Agnieszka Kruszewska becomes vice-president of the Committee on Polar Research of the PAS
We are pleased to announce that Agnieszka Kruszewska has been elected vice-president of the PAS Committee on Polar Research.
Agnieszka Kruszewska, the Deputy Director of Administration at the Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics PAS, has been in charge of the logistics of the Arctowski Polish Antarctic Station since 2012. Since 2018 she has also been in charge of the overall reconstruction of the station’s infrastructure – a project worth 133 mln zloty. Agnieszka Kruszewska served as vice-president of the Council of Managers of National Antarctic Programmes (COMNAP) for 4 years (2017-2021) – for the first time in the history of Polish presence in the Council – and she still chairs meetings of the largest group of the Council, the Peninsula Region. From 2014 to 2022 she was president of the Polish Polar Consortium which brings together several Polish research institutions involved in polar research. From 2019 to 2022 she was a member of the PAS Committee on Polar Research, and now she has started a four-year term as vice-president of the Committee. She is also vice-chairing the Working Group for the Antarctic of the Taskforce for Poland’s Polar Policy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Poland, and she is an Executive Expert in the EU project EuPolarNet2, which is preparing recommendations for the future directions of polar research for the European Commission.
Agnieszka Kruszewska is currently working on a doctoral thesis entitled “Legal aspects of the creation and functioning of Polish polar research stations”.
She is the holder of a MSc degree in management and a graduate of the Executive MBA program at the Institute of Economics PAS.