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Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN)

Member Academies

Pl. Defilad 1, PO Box 24 / 00-901 Warszawa Poland

T. +48 22 620 43 49

bwz@pan.pl
www.pan.pl

Identity

Jerzy DUSZYÑSKI
President

Founding date: 1952
Number of members: 313 (of which 73 for the Div. Eng. Sciences)
Number foreign members: 193 (of which 37 for the Div. Eng. Sciences)
Management and Staff: 221 (Chancellery)
Annual Budget: 123.606 k PLN
Financing and sources:
Government support: 75.400 k PLN
Revenues from acticities: 35.846 k PLN
Remaining revenues:8.652 k PLN
Restricted grand for investments: 3.708 k PLN

The Polish Academy of Sciences (PAS) is pleased to announce that the General Assembly of the Academy held in Warsaw on 19 March 2015 elected Professor Jerzy Duszyński as the President of the Academy for 2015-2018 term of office. On 9 April 2015 Prof. Jerzy Duszyński was formally appointed by the Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland.

Prof. Jerzy Duszyński, corresponding member of the Academy, is a leading Polish biochemist specialising in energy metabolism and molecular basis of mitochondrial diseases and neurodegenerative disorders. He is closely associated with the Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology PAS in Warsaw. In the years 2008-2009 he performed the function of the Undersecretary of State in the Ministry of Science and Higher Education. In the years 2011-2014 he served as the Dean of the Division of Biological and Agricultural Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences. Prof. Jerzy Duszyński is a member of numerous international organisations and of editorial boards of leading scientific journals.

Mission

The mission of the Academy is the development, promotion, integration and dissemination of science as well as contribution to the development of education and enrichment of national culture. The tasks of the Academy comprise in particular: (1) research activities, (2) presentation of opinions and programs related to science and its practical application, (3) international scientific cooperation effected through membership in international scientific organizations and cooperation with foreign scientific institution, (4) education at different levels (PhD level in particular), (5) cooperation with other scientific and higher education institutions as well as with learned societies, (6) issuing opinions on drafts of legal acts concerning science and its application as well as higher education.

Committees

– 111, including 95 scientific committees and 16 task force committees (inclunding 3 councilsof the status of a task force committees).

Publications

– 481, including the Division of Engineering Sciences: 98 titles.

Highlights 2019

– In 2019 Polish Academy of Sciences strongly supported research on i.a., climate change and biodiversity protection. The Academy also advocated sustainable management of freshwater resources by coordinating celebrations of World Water Day in Poland, and in partnership with the UN Information Centre in Warsaw,organised a public event on Climate Change in Poland.
– A new method developed at the PAS Institute of Oceanology for identifying the extent of the Arctic ice cover over the last 2000 years will help in understanding the current alarming shrinkage of the ice cover and forecasting future scenarios.
– PAS and INGSA co-organised the workshop African Swine Fever (ASF) – the Role of Science Advice in Warsaw. It focused on science-to-science and science-to-government collaboration on ASF containment.
– Together with Polish Young Academy the academy organised the fourth international conference Polish Scientific Networks – Science and Technology which served as a knowledge transfer platform for researchers working in physics, chemistry and engineering.