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DOUBLE PERSPECTIVE :

Development of the city of WrocŁaw

and the region - extensive cooperation

between universities and local authorities

Prof. Tadeusz Luty


SOME FACTS ON WROCŁAW

• METROPOLITAN AREA

• REGION POPULATION – 3M

• CENTRAL LOCATION IN

EUROPE

• ONE OF THE BIGGEST CITIES

IN POLAND

4 th IN POPULATION

2 nd LARGEST BUDGET

• SITUATED ON 12 ISLANDS

• 117 BRIDGES


AT THE HEART OF EUROPE

Wrocław main air connections:

Warsaw, Gdańsk

Frankfurt, Munich, Dortmund

Copenhagen

London, Manchester

Dublin, Shannon

Stockholm

Oslo

Milan

The first Polish city to be connected to European motorway system


WROCŁAW-SCIENTIFIC

‘MICROCOSM’ OF CENTRAL EUROPE

300 year old academic tradition

10 Nobel Prize winners

World-renowned Polish

School of Applied Mathematics

created by professor

Hugo Steinhaus

23 higher education institutions

130 000 university students Hugo Steinhaus


MICROCOSM OF EUROPE

Norman Davies

Historian

Wrocław is a Polish city, it was

a German city but it also was a part

of the Czech kingdom. In a sense,

in the story of this city I describe

the microcosm of European history.


LOCAL ACADEMIC COMMUNITY

Higher education institutions

in Wrocław and the region

Regional Council of Rectors of

Academic HEIs

(mission, main activities)


SCIENCE AND RESEARCH

Science and research based on:

• Biotechnology and advanced

medical technologies

• Power engineering

• Advanced materials and

nanotechnology

• Low temperatures and structure

research

• Chemistry

• Physics

• Mathematics, mathematical

modelling

• Earth science


SCIENCE AND RESEARCH

The research infrastructure

number of subject fields connected with given research units,

scientific disciplines or research projects based on research

contribution of the Wrocław community to the EIT:

– DCZT (Lower Silesian Centre for Advanced Technologies)


design, production and application of advanced materials

•IT technologies

• renewable and alternative sources of energy

• science and technologies aiming at improvement of life quality

– IT - Wrocław was one of the first IT academic centres in

Poland.


BUILDING PARTNERSHIPS

Cooperation between local academic community and the city

looking to the past – looking to the future

Initiated by the local academic community and supported by the city

o initiative Looking for Foregin Students

o Visiting Professor Programme

o Lower Silesian Science Festival – promotion of science, technology and

the humanities in the local community, especially among children and

youth, through showing spectacular aspects and benefits of scientific

research

o scholarship for students studing math and science.


BUILDING PARTNERSHIPS

Initiated by the city and supported by the local academic community

Promotion projects: Wrocław Just Now and City For Study

o Passport For Students initiative

o Promotion of local students at regional and national level

(example: works of students of the Wrocław Academy of Fine Arts –

paintings and glass designs – exhibited by the city and used in city’s

promotion campaigns)

o joint project of the city authorities and the University of Music in Wrocław –

construction of the Wrocław Music Hall


WROCŁAW DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY

European Institute of Technology EIT and EIT Plus

• Integrated Student Centre at the Wrocław University of Technology


EUROPE FACING GLOBAL COMPETITIVENESS

Key Figures 2005

on Science Technology and Innovation

Wake-up Call for Knowledge Europe !

Commissioner Janez Potočnik

Brussels - 19 July 2005


EIT - CONCEPT

• Success of the “EIT Plus”

programme will depend on

successful defining the research,

education, innovation and

economic potential of the Wrocław

region.

• As a result of internal

consultations, the Wrocław

community defined six areas, the

potential of which will be of key

importance for the development of

the EIT Plus programme.


EUROPEAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

In order to reinforce our commitment to knowledge as a key to

growth, the Commission proposes the creation of a “European

Institute of Technology” to act as a pole of attraction for the very

best minds, ideas and companies from around the World.

a second MIT

a network EIT:

•EDUCATION

•RESEARCH

•INNOVATION

focus on innovation


THE SIX PILLARS

The six pillars:

Education

Science and

research

Business

Local government

Regional potential

Growth

EIT PLUS = KNOWLEDGE ECONOMY

Resources < € 1bn Euro


EDUCATION PILLAR

EIT will:

• provide students with access to top teaching staff

• operate in partnership with universities, research centres and

companies in the region and in Europe

• cooperate with leading industrial companies

• prepare the staff and the students to solve new problems in a

creative way.


REGIONAL POTENTIAL PILLAR

• Wrocław city authorities support

• The information about Wrocław’s initiative presented by the Mayor

of Wrocław

• The Wrocław community expresses:

– its strong belief that the position of its partners proves the

existence of co-operation possibilities.

– the view that placing the Polish EIT in Wrocław proposal in the

context of Regional trans-border cooperation may create an

important added value.


GROWTH PILLAR

Wrocław is the fastest-developing city in Poland.

Since 1989 Wrocław has made a great development leap. In recent

years it has achieved the rank of a business leader.

Wrocław’s potential = rapid growth of the city

This pillar comprises Wrocław assets which have not been discussed

yet:

• good location

• business climate

• city’s aspirations


EIT - find out more…

www.eit.pwr.wroc.pl

www.eitplus.wroclaw.pl

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