Polish Academy of Sciences

Summary

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.[2]

Polish Academy of Sciences
AbbreviationPAN
Formation30 October 1951; 72 years ago (30 October 1951)[1]
TypeNational academy, Academy of Sciences
HeadquartersWarsaw
Region served
Poland
President
Jerzy Duszyński
Websitepan.pl
Formerly called
Warsaw Scientific Society
Warsaw Society of Friends of Learning

History

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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 science 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 (Science), which had been founded in the late 18th century.[3]

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 dozen) research institutes. PAN institutes employ over 2,000 people and are funded by about a third of the Polish government's budget for science.[4]

Leadership

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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 was Jerzy Duszyński (his second term in the post),[5] together with five Vice Presidents: Stanisław Czuczwar, Stanisław Filipowicz, Paweł Rowiński, Roman Słowiński, and Romuald Zabielski.[6]

On 20 October 2022, General Assembly of the Polish Academy of Sciences elected Marek Konarzewski to become the new President of the Academy for the 2023–2026 term.[7][8] On 8 December 2022, another session of General Assembly of the Academy elected four Vice Presidents at the recommendation of the President Elect; as such Mirosława Ostrowska, Natalia Sobczak, and Dariusz Jemielniak, and Aleksander Welfe were elected as Vice Presidents of the Academy for the 2023–2026 term.

All the Presidents of the Polish Academy of Sciences to date, by term, are as follows:

Institutes

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Henryk Arctowski Polish Antarctic Station is managed by PAN
 
Gdańsk Library of Polish Academy of Sciences

The Polish Academy of Sciences has numerous institutes, including:

Notable members

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Aleksander Wolszczan
 
Leszek Kolakowski

Foreign members

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Krzysztof Matyjaszewski, Wolf Prize winner
 
K. Alex Müller, Nobel Prize winner

Periodicals

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See also

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References

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  1. ^ "Instytucja Naukowa - Dzieje instytucji". Archived from the original on 2014-08-04. Retrieved 2014-08-13.
  2. ^ Hübner, P. (1987). Nauka polska po II wojnie światowej – idee i instytucja. Warsaw. pp. 143–144.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: location missing publisher (link)
  3. ^ "Instytucja Naukowa - Dzieje instytucji". Archived from the original on 2014-08-04. Retrieved 2014-08-13.
  4. ^ Ustawa z dnia 30 kwietnia 2010 r. o Polskiej Akademii Nauk.
  5. ^ "Prezes". Polish Academy of Sciences. Archived from the original on 28 October 2018. Retrieved 30 September 2019.
  6. ^ "Wiceprezesi". Polish Academy of Sciences. Archived from the original on 24 January 2019. Retrieved 30 September 2019.
  7. ^ "Prof. Marek Konarzewski wybrany na stanowiska prezesa PAN". Polska Agencja Prasowa SA (in Polish). Archived from the original on 2022-10-23. Retrieved 2022-10-23.
  8. ^ "Prof. Marek Konarzewski nowym prezesem Polskiej Akademii Nauk" (in Polish). Rzeczpospolita. Archived from the original on 2022-10-20. Retrieved 2022-10-21.
  9. ^ 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.
  10. ^ "Academia Europaea: Holgate Stephen Townley". AE-Info.org. Archived from the original on 2019-02-21. Retrieved 2019-02-20. 2001 Overseas Member, Polish Academy of Sciences.
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  • PAN website (click on British flag icon for English-language content)