of the Universities participating in the
"Excellence Initiative – Research University" programme


Gdańsk Tech - Main Building

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15 September 2022 (Thursday)

10:00 - 10:10
10:10 - 10:25

Introductory statement

Wojciech Murdzek, Secretary of State, Ministry of Education and Science

10:25 - 10:35

Introductory statement

prof. Lauritz Broder Holm-Nielsen

10:35 - 12:15

Panel I

Enhancing collaboration with the global academic community

Chair: prof. Peter Maassen


  1. Jagellonian University in Cracow – prof. Bartosz Brożek, Vice-dean for international cooperation and research
  2. University of Wrocław – prof. Patrycja Matusz, Vice-rector for projects and international relations
  3. University of Silesia in Katowice - prof. Michał Daszykowski, Vice-rector for finance and development
  4. University of Łódź - prof. Łukasz Bogucki, Vice-rector for international relations
12:15 - 13:15


13:15 - 14:45

Panel II

Searching for the optimal research portfolio: changing the research profile given the university's potential, the current global challenges and emerging opportunities

Chair: prof. Éva Kondorosi


  1. University of Warsaw – prof. Zygmunt Lalak, Vice-rector for research
  2. Medical University of Łódź – prof. Lucyna Woźniak, Vice-rector for research strategy and international relations
  3. AGH University of Science and Technology – prof. Marek Gorgoń, Vice-rector for science
  4. University of Gdańsk – prof. Michał Harciarek, Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences
14:45 - 15:00


15:00 - 16:30

Panel III

Striving for balanced progress in performing university's missions

Chair: dr Mariana Chioncel


  1. Silesian University of Technology – prof. Marek Pawełczyk, Vice-rector for science and development
  2. Wrocław University of Science and Technology – prof. Arkadiusz Wójs, Rector
  3. Poznań University of Medical Sciences – prof. Michał Nowicki, Vice-rector for research and international relations
  4. Łódź University of Technology – prof. Łukasz Albrecht, Vice-rector for science
16:30 - 16:45


16:45 - 18:15

Panel IV

Developing efficient and effective staff development programmes

Chair: prof. Lauritz Holm-Nielsen


  1. Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences – prof. Anna Chełmońska-Soyta, Vice-rector for internationalization
  2. Warsaw University of Technology – prof. Małgorzata Lewandowska, Head of the managing team, IDUB project office
  3. Pedagogical University of Cracow - prof. Michał Rogoż, Vice-rector for research
  4. Medical University of Gdańsk - prof. Michał Markuszewski, Vice-rector for science
18:15 - 18:30

Summary of the first day of the conference

16 September 2022 (Friday)

9:40 - 9:50

Introductory statement

prof. dr hab. Arkadiusz Adamczyk, Chairman of the Scientific Policy Committee

9:50 - 11:20

Panel V

Integrating and consolidating Poland's research and higher education system: new insights

Chair: prof. Simon Gaskell


  1. Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań – prof. Przemysław Wojtaszek, Vice-rector for research projects and doctoral studies
  2. Medical University of Białystok – prof. Marcin Moniuszko, Vice-rector for Science and Development
  3. Gdańsk University of Technology - prof. Krzysztof Wilde, Rector
  4. Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń - prof. Przemysław Żywiczyński, Chairman of the IDUB coordination team
11:20 - 11:30


11:30 - 13:00

Expert's Panel

  • Chair: prof. Lauritz Holm-Nielsen
  • prof. Éva Kondorosi
  • prof. Peter Maassen
  • dr Mariana Chioncel
  • prof. Simon Gaskell
13:00 - 13:15

Summary of the second day of the conference

13:15 - 13:25

End of the conference

Wojciech Murdzek, Secretary of State, Ministry of Education and Science

13:25 - 15:00