Monthly magazine of the Federation of NOT Scientific and Technical Associations

30th edition of the Golden Engineer poll


Warsaw University of Technology launches CENAGIS

The Center for Geospatial Analysis and Satellite Computing (CENAGIS) has officially opened at Warsaw University of Technology. A state-of-the-art infrastructure with a computing center and specialized laboratories has been built on the university’s campus and at the Science and Teaching Center in Jozefoslaw.

The grand opening of the labs crowns the project, which began in December 2018. and implemented by the Department of Geodesy and Cartography of the PW within the framework of the Regional Operational Program of the Mazowieckie Voivodeship. The project was subsidized by EU funds to the tune of more than PLN 18 million.

During the test period, which runs from 2022, work has already been carried out related to, among other things, the use of artificial intelligence tools in construction, the improvement of methods for acquiring and processing remote sensing data from UAVs, or Mars terratransformation research.

15 years of IZTECH

June 3 this year. The Polish Chamber of Commerce for Advanced Technologies (IZTECH) summed up its fifteen years of activity. In a ceremonial meeting of the IZTECH Council, chaired since the beginning by Professor. Jerzy Buzek was attended by many university presidents, directors of research institutes, prominent scholars, entrepreneurs and representatives of scientific and technical associations.

During the ceremony, the “Laurel of Future Technology 2023” was presented for the first time. This honorable award was given to: Ewa Mańkiewicz-Cudny, president of the Federation of NOT Scientific and Technical Associations, and Wojciech Wajda, founder and main shareholder of Wasko S.A., one of Poland’s largest ICT companies.

Heat from wastewater

PGNiG Termika plans to use wastewater as a source of waste heat from the “Czajka”, “Południe” and “Pruszków” wastewater treatment plants to produce heat for systems in Warsaw and Pruszków. The feasibility study will be completed in the first quarter of 2024.

– The temperature of raw sewage and wastewater already treated, ranging from 10-24 degrees Celsius, makes it a very favorable medium from which to extract heat with a heat pump. It is currently discharged into rivers – says Paweł Przychodzeń, vice president of PGNiG Termika. PGNiG termia plans to develop 4 heat pump projects: at the Pruszków wastewater treatment plant, at the Czajka wastewater treatment plant – using treated wastewater from a collector running right next to EE Siekierki, and receiving heat from raw sewage at the Żerań pumping station – an MPWiK facility located less than a kilometer from EC Żerań (photo: Krzysztof Gabryelewski).

Best Universities 2023

Jagiellonian University in Krakow and – ex aequo – Warsaw University are the best Polish universities in the Perspektywy 2023 Ranking of Higher Education Institutions. Warsaw University of Technology occupies 3rd place, and the place The 4th ex aequo are occupied by the University of St. Thomas. Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań and the AGH University of Science and Technology.

Leon Kozminski Academy in Warsaw is the best non-public university, and the Leon Kozminski Academy in Warsaw is the best non-public university. Jakub z Paradyż in Gorzów Wielkopolski is the best public vocational university.

The AWANS 2023 Special Award for the university that made the most spectacular leap to the top of the Ranking of Academic Universities was given to Poznan University of Technology, which rose from 23rd place. In last year’s ranking, it rose to 12th place. 2023 edition.

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