NEWS

ERASMUS+

We are pleased to announce that our University has entered the application process for the Erasmus Card for Higher Education for years 2021-2027, to be reviewed by the European Commission.

Being awarded the Erasmus Card would enable PUMS to participate in future Erasmus projects, as well as continue the mobility of students and staff, cooperate with partnering institutions, and help further reform educational policies.

Since 2000, we have signed 55 bilateral agreements with universities in Europe, the USA, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine.

Actions carried out within the scope of the programme:

1125 students took part in studies and internships abroad,     
691 students hosted from partnering universities,     
94 employees underwent training and conducted classes with students at our partnering institutions,    
47 foreign teachers and employees hosted by PUMS who carried out lectures and training.

Our future plans and expected impact when potentially awarded with the Erasmus Card are included in the Erasmus Policy Statement 2021-2027

We, therefore, encourage all to read this document. We are hoping for a positive response to our application, fingers crossed!

 

Internet-Telephone Consultation Point (itPK)

 

Students of Poznan University of Medical Sciences under the supervision of academic teachers from the Geriatrics  Department of Palliative Medicine (Prof. K. Wieczorowska-Tobis and Dr A. Neumann-Duringka) have started an Internet-Telephone Consultation Point (itPK) run by Medical and Pharmacy Students aimed at Seniors in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. These activities are dedicated to people over 60 years of age.

 In the times of the current COVID-19 pandemic, it is the seniors, who are particularly vulnerable to the severe course of the disease. Therefore, measures must be taken to help our senior citizens stay home.

With this in mind, we are offering citizens the opportunity to ask questions about their medical treatment, including the safety of adding over-the-counter medications and dietary supplements to their treatment regimen. Answers will be given jointly by medical and pharmacy students via instant messengers or a telephone.

Registration is carried out every day between 9:00 - 12:00, via telephone number: 618 738 303 (Secretary’s Office of the Chair and Department of Palliative Medicine at PUMS).

Please share this post so that it reaches as many people as possible who may have questions about their medication and / or treatment.

 

  

It is with great pleasure that we announce having filed all necessary documents to the European Commission in order to gain ‘HR Excellence in Research’ status. This also involves the implementation of recommendations stated in the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers.

The European Commission’s decision on whether to award PUMS with ‘HR in Excellence in Research’ status will be based upon documentation of the implementation of rules and regulations used for employment and career development, transparency and accessibility of the entire recruitment process.

In order to achieve that, PUMS completed an internal analysis based on an online survey taken by employees. Should the European Commission award us with the status, would position PUMS among the 87 Polish higher education institutes, which successfully implement the principles of the Charter and the Code.


Dear Students,

In those difficult Times, and thanks to #Poznan@HomeCampaign, we would like to share a few ideas with you, that may help you with a feeling of loneliness during this lockdown. You can access different events, games, concerts, do online training, etc using our University’s promotional hashtag: #keepyourPULSalive, for international students, helping you connect with other international students in Poland. Below you can find different propositions to make this time more enjoyable,  please look at here

 

COVID-19 important information:

About COVID-19 stay at home

Anti-crisis shield- what is it?

Where to look for help?

Current rules and restrictions

Dear Erasmus Students,
In this tough situation caused by Covid-19 virus epidemy, University had to break regular work, that also means that we can't take regular classes and lectures with You.
The Polish Government extends this emergency state until the Eastern, and therefore PUMS authorities have decided to start e-learning teaching for you.
We have asked the whole teaching staff to put all lectures and seminars into AKSON, wherefrom you can take them.
Also, our University can arrange through the TEAMS Microsoft platform practical teaching.
About all activities, you will be informed through AKSON platform and also by your most fabulous University friends: Mrs Małgorzata Piórkowska and Mrs Matylda Kaczmarczyk.
Please be assured that you are safe at the accommodation and PUMS will do its best to support you.
Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate and contact us.

Take care about yourself, follow all rules recommended in that epidemy.

Prof. Ewa Wender- Ożegowska, MD, PhD
Vice-Rector
for Organisational Affairs and International Relations
Poznań University of Medical Sciences

 

PUMS helps in fight against COVID-19

‘Poznan University of Medical Sciences has opened a diagnostic laboratory in order to help the sanitary-epidemiological station test SARS-CoV-2. Moreover, within the past 3 days we have organised a medical laboratory with equipment of BSL-2 standards. Thanks to these actions we will be able to help Hospitals across Poznan in their fight against COVID-19. We are hoping to be able to carry out around 4 000 tests monthly.

