Poland to spend more on science, higher education: deputy PM
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The Polish government aims to increase spending on science and higher education, Deputy Prime Minister Jarosław Gowin has said.
Deputy PM Jarosław Gowin speaks at the Jagiellonian University on Sunday. Photo: PAP/Stanisław Rozpędzik
Next year spending on science and higher education in Poland will rise by PLN 1 billion (EUR 230 million, USD 270 million), Gowin declared.
Over the next several years, Poland should steadily increase this spending to 1 percent of GDP, up from 0.44 percent today, according to Gowin, who is also science and higher education minister.
"Only in this way can we build a modern state and a modern economy," Gowin said on Sunday.
He was speaking at the opening of the academic year at the Jagiellonian University in the southern city of Kraków.
Poland’s oldest institution of higher education, the Jagiellonian University saw in its 654th academic year on Sunday. (gs/pk)