Polish universities and colleges
are systematically expanding their didactic offer,
modernise teaching programmes and developing new
areas of academic research.
This dynamic development of academic education
is accompanied by permanent concerns about its
quality. This concern finds its reflection in
forming the State Accreditation Commission which
has been functioning since 1 January 2002. Its
aim is to evaluate the standards of teaching offered
by individual faculties and to issue opinions
regarding applications for the opening of new
As part of Poland’s preparations for the
accession to the European Union the Polish higher
education system is being adapted to the Bologna
Declaration by further developing the two-stage
studies model, propagating the score-based system
of student work assessment and by removing obstacles
hampering the mobility of students and staff.
I would like to emphasise once more that higher
education in Poland makes a huge contribution
to the economic and civilisational development
of our country and is a very important region-creating
factor, yet it remains open to international cooperation.