The European Investment Bank granted Poland a loan of EUR 305 million (approx. PLN 1.3 billion) for research, according to the EIB press release. The money will support research programmes at the National Science Centre in Kraków and the National Centre for Research and Development in Warsaw.
Comprehensive reform of higher education, salary increases for academic teachers, changes in the education of doctoral students, introduction of innovation laws, science promotion programmes. These are the achievements the Ministry of Science lists as the most important during the last term.
Doctoral colleges launch at Polish universities in October. They will have about 40 percent fewer doctoral students than before, but they will award at least as many PhDs as doctoral studies used to do. Minister of Science Jarosław Gowin talks to PAP about the changes that await universities in the new academic year.