Vice President [Perspektywy Education Foundation]
Waldemar Siwinski, founder and president of the Polish Education Foundation "Perspektywy". WS has considerable experience as author of professional rankings. He prepared over 40 rankings of universities, business schools and secondary schools in Poland.
WS has extensive and rich media background as writer, journalist and manager. WS served as president of the Polish Press Agency (PAP). WS was bureau member of the European Alliance of News Agencies(EANA); board member of the European PressPhoto Agency (EPA); member of the International Press Institute. He was also Chairman of the Conference of Polish Media. As President of Perspektywy Foundation WS is active in Academic Cooperation Association (ACA).
In his earlier journalistic career WS was editor-in-chief of a student weekly magazine “ITD”, deputy editor-in-chief of a large circulation daily newspaper "Sztandar Mlodych", he was the founder of the "Bajtek", the first magazine on computers in Poland. WS is an author of several books including a documentary book on “Chernobyl” nuclear disaster. WS founded and headed for several years "Perspektywy Press", a publishing and marketing company specializing in education.
WS graduated from the Faculty of Electronics of the Warsaw University of Technology; he also studied at the postgraduate School of Diplomacy in Warsaw. WS has received several awards and state distinctions.
In October 2009, WS was elected Vice President of the IREG Observatory on Academic Ranking and Excellence.
Urap 2016 Symposium Presentation