UNIWERSYTET JAGIELLONSKI

The Jagiellonian University (JU), founded in 1364 is one of the oldest universities in Europe and leading research institution in Poland, conducting research across a wide range of disciplines. Today, the Jagiellonian University comprises 16 Faculties, where nearly 4 thousand academic staff (almost 500 of them are full professor) conduct research and provide education to over 39 thousand students, within the framework of more than 166 professionally focused course areas in the most notable fields (natural and social sciences, humanities, medicine etc.). The eminent researchers and state-of-the-art infrastructure make the Jagiellonian University one of the leading Polish scientific institutions, collaborating with major academic centres from all over the world. The Jagiellonian University is also home to about 150 student societies, where young researchers pursue their academic interests and develop friendships with people who share their passion. The JU is a member of the various cooperation networks: AUCSO, Baltic University Programme, Coimbra Group, EUA – European University Assocciation, EUNIS, EUROPAEUM, SAR, The Guild, Una Europa, UNITOWN and Utrecht Network. The most unique large-scale projects run by the Jagiellonian University include creating and development of reasearch modern centers: National Synchrotron Radiation Centre SOLARIS, Małopolska Centre for Biotechnology, Jagiellonian Centre for Experimental Therapeutics and Centre for Medical Genomics OMICRON. Currently Jagiellonian University conducts nearly 1200 projects funded by the domestic agencies and by an international sources. Within H2020 JU’s scientists have won 63. Presently, JU implements seven European Research Council grants (ERC) : five ERC Starting Grants and two ERC Consolidator Grant. JU: Centre for Evaluation and Public Policies Analysis (CEAPP) is well-known unit at University, country and abroad dealing with evaluation projects related to the topic of the project (like CareER, SIWSON with the Jagiellonian University Medical College, Resilience (financed by FORTE, Sweden), Social Innovation Incubator and others.

team members

Jolanta Perek-Białas

Jolanta Perek-Białas

Head of the Center for Evaluation and Analysis of Public Policies
Jolanta Perek-Białas works at the Institute of Sociology at Jagiellonian University and the Institute of Statistics and Demography at the Warsaw School of Economics. She has authored and co-authored numerous publications on active aging, age discrimination, combining care and work, support for informal caregivers and evaluation of aging policies. She has coordinated and participated in a number of international projects on these issues, including those funded by the European Commission, the Norwegian research agency, the Swedish research and government agency FORTE, the National Science Center (including the international City and Co project). She initiated the development of the Polish version of the active aging index at the regional level. Awarded the Bronze Medal of Honor for Merit to the Malopolska Region (2017). She has been involved in many evaluation projects related to the topic of the project, but also scientific ones. Besides of Jolanta in the project there will be involved experts of the Center for Evaluation and Public Policies.
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