The Prime Minister honoured the best research centres

- The idea of making Poland more competitive and innovative is coming true - said Prime Minister Donald Tusk at a ceremonyannouncing the Leading National Research Centres (Krajowe Naukowe Ośrodki Wiodące, KNOW) and the best majors in Poland.

- It is a great honour for me to meet people who have a decisive influence on the future, spanning far beyond the future of contemporary Poles. When we discuss the greatest challenges facing individual nations in Brussels, Warsaw, many other places in Europe or in the world, innovation and competition are obviously mentioned in the first place - emphasised the head of the government.

The KNOW status was awarded to:
  1. Warsaw Centre for Mathematical Sciences,
  2. Marian Smoluchowski Research Consortium “Matter-Energy-Future” in Cracow,
  3. Warsaw Academic Chemical Consortium,
  4. Research Consortium of the Jagiellonian University Medical College and the Institute of Pharmacology of the Polish Academy of Sciences,
  5. Faculty of Pharmacy with Subfaculty of Laboratory Medicine of the Medical University of Gdańsk,
  6. Innovation Research Centre in Białystok.

Each centre with the KNOW status will receive a subsidy of up to PLN 50 million within five years. This money can be used for such purposes as strengthening the scientific and research potential, research staff development, creating attractive research work conditions, building a strong and recognisable brand, and increasing the salaries of scientists or employing foreign researchers in Poland.

This is the first edition of the competition for Leading National Research Centres.

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