Information about the system of higher education in Poland, tools to quickly find a relevant grant, job offer and scientific event, and achievements of Polish scientists. All this in one place, in English – in this way, foreign scientists can easily find information about research opportunities in Poland!
Aware of its role in supporting international academic exchange, internationalization of universities and research institutions as well as dissemination of information about the Polish system of higher education and science, the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange NAWA has launched a new platform, “Research in Poland”.
Research in Poland is conducted at a high level thanks to human capital, that is outstanding scientists, and the facilities, which include, among others, research infrastructure meeting the highest standards. However, the public must be informed effectively and a wide range of promotional activities must be conducted to strengthen Poland’s image in the international environment as a modern and creative country where research can be carried out at the highest level.
The researchinpoland.org website, available in English, is dedicated to foreign scientists and PhD candidates. It is important for us that this group, when entering the website, should be able to find as much useful information as possible in order to make a decision about continuing their scientific career in Poland or starting cooperation with Polish scientists.
The aim of the website is to fulfil three key informational and promotional requirements:
- Provide foreign researchers with key information concerning the Polish system of higher education and the organization of their stay in Poland;
- Equip the researchers interested in pursuing their scientific careers in Poland with tools such as search engines enabling them to find: jobs/projects, grants, scientific events, so that they can find what is most relevant for them;
- Promote the achievements of Polish science and Polish scientists through the success story component.
Polish scientific and higher education institutions as well as organizations and associations acting in this field, including the National Science Centre, the National Centre for Research and Development, the Foundation for Polish Science, the Polish Science Promotion Office “PolSCA” of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Brussels, or the National Representation of PhD Students were invited to co-create the new website. We also encourage Polish universities and research institutes to share the news and success stories. Realizing that the success of the new tool lies in the joint effort of all the institutions of science and higher education, the website was prepared in such a way as to enable each institution to introduce itself there.
“Science? Only in Poland! – Or how to attract academic talent from abroad”
Due to the launch of the new website, we invite you to watch a special debate entitled: “Science? Only in Poland! – Or how to attract academic talent from abroad”. Both the debate and the topic of internationalization of Polish science were introduced by Wojciech Murdzek, Deputy Minister of Science and Education. The second part was devoted to providing answers to the following questions: Is Poland an attractive place to work for foreign scientists today? What are the biggest barriers as regards attracting international talent? What are the expectations of researchers seeking employment opportunities outside their home country? What do they say about working in Poland? Foreign scientists at Polish universities, Polish scientists on international research teams – why is international cooperation the core of science and higher education development? What else can be done to make foreign talent more eager to choose Poland as a place to work?
Dr Grażyna Żebrowska, Director General of the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange, participated in the discussion along with the following special guests:
Przemysław Gembiak, Deputy Director, the Department of Public and Cultural Diplomacy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Prof. Maciej Żylicz, President of the Foundation for Polish Science
Prof. Arkadiusz Mężyk, President of the Conference of Rectors of Academic Schools in Poland
The debate was organized in cooperation with the daily Dziennik Gazeta Prawna.
Link to the debate (Polish language)
We invite you to visit the researchinpoland.org website and spread the word among foreign scientists and PhD candidates about the new grant search tool which makes it possible to find information on Polish scientists, research infrastructure or institutions of science and higher education.