17 April 2018

Did You know that without the discoveries made by the Polish chemist Jan Czochralski computers and mobile phones would not have been invented?

At the beginning of the 20th century, Jan Czochralski developed d the method of growing monocrystals, which form the basis of modern electronics. The value of the global electronics market is estimated at many trillion dollars a year. As much as 90%...

13 April 2018

Polish Institute recommends

The Jagiellonian University is the oldest university in Poland and one of the oldest in Europe. Since its foundation over 650 years ago, it has educated many famous graduates, including pope John Paul II, astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus, and poet...

13 April 2018

Today we commemorate the victims of the Katyn massacre

In 1940, 22,000 Polish officers were murdered by the Soviet NKVD. The USSR authorities decided to shoot Polish prisoners of war, considering them to be "enemies of the Soviet leadership." The murders were carried out in what is today Russia and...

12 April 2018

Flash mob #MemoryUnitesUs

For the third year in a row, our friends from the Museum of Polish Jews POLIN send us memorial badges shaped as paper yellow daffodils. Such badges will be distributed in the streets of Warsaw on April 19, on the 75th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto...

10 April 2018

Eighth anniversary of the Smolensk plane crash

In the early morning hours of 10 April 2010, a special Tu-154M plane crashed near Smolensk, with Polish President Lech Kaczyński and First Lady Maria Kaczyńska on board, killing all 96 passengers – top state officials, military commanders, and...

06 April 2018

Did You know that Anita Włodarczyk is the first ever female athlete to defeat a man?

During the Rio 2016 Summer Games Olympics, Anita Włodarczyk won gold and shattered the WR in the hammer throw with the result of 82.29 m. She threw further than the gold medalist in the men's category. The best result among men was achieved by...

05 April 2018

Summer courses of the Polish language and culture 2018

Summer courses of the Polish language and culture 2018 are intensive courses which constitute ideal opportunity to learn the Polish language as well as Polish culture and history. Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange would like to invite all...

03 April 2018

Did You know that the mine detector is a Polish invention?

At the turn of 1941/42, two Polish lieutenants Józef Kosacki and Andrzej Garboś developed the world's first mine detector. The Polish invention was used during the Second World War and the Persian Gulf conflict. The design of the device and its...

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