local Government Academy, which aims to promote professional knowledge and build cooperation between representatives of the socio-economic environment and the world of science.

The subject of the upcoming seminar focuses on the situation of elderly people during the pandemic, including issues of social isolation and digital exclusion and possible solutions in this regard.

We encourage you to discuss and exchange experiences!

Participation in the event is free of charge.

The event agenda is available at the >>> 

Applications for participation can be submitted until May 13 this year. inclusive, via the form available at the link >>>

If you have any questions, please contact Zuzanna Neuve-Église: zuzanna.neuve-eglise@us.edu.pl (tel. 32 359 18 16).

 

The co-organization of the meeting by the University of Silesia is co-financed from the program “Social Responsibility of Science” of the Minister of Education and Science.

We cordially invite you to participate in the event!

 


 

On April 14-15, 2021, the international Business-to-Science, Science-to-Business conference was held for all enthusiasts of nanotechnology and broadly understood materials engineering; entrepreneurs, scientists, business organizations and students.

The fifth edition of the InterNanoPoland 2021 conference presented the latest reports from the world of nanotechnology, in the field of both science and industry, and, above all, enabled dialogue between the world of science and business.

This year’s edition was held entirely remotely, using a dedicated platform for organizing online events – Hopin.

During the two days of the conference, over 200 participants from 14 countries of the world took part.

The main organizer of the conference is the Foundation for Supporting Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies NANONET, the University of Silesia in Katowice was a co-organizer of this year’s edition.

The University of Silesia in Katowice was substantively responsible for the organization of two scientific conference sessions on:

  • Functional nanomaterials,
  • Micro and Nanoscopy.

A total of nearly 160 participants took part in these sessions.

Opening ceremony with the participation of Mr. Dr. Ing. Marcin Libera from the Faculty of Exact and Technical Sciences, was watched by 93 participants of the InterNanoPoland 2021 conference at the same time.

This year’s edition of the conference also included a poster session, in which the winners were selected by the Scientific Committee of the INP2021 Conference, which also included representatives of our Alma Mater.

The total number of posters presented in the poster session was 42. The poster zone was visited by over 200 people during the entire conference.

Detailed information about the conference is available at the following address:

About the Event

 

The co-organization of the conference by the University of Silesia was co-financed by the “Social Responsibility of Science” program of the Minister of Education and Science.

Thank you for participating in this year’s edition of the event and we invite you to follow the information about the next editions!

 


 

We are pleased to announce that the University of Silesia in Katowice will be a co-organizer of the international conference InterNanoPoland 2021.

The fifth edition of Business-to-Science Science-to-Business conference InterNanoPoland is an international forum for scientists, entrepreneurs, business support organizations and students working in the nanotechnology and advanced materials sector.

INP2021 will present the newest scientific and industrial achievements in nanotechnology and will enable dialog between the world of science and business.

When: 14-15th April
Where: Online

The conference is organized by Foundation of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Support NANONET & Silesian Nano Cluster in cooperation with the University of Silesia in Katowice.

The conference will cover the most prominent trends and the consecutive challenges and opportunities grouped as followed:
● Functional nanomaterials
● Micro and Nanoscopy
● Graphene and two-dimensional materials
● Modern composite materials
● Nano for health and environment protection
● Normalization in nanofabrication
● Poster session: Research and technologies aimed at the development of nanotechnological industry

Participants need to prepare for loads of virtual networking and discussions including those initiated by worldwide known experts like Denis Koltsov, Zina Cinker or Andreas Falk. In addition, InterNanoPoland 2021 will host the Business Science Forum: Nano for health and environmental protection organized by the Centre of Polymer and Carbon Materials (PAS).

The aim of the Foundation of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Support NANONET is to reveal the nano-scale world to the Polish society – to promote modern enterprise based on nanotechnology solutions and to popularise the results of scientific research conducted in this dynamically developing branch of science.

Partners that supports to fulfill this mission during the InterNanoPoland conference are:
● The City of Katowice
● Polish Cluster of Composite Technologies
● Centre of Polymer and Carbon Materials (PAS)
● University of Silesia
● Silesian University of Technology
● SOLARIS National Synchrotron Radiation Centre

More info available on: www.internanopoland.com
Register today!
Check out posters admissions for students and researchers!

 

The co-organization of the conference by the University of Silesia is co-financed from the program “Social Responsibility of Science” of the Minister of Education and Science.

We cordially invite you to participate in the event!

 


 

 

CONTACT US:

Paulina Cyganik, MSc Eng.
Project Coordinator
e-mail: paulina.cyganik@us.edu.pl
phone no. 32 359 15 21
ul. Bankowa 12 (Rectorate, room no. 152, 2nd floor)
40-007 Katowice

Zuzanna Neuve-Église, MA
e-mail: zuzanna.neuve-eglise@us.edu.pl
phone no. 32 359 18 16
ul. Bankowa 11 (Faculty of Social Sciences, room no. 1a)
40-007 Katowice

Maria Kwarcińska, Msc Eng.
e-mail: maria.kwarcinska@us.edu.pl
phone no. 32 359 23 36
mobile phone no. 506 232 688
ul. Bankowa 12 (Rectorate, room no. 153, 2nd floor)
40-007 Katowice

Jacek Nowak, MA
e-mail: jacek.nowak@us.edu.pl
phone no. 32 359 22 71
mobile phone no. 506 232 675
ul. Bankowa 12 (Rectorate, room no. 155, 2nd floor)
40-007 Katowice

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