Experts - research and science

Emil Brix

Emil Brix

Holds a doctorate in history from the University of Vienna. Since 1982 he’s served for the Foreign Service of the Republic Austria. 1986 – 1989 he worked for the Austrian Parliament and was the head of the Cabinet of the Austrian Minister of Science and Research. From 1990 to summer 1995 he was the Austrian Consul General in Krakow, Poland. From 1995 to 1999 Director of the Austrian Cultural Institute in London. Later on he was the head of the Department for Cultural Programming at the Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Secretary General of the Austrian Research Association and a lecturer at the College of New Europe of the International Cultural Centre in Krakow.

Jochen Fried

Jochen Fried

Director of education initiatives and academic director of the International Study Programme at the Salzburg Seminar. Former director of the Universities Project of the Salzburg Seminar. Since 1998 head of programs at the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna and senior officer in the secretariat of the German Science Council in Cologne, Germany. After receiving the PhD degree in German literature from the Düsseldorf University, in 1984, he was lecturer at the Cambridge University, and at the University of Ljubljana, under the auspices of the German Academic Exchange Service. Main area of professional interests are higher education and research policy. Expert for the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, Science and Culture, member of the editorial board of the UNESCO-CEPES quarterly review Higher Education in Europe

Aleksander Koj

Aleksander Koj

A medical doctor and scientist working in the field of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, the author of over 200 papers, professor at the Faculty of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Biotechnology of the Jagiellonian University, member of the Polish Academy of Sciences and Letters and Polish Academy of Sciences. Laureate of the Award of the Foundation for Polish Science in the field of Biomedical Sciences (1996), and the Award of the City of Krakow in the Field of Science and Technology (2005). Holder of an honorary PhD from three US State Universities: Cleveland, Hartford and Buffalo. Elected three times for the position of the Rector of the Jagiellonian University (1987–1999). Currently, he is a member of the Council of the Polish Rectors Foundation, member of the Board of Directors of Polish-American Freedom Foundation and the President of The Villa Decius Association.

Wawrzyniec Konarski

Wawrzyniec Konarski

Professor of Political Science (2005) - with habilitation (2002) at the Warsaw School of Social Science and Humanities and the Warsaw University; Ph. D. in political science (1985). A  graduate of the Summer Institute in the American Political System (Washington D.C., Philadelphia, 1995) and a research fellow of the International Salzburg Seminar (Salzburg, 1996). Member of Polish and international scientific organizations, a.o.: Jean de Bloch Society (JBS, Polish and European, 2004), Polish Political Science Association (PPSA, Polish, 2003; its deputy president since 2007), European Political Science Network (EpsNet, French and European, 2001), University Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES, British and European, 1998), as well as professional, like Rotary International (1991) [president of the Warsaw Old Town Rotary International Club since July 1, 2004 until June 30, 2005].

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