Political Group: EPP
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Master's in technical sciences, Silesian University of Technology (1963); doctorate in technical sciences, Silesian University of Technology (1969); postdoctoral qualification (dr. hab.) in technical sciences, Silesian University of Technology (1979); professor (1997).
Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN) - Institute of Chemical Engineering (Gliwice, since 1963). Fertilisers Research Institute (Puławy, 1972-1974). Silesian University of Technology (1975-1985). Opole University of Technology (since 1993).
Solidarność independent and self-governing trade union: Head of the Works Committee, Chairman of the 1st, 4th, 5th and 6th National Congresses, involvement in national and regional clandestine organisations (1980-1997). Member of the Civic Platform party (since 2009).
Chairman of the Policy Council for Gliwice - 1990 elections (1990).
Member of the Sejm (1997-2001).
Polish Prime Minister (1997-2001).
Member of the European Parliament (since 2004).
International Energy Agency (1992-1997).
PAN - Institute of Chemical Engineering Scientific Committee, Scientific Secretary (1982-1997). PAN - Institute of Chemical Engineering, Scientific Director (since 1997).
President of the European Parliament (2009-2012).