Center for Public Policy Studies

Marek Kwiek nominated vice-chairman (for research) in the Steering Committee of a 100 million USD IDUB “excellence project” at AMU (2020-2024)!

September, 2020

Professor Marek Kwiek was nominated for 4 years (2020-2024) a vice-chairman (for research) in the new IDUB “Excellence Initiative”.

About 100 million USD will be spent in the coming years on AMU development.

The other vice-chairman is Professor Marek Nawrocki. The Chairwoman is Professor Bogumiła Kaniewska, AMU Rector.

30 October 2019 – AMU one of the winners of the “Excellence Inititaive – Research University” competition organized by the Minister of Science and Higher Education

KEY INFORMATION ON THE “EXCELLENCE INITIATIVE – AMU RESEARCH UNIVERSITY” PROJECT

  • Strictly defined participation criteria – short list of 20 universities
  • AMU among 10 winners of the ID-UB project
  • Very high assessment of AMU application by a team of international experts (read more)
  • The application was assessed on four criteria:
  1. substantive quality of the application,
  2. relevance of assumed objectives to enhancing the international significance of the university’s activity,
  3. adequacy of described actions to the assumed objectives,
  4. potential of the university
  • High 3rd place among the winners, ex equo with Jagiellonian University, Warsaw University of Technology and AGH University of Science and Technology.
  • Project implementation period – years 2020-2025 + year 2026
  • Amount of annual grant increase – 10% of the funds allocated for 2019; for AMU this means PLN 49.9 million per year
  • The additional grant can be used for:
  • Increasing the impact of research at the university on the development of world science,
  • Strengthening research cooperation with internationally renowned scientific institutions,
  • Improvement of the quality of education of students and doctoral students, especially in the Priority Research Areas (PRAs),
  • Preparation and implementation of comprehensive solutions for the professional development of university staff, in particular young scientists,
  • Improvement of the quality of university management, including pro-quality organisational changes
  • Programme of development based on a reliable SWOT analysis with indication of Priority Research Areas
  • Programme of development described in terms of 10 strategic objectives, 57 specific objectives and 45 actions
  • Actions funded in accordance with the programme of development and the agreed schedule of actions,
  • Programme implementation within the framework of 5 Priority Research Areas and through university-wide actions (e.g. actions related to education of students and doctoral students)
  • Priority Research Areas, according to the ASJC classification of disciplines
  • PRA 1 AgriEarth: Agricultural and Biological Sciences, Earth and Planetary Sciences
  • PRA 2 BioGenMol: Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • PRA 3 ChemMat: Chemistry, Materials Science
  • PRA 4 MathPhysComp: Mathematics, Physics and Astronomy, Computer Sciences
  • PRA 5 HumSoc: Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences
  • Project implementation in four periods:
  • Pre-implementation period, October 2019 – February 2020
  • First implementation period, February 2020 – December 2020
  • Second implementation period, January 2021 – December 2025
  • Third implementation period, January 2026 – December 2026
  • Monitoring of project progress as measured by mandatory and optional indicators