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International Centre of Research Excellence in Transition of COal REgions (ExCORE)

The project aims to create conditions for networking international research teams and conducting joint scientific research on the green transition of coal regions

The main tasks implemented within the project are as follows:

  • establishing an International Center of Research Excellence,

  • conducting 4 research projects concerning the green transition,

  • organizing workshops and mentoring sessions to improve the research skills of our academic staff,

  • mobility of staff and students in connection with research activities, 

  • disseminating the research results through publications and conferences.

ExCORE is implemented within the framework of the "Strategic Partnerships" program, announced by the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange (NAWA). Launching the International Center of Research Excellence will serve as a model for subsequent initiatives of this type – fulfilling the goals set in the University's Strategic Plan for 2021-2025.

The project was initiated by principal investigator dr hab. Monika Wieczorek-Kosmala, prof. UE. The ExCORE project team includes dr hab. Tomasz Ingram, prof. UE, dr Marcin Baron i dr Maria Kocot. Support is provided by Internationalization.

This initiative is being implemented in strategic partnership with the following foreign universities: the University of Bari Aldo Moro (Italy), the University of Verona (Italy), VBS-Technical University of Ostrava (Czech Republic) and the Technical University of Kosice (Slovakia). The University of Essex (UK) also supports the project activities as an External Partner. 

Project duration: July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2024.

The total value of the project is PLN 544,450.21 and is funded by the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange (NAWA) within the framework of the "Strategic Partnerships" program.

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