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The changes in the Polish economy which took place in the 1990s have boosted the educational aspirations of young people. Better education improves the chances for a good job and salary and increases occupational mobility. As a result, the proportion of young people taking up studies at universities has been growing significantly since the early 1990s. At the same time, however, higher education faces many structural problems, including uneven quality of teaching, low popularity of exact sciences and insufficient growth of the number of academic teachers in relation to the rapidly growing numbers of students.


Both the Lisbon Strategy and the document entitled The Role of Universities in the Europe of Knowledge, prepared by the European Commission as part of the Bologna Process, strongly emphasize the role which higher education should play in the development of knowledge-based economy, which provides about half of the total number of new jobs in Europe. However, in order to achieve this goal, European higher education must respond to a number of challenges which are also relevant to the present condition of higher education and the research and development sector in Poland.


Priority 4 of the HC OP focuses on improving the functioning of higher education institutions by creating a favourable organizational environment and helping implement university development programmes. System support under Priority 4 is focused on analysing the condition of Polish higher education, identifying deficiencies and developing effective management and quality assurance tools. Work on the development and modernization of teaching methods and curricula as well as on international accreditation standards will encourage greater openness and mobility of academic communities.


In order to be more competitive, Poland’s economy needs closer ties with science while academics need to improve their skills in the fields of intellectual and industrial property protection, research project management and commercialization of research results. Such projects will help improve R&D staff qualifications and the quality and effectiveness of research; consequently, they will contribute to increasing the innovativeness of the economy.


Objectives of Priority 4:

 

  • Adjusting the education system to the needs of the economy and the labour market
  • Improving the quality of education services offered by universities
  • Enhancing the attractiveness of university studies in exact sciences and engineering
  • Improving staff qualifications in the R&D sector.
Announcements
15-09-2017
We kindly inform that succeeding 3 applications submitted under the call for bilateral activities supported under the Fund for Bilateral Relations were verified from 31 August to 12 September 2017. Based on the results of verification 3 applications were funded for the total amount of 10 250 EUR.
15-09-2017
We kindly inform you that the deadline for completion of a visit supported under the Fund for Bilateral Relations has been extended. A visit must be finalized until 17 November 2017.
06-09-2017
We kindly inform that succeeding 3 applications submitted under the call for bilateral activities supported under the Fund for Bilateral Relations were verified from 11 August to 30 August 2017. Based on the results of verification 3 applications were funded for the total amount of 8250 EUR.
News
24-08-2017
The National Centre of Research and Development (NCRD) is looking for candidates for experts in the Smart Growth Operational Programme 2014-2020 (SG OP). The deadline for submitting application is the 15th of September, 2017, at 16:30.
12-07-2017
The National Centre of Research and Development (NCRD) is looking for candidates for experts in the Smart Growth Operational Programme 2014-2020 (SG OP).
01-06-2017
The National Centre of Research and Development (NCRD) is looking for candidates for experts in the Smart Growth Operational Programme 2014-2020 (SG OP). The deadline for submitting application is the 3rd of July, 2017, at 16:30.
21-04-2017
Saule Technologies, EcoElectronics, XTPL, Photon, Transition Technologies, Solaris Bus, Genicore, PIAP and VIGO Systems are just some of the NCBR beneficiaries who will be present at the Hanover Messe 2017.
10-04-2017
The National Centre for Research and Development (NCBR) launches two Funds of Funds (FOF), totalling PLN 2 bn for investments. NCBR CVC and NCBR VC will shape the technology investment market in the coming years.
24-03-2017
The National Centre of Research and Development (NCRD) is looking for candidates for experts in the Smart Growth Operational Programme 2014-2020 (SG OP). The deadline for submitting application is the 24th of April, 2017, at 16:30.

The National Centre for Research and Development
47a Nowogrodzka Str.,  00-695 Warszawa  office: +48 22 39 07 401  fax: +48 22 20 13 408
REGON: 141032404  NIP: 701-007-37-77

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