The richest source of data on Polish science and higher education.

About POL‑on

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What is POL‑on?

POL‑on is the primary source of knowledge on Polish science and higher education. The data collected in POL‑on is analysed by the central administration, which shapes the Polish state’s policy on science and higher education.

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Why did we create it?

POL‑on enables universities and research institutions to submit legally required reports electronically. This enables the rational management of science and higher education. Both of these goals are regulated by legal acts.

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Who inputs the data?

All universities, research institutes, scientific institutions, and other science and higher education entities in Poland have a legal obligation to report in POL‑on. We designed the system to standardise the data acquisition process across the country.

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Who uses POL‑on?

Primarily, the institutions that make important decisions regarding science and higher education in Poland: the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of National Defence, the National Agency for Academic Exchange, and the Polish Accreditation Committee.

About the network

POL‑on is the most important system in the POL‑on network. Learn how the network operates and get to know its other systems.

Atom-shaped graphic presenting the POLon system network

The data collected by POL‑on fuels the other systems in the POL‑on network.

Over 11 TB of data science in numbers

We update the data in real time

9 M
since 2011
3.3 M
since 2013
PhD students
107.5 K
since 2013
Employees of universities and research institutes
149.6 K
Public and private universities
Scientific institutions
Diploma theses
4.2 M
Scientific projects
36.6 K
Patents and protective rights
11.9 K
8.6 K
Doctoral schools
Study programs
9.9 K
Artistic achievements
126.3 K
Promotion procedures
16.7 K
Specialized education

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