THE YOUNG GENERATION IS THE HOPE FOR A BETTER FUTURE: IT IS AN ASSET WHICH NEEDS TO BE CHERISHED. SMART INVESTMENTS IN THE EDUCATION AND MULTIFACETED DEVELOPMENT OF YOUNG PEOPLE WILL GUARANTEE SUCCESS IN MANY AREAS. IT IS NO DIFFERENT IN POMORSKIE. A GOOD ATMOSPHERE FOR SPECIFIC MEASURES AND THE AWARENESS OF CHANGING NEEDS HAVE BROUGHT ABOUT PROJECTS TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF EDUCATION AND EQUALISE EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES.
SKILLS ARE A PRIORITY
In the Pomorskie Voivodeship Development Strategy 2020, a document which defines the region's priority action areas, education plays a crucial role. Pomorskie's strengths include improved access to preschool education, vocational education development, a new region-wide school Support system to cover, for example, teacher development schemes and a system to support talented students.
The reason why the quality of Pomorskie's education can be consolidated is the collaboration between all the stakeholders, with the local government and education authorities, teachers, academics and parents all participating. Also involved are the job creators who In the future will benefit from being able to employ competent workforce.
EDUCATION SUPPORT FOR THE BEST
Since 2010, the region has been successfully implementing a unique project Talented Youth from Pomorskie. Until now, more than 1500 young people have benefited from the programme and, owing to their talent, they will be able to influence the region's future.
POMORSKIE'S SAILS OF KNOWLEDGE
A cutting-edge school is one which educates and develops its students in both an effective and attractive way. Pomorskie has excellent natural conditions for this. In appreciation of the region's specific cultural features, educational programmes refer to, for example, its rich maritime tradition.
Our region's assets are reflected in a sea education programme entitled Catch the Wind in Pomorskie's Sails of Knowledge. Linking the knowledge gained in school with the skills learnt during practical sailing activities on the water allows for an extraordinary way to develop the skills of Pomorskie's young people and for building a sense of regional identity.
Pomorskie's many universities, r&d centres are the starting point for people who have a vision, passion and skills, whose creative potential contributes to the development of almost all the spheres of social activity.
POMORSKIE'S KNOWLEDGE-BASED SOCIETY
Pomorskie has a goal to popularise the idea of lifelong learning and the development of high quality education. This goes with the necessity to constantly analyse the social and economic changes in the region in order to better match education in all its forms, including universities, vocational education and lifelong learning, with the dynamically changing labour market. The offering of Pomorskie's universities is immensely attractive, with the Gdańsk University of Technology (GUT) and the University of Gdańsk in the lead. The Gdańsk University of Technology has currently more than 27,000 students. They have at their disposal 1260 university teachers. The GUT's curriculum includes 33 courses, including popular engineering programmes, such as mechanical engineering and machine construction, but also specialties unique on a national scale, including mechanical and medical engineering or construction chemistry. Certainly, the knowledge-friendly atmosphere is enhanced by the University's unique aesthetic assets – a compact campus, the main building dating from the beginning of the 20th cent. with picturesque courtyards, one of the most beautiful Foucault pendulums in Poland and the beautiful park surrounding the University. The GUT also features the smartest building in Pomorskie, the fastest supercomputer in Poland and even its own land-based satellite station.
The University of Gdańsk is a dynamically developing institution which combines tradition with modernity. Education in almost every academic field and in professions sought after in the labour market goes hand in hand with a state-of-the-art learning environment, including in the University's Baltic Campus which has been growing for several years now. The University of Gdańsk is Pomorskie's largest university. Its 11 faculties have almost 33,000 undergraduates, doctoral students and postgraduate students, taken care of by almost 2000 academics. Courses including biology, biotechnology, chemistry, oceanography, quantum physics, pedagogy, psychology, law and economic sciences are leading nationwide choices.
The region's universities provide all types of degrees: from liberal arts and sciences, through IT, business, medicine and arts to those closest related to the region – maritime studies.
The incubators and science and technology parks operating in Pomorskie are venues for collaboration and exchange of experience between science, research centres, financial organisations and companies from a variety of economic sectors. The Tri-City of Gdańsk, Gdynia and Sopot has two science and technology parks. The Pomeranian Science and Technology Park of Gdynia has companies from sectors including biotechnology, environmental protection, ICT and industrial design. The recently expanded Park's complex has gained 60,000 m² of floor space new in buildings, allowing more than 2000 people to work there.
The Gdańsk Science and Technology Park, which is a platform for collaboration between science and business, is a state-of-the-art centre to support entrepreneurship and creativity. With its 40,000 m² of floor space, the GSTP hosts companies working in ICT, biotechnology and biomedicine. An incubator for technology companies has been launched there as well to provide the right environment for knowledge-based and cutting-edge technology start-ups to be established and developed by university graduates and academics.
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Pomorskie's R&D units are more than 100 independent entities established to carry out applied research and development. The following types of R&D units operate across the region: R&D institutes, such as the Electrotechnical Institute Gdansk Branch, the Maritime Institute in Gdańsk, National Marine Fisheries Research Institute in Gdynia, institutes of the Polish Academy of Sciences, central laboratories, R&D centres including the CTO SA Ship Design and Research Centre and the OBR CTM SA R&D Marine Technology Centre.
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