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Vice-Rector for University Development

Prof. dr hab. Jarosław Górniak

Prof. dr hab. Jarosław Górniak

Data urodzenia

1 January 1962, Pieszyce


Master’s Degree in Ecomomy, Economics and Organisation of International Trade, specialisation: International Trade Relations  – 1985, Cracow Academy of Economics
Master’s Degree in Sociology – 1987, Jagiellonian University


Academic degrees

PhD in Sociology – 1993, JU
Habilitated Doctor of Sociology – 2000, JU
Professor of Social Sciences  – 2013

Employment at the JU

Assistant (1986-1994), Adjunct Academic (1994-2002), Associate Proffessor at the JU Institute of Sociology (since 2002)

Academic position

Head of the JU Department of Sociology of Economy, Education and Research Methods – since 2001
Head of the JU Centre for Evaluation and Analysis of Public Policies - 2008-2015
Vice-Dean of the JU Faculty of Philosophy – 2005-2012
Dean of the JU Faculty of Philosophy – 2012-2020
JU Vice-Rector for University Development – since 2020

Employment outside the JU

Academy of Economics in Kraków – Assistant - 1985-1986
Tischner European University – Associate Professor - 2003-2010
Cracow University of Economics, Chair of Economy and Public Administration – Adjunct Academic (half time) - 2001-2005

Institutional appointments

Member of the Science of Science Committee at the Polish Academy of Sciences – since 2016
Head of the Council of the National Congress of Science – 2016-2018
Member of the Science Policy Committee at the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, last Chairman of the Committee during the term 2014-2016
Leader of the team responsible for devising the Programme for the Development of Science and Higher Education by 2030 appointed by the Minister of Science and Higher Education – 2014-2015
Deputy Head of the Programme Council for Competences – 2018-2020
Member of the Scientific Council of the Educational Research Institute – 2011-2017
Member of the Council of the Centre for Public Opinion Research (CBOS) - 2004-2005, 2008-2014 and 2016-2020
Member of the Małopolska Council for Regional Development Observatories and Evaluation - 2009-2014
Member of the Steering Committee for the programme “Strategic Management of Development” in the Ministry of Regional Development - 2009-2011
Member of the Committee for Updating Małopolska Voivodeship Development Strategy by 2020 - 2009-2011
Member of the Steering Committee for the programme METRIS (Monitoring European Trends in Social Sciences and Humanities) at the DG for Research of the European Commission – 2009-2010
Member of the Consultative Council at the Mayor of Kraków – since 2019

Research interests

Sociology of economy and organisation, analysis and evaluation of public policies, strategic management of development, job market and human capital studies, methodology of social studies, statistical data analysis


Author or co-author of 7 books, 80 articles and chapters, academic editor of 16 joint publications

Academic teaching achievements

Supervisor of 12 completed PhD procedures
4 ongoing PhD procedures


Minister of Science and Higher Education Award for Notable Organisational Achievements - 2019
Minister of Science and Higher Education Award for Overall Academic Achievements – 2016
Honorary Membership in the Polish Evaluation Society, conferred by the General Assembly of the PES – 2013
Evaluation Leader 2014 – title awarded by the Ministry of Infrastructure and Regional Development and the Polish Agency for Enterprise Development for contribution to promoting evaluation culture
National Education Committee Medal
Medal for Long Service
Cross of Merit from the Polish Scouting and Guiding Association

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