The Research Centre for Public Policy and Regulatory Governance constitutes a university-wide, interdisciplinary organisational unit of the University of Silesia in Katowice, which conducts scientific and research activity on the most significant regulatory problems and challenges within the sphere of public policy. Research projects which are initiated, coordinated and supported in the Centre aim to support the quality enhancement of solutions and decisions being a part of regulatory and legal aspects of public policies – especially within the scope of regional, urban, and metropolitan policy, regulatory aspects of bioethics, solutions and anti-corruption policies in administration as well as within organisation and functioning of science and the higher education system.
The mission of the Centre is to establish broad and close cooperation with the institutions surrounding the University of Silesia in Katowice, including public, economic and self-government administration bodies responsible for practical solutions of problems making up the content of public policy segments. Scientific research undertaken and conducted by the Centre is focused on the key needs and problems which appear within the activity of entities running public policy. This should contribute to the intensification of the use of scientific research outcomes in public practice as well as to the enhancement of the quality of public policy toward standards of modern evidence-based, science-informed policy-making.
In its activities, the Centre cooperates with researchers of the University of Silesia in Katowice and academics from other scientific units dealing with public policy issues. It strives to integrate the academics of diverse expertise as well as to involve doctoral candidates and younger academics in projects managed and conducted by experienced researchers.
The Centre has been operating since its inception in 2018 by the Resolution of the Rector of the University of Silesia in Katowice, Prof. Andrzej Kowalczyk, PhD. It was created on the initiative of Tomasz Pietrzykowski, PhD, Associate Professor, Vice-Rector for Domestic and International Cooperation, who was appointed the first Head of the Centre.
Archive website: www.cbpr.us.edu.pl