Network

The AgEngPol network has been created to adopt the scientific circles, gathering specialists of agroengineering, to the changes in agriculture, production of agricultural machinery and agro-food industry as well as new rules in organization and financing of scientific research in Poland and in the EU. These changes have been determined by the Lisbon Strategy being implemented in Poland with Operational Programme Innovative Economy (2007-2013) as a tool. The Programme’s objectives are:

  1. Increasing the innovativeness of the enterprises,
  2. Enhancing the competitiveness of Polish sciences,
  3. Increasing the meaning of the sciences in economical development,
  4. Increasing the contribution of the innovative products of Polish economy in the international market,
  5. Creation of permanent and better jobs.


The Lisbon Strategy, being a guideline for Polish science - including agroengineering - imposes modification of the research topics and their orientation towards innovative activities. This is stimulated by significant public funds being allocated mainly for large and properly organized research teams, clustered within scientific networks, science-industry consortia, such as Centers of Excellence and Centers of Advanced Technologies. Their goal is to facilitate the modernization of the existing infrastructure and undertaking new scientific challenges. The rules of financing of research is also changing towards special task funds. It is expected that the governmental financing of small research projects will be reduced in favor of the large projects that bring significant economical effects.

We are just facing the unique opportunity to integrate our activities in common projects and create joint research infrastructure. This integration should lead to restoration of the dominating role of agroengineering in the technological progress in agriculture.


The Network’s bodies are the following:

  • General Assembly of Network,
  • Programme Council of Network,
  • Coordinator of Network,
  • Coordination Committee.


The following organizations are the Members of the AgEngPol Network:


The General Assembly of the Network


The General Assembly of the Network gathers the authorized representatives of the Network’s Members. The authority of this body includes the following:

  • making amendments to the statutes,
  • submitting proposals to the Programme Council of Network on strategic fields of the Network’s activities,
  • electing the Network Coordinator and the Coordination Committee,
  • approving the annual report of the Coordination Committee,
  • accepting annual plans of the Network’s activities,
  • taking decision on termination of the Network.


Representatives of the Network’s Members


Prof. Dr. Małgorzata Bzowska-Bakalarz - University of Life Sciences in Lublin
Dr. Eng. Janina Rudowicz-Nawrocka - Poznan University of Life Sciences
Prof. Dr. Józef Szlachta - Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences
Prof. Dr. Kazimierz Rutkowski - Hugon Kołłątaj Agricultural University of Krakow
Prof. dr. Janusz Piechocki - University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn
Prof. Dr. Aleksander Lisowski - Warsaw University of Life Sciences – SGGW
Prof. Dr. Elżbieta Skórska - West Pomerania University of Technology in Szczecin
Prof. Dr. Ewa Wachowicz - Koszalin University of Technology
Dr. Katarzyna Szwedziak - Opole University of Technology
Prof. Dr. Artur Zdunek - Institute of Agrophysics - Polish Academy of Sciences in Lublin
Prof. Dr. Andrzej Myczko - Institute of Technology and Life Sciences in Falenty
Prof. Dr. Ryszard Hołownicki - Research Institute of Horticulture in Skierniewice
Prof. Dr. Zdzisław Kośmicki - Industrial Institute Of Agricultural Engineering in Poznań


Programme Council of Network


The Programme Council of Network is an expert and consultancy body constituted by all the members of Committee on Agricultural Engineering of Polish Academy of Sciences with a Chairman, Prof. Dr. Józef Kowalski. The authority of this body includes the following:

  • defining the scope of topics and strategic fields of the Network’s activities,
  • accepting the Network’s statutes,
  • submitting proposals on amendments to the Network’s statutes ,
  • promoting objectives of the Network,
  • electing the initial Coordinator of the Network,
  • electing the Members of the initial Coordination Committee of the Network .


