The Scientific Council term of office lasts 4 years (until 1989, the term of office lasted for 3 years). The Council consisted of 19 (at the beginning) to 90 members (in 2010). Since 2011, the number of members has been 50. The procedure of appointment changed throughout the years, from nomination in 1953-1980, to election in 1981-1983, to universality (all professors and then-assistant professors and several elected representatives of adjuncts) in 1984, to election again in 2011. At present, the Council consists of independent academics elected or appointed by the Academy’s Board, with at least 15 without full-time employment at IPPT PAN. Furthermore, the Council consists of representatives of junior academics and doctoral students, as well as the Director and Deputy Director for Science.

See below for the gallery of portraits of Chairs of the Scientific Council:

 

Witold Wierzbicki
1952-1964

Witold Nowacki
1966-1978

Jerzy Litwiniszyn
1978-1980

Władysław Fiszdon
1981-1983

Wojciech Szczepiński
1984-1986

Bohdan Ciszewski
1987-1989

Leszek Filipczyński
1990-1993

Michał Kleiber
1994-1995
Marek Sokołowski
1995-1998

Andrzej Marek Brandt
1999-2002

Kazimierz Sobczyk
2003-2006

Eugeniusz Danicki
2007-2010

Kazimierz Sobczyk
2011-2014

Henryk Petryk
2014-