Discussion on the “Economy-Education-Science” project

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The Foundation for Polish Science is the initiator of consultations regarding the legislative proposals developed by Prof. Andrzej Rabczenko associated with the implementation of Poland of the “Economy-Education-Science” system.

As a result, on 26 June the Foundation played host to the first discussions on this project. Participants included representatives of academic authorities, the scientific community and business:

  • Prof. Jerzy Bal, Acting Director of the Department of Genetic Medicine at the Institute of Mother and Child
  • Prof. Maciej W. Grabski, honorary member of the Foundation for Polish Science’s Advisory Board
  • Dr Marek Hołyński, Director of the Institute of Mathematical Machines
  • Prof. Andrzej Jajszczyk, Director of the National Science Centre
  • Dr Karol Lityński, President of the Board of the FIRE Innovation Centre
  • Richard Łada, President of ERMEL Consulting
  • Tomasz Nocuń, Head of Financial Department, Selvita
  • Prof. Leszek Pacholski, Former Rector of the University of Wrocław
  • Dr Barbara Pastuszek-Lipińska, Head of the Section for Management of Development of Scientific Human Resources and Higher Education Programmes, National Centre for Research and Development
  • Prof. Marek Ratajczak, Secretary of State at the Ministry of Science and Higher Education
  • Prof. Piotr Zielenkiewicz, Director of the Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences

The discussion concentrated on analysis of the various aspects of Prof. Andrzej Rabczenko’s project, in which he distinguishes the following modules:

1.    Communication between economics and the scientific world – Knowledge Centres
2.    University structure
3.    Higher education funding
4.    Student internships
5.    Funding of Knowledge Centres
6.    Support of Knowledge Transfer Offices
7.    Establishing R&D labs at universities
8.    Dissemination of knowledge
9.    Intellectual Knowledge Repository

The next discussion, introducing in detail the issues connected to the possibility of implementing the discussed changes, is to take place in September.