The Polish Academic Information Center is an interuniversity agency of the University at Buffalo, the flagship
campus of the State University of New York, and Poland's Jagiellonian University, one of the oldest universities in Central and
Eastern Europe. Its establishment, under the aegis of Poland's Ministry of
National Education, constitutes an extension of the collaboration, now in its seventh
year, between the two institutions.
The Center's primary mission is to serve the academic
communities of both America and Poland as an information clearing house for institutions
and individuals interested in pursing studies related to Poland, its culture, language,
Secondarily, the Center's mission is to provide on-line
listings and data bases pertaining to resources, events, opportunities and individuals
which could prove useful to individuals interested in Poland and Polonica.
Another mission of the Center is to assist institutions and
individuals in their pursuit of scholarly research, mounting of exhibitions, preparation
of courses and establishing exchanges in the areas and on subjects related to Poland and
to stimulate interest in such activities.
Furthermore, the Center is to serve the Polish community in
the United States by addressing its educational and cultural needs and strengthening its
ties with Poland.
The Center's long-term mission is to enhance the interest and
esteem in which Poland and its academic institutions are held in North America.
MODE OF OPERATION
The Center disseminates information primarily through its pages on the Internet.