Luiz Claudio Costa, the President of IREG Observatory on Academic Ranking and Excellence met in Warsaw with Jaroslaw Gowin, Poland’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Science and Higher Education. Also present were members of IREG Observatory leadership: Waldemar Siwinski, Vice President, Robert J. Morse, Member of the Executive Committee and Kazimierz Bilanow, Managing Director.
At the meeting Mr. Gowin presented an outline of the higher education reform in Poland that has been introduced only last October and Mr. Costa spoke about aims and goal of IREG Observatory. The presentations were followed by discussion on a role of academic rankings as a tool that can be used to monitor the implementation of reforms in higher education.
President Costa invited Minister Gowin to be a speaker at the forthcoming IREG 2019 Conference in Bologna next May.