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Polish Academy of Sciences

Polish Academy of Sciences
Logo Polnische Akademie der Wissenschaften .png
AbbreviationPAS
Formation30 October 1951; 67 years ago (30 October 1951)[1]
TypeNational academy, Academy of Sciences
HeadquartersWarsaw
Region served
Poland
President
Prof. Jerzy Duszyński
Websitepan.pl
Formerly called
Warsaw Scientific Society
Warsaw Society of Friends of Learning

The Polish Academy of Sciences (Polish: Polska Akademia Nauk, PAN) is a Polish state-sponsored institution of higher learning. Headquartered in Warsaw, it is responsible for spearheading the development of science across the country by a society of distinguished scholars and a network of research institutes. It was established in 1951, during the early period of the Polish People's Republic following World War II.

History

The Polish Academy of Sciences is a Polish state-sponsored institution of higher learning, headquartered in Warsaw, that was established by the merger of earlier learned societies, including the Polish Academy of Learning (Polska Akademia Umiejętności, abbreviated PAU), with its seat in Kraków, and the Warsaw Society of Friends of Learning, which had been founded in the late 18th century.[2]

The Polish Academy of Sciences functions as a learned society acting through an elected assembly of leading scholars and research institutions. The Academy has also, operating through its committees, become a major scientific advisory body. Another aspect of the Academy is its coordination and overseeing of numerous (several dozens) research institutes. PAS institutes employ over 2,000 people, and are funded by about a third of the Polish government's budget for science.[3]

Leadership

The Polish Academy of Sciences is led by a President, elected by the assembly of Academy members for a four-year term, together with a number of Vice-Presidents.

The President for the 2019-2022 term is Prof. Jerzy Duszyński (his second term in the post),[4] together with five Vice Presidents: Prof. Stanisław Czuczwar, Prof. Stanisław Filipowicz, Prof. Paweł Rowiński, Prof. Roman Słowiński, and Prof. Romuald Zabielski.[5]

Institutes

The Polish Academy of Sciences has numerous institutes, for example:

Notable members

Foreign members

Periodicals

See also

References

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-08-04. Retrieved 2014-08-13.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-08-04. Retrieved 2014-08-13.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ Ustawa z dnia 30 kwietnia 2010 r. o Polskiej Akademii Nauk.
  4. ^ "Prezes". Polish Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 30 September 2019.
  5. ^ "Wiceprezesi". Polish Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 30 September 2019.
  6. ^ Thomas A Ban; Hanns Hippius (6 December 2012). Thirty Years CINP: A Brief History of the Collegium Internationale Neuro-Psychopharmacologicum. Springer Science & Business Media. pp. 153–. ISBN 978-3-642-73956-9.
  7. ^ "Academia Europaea: Holgate Stephen Townley". AE-Info.org. Retrieved 2019-02-20. 2001 Overseas Member, Polish Academy of Sciences.

External links

  • PAN website (click on British flag icon for English-language content)