DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY FOR THE HIGHER EDUCATION SYSTEM IN POLAND UP TO THE YEAR 2020 BY ACADEMIC SOCIETY REPRESENTATIVES (Strategia rozwoju szkolnictwa wyzszego 2010-2020. Przedstawienie projektu srodowiskowego)
The prosperity of present-day societies depends to an ever increasing extent on the universal availability of high-quality higher education and on a welI-developed system of Hfe-long learning (LLL). In the draft strategy presented here the authors assume that the Polish HEIs will pursue their mission of creation, dissemination and utilization of knowledge for the benefit of individuals and society at large while striving to attain a worldwide position matching Poland's intellectual, economic and cultural potential. Their vision of the higher education system and the institutions comprising it in the year 2020 was based on the concept of the 'university with a new responsibility' and assumes that the HEI's mission will be pursued on both the national and local level. On the international level, the authors' vision calls also for conceptual elements of the university as an 'open network'. The paper describes their strategy based on the mision and vision of HE system outlined above.
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