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The Polish Academy of Sciences is a national research institution founded in Warsaw in 1952. Our mission is to work comprehensively to further the advancement of science, in the service of society and for the enrichment of Poland’s national culture, while adhering to the highest standards of research quality and ethical norms. The Academy is an elected body of scholars, including national members (ordinary and corresponding members) and also foreign members. The number of national members is limited to a maximum of 350. New members of the Academy are chosen by the General Assembly from among candidate scholars who have made outstanding contributions to their fields and command respect among the scientific community.

As a community of scientists, the Academy is structured into a set of Divisions, Territorial Branches, scientific and task-force committees, a Polish Young Academy that promotes the research and development work of outstanding young scientists, a Committee for Ethics in Science, and an Audit Committee that oversees the financial and economic activity of the Academy. The affairs of these various Academy-level institutions are the responsibility of the Deans of the Divisions, whereas the research units themselves are overseen by the chair and deputy chair of the Council of Provosts of each Division.


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Karim Khan, procureur général de la Cour pénale internationale, lors d'une réunion des Nations unies en juillet 2023. Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images

La lutte contre l’impunité pour les crimes graves s'oriente vers des procès nationaux : voici les conclusions de mes recherches dans trois pays africains

La volonté d'organiser des procès nationaux reflète la déception suscitée par la lenteur et les coûts élevés de la justice internationale.
La planète Mars est plus basse au nord qu'au sud - une des hypothèses est celle d'un méga-impact de météorite. NASA/USGS/ESA

Mars est asymétrique. On comprend maintenant mieux pourquoi

De nouvelles observations mettent en évidence des traces d’un très vieil impact d’une météorite géante, qui aurait notamment généré un site hydrothermal… potentiellement propice à la vie.
Neanderthal hunting grounds in southern Siberia — the Charysh River valley, with Chagyrskaya Cave in the centre of the photo. Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Stone tools reveal epic trek of nomadic Neanderthals

Neanderthals living in a cave in southern Siberia made distinctive stone tools that can be traced to their ancestral homeland in eastern Europe — an intercontinental journey of more than 3,000 km.
While some are declaring that democracy has had its day, others see this as a time to develop more truly democratic ways of living. Gustav Klimt, Death and Life, 1910

Is Democracy Dead or Alive? Democracy has a future, if we rethink and remake it

Is it really time to eulogise democracy, or are we rather on the cusp of a new phase in its long and varied life?
What do you mean you can’t stick your hands up? DVA security operative at Poland’s private European Security Academy. JANEK SKARZYNSKI / AFP

In Central Europe, militarised societies are on the march

Politicians are promising to advance their countries’ international positions through nationalist militarisation and celebration of virile men.
To an extent, the legacy of Chinese President Xi Jinping and the Communist Party rests on the country’s new global plan. Jason Lee/Reuters

Is China the potential driver of a new wave of globalisation?

While China has so far secured support from a number of governments for its Belt and Road Initiative, the recent forum in Beijing also highlighted some obstacles to its advancement.
Donald Trump raises his fist after being sworn in as the 45th president of the United States Carlos Barria/Reuters

What does the world expect of a Trump presidency?

The world is on edge as Donald Trump enters the White House.
Donald Trump claims victory in New York. Mike Segar/Reuters

Donald Trump wins US election: scholars from around the world react

Donald J Trump has emerged victorious in the historic, and historically acerbic, 2016 American presidential election. What does this outcome mean for the world?
Dans les régimes antilibéraux d’Europe centrale, les femmes doivent lutter pour leurs droits. Kacper Pempel/Reuters

En Pologne et en Hongrie, les droits des femmes en péril

En Europe centrale, les régimes en place utilisent les ressources de leurs prédécesseurs libéraux pour financer des programmes qui compromettent l’égalité hommes-femmes.


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