POL-on network for science and higher education
Technology that transforms data into knowledge, inspiration and action
What is the POL-on network
POL-on is a network of systems for universities, scientific institutions and units of public administration. It constitutes the largest database on Polish science and higher education. It powers digital solutions that are designed for all citizens.
Why we developed the POL-on network
The network provides objective data that is used primarily by the Polish Ministry of Science and Education. Based on that data, they make decisions, for example, in the funding or evaluation of education and scientific potential. The manner of data collection and utilisation is determined by the law.
Who uses the data
Users of the data include Statistics Poland (GUS), the Science Evaluation Committee, the National Centre for Research and Development, the National Science Centre and the Scientific Excellence Council. Some of the data is also available to the public through the RAD-on system.
The watchful eye of AI
Advanced artificial intelligence algorithms oversee the POL-on network’s vast dataset. As a result, we can monitor changes continuously , respond to breaches and investigate trends.
Discover how our systems can work for you
The systems in the POL-on network provide facts and data, enable compliance with legal obligations, help users draw conclusions and make better decisions, and ultimately inspire. As the systems collaborate with each other, the data in the network is consistent and up to date. Each system caters to different needs.
Limited access systems
For users with special permissions
The POL-on system
The centrepiece, which provides the POL-on network with data, is the data centre. Universities, research institutes, and other scientific and higher education institutions input data into the POL-on system. It is here that their employees submit reports, provide updates and report information on scientific staff, students and projects.
The National Repository of Theses
A system that collects and safeguards the diploma theses of graduates of Polish universities, protecting them from plagiarism. All theses stored in the repository have been defended successfully.
The Polish Scholarly Bibliography
A database of information on Polish scientific publications, as well as Polish and foreign scientific journals. It was developed by scientific institutions and the authors themselves. It serves as the basis for the formal evaluation of scientific achievements. The publication search engine is available to the public, without the need to log in. The database also contains a list of journals that are evaluated, commonly known as the ‘ministerial list’.
The Academic Achievement Evaluation System
A system that enables the Polish Ministry of Education and Science to conduct comprehensive assessments of the scientific achievements of Polish universities, institutes and other scientific entities, as well as their employees. Through integration with systems in the POL-on network, such as PBN and the POL-on system, it analyses data on scientific and artistic achievements.
A system that collects files with evidence of the impact of scientific activities on the functioning of Polish society and the national economy.
The Uniform Antiplagiarism System
A system that supports supervisors in evaluating diploma theses for plagiarism. It is the only system in Poland that is legally required to check the originality of works. Every defended thesis must be examined using the Joint Supervision Algorithm (JSA). All universities in Poland have free access to the system.
Open access systems
A system that contains the share of the data from the POL-on network that is available to the public, based on the law. It can be accessed by anyone who seeks reliable information on Polish science. In addition to government administrators, scientists and students, it also incorporates data on entrepreneurs, journalists and other professionals. Reports and analyses in RAD-on can be customised to meet users’ needs.
A portal that incorporates a search engine and rankings of study programmes at Polish universities. Studia helps prospective students choose the best education paths. The search results for study programmes include assessments of their quality by the Polish Accreditation Committee.
The Funding Stream Support System
A system for innovators—scientists and entrepreneurs—who seek funding for research and development activities. The applications they submit through the system are reviewed by the Polish Ministry of Education and Science, the National Science Centre and the National Centre for Research and Development.
The Polish Graduate tracking system
A system that presents the earnings of graduates after completing particular study programmes at particular universities. It creates opportunities for more informed and thoughtful selections of studies. Users can create their own rankings of study programmes, read useful information about the job market and even create their own infographics.
Science in numbers
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