Research activities carried out at the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn comprise: statutory activities of scientific bodies, including activities that enhance the development of young scientists and doctoral candidates, funded by the internal competitive procedure; basic research and other assignments funded by the National Science Centre; Strategic Research Agenda of scientific research and development activities, as well as other assignments funded by the National Centre for Research and Development; investments in the field of major research infrastructure and property development, utilized in scientific research or development activities; scientific international cooperation; projects co-financed from the Structural Funds of the European Union; science-promoting activities; programmes and assignments instituted by the Minister; projects commissioned by economic operators; grants to co-finance research projects.
The range of research activities carried out at the University is very large. The undertaken research themes were condensed into forty nine research problems, which include a few research tasks formulated according to the priorities of: the University, Poland, and European Union. Particular significance is attached to research activities that arise from economic and societal needs.
Currently, at the University there are 193 research projects, all funded by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, National Science Centre, and the National Centre for Research and Development.
After the parametric evaluation of scientific bodies was performed by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education in 2013, as many as six of UWM faculties were classified into A category.
Present Faculty Categorization:
|The Faculty of||The Category|
|Biology and Biotechnology||A|
|Environmental Management and Agriculture||A|
|Geodesy and Land Management||B|
|Law and Administration||B|
|Mathematics and Computer Science||B|
A large part of the University’s research potential comes from apparatus and equipment that can be found at particular faculties. In 2012, at the initiative of the Senate Committee for Science, an electronic laboratory-service database was created in order to utilize the available apparatus even more effectively. The database is continually updated, and accessible on: http://aparatura.uwm.edu.pl
The University’s innovation capacity is expressed in the amount of the lodged applications and obtained patents, implementations, and utility models. In the years 2008-2012, as many as 105 inventions were filed, and 24 patents obtained, along with the protection of utility models.
Within the University, there are active research centres and clusters that carry out large-scale scientific projects. Currently at UWM there are seven research centres: Renewable Energy Research Centre (CBEO), Dairy Research and Development Centre, Eastern European Research Centre (CBEW), Social Research Centre, Natural and Traditional Food Research Centre, Nutri-Bio-Chemical Centre, Innovative Therapy and Diagnosis Centre], and seven clusters: Kętrzyn Renewable Energy Cluster, Baltic Eco-energy Cluster, Brewing Cluster, Dairy Cluster, Warmia and Mazury “Warmer Together” Cluster, the Vistula Renewable Energy Cluster, Mazurian Windows Cluster. Furthermore, the University of Warmia and Mazury is a member of the Consortium Centre for Advanced Technologies RIMAMI.