UG fifth best-funded Polish university from Horizon Europe programme

Horyzont Europa

More than two million euros has been awarded to the University of Gdańsk by the European Union's Horizon Europe programme. Such a high grant places the UG fifth among Polish universities and ninth in terms of all Polish research centres. A total of more than EUR 110 million has gone to Polish project participants, placing our country in 14th place among EU members. 

The University of Gdańsk is currently implementing six projects funded by Horizon Europe, including one in which it acts as a coordinator. These are very large projects, most of which involve between several dozen and several hundred partners. The budget of these activities reaches up to several hundred million euros. 

The themes of the projects in which the University of Gdańsk participates are very diverse. The FIERCE initiative deals with feminist movements and other pro-social activities. The CANVAS project, in which the UG acts as coordinator, concerns research into cell therapy for non-small cell lung cancer. The main objective of the CRISTAL project is to synchronise different modes of transport and increase the share of freight. PARC is working on the determination of chemical hazards on a national scale and the FoQaCiA partners want to extend the theoretical basis for the design of quantum algorithms. Participants in the H2OforAll project to purify and disinfect water are in the process of signing up. 

Horizon Europe is the European Union's largest ever initiative to support science and research. 9,116 participants from 127 countries are running 3,896 projects with funding of EUR 9.12 billion, and this is just the beginning. The programme's total budget is EUR 95.5 billion. 

The list of the best-funded universities from Horizon Europe includes: Warsaw University (1st place), Jagiellonian University (2nd place), Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań (3rd place), Łódź University of Technology (4th place). 

Article prepared on the basis of data compiled by the National Contact Point for EU Research Programmes


Marcel Jakubowski / Press Office UG