Polish Science Week
Temporary exhibition: Poland. The heart of Europe
THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE on the territory of present-day Poland dates back much earlier than the Polish statehood. The first skull trepanations were performed as early as several thousand years BC, while the bronze surgical instruments found here are almost 2500 years old. After the establishment of the Polish state in the 10th century, the driving force behind the development of medicine was first the Church and then the Academy of Kraków, founded in 1364. The Renaissance was a period of particular progress in Polish medical thought, when the works of Polish physicians drew international attention.
The flourishing of medical science in the 19th and 20th centuries brought numerous successes to Polish physicians, who contributed immensely to the development of world medicine. Drawing on centuries of tradition, CONTEMPORARY POLISH MEDICINE IS ONE OF THE WORLD’S LEADERS AND MODERN INSTITUTIONS conduct pioneering research, contributing to the progress of world medical knowledge.
Internationalization enables the exchange of knowledge, experiences and discoveries, allows for multi- faceted use of the research potential of scientists and infrastructure, and contributes to the increase in the quality of teaching. Recognizing the importance of internationalization, the Ministry of Science and Higher Education initiated the establishment of the National Agency for Academic Exchange (NAWA) in October 2017.
NAWA works for the internationalization of Polish science by supporting and stimulating international research cooperation and academic exchange. The agency aims to strengthen scientific excellence, internationalize Polish universities and scientific institutions, as well as to promote Poland – its language and culture in order to build the image of a country offering interesting educational and research opportunities.
The aim of the exhibition is to promote Polish science in the international arena, the achievements of Polish medicine, as well as to promote universities and medical studies in Poland.
During the Polish Science Week there will be numerous events, incl. educational shows of the Copernicus Science Center, presentation of "Young Polish Inventors" of the Warsaw University of Technology, "Academy of Super Heros" - Dr. Tomasz Rożek, educational conferences and presentations of Polish universities.