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Knowledge Week in the City of Science: 1–7 July 2024

11.06.2024 - 15:25 update 26.06.2024 - 10:50
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Tags: 50 tygodni w Mieście Nauki

Week #26: Knowledge Week

Date: 1–7 July 2024

  • Curator: Anna Budzanowska, PhD (City of Katowice)
  • Producer: Mirosław Rusecki

Description of the week

Week #26 of 50 Weeks in the City of Science is the Knowledge Week. The event is part of the European City of Science programme, which will last throughout 2024.

Knowledge. Each of us can say that we understand it in our own way. Someone may define it as life experience, but a scientist will say that it is information collected during research. Knowledge can be scientific, practical, theoretical, empirical and intuitive.

Knowledge allows us to understand the world and the reality in which we function. Thanks to it, we make conscious decisions and solve problems. It is the foundation of progress and change in every field of life: from science to art and philosophy.

Knowledge is the foundation, but it is subject to change. What we consider certain and indisputable today may be questioned over time and supplemented with new breakthrough discoveries.

We have seen how important reliable, proven knowledge is during the COVID-19 pandemic. Thanks to knowledge, we could fight disinformation, it was our weapon against fake news. Knowledge allowed us to develop vaccine research and provide the public with reliable information about the threat. In the current international situation, knowledge is the basis for effective defense and action during the threat of conflict escalation. Knowledge allows you to develop appropriate strategies and use advanced technologies and skills (analysis of military and intelligence data).

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Profile of the curator

Anna Budzanowska, PhDchampion of the ESOF2024 conference – the largest European platform for institutional cooperation between science and the socio-economic environment. Representative of the European City of Science Katowice 2024 and academic lecturer. She has many years of experience in public administration. In the years 2016–2019, director general and from 2019 to 2021, deputy minister at the Ministry of Science and Higher Education. She was responsible for social consultations and strategic projects. She initiated and supervised the National Science Congress. Co-author of the model of doctoral schools and implementation doctorates, the Excellence Initiative – Research University, dual career programs, projects supporting social responsibility of science and the research and development sector. Her research interests focus on the study of public policies and political doctrines. She analyzes the research and higher education sector, focusing on the management of academic institutions, university systems, networking models, in particular European universities (EUI).

Funded by European Union

Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Research Executive Agency. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.

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