Building a platform for scientific-research cooperation under circumstances of realized asymmetry of potential

- Professor Witold Wiśniowski

Growing complexity of the environment arising both from the processes of globalization in world economy and from the development processes in Poland has become a strategic challenge for the Institute of Aviation. Significant disproportions of the potential of Poland, compared to Germany, United States, or China (especially in terms of the economic dimension and the adopted model for financing scientific research), as well as distant position of Polish universities on the scientific map of the world lead to the necessity to create a model for managing the Institute of Aviation based on internationalization of research and cooperation with leading scientific and (Ohio State University – OSU) technological centres (General Electric – GE). The experiences of the Institute of Aviation show that what should be the basis of international competitiveness of research institutes is well educated scientific personnel, modern research infrastructure and competences of cooperation. A proof of this is 16-year-long strategic alliance (private-public partnership)  of the Institute and GE, cooperation with OSU and activities in European research consortia. The innovative dimension of scientific cooperation with OSU (2+2 formula, research internships, commission for predicting new directions of scientific research) and other foreign partners allows the Institute of Aviation to achieve success in competition of international character.

Professor Witold Wiśniowski, Institute of Aviation, Poland – Since 1993 he is a Director of the Institute of Aviation in Warsaw. A graduate of Faculty of Power and Aeronautical Engineering at the Warsaw University of Technology and Faculty of Mathematics of the University of Warsaw. His entire professional career is devoted to aviation. He devoted the first 20 years of his career to the studies of aircraft vibrations. In 1998 Witold Wiśniowski announced a new strategy “to provide services in the global research market”. Witold Wiśniowski continuously conducts his scientific career in the field of dynamics and optimization of aircraft structures. He is an author of numerous scientific publications, patens as well as a promoter of several PhDs thesis. Since 2002 he has been organizing a cycle of “ the Polish-American Conference on Science and Technology” taking place in both Poland and the United States of America. He is an active Member of the Management of the Association of European Research Establishments in Aeronautics, the Association of Polish  Engineers and Mechanical Technicians SIMP and Main Council of the Research Institutes.

DOI: 10.14611/minib.22.12.2016.08
Contact: witold.wisniowski(at)ilot.edu.pl
MINIB, 2016, Vol. 22, Issue 4

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