The University, which was placed the best Life Sciences university in Poland in the “Perspektywy” magazine ranking in 2022, employs over 1 600 staff, including 728 academics. The young academic staff consists of over 220 doctoral students and 380 scientists under 45 years of age. UPWr provides education for about 10 000 students at 5 faculties, offering a broad array of 28 Bachelor, 24 Masters and uniform masters study, and 7 doctoral study programmes. A broad spectrum of research is carried out by 16 Leading Research Groups within three priority research areas: Food Science, Veterinary Science and Environmental Sciences. UPWr is a holder of HR Excellence in Research Award from the European Commission since 2017. Researchers from our Space and Close Earth Observation Sciences (SpaceOS) research group as well as THETA statistical genetics group are particularly involved in MERIT.
Key research infrastructure
The university offers general infrastructures that serve researchers in carrying our work in our priority research areas, for example:
- Center for Applied Biology and Innovative Food Production Technologies
- Research Center for Plant Production Technology
- Center for Diagnostics of Plant Diseases
- Center for Satellite Data Processing
Our Institute of Geodesy and Geoinformatics offers the following specialist infrastructure, software, and services:
- computing cluster containing in-house, original software, and services, such as GNSS-WARP for real-time GNSS processing, Precise Point Positioning Algorithms, GOVUS – Multi-GNSS Center for Satellite Data Processing, providing services to European Plate Observing System Thematic Cores Services Anthropogenic Hazards and Satellite Data
- computing cluster that contains in-house, original software, and services, such as GNSS-WARP for real-time GNSS processing, Precise Point Positioning Algorithms, GOVUS – Multi-GNSS orbit validation visualizer that uses SLR, as well as commercial software, such as Bernese GNSS Software, Leica Infinity
- GISLAB – high-performance computer laboratory for students,
- WROC EPN, IGS station – Multi-GNSS permanent station, established in 1996,
- MulitisensorLAB containing GNSS receivers (U-blox, Javad), IMU devices, laser scanner (Velodyne), GNSS antenna calibration (KUKA), radiometer, drones, and others.
The infrastructure of the statistical genetics group comprises computational (bioinformatic pipelines) and biostatistic (modelling) analysis of various structures of biological data originating from whole throughput technologies, such as whole genome DNA-seq, RNA-seq, whole genome methylome analysis, etc., including all steps – from data preprocessing to statistical modelling. This also includes analysis pipeline modifications to suit particularities of various data sets and tested hypotheses.
Contact us to see if your research project alligns with our priorities and to know more about secondment possibilites in our organisation at the application stage.