– Polish entrepreneurs want a good, effective cooperation with academic circles, but the current system does not guarantee that – said President of Employers of Poland Andrzej Malinowski at the KRASP plenary session in Cracow.
Employers of Poland have prepared a project of systemic changes, aimed at tightening the relationship between entrepreneurs and scientists. These recommendations make up the “Science for Business, Business for Science” document, which has been presented to university rectors for consultation. In Autumn, at the congress organized by Employers of Poland, scientists and businessmen will elaborate solutions in this regard and present them to decision makers.
– We need well-qualified employees, reliable and thorough analyses on how to improve companies and introduce new commercial solutions, which will help Polish entrepreneurs remain competitive on a a saturated global market – said Andrzej Malinowski.
The KSAP plenary session is a prestigious event dedicated to Polish universities. This year, over 100 rectors from all over the county participated. Financing higher education was one of the most important topics of discussion.
– I am determined to convince not only the government of our country, but the European Commission and the European Parliament as well, that money spent on higher education has to be treated as an investment – said Deputy Chairman of KRASP prof. Wiesław Banyś.
The opening session was attended by Prime Minister Donald Tusk.
– I am aware that the biggest challenge in terms of cooperation between the government and universities is the search for funds, but looking at the next 5-10 years I am optimistic – said the Prime Minister. – I cannot imagine that modern equipment, campuses, research centers and common business and science enterprises could not work because of a lack of ideas or financing.
Minister of Science and Higher Education Lena Kolarska-Bobińska also participated in the conference.