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Having the need to increase awareness of social policy in mind, Lazarski University and ZUS (Social Insurance Institution) signed a cooperation agreement.

Partnership with the most important institution of the Polish social security system creates opportunities for the development of scientific research and strengthening the quality of education programmes, among others, through access to data.

Subject of the framework agreement, signed on November 5th, 2022 in Warsaw, is partnership cooperation in the field of educational, scientific and research activities, as well as the implementation of joint projects in the field of social policy and social security, including social security.

Document was signed by Professor Maciej Rogalski, Rector of the Lazarski University and Professor Gertruda Uścińska, President of the Social Insurance Institution.

„The agreement creates a platform for the implementation of research, joint analyses and various projects. This is crucial. It is also a legal title to allow students or doctoral students to do paid internships with us. Your fields of study are practical, and the Social Insurance Institution has a large group of excellent specialists in the field of law, economy, statistics and even IT, which can join the ranks of the teaching staff of Lazarski University.” – Professor Gertruda Uścińska, President of the Social Insurance Institution comments.

„The agreement signed today is an impulse to undertake further socially valuable projects. I am convinced that the commencing scientific and research cooperation will develop dynamically and will bring many interesting joint implementations. We are sure that we can contribute a lot to cooperation and also contribute to the development of the Social Insurance Institution. Prospects are great, now it all depends on our work to make the best use of this agreement. However, knowing my colleagues - I am very optimistic about this.” Professor Maciej Rogalski, Rector of the Lazarski University points out.

Under the agreement, Partners declare their readiness to create studies and other educational projects in the field of social security, organize conferences, as well as initiate and implementation of scientific, educational and development projects.

„One of the strategic areas of educational and research activities of Lazarski University is the organization and financing of health care, the transformation of which requires cooperation with the social security system. For many years, our institutions have been cooperating in the area of ​​economic and social cost analysis of many health problems, the burden of which could be reduced by changing the prophylaxis and treatment model. Formalizing our cooperation will allow us to expand the scope of research and educational initiatives for sustainable social policies.” - Małgorzata Gałązka-Sobotka PhD, Dean of the Lazarski University Postgraduate Education Center and Director of the Institute of Healthcare Management at the Lazarski University adds.