Czarnek: Via Carpatia Polytechnic Network can offer the highest …

The Via Carpatia Polytechnic network, created by three polytechnic universities with great potential, can offer the highest level of educational services in the field of technical higher education, said Minister of Education and Science Przemysław Czarnek.

On Monday, the head of MEiN attended the signing ceremony of the Via Carpatia Polytechnic Network Agreement by the rectors of Lublin, Białystok and Rzeszów Polytechnic Universities.

“Via Carpatia was invented by President Lech Kaczynski, his partners and everyone involved in its creation to unite the eastern wall of Poland, as well as the south with the north and south of Europe. and the science minister said.

“And today the idea of ​​our three great rectors of East Polish Polytechnic is to use the potential of Via Carpatia. Around Via Carpatia, President Lech Kaczynski will create the Polytechnic Via Carpatia Network,” Czarnek said.

According to him, this is a chance for close cooperation between the three polytechnic universities. “But not only because it opens this idea to technical universities in Southern Europe, Slovakia, Hungary and Greece. We know that there is a lot of interest in it,” he added.

“We are very interested in the fact that the cooperation between Polish universities, which united the potentials of the rector, was a fact. It is the same today,” he said.

He said that within three years, Lublin, Białystok and Rzeszów Technological Universities are considering applications for the transfer of 3 million PLN to science, 3.5 million PLN to didactics and 3.5 million PLN to commercialization. – This cooperation could be realized.

According to him, the use of Via Carpatia’s potential not only as a communication route, but above all as a platform for cooperation within East Poland, deserves not only attention, but also all the awards.

He noted that this is also a strong message to young people from three regions: Podlaskie, Lubelskie and Podkarpackie, it is worth staying here and continuing your education in higher education, because these three polytechnics not only have great potential, but also join the Via Carpatia Polytechnic Network. They can offer the highest educational services in the field of technical education.

Representatives of the three universities participating in the meeting acknowledged that within the network, each of them will be responsible for a different type of activity: teaching, research and commercialization of knowledge.

Bialystok University of Technology, its rector prof. Martha Kosior-Kazberuk said that the Via Carpatia network includes regional universities, technical and secondary schools, as well as partners from the socio-economic environment.

The rector said that the development and integration of research groups in universities, the organization of inter-university conferences and competitions, study tours of students and teachers, sponsorship of technical classes. “Each university is open to the needs of the region in terms of adapting the curriculum,” he added.

Rector of Lublin University of Technology prof. Zbigniew Pater said his university would be responsible for the network’s scientific activities, including a program that would allow at least 60 high school students to conduct research in the laboratories of polytechnic universities. Another program envisages the development of research practices at the three universities and the exchange of experience of the best scientists. The third program involves the preparation of applications for research funding at the national and international levels.

Rzeshov Rector of Technological University, prof. Piotr Koszelnik announced the work on commercialization of research results, exchange of experience and skills. He said that the network plans to develop mechanisms to accelerate the economic development of the voivodeship, using inventions and ideas developed at three polytechnic universities.

During the meeting, Czarnek presented to the rectors symbolic checks with subsidies: 15.7 million PLN received from Lublin University of Technology, 1 million PLN from Rzeszow University of Technology and 133 thousand PLN. PLN – Białystok University of Technology.

The head of MEiN also attended the opening of an international scientific conference on Christianity in the digital world at the Catholic University of Lublin in the morning and said that due to the development of the digital environment, the effectiveness of educational methods, etc. a few years ago it no longer works.

“We need to find the keys for the younger generation so that Christianity and Christian values, which are fundamental to the functioning of our society, can continue to be the foundation of their lives in the future,” Charnek said.

According to Charnek, the fact that Polish youth look after Ukrainian children in Polish schools is the result of an upbringing based on Christian values.

“It is not accidental how those who need help are met, how they are cared for, and how the younger generation approaches their peers from Ukraine,” Charnek said. “This education is still very much based on Christian values ​​(…),” he added.

He noted that Christianity requires people to take care of those who have fled the war. The conference was initiated by the vice-rector of the Catholic University of Lublin, Fr. prof. Miroslav Sitarz said that during the meeting, among other issues, the use of new technologies in the evangelical message or the problem of “digital demolition of the architecture of human civilization.” Dozens of scientists from Poland, as well as Italy, Spain and Slovakia are taking part in the meeting. (PAP)

Authors: Piotr Nowak, Danuta Starzinska

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