The Chancellery of the Prime Minister hosted today a press conference dedicated to the Polish Returns programme. Deputy Prime Minister Jarosław Gowin participated in the conference, together with NAWA’s Director General Łukasz Wojdyga and dr hab. Łukasz Bratasz, scientist returning from Yale University.
This programme constitutes an enormous chance for Polish universities and scientific units – told Deputy Prime Minister Jarosław Gowin during the press conference. – National institutions will initiate cooperation with specialists who have international experience and knowledge in the scope of new research tendencies in their field. Moreover, Polish units will acquire experienced teachers, team managers and mentors. Their presence at universities will enable increasing their level of internationalisation, which is a sine qua non condition to increase the importance and recognition of the Polish higher education system in the global scientific area.
NAWA’s Director General Łukasz Wojdyga mentioned, that the scientists selected during the call for proposals return from the best universities and research institutes in the world – some of them from the United States and United Kingdom, but also from Singapore, France, Spain, Australia or Italy. They will use the experience they had gained in these institutions to work at universities in Kraków, Gdańsk, Warsaw and Wrocław. Among the entities selected in the call for proposals one may find Pomeranian Medical University in Szczecin, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, several institutes of the Polish Academy of Sciences, as well as one private university – SWPS.