- Microbiology, Cosmetology
- Nutrition and Dietetics
- Psychology, Rehabilitation
- Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics
Academic teams in UITM conduct research on cancer prevention. Currently, the research conducted in cooperation with the Medical University of Lviv concentrates on the anticancer potential of newly synthesized thiazolidinedione of in vitro cell culture model. The study is a continuation of cytotoxicity studies of newly synthesized compounds belonging to the group of thiazolidinediones. The research also concerns the analysis of the impact of selected plant extracts on the growth of prostate cancer cells and on the regulation of membrane protein activity impacting the development and survival of cancer cells.
Two big research projects concerning cancer were financed by the Polish National Science Center: Impact of nanoparticles on cancer metastasis – epigenetic mechanisms (2015-2019; in cooperation with Medical University of Poznań) and The expression of complement inhibitors in ovarian and corpus uteri cancers – a new perspective for immunotherapy (2011-2014).
In 2018 the Department of Cosmetology became a beneficiary of the International Academic Partnerships Programme financed by the National Agency for Academic Exchange (NAWA). The aim of the Programme is to develop viable solutions in the area of scientific, implementation and teaching process cooperation, effected within the framework of international academic partnerships. The project entitled “Cosmetic Valley – International Scientific and Implementation Cooperation at the Cosmetology Department” started on the 1st December 2018 and focuses on a search for novel active ingredients for cosmetic formulations among endemic plants native to Kazakhstan and Greece. The results of the project should provide a foundation for the development of long-lasting cooperation of entities forming a Partnership. Partner institutions of the Programme are The University of Innsbruck (Austria), The Medical University in Almaty (Kazakhstan) and The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Greece). The total budget of the project is 968 000,00 PLN.
Research is conducted in the UITM’s laboratories: Laboratory of Cell and Tissue Culture, Laboratory of Immunology and Biochemistry, Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Laboratory of Biochemistry, Toxicology and Clinical Genetics, Laboratory of Cosmetic Chemistry.
- Computational Intelligence and Machine Learning;
- Communication and Security in Computer Systems and Networks;
- Medical Informatics;
- e-Learning Tools and Electronic Services.
Research teams from the UITM are involved either in basic or applied research. Currently, two big projects, financed by the Polish National Science Center, are implemented:
1) A new approach for effective training of complex intelligent systems (2016-2019)
Successful results of the project can solve many scientific and practical problems by replacing the traditional project approach with a new learning-based approach. This alternative method may have a wider meaning, allowing to find solutions to many problems that until now were impossible to solve by traditional methods.
2) Developing effective mechanisms for robot perception using motivated learning and self-organizing associative memory (2017-2020)
The main objective of the research is to develop new effective perceptual mechanisms using the generalized idea of motivated learning (ML), and new mechanisms for associative learning and inference. In order to use perception to acquire knowledge by interacting with the environment, the associative object recognition and scene representation system, supported by activities of a robot, will be refined. A test an innovative visual and acoustic perception system for a robot, based on the mechanisms of episodic memory, will be built.
In cooperation with Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Centre (Polish Academy of Science) and Emerline Ltd. the UITM conducts currently two other projects, financed by the EU funds within Regional Operational Program of Mazovia Region:
1) IVA service platform of virtual voice agents for emergency call hotlines automation (2017-2018)
The project aimed at creating the specialized system – Intelligent Virtual Agent – that applies speech recognition technology in dialogue process automation for emergency call hotlines.
2) Automatic Intelligent Customer Service System “AISOK” using speech recognition, voice biometrics and “Big-Data” data analysis (2018-2020)
The project is funded by PGNiG Polish Oil and Gas Mining and National Centre of Research and Development. The aim of the project is to develop and prepare for the implementation of the prototype of the Automatic Intelligent Customer Service System for PGNiG hotlines, using innovative mechanisms for speech recognition, voice biometry and artificial intelligence. Moreover, UITM is the leader of the project entitled “Digital solutions for automatic skin cancer diagnosis” (DigiSkinDia), which is implemented with two German partners (Technical University of Ilmenau and JenLab, the IT company) within the framework of the “German-Polish Joint Initiative for Bilateral R&D Cooperation in the field of Digitization of the Economy” (managed by the Polish National Center for Research and Development, NCBiR). The expected result of this research project will be a digital decision-support system for dermatologists, ensuring objective, reliable and user-independent diagnosis of skin cancer.
