The „Academia” magazine was founded on the initiative of Professor
Andrzej B. Legocki, a President of the Polish Academy of Sciences in
2003 – 2006. In the beginning it was published only in English as a
reply to the growing demand for a current information on the Polish
Academy of Sciences` activities, expressed by foreign scientists and
Poles living abroad and interested in Polish science.
Since 2005 the magazine is published both in Polish and English.
The „Academia” is an exceptional - on the Polish market - scientific
magazine for the general public, propagating achievements of Polish
scientists here and abroad. Authors of articles in „Academia” explain
their subject in a way that is accessible not only for all sorts of
academics but also for students, pupils and all other readers interested
in scientific topics for the general public.
The emergence and development of large cities in antiquity was not necessarily associated with the concentration of wealth and resources in privileged social groups. Often, urban centers turn out to have been created by egalitarian societies.
Marek Konarzewski, Professor of Biology at the University of Białystok and President of the Polish Academy of Sciences, talks about how our ancient evolutionary past still affects our eating habits today.
We can either pursue sustainable economic development or face the prospect of no development at all – warns Prof. Boguslaw Fiedor of the Wroclaw University of Economics and Business, chairman of the PAS Committee on Economic Sciences.
Using the hands and minds of its most prominent representatives, humanity has been on a remarkable quest to combat evil, dangers, suffering, life’s hardships, and premature death. Who or what have our enemies been?
The Space Research Centre of the Polish Academy of Sciences is the only Polish scientific research unit that is entirely devoted to using space technologies and satellite techniques to study the Earth, the area of space around it, and other celestial bodies in the Solar System.
950,000 pages of data from 47 years of uninterrupted activity of the PAS Space Research Centre have been deposited in the openSPACE repository of high-value open Earth and space observation data. The data can be freely downloaded, to be used for any purpose