Polish Academy of Sciences

The Polish Academy of Sciences (Polish: Polska Akademia Nauk, PAN) is a Polish state-sponsored institution of higher learning. Headquartered in Warsaw, it is responsible for spearheading the development of science across the country by a society of distinguished scholars and a network of research institutes. It was established in 1951, during the early period of the Polish People's Republic following World War II.[2]

Polish Academy of Sciences
Formation30 October 1951; 69 years ago (30 October 1951)[1]
TypeNational academy, Academy of Sciences
Region served
Jerzy Duszyński
Formerly called
Warsaw Scientific Society
Warsaw Society of Friends of Learning
Staszic Palace, the seat of PAN, and Copernicus Monument