The University of Silesia’s scientific research offering is extremely extensive, and a wide range of fundamental, applied, and implementation research is conducted in laboratories and workrooms of the university. Its academics are willing to and successful in seeking research funding through project grants, domestic and international alike. Research they undertake frequently leads to development of innovative solutions which are of significant applicational value. Scientists and researchers work in modern labs equipped with world-class research equipment.
Academics from the University of Silesia conduct research in a wide range of science disciplines. These include the following:
- biology, biotechnology;
- chemistry, chemical technology;
- physics, biophysics;
- materials engineering;
- biomedical engineering;
- computer science;
- environmental protection;
- political science;
- fine arts;
- film arts;
- bibliology and information science;
- literary studies;
- cultural studies;
Many scientists from the University of Silesia represent the so-called life sciences, or utilitarian sciences.
In the field of medicine these include, but are not limited to:
- anti-cancer medication and therapy;
- research into the development of anti-HIV medication;
- research into active pharmaceutical ingredients;
- new generation materials (nanocrystalline NiTi shape memory alloys);
- optical tomography;
- diagnostic procedures for bone tissue diseases (computer analysis of mechanical properties of bone tissue microstructure);
- monitoring of respiratory activity;
- anti-inflammatory drugs;
- research into different forms of medication.
In the field of aviation:
- research into monocrystalline dendritic castings of nickel superalloys;
- research into the orientation of monocrystalline products (turbine blades);
- X-ray topography.
In the field of agriculture:
- methods and means of protection of new generation plants;
- enriching plant breeding material (drought resistance);
- plant regeneration systems;
- modern crop production.
In the field of natural sciences:
- cleaning up degraded areas;
- groundwater protection;
- dammed reservoir management;
- water quality monitoring;
- regional environment information and database system.