The model of higher education in Poland, aimed mainly at mass education, has become outdated, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Science and Higher Education Jarosław Gowin said on Wednesday in Gdansk.
Last Friday, the Sejm Committee on Education, Science and Youth voted in favour of the possibility of obtaining a doctorate on the basis of achievements in the implementation work, but against obtaining qualifications equivalent to the qualifications of habilitated doctor on the basis of such achievements.
Eco-friendly electric vehicle powered by a hydrogen fuel cell is being built by a group of students from Gdansk University of Technology. According to estimates, the car should drive about 300 km on one litre of hydrogen. In May, students want to present it in London at a competition for eco-friendly vehicles.
Polish scientific institutions and companies received € 218.44 million in the 323 EU Horizon 2020 competitions to date. The largest grant - more than 12 million euros - has been awarded to the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry PAS in Poznań
In the first half of March the Ministry of Education held consultations on higher education reform with foreign specialists. Poland has thus benefited from the opportunities offered by the Horizon 2020 Policy Support Facility (PSF).
Universities should be allowed to offer short cycles of education - proposed on Tuesday the representatives of the Polish Rectors Foundation. Education offered as part of these cycles would be a notch higher than high-school exit exam, and a notch lower than bachelor's degree.
Dr. Joanna Sułkowska from the University of Warsaw has been included in the ranking of women who can change the world - "2017 International Rising Talents". She has been recognised for unravelling the secrets of entangled proteins.
Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Science and Higher Education Jarosław Gowin, on March 1 at the Warsaw University of Technology Assembly Hall during the conference and presentation of the proposals of assumptions for the higher education system Law 2.0.
The draft law establishing the National Agency for Academic Exchange (Narodowa Agencja Wymiany Akademickiej, NAWA) should be on the agenda of the government and be should adopted within 2-3 weeks - Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Science and Higher Education Jarosław Gowin said on Monday in Kraków.
University authorities should be able to manage more efficiently, and doctoral studies should not be so common - the three teams that have worked on the principles of the new law on higher education have different approaches to changes, but their programs do have common points.