• Faithful to my Homeland, the Republic of Poland



  • The Ministry of Science and Higher Education (MNiSW) shapes State science policies, manages scientific and research institutions (including majority of State owned institutions of higher education), and supervises private higher schools’ curricula. The Minister of Science and Higher Education distributes the State budget resources for scientific research. The detailed principles of this distribution changed in 2011, pursuant to the regulations contained in the newly introduced packet of reforms. 


    The National Centre for Science (NCN) is an executive agency, which takes over the distribution of research funding for basic sciences. The National Centre for Research and Development (NCBiR) established in 2007 distributes funds for research in applied sciences. The main activities of the Centre include the administration and financing of strategic research programs in applied sciences and initiating implementation activities.


    The Polish Academy of Science (PAN) operates via an elected corporation of scientists and science institutes. The most important objectives of PAN’s activities are the conducting of research and development of works supporting the development of science, its promotion, the development of education, and the enrichment of national culture.


    The Foundation for Polish Science (FNP) is the largest, non-governmental organisation involved in the financing of scientific research, personnel exchange with foreign institutions, and support of the transfer of technology to the economy. FNP activities include awarding individual prizes and scholarships, providing subsidies for the modernisation of scientific laboratories and financial support for implementation projects.


    The Conference of Rectors of Academic Schools in Poland (KRASP) is a voluntary association of rectors of polish academic schools. The aim of KRASP is to inspire and coordinate cooperation between member schools as well as to represent the common interests of academic schools.





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