- Economic Condition, Competition, Entrepreneurship;
- Job Market, Unemployment, Education;
- Monetary Economics, Banking, Insurance.
Research in this field focuses mainly on the labour market, entrepreneurship, public finance and financialization. Interesting research on a link between educational programmes and labour markets are conducted within the project Horizontal educational mismatch – a new method of measurement with application to Poland (2017-2019), financed by the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education under “Dialog” program. The project aims at analyzing the horizontal educational mismatch between potential job seekers’ traits and firms’ demand for new workers (vacancies), i.e.: field of education, qualification and competence mismatch at unprecedented levels in Poland. The project concentrates on testing and systematizing a new approach of measuring educational mismatch. The research may be extended to analyse various structural mismatches in other countries. Expected results will be recommendations to education and labour market policy.
A leading research topic in finance is Interrelations between the development of a financial sector and economic growth in Polish regions (2017-2018). The project, financed by the Polish National Science Centre, focuses on possibilities of applying results from research of regions on a national level.
- Digital Media
- Media Consumption
- Market Communication
- Public Relations
In 2018 academics from UITM initiated an umbrella project Mediatization as a leading process in the modern world. The basis for the research under this project is a conviction that current media (especially so-called “new media”) enables multilayer, global, interactive, space- and time-compressed transfer of any contents addressed to a global audience. New media reconfigure and diversify all the process of a transfer of information from a sender/creator to a recipient and the change key features of media texts.
In new media, information is digitalized and standardized what enables free copying and transfer between various types of recipients. A theory of mediatization became a basis for introducing the following individual research projects:
1) Media competences of young people: from fact to mythologization,
2) Social aspects of vigilantism on the Internet,
3) Conditions for consuming media – research on media and their users,
4) Mediatization of religion and building a community,
5) Mediatization of discrimination,
6) New media and the public sphere – activities of local governments for civic involvement,
7) Perception of media communications from loan companies by their clients,
8) Ethical aspects of neuronal interfaces (computer-brain communication).
UITM is an editor of “Social Communication. Online Journal” which is a scientific blind peer-reviewed journal, focusing on communication and media, new media, cultural studies, social sciences, public relations, visual and marketing communication. The journal welcomes contributions in English, from academics from the international community.
- International Relations
- Public Policies (migration policy; educational policy)
- Sociology and Political Science
The multidisciplinary team of social scientists started the project Foreign scientists in Poland: incentives, life trajectories and scientific potential, financed from the Ministry of Science and Higher Education under the programme Dialog (2017-2019). The project focuses on analyzing cultural and institutional practices and foreign scientists living and working in Poland. The research aims at explaining relations with migrants’ biography and ethnical and family practices of highly qualified specialists and development of institutional scientific life in Poland.
A group of researchers from UITM is engaged in a network project Administrative Silence in European Legal-Administrative Framework conducted within a framework of European Public Administration Group. The research focuses on identification of national model instruments of normative and non-normative reactions to administrative silence aiming at the elimination of negative consequences of administrative silence. The project covers also research on the social and cultural context of administrative silence.
A developing field of research is Social, political and legal aspects of colonization of Mars. The project engaging representatives of many social sciences focus on the following questions: what kind of social organization will be developed by the future Mars colony? Which type of society could be the best option? – Which norms and values will be developed by the Martians? What about the natural human tendency to aggression, conflict and, at least, to the strong competition? What will be the attitude of the Martians towards the Earth? UITM is also an editor of Studia Humana: a multi-disciplinary peer-reviewed journal publishing valuable contributions on any aspect of human sciences such as analytic philosophy, political science, political economy, sociology. The main objective of the journal is to study changes and their underlying mechanisms in modern societies, through the analysis of the institutions that remain most hidden from the public eye.