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The Katowice authorities and 7 public universities operating in this city announced the concept of establishing a Network Science Center during the city’s Global City Forum. The first shovel will be paid for its construction in 2024.

– It will be a scientific path, every visitor or resident will be able to see what is happening at the university, what scientists are doing – Katowice Mayor Marcin Krupa says.

– The idea is simple – we want to connect the universities of which we have seven in the city center into one large project available to the visitor – says Valdemar Bogaron, Deputy Mayor of Katowice.

Contrary to what we know from the Copernicus Science Center in Warsaw, in the Network Science Center we will not only be able to touch the exhibits, but also see the work of scientists and their “live” achievements and conduct experiments in a real laboratory.

-Imagine a new university building in which students work during rehearsals, and above them an exhibition of people who can see what it looks like and then try this activity in the lab – Bojarun adds.

Our mission and role is to make science and education useful. This initiative will transform the city center of Katowice. The Network Science Center gives you an opportunity to monitor the occurrence of science – Says the Rector of the University of Silesia in Katowice, Prof. Richard Kozyczyk.

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The concept of building a science center in Katowice appeared several years ago. However, the change of form, as the rector of the University of Silesia, Prof. Ryszard Koziołek The effect of a “certain investment predicament”.

The Center for Network Science will present an interesting and varied offer that will attract many interested people. This is evidenced by the great interest in the annual Silesian Science Festival – Professor adds. Billy the goat.

The Network Science Center building complex is located in the center of Katowice, near the Rawa River. According to President Marcin Krupa, construction should begin in 2024.

The start date of the construction of the Network Science Center is not accidental.

Last year, Katowice was the first center in Central and Eastern Europe to be awarded the title of European City of Science. For this reason, a number of scientific events and conferences will be held throughout 2024 in the capital of Upper Silesia, in which scientists, politicians and businessmen from all over the world will participate.