One of the initiators of the laboratory is professor Małgorzata Kotwicka, the Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences. We managed to gather over 30 laboratory diagnosticians, medical analysts, biotechnologists, geneticists and pharmacists.

We have also managed to re-organise work. Most employees work on acquiring protective clothes, masks, gloves and tests. We received help from the Greater Poland Voivode, the Head of the Greater Poland sanitary-epidemiological station, the Mayor of Poznan as well as Amica company (which offered freezers for samples).

Over 200 volunteers work at the Hospitals across Poznan helping medical professionals. This is our duty. I am therefore more than grateful for their help and engagement. Our teachers have also started e-learning for the students and teleconferences to enable them to continue their studies in these difficult times’. – said the Rector: Professor Andrzej Tykarski.

 

COVID-19 Prevention Notice Regarding Italy

In relation to the epidemiological situation in Italy, the University has been in regular contact with the State District Sanitary Inspectorate in Poznan. Until up-to-date recommendation is received, we follow the instructions from the attached release by the Chief Sanitary Inspector (as of February 24, 2020).

italy

Persons who have recently returned from Italy, especially from Lombardy, Veneto, Piedmont, Emilia-Romagna, Lazio regions (even if they did not have contact with the sick, they feel well and healthy) are strongly recommended to avoid social activity for 14 days (stay at home), monitor their medical condition and remain in contact with the Sanitary Inspectorate. If you notice any respiratory disorder, you should report to J. Struś Hospital, Infectious Disease Ward 2 Żelazna Street, tel. +48 61 873 92 95.

Students of PUMS whom the above information concerns, are asked to contact International Relations Office by e-mail, and the coordinators are requested to be flexible and understanding while awarding credits from the courses to the students from the risk group.

The matter should be treated as urgent and important.

Rector prof. Andrzej Tykarski, MD, PhD

 

 

 

 

‘Reference Site’ within the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing

 

It gives us a great pleasure to announce that Poznan University of Medical Sciences has been certified by the EU Commission and thenceforward will act as a ‘Reference Site’ within the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing.

 

This one-star distinction qualifies us to join the best institutes of different regions, e.g. Marshall’s Office, Clinical Hospitals and business agencies which, using and implementing innovative technologies, work together for the better future for the elderly in Europe.

 

Our ‘Reference Site’ activities within medical innovation contribute to development, exchange of experience and cooperation with other institutes. Furthermore, cooperation with other European partners enables us to apply for joint European grants (within the H2020 framework) strengthening our position internationally.

 

For more information on the ‘Extended Third Call for Reference sites of the European Innovation Partnership for Active and Healthy Ageing (EIP on AHA)’ please visit: https://ec.europa.eu/eip/ageing/reference-sites_en

 

International development opportunities for Higher Education Institutes from the region of Greater Poland and Lubuskie - meetings of Vice-Rectors in Brussels 

 

Initiated by the Regional Office of the Province of Lublin in Brussels, the Regional Office of the Province of Greater Poland in Brussels, as well as the Regional Contact Point in Greater Poland for Research Programmes of the EU, a number of meetings were held between the 28th – 29th of January 2020 in Brussels for Vice-Rectors of the following institutions: Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poznan University of Economics, the School of Physical Education in Poznan and the University of Zielona Gora. The meeting was an opportunity to enhance the participation of the above institutions and their scientists in Horizon Europe 2021-2027 research and innovation framework programme.

 

Throughout the 2 day-long visits, Vice-Rectors met with Maryia Gabriel, the EU Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth to discuss the priorities for the European Commission within research and development of the Horizon Europe framework. The Commissioner presented her work plan for the next few years and her support for research institutes in Poland. The trip was also an opportunity to discuss other hot topics with the Vice-President of the EU Parliament – Ewa Kopacz, as well as the Vice-Chair of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy – Zdziwsław Krasnodębski, professor Jerzy Buzek, professor Bogusław Liberadzki and Christian Busoi.

 

 

 

 

 

It is with an immense pleasure we announce that the Associate Professor Katarzyna Wieczorowska-Tobis, the Head of the Chair and Department of Palliative Medicine of Poznan University of Medical Sciences, has been selected (as the only Polish representative among the 17 international specialists) for the ‘Expert panel on effective ways of investigating in health’, one of the European Commission’s Advisory Boards.

