The exhibition entitled ”Science is Freedom” showing 25 top recent achievements of the Polish science has been opened in the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Tokyo. Ms Magdalena Bem – Andrzejewska, the Head of the Minister’s Office in the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education [Pol: MNiSW], took part in the ceremony and held a speech “Polish Science and Higher Education – Recent Years, 2018 and Beyond”.
The vernissage of a mobile MNiSW exhibition “Science is Freedom” was held in Tokyo on 13th March 2018 as a part of the celebration of the Year of the Polish Science. The opening ceremony was accompanied by the presentations promoting Polish science with special attention put to the young scientists. A special guest, Dr. Olga Malinkiewicz, gave a lecture presenting the progress of cutting-edge works on the commercialisation of PV cells on the grounds of perovskites.
The event was also an occasion to present scientific projects selected in the contest organised by the Embassy. Within the contest for young researchers, candidates for doctor’s degree and students, the attendees had to record a few-minute film showing their scientific projects or inventions. The video materials were being displayed during the vernissage. The audience – composed mostly of the representatives of Japanese enterprises, universities and research institutes – voted to choose the best and the most interesting film.
The winner was Dr. Eng. Magdalena Ziąbka from the Faculty of Materials Science and Ceramics from the AGH University of Science and Technology in Cracow, the author of “ENT-implant” – an innovative prothesis of middle ear. As part of the award the researcher from AGH University will be invited by the Embassy to take part in the largest scientific fair in Japan – Science Agora this autumn.
The exhibition “Science is Freedom” can be visited in the Polish Embassy in Tokyo (2-13-5 Mita, Meguro-ku) by the end of April 2018.