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University of Silesia in Katowice

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Institute of Political Science

Research Centre for Public Policy and Regulatory Governance

The Centre has been operating since 2018 by order of the Rector of the University of Silesia in Katowice, Professor Andrzej Kowalczyk, PhD. It was created on the initiative of University of Silesia Professor Tomasz Pietrzykowski, PhD, Vice-Rector for international and national cooperation, head of the Centre. The deputy head of the Centre is University of Silesia Professor Agnieszka Turska-Kawa, PhD.
The Research Centre for Public Policy and Regulatory Governance is a university-wide, interdisciplinary organisational unit of the University of Silesia in Katowice, conducting scientific and research activities concerning the key regulatory issues and challenges in the sphere of public policies. The Centre initiates, coordinates and supports research projects contributing to the improvement of the quality of solutions and decisions underlying the regulatory and legal aspects of public policies, including in particular in the field of regional, municipal and metropolitan policies, regulatory challenges of bioethics, anti-corruption solutions and policies in administration, as well as the organisation and functioning of the science and higher education system.
The Centre’s mission involves establishing broad and close cooperation with the institutional environment of the University of Silesia in Katowice, including with public, economic and local government administration bodies responsible for practical solutions of the problems related to the public policy segments they are in charge of. The scientific research undertaken and conducted by the Centre focuses on the key needs and issues emerging in the activities of entities pursuing public policy, which is supposed to contribute to the intensification of the practical public application of scientific research results and to the improvement of the quality of public policy in line with the standards of modern evidence-based, science-informed policy-making.
Within the framework of its activities, the Centre cooperates with academic staff of the University of Silesia in Katowice and with scientists from other research units dealing with public policy aspects. The Centre strives to integrate researchers with various competencies, as well as to involve doctoral students and junior academics in projects managed and conducted by experienced researchers.

More details on the Centre’s website.

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