Research

To excel in breaking new research grounds and creating innovative solutions for industry – these are our priorities through which we shape modern science and economy.

 

The AGH University of Science and Technology carries out projects funded by the Ministry of Education and Science, the European Commission, the National Science Centre, the National Centre for Research and Development, and the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange.

 

The university carries out national research projects, research and development projects for industry, as well as joint projects with international partners within the framework of the following programmes: EU Programmes HORIZON 2020, KIC InnoEnergy, KIC RawMaterials, POLONEZ, HARMONIA, MOTOROLA grants, International Visegrad Fund, Research Fund for Coal and Steel, ERA, bilateral collaboration programmes, Erasmus+, and Structural Funds.


In 2020, AGH UST carried out 564 scientific research projects:

  • 356 national research projects,
  • 157 international research projects, including 31 within the framework of the HORIZON 2020 programme,
  • 57 projects funded by Structural Funds.

 

In addition, AGH UST conducted 53 education projects:

  • 28 projects funded by Structural Funds,
  • 25 international projects.

ERC grants

The most prestigious projects that are funded by EU framework programmes constitute the grants awarded by the European Research Council (ERC). Financial support is provided to scientists who excel at conducting pioneering and ground-breaking research. In recent years, ERC grants have been awarded to two AGH UST professors:

  • Professor Urszula Stachewicz – her research is concerned with innovative insulating materials which allow for the decrease in daily energy consumption;
    Professor Piotr Faliszewski – he works on the computational social choice theory. The results of the project will find use in multiple areas of life in which there is a need to make choices – starting with those made in small local communities, in business, and even in sports games.

 

Research for CERN

For more than two decades, AGH UST scientists have been participating in projects linked to research programmes at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research. 9 AGH UST staff members and 5 doctoral students are part of a group that works on the ATLAS experiment at CERN. The team works on physical analyses, such as examining Higgs boson decays, diffraction processes, or measurements of heavy ion collisions. One of the group’s greatest achievements was to carry out measurements of an extremely rare phenomenon of photon-photon scattering or an infrequent decay of the Higgs boson into leptons and a photon. Another team that participates actively in experiments at CERN is a team of scientists working on the LHCb experiment. Members of the LHCb-AGH UST group perform physical analyses, contributing significantly to the preparation of the software and hardware of the experiment.