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Gowin: We need to reflect on new solutions for universities

We need to reflect together on new system solutions, leading to the adoption - in this term - of a new law on higher education - said Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Science and Higher Education Jarosław Gowin. Ministry of Science and Higher Education held a gala of the "Law 2.0" competition. Three competitive teams selected in the competition will receive 300 thousand zlotys grants to prepare guidelines for the new Law on Higher Education. The teams will also conduct a public consultation

Students from Rzeszów win the Mars rovers competition again

Legendary Rover Team from Rzeszów University of Technology for the second time won the prestigious race Mars rovers competition - University Rover Challenge, which ended in the US. Third place went to the team Continuum from the University of Wroclaw. University Rover Challenge (URC) is a prestigious international competition of Mars rover built by students from all over the world. Students competed on 2 - 4 June in the American desert in Utah near the Mars base analogue MDRS. Among the 28

Students are more mobile than academics

In the academic year 2014/2015 more than 16.8 thousand Polish students and 6.3 thousand academics benefited from the Erasmus+ programme. Students are more mobile than academics - said Deputy Minister of Science Piotr Dardziński and reminded that the Ministry of Science wants to increase the mobility of researchers. The functioning of Erasmus+ in Poland was discussed last week on Thursday by members of the Sejm Permanent Subcommittee for the Youth. According to data presented by the Deputy

Polish Studies program at the University of Cambridge

The Polish Studies program was launched at the University of Cambridge two years ago and already enjoys considerable popularity. However, raising an endowment is needed to ensure the program continuation - announced the Foundation for Polish Science representatives at conference in Warsaw. The Polish Studies program was launched in 2014 at the Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages, University of Cambridge. It was created with the involvement of, among others, Foundation for Polish Science.

University of Lodz's SmartUni App awarded by EUPRIO

The SmartUni project, launched by the University of Lodz with co-financing from the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education, has gained international recognition, as well as prizes and all-European coverage. It is a mobile application that serves as a newcomer’s guide to the UL, city of Lodz, and Poland. At the launching stage, the project won third prize (PLN 100’000) in the co-financing contest for promotion of Polish universities abroad, set in 2014 by the Ministry of Science of

Representatives of science pleased with the budget

Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz met with representatives of academia. "We were satisfied with the government's budget proposals for the budget of science and higher education for 2016" - commented the President of CRASP, Prof. Wiesław Banyś. Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz, Minister of Science and Higher Education Lena Kolarska-Bobińska and Minister of Finance Mateusz Szczurek met with representatives of the institutions representing the Polish academia (including the Conference of Rectors of Academic

Ministry of Science announces the second wave of changes in science and higher education

4-year university funding cycle, more indefinite period contracts for scientists, the opportunity for students to have more influence over the course of their studies - these are some of the points of the higher education and science development program, presented by the Ministry of Science last Wednesday. "I believe that all scientists, universities, politicians, we must have a clear vision of direction in which we are going, of the goals that we want to pursue. Regardless of who governs,

Easier to confirm education for foreigners

Foreigners will find it easier nostrify a diploma or continue their studies in Poland. Ministry of Science and Higher Education has announced that they published a regulation to that effect. The new law may also benefit refugees. As previously announced, on Thursday the Ministry of Science and Higher Education published a new regulation on the recognition of higher education diplomas obtained abroad and on confirmation of higher education at a certain level. Under the new regulation, persons

Prime Minister met with representatives of academia

Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz met on Tuesday last week with representatives of academia. It was an exchange of information before the final budgetary decisions - told PAP Minister of Science Lena Kolarska-Bobińska. Kolarska-Bobińska explained that the meeting was organized at the request of representatives of the academic community. "It was the first, very important informational meeting" - the minister told PAP. Minister of Science reported that at the meeting representatives of the academic

Easier access to Polish higher schools for international students

International students who wish to study in Poland will be entitled to study on more advantageous rules. The change is possible due to the new law regulation adopted on August 7, 2015 amending the conditions under which international students may pursue their studies and research. Students will not be required any longer to pay upfront tuition fees for the whole period of studies. As a result of the new regulation tuition fees at Polish higher education establishments are likely to decrease as