Chairman:
Prof. Dr. Józef KOWALSKI – Hugon Kołłątaj Agricultural University of Krakow

Honorary Chairman:
Full Member of Polish Academy of Sciences, Prof. Dr. Janusz HAMAN – Polish Foundation for Science Advancement, Warszawa

Member of the Polish Academy of Sciences:
Full Member of Polish Academy of Sciences, Prof. Dr. Rudolf MICHAŁEK – Chairman of the Polish Association of Agricultural Engineering, Kraków

Honorary Members:
Dr. Jacek BIŁOWICKI - Warszawa
Prof. Dr. Stanisław PABIS - Warszawa
Prof. Dr. Zdzisław WÓJCICKI - Warszawa
Prof. Dr. Piotr ZALEWSKI - Kraków

Vice Chairmen:
Prof. Dr. Andrzej KWIECIŃSKI – University of Life Sciences in Lublin
Prof. Dr. Józef SZLACHTA – Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences


Members:
Prof. Dr. Bzowska-Bakalarz Małgorzata - University of Life Sciences in Lublin
Prof. Dr. Dawidowski Jan Bronisław - West Pomerania University of Technology in Szczecin
Prof. Dr. Dreszer Kazimierz - University of Life Sciences in Lublin
Prof. Dr. Hołownicki Ryszard - Research Institute of Horticulture in Skierniewice
Prof. Dr. Horabik Józef - Institute of Agrophysics - Polish Academy of Sciences in Lublin
Prof. Dr. Kowalski Józef Hugon Kołłątaj Agricultural University of Krakow
Prof. Dr. Krysztofiak Adam - Poznan University of Life Sciences
Prof. Dr. Kwieciński Andrzej - University of Life Sciences in Lublin
Prof. Dr. Marks Norbert - Hugon Kołłątaj Agricultural University of Krakow
Prof. Dr. Myczko Andrzej - Institute of Technology and Life Sciences in Falenty
Prof. Dr. Pabis Jan - Institute of Technology and Life Sciences in Falenty
Prof. Dr. Powierża Leszek – Warsaw University of Technology
Prof. Dr. Rawa Tadeusz - University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn
Prof. Dr. Szeptycki Aleksander - Institute of Technology and Life Sciences in Falenty
Prof. Dr. Szlachta Józef - Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences
Prof. Dr. Ślipek Zbigniew - Hugon Kołłątaj Agricultural University of Krakow
Prof. Dr. Weres Jerzy - Poznan University of Life Sciences
Prof. Wacław Bieda - Hugon Kołłątaj Agricultural University of Krakow
Prof. Andrzej Chochowski - Warsaw University of Life Sciences – SGGW
Prof. Zdzisław Kośmicki – Poznan University of Technology
Prof. Janusz Laskowski - University of Life Sciences in Lublin
Prof. Marek Opielak – Lublin University of Technology
Prof. Janusz Piechocki – University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn
Prof. Marek Tukiendorf - Opole University of Technology
Prof. Ewa Wachowicz - Koszalin University of Technology


Coordinator of Network


The Coordinator of Network is an executive body of the Network. This function is performed by the Head of entity coordinating the Network’s activities or the other authorized person. An authorized representative of the Network Coordinator is Prof. Dr. Ryszard Hołownicki.

The responsibilities of the Network Coordinator are the following:

  • coordination of statutory and organizational activities of the Network,
  • cooperation with the representatives of Ministry of Science and Higher Education, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, EU National Contact Point and other entities of concern,
  • representing the Network in any relation to the central administration units, local authorities, organizations, institutions and other entities interested in cooperation within the Network,
  • after approval of the Coordination Committee - signing agreements regarding common activities on behalf of the Network.


Coordination Committee


The Coordination Committee consists of the Network Coordinator, or the authorized person, and five Members. The Members are elected by the General Assembly (for the initial term - by the Programme Council). The Coordination Committee accepts the new members of the Network and makes decisions on the issues which do not require any resolution of the Network’s General Assembly.

Chairman:
Prof. Dr. Ryszard Hołownicki – Head of Department of Agroengineering, Research Institute of Horticulture in Skierniewice

Members:
Prof. Dr. Józef Horabik – Director of Institute of Agrophysics - Polish Academy of Sciences in Lublin
Prof. Dr. Sławomir Kurpaska – Faculty of Agricultural Engineering, Hugon Kołłątaj Agricultural University of Krakow
Prof. Dr. Andrzej Myczko – Institute of Technology and Life Sciences in Falenty
Prof. Dr. Józef Szlachta – Vice-Rector Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences
Prof. Dr. Jerzy Weres – Institute of Agricultural Engineering, Poznan University of Life Sciences

Projekt współfinansowany przez Unię Europejską w ramach Europejskiego Funduszu Spłoecznego