The National Agency for Academic Exchange (Narodowa Agencja Wymiany Akademickiej, NAWA) will help young Polish scientists return to Poland, among other things by offering the guarantee of employment - told PAP Deputy Minister of Science Aleksander Bobko. NAWA is one of the flagship projects of the ministry.
The law to establish the Agency, prepared by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, was adopted by the Sejm last Friday. According to the provisions of the law, NAWA is expected to launch operations on 1 October 2017.
Deputy Minister of Science and Higher Education added in an interview with PAP that programs for visiting professors would be an important part of NAWA's activities. The Ministry of Science wants to use those programs to attract more world's leading scientists to Polish scientific institutions. Minister Bobko expressed his hope that the Agency's programs would also help in establishing cooperation between Polish and foreign institutions.