She will act as an advisory expert on effective measures in healthcare throughout the panel’s tenure of 3 years.

 

Congratulations!

 
 
 
 
 
 

ERASMUS CRIMBO DINNER

A Christmas Dinner Party for Incoming Erasmus students of PUMS was held on the 10th of December in Poznan, where our international students from Italy, Portugal, Spain, Germany, Turkey, Croatia, France, Hungary, Bulgaria and Papua New Guinea, enjoyed a variety of Polish 'Crimbo' food. Our Erasmus students of medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, electroradiology and nursing had a unique opportunity to taste traditional Polish Christmas dishes, bond, exchange ideas and share information on their 'Christmas customs and traditions.

 

 

 

 

FACEBOOK - PUMS  international relations

 We are pleased to announce that the  International Relations Office has launched a Facebook account.

We invite you to visit our account: PUMS international cooperation

 

 

 

 

ERASMUS+ for employees

We are pleased to announce that  10 employees of all our faculties received ERASMUS+ scholarship within contract KA-103-2019.

In 2019/20 academic year, 4 academic teachers will conduct classes with students in partner universities in Belgium, Italy and Germany, and 6 will partake training at scientific and academic centres in Great Britain, Spain, Italy, France, Croatia and Turkey.
Our Erasmus family is systematically growing up, what more we want to emphasize that in the current academic year the largest group of employees will take apart in Erasmus from the beginning of our participation in the Erasmus Program.

Congratulations to all scholars!


 

 

 

 

The success of our scientist Prof. Rodryg Ramlau in Brussels!

Professor Rodryg Ramlau - head of the Chair and Department of Oncology of our university, became a member of the extremely prestigious Expert Advisory Body at one of the five Mission Councils for the new European Union program for research and innovation "Horizon Europe".These all five Missions will be a key element of the 2021-2027 program. Prof. Ramlau will be an expert within the Cancer Mission.

Congratulations!

 

 

 

1st ORBIS Summer School and Workshop

We are greatly satisfied to inform that ORBIS project, coordinated by our University, has reached its next milestone. On 12-14th June 2019  1st ORBIS Summer School and Workshop on Pharmaceutical Preformulation and Processing were held in Dublin, organized by Trinity College Dublin and two companies: APC Ltd. (Dublin) and JSC Farmak (Kiev). The institutions were represented, respectively, by Prof. Lidia Tajber, Dr. Sharon Davin and Dr Irina Nagorichna.

19 people form our University visited the rainy capital of Ireland, together with representatives from Ukraine, Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, the US and Ireland itself, to hear brilliant lectures on different aspects of pharmaceutical industry. The speakers invited by Trinity College and APC Ltd. gave us insight into details of preformulation, particle engineering and advanced solid state characterization, while JSC Farmak’s employees presented during the workshops their practical experience and case studies from different stages of technological development of drug products. A great asset of the event was the fact that the invited lecturers came both from academic and industrial background, which enabled the participants to get acquainted with different perspectives on the issues of contemporary pharmacy. This is the core of the intersectorality idea of projects like ORBIS, realized under the MSCA-RISE action.

 

 

18 years of Erasmus program at PUMS!

The academic year, which is slowly approaching the end, is another year of our university's participation in the European Union Erasmus program.
Counting from the beginning 2000/2001, it has been 18 years! During this all years we have got experience supported by numbers:

 Our Erasmus family already has 1,829 people in total, so we hope that soon there will be 2,000 or even more.

Erazm from Rotterdam said: "When there's a will, there's a way", so please join the Erasmus family and keep your fingers crossed!

 

 

 

 

Kosciuszko Foundation Fellowship

Logo
Prof. Marzena Gajecka, the Head of the Department of Genetics and Pharmaceutical Microbiology, Faculty of Pharmacy, has been awarded a Kosciuszko Foundation Fellowship for the academic year 2019/2020, to visit Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, TX, US.

Prof. Gajecka during the 3-month fellowship will work on an implementation of integrative analyzes in multi-omics studies of host-microbiota interactions in multifactorial diseases.

The Kosciuszko Foundation promotes closer ties between Poland and the United States through educational, scientific and cultural exchanges. The Kosciuszko Foundation annually awards a number of Fellowships/Grants to Poles for advanced study, research, and teaching at universities and other institutions of higher learning in the United States.