In the brief discussion, the invited experts commented on the statements of party representatives. They examined whether the ideas presented were innovative and how they could influence the nation’s science policy in the coming years. You can watch the discussion below and here.
The guests of the brief meeting discussed the possibility of fulfilling the submitted declarations and the resulting costs. They talked about whether these are just pre-election promises, or perhaps there is a real opportunity for changes that the entire scientific community is waiting for.
The discussion was led by Prof. Dariusz Gemilniak, Vice President of the Polish Academy of Sciences, on 26 September 18:00. It was attended by, among others:
- Professor Marek Konarzowski, President of the Polish Academy of Sciences, biologist, researcher and promoter of sciences related to the Faculty of Biology of the University of Białystok and the Faculty of Liberal Arts of the University of Warsaw. In the past, Advisor to the Minister of Science and Technology at the Polish Embassy in Washington and Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs for Science and Technology.
- Professor Ph.D. Marta Miczynska, Director of the International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Warsaw, is a geneticist specializing in cell biology. She is a scholarship holder of the L’Oréal Polska Women and Science Programme, the Austrian Science Fund, and the Frontier Humanities Programme. Corresponding Member of the Polish Academy of Sciences and Member of the European Academy.
- Professor Zbigniew Bocki, Director of the National Science Centre, is a mathematician specializing in complex analysis associated with the Jagiellonian University. He also worked as a scientist at the Max Planck Institutes in Bonn and Leipzig. He was appointed to the Main Council of the Polish Mathematical Society, the Mathematics Committee of the Polish Academy of Sciences and the Council of the National Science Centre.
- Ph.D. Piotr Wachowiak, Dean of the Warsaw School of Economics, and economist. In addition to his scientific work, in the 1990s he worked in the Warsaw Centrum Municipal Office as Deputy Director of the Scholeborz District Administration and Director of the Municipal Buildings Department (1994-1996), and also served as Administrative Director and Chancellor at the University of Warsaw. Warsaw School of Economics. He is a member of the Organization and Management Committee of the Polish Academy of Sciences and Chairman of the Entrepreneurship Council of the President of the Republic of Poland and the Polish Economic Fair Branch.
- Ph.D. Dominik Antonovich is a professor at Nicolaus Copernicus University in the Department of Science Research and Higher Education. It investigates global trends in science and higher education policy, as well as the management of academic institutions.
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