Popularisation of Science

Given the social responsibility of any university, we create projects that go beyond the walls of AGH UST. One of our flagship activities is the popularisation of knowledge, in which a number of prominent specialists in diverse fields of science and technology are involved. Our chief objective is to elucidate often complex phenomena and ignite curiosity and desire to explore. We want the university to be a space open to meetings and academic debates during which scholars could shed light on their scientific work and show ways of putting knowledge into practice.

AGH SCIENCE encounters

The project involves a series of short public popular science lectures and talks with scholars and experts. Our goal is to shed some light on the work of scientists and to present the practical meaning of their research. We discuss issues that often escape easy grasp in an approachable manner, without the academic intricacy. The series is organised by the Centre for Communication and Marketing in cooperation with the Programme Council.

Video recordings of the lectures are available with English subtitles, which you can enable in the video settings.


bunkier nauki | science pop!cast

In the era of news overload and the availability of various sources, it is worth looking for information that will introduce you to the world of science in a reliable, trustworthy, and, above all, straightforward way. Therefore, we have launched a new popular science platform with podcasts called bunkier nauki [science bunker], which grew out of the need to spread the news to an even larger audience about the most recent research, discoveries, and solutions created at Polish and foreign universities. The YouTube channel will provide space for science aficionados and discussions on the most important scientific problems.

The podcasts are available only in Polish.

 

AGH Junior

We prioritise the comprehensive development of young people and children. Our project, AGH Junior, was created out of the belief that introducing children to the world of science as early as possible is of utmost importance. The project itself comprises several activities: classes for children at the AGH Junior Academy, a series of articles and films available at junior.agh.edu.pl, and a series of popular science books authored by AGH UST scientists. Thanks to such initiatives, the youngest are able to get to know the academic environment and the university campus, develop their skills, and pursue their interests.

 

Science festivals

The AGH UST community is involved in a multitude of other activities which serve to popularise knowledge. The university staff take active part in science festivals which are frequently co-organised by our university or remain under its auspices. The most important events in which we actively participate include the Malopolska Researchers’ Night, the Festival of Science and Art in Krakow, and Science Picnic in Warsaw.

 

Popular science articles and publications

Equally important part of our popularising activity are the articles which we post regularly on the AGH UST website. They are essentially about research and the achievements of scientists. The articles shed light on particular fields of knowledge and are often accompanied by quotes from scholars who comprehensibly explain the difficult phenomena in question. Furthermore, we also publish newsletters which contain the scientific achievements of our staff, as well as updates on our research and lab equipment.