Leading Polish academic sees Danger in Strategy for new state body

Leading Polish academic sees Danger in Strategy for new state body

Poland's top academic has voiced concern in government plans to make a new Significant state scientific association, amid worries that the movement might endanger academic liberty by strengthening political control over study

WARSAW, Poland -- Poland's leading academic has voiced concern in government plans to make a new significant state scientific association, amid worries that the movement might endanger academic liberty by strengthening political control within study.

The regulating right-wing Law and Justice party has controversially improved control over Poland's judiciary and press because it came to power over five decades back.

Jerzy Duszynski, the mind of the Polish Academy of Sciences, wrote in a letter to heads of institutes under the academy's umbrella he believes the academy is jeopardized.

Even though it's chiefly state-funded, it appreciates a lot of freedom from government influence.

Its schedule reproduces a lot of what PAN presently does.

Czarnek reported it could be started in 2023 to coincide with the 550th anniversary of the arrival of Polish astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus. He said details are still under discussion and could be made public after.

Speaking to this state TV news portal site Tuesday, Czarnek denied there is any intention to liquidate PAN.

But, Duszynski said the massive quantity of state funds that could go to the new app would necessarily deprive PAN of funds.

Many professors have been leery of Czarnek because he chose the portfolio late last year, as a result of his ultra-conservative perspectives on many issues.

Czarnek has stated that LGBT men and women are not equivalent to"ordinary people," girls were made to make children and voiced support for corporal punishment.

He's also alleged that a"dictatorship of all left-liberal perspectives" dominates higher education, which he's pledged to fight.

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