Łukasiewicz Research Network – Institute of Aviation is one of the oldest research institutions in Europe. It was officially established in Warsaw in 1926, although its roots date back to 1918. For 94 years of its activity, the scientists and constructors working at the Institute have brought outstanding contributions to the development of the Polish economy and defense.
Currently, the Institute provides the highest quality research and development services for local and global industrial partners from the aviation and space sectors. The Institute operates 30 specialized laboratories, including the largest wind tunnel in Central and Eastern Europe.
- Szczepan Baworski – chairman Ł-ILOT
- Marek Gospodarczyk – vice-chairman Ł-ILOT
- Dr hab. Anna Łaszkiewicz – University of Lodz
- Jakub Trzewiczyński Ł-ILOT
- Tomasz Osypowicz Ł-ILOT
- Kamila Kaczyńska Ł-ILOT
Strategic research areas
- Designing and testing aircraft structures with particular emphasis on materials and structures.
- Space technologies, with particular emphasis on technologies for rocket engines and remote sensing.
- Unmanned aerial vehicle technologies, with particular emphasis on autonomy and security.
- 2000 – commencement of strategic cooperation with General Electric, on the basis of which the Engineering Design Center design office was established in the Institute.
- 2004 – under an offset agreement concluded with Pratt&Whitney, a Materials and Structures Research Center was established in the Institute.
- 2019 – joining the Łukasiewicz Research Network which includes 38 Polish research institutes.
The Institute consists of eight centers of excellence that meet current needs and cover key areas of activity:
- Space Technologies Center
- Materials and Structures Research Center
- Engineering Design Center
- Unmanned Technologies Center
- Research Coordination Center
- Aviation Technologies Center
- Composite Technologies Center
- Engineering Services Center
Faculty of Management is one of the largest faculties at the University of Lodz. Scientific and research work carried out by the employees of the Faculty of Management, University of Lodz focuses on the issue defined by the term “Management in the knowledge-based economy”. Such a choice of specialisation is dictated by the face of contemporary business, shaped by the growing role of information and knowledge, i.e. intellectual capital. The research activity of the employees is focused mainly on such issues as: models and systems of organisation management, strategic and marketing management, corporate social responsibility, entrepreneurship, innovation. The faculty’s scientific and research issues are also related to financial management and accounting as well as to adaptation of its methods to the needs of organisation management.
Within the discipline of management and quality science, the faculty employees represent the following subdisciplines:
- strategic management, entrepreneurship,
- marketing, logistics, financial management and accounting, human resources management,
- management of business organisations, public management
Studies at the Faculty of Management help in the acquisition of managerial qualifications, shape skills useful when starting and running a business independently. They also develop the most valued skills on the labour market – analytical thinking, quick learning and self-reliance. Equipping students with a package of social and communication skills also constitutes an important element of education. In the area of certification of study programmes the Faculty of Management cooperates with international organisations, such as: ACCA, IACBE, IPMA, CIMA, ELA.
In accordance with the idea of lifelong learning, the faculty conducts not only first- and second-cycle studies, but also doctoral and non-degree postgraduate studies, and also successfully implements training that develops business competences in the field of management, finance and accounting, including: Polish-American MBA Study Programme, managerial course “Project Management”, managerial course “Mini MBA” and specialised workshops. Our offer includes free of charge webinars conducted by the employees, alumni and business practitioners cooperating with the faculty.
Faculty of Management is open to the needs of the environment. We support entrepreneurs and the public sector with our scientific experience. Employees of the faculty advise institutions subordinate to local and central authorities, co-create Polish legal regulations and cooperate with industry organisations. Our employees also carry out various initiatives, including those addressed to young people (e.g. the Academy of Young Economist, thematic lessons for schools) and are active at scientific and industry conferences (e.g. European Economic Congress, Night of Innovation held as part of the Digitisation Festival). Experts of the faculty share their knowledge and experience by providing nationwide, specialist and local media with support in the field of comments, opinions and industry forecasts.
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