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International Centre for Electron Microscopy for Materials Science


General Provisions  

§ 1

1.  The International Centre for Electron Microscopy for Materials Science, hereinafter referred to as IC-EM is a non-faculty unit acting on the basis of Art. 6 paragraph 1 point. 3 of the Statute of AGH University of Science and Technology in co-operation with foreign partners.

2.  The seat of the IC-EM is AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków, Al. Mickiewicza 30.

3.  The leading unit of IC-EM is the AGH-UST Faculty of Metals Engineering and Industrial Computer Science. The leading foreign partner is the Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH (FZJ).

4.  The purpose of the IC-EM is the integration and promotion of the tasks undertaken by the FZJ and AGH-UST concerning materials characterization techniques by electron microscopy in the international arena.

5.  IC-EM is supervised by the Vice-Rector for Science.

6.  The current affairs of IC-EM are led by the Head of IC-EM in co-operation with a Deputy Head for administrative        affairs.

7.  The IC-EM advisory body is the IC-EM Advisory Committee.

The objectives of IC-EM 

§ 2


The Centre is open for all AGH-UST units. The implementation of tasks is carried out by the AGH-UST Faculty of Metals Engineering and Computer Science, as well as by other units of the University, on the basis of their human resources, equipment and premises.

§ 3 

The principal tasks of the IC-EM are:

1.  The development of scientific excellence and research infrastructure in electron microscopy at AGH-UST.

2.  Focusing research in the field of materials science on the use of modern methods of electron microscopy for the study of micro-and nanostructures.

3.  Presenting, at home and abroad, the AGH-UST research achievements in the field of electron microscopy.

4.  Promotion of new research methods and directing the development of electron microscopy.

5.  Holding regular seminars on modern electron microscopy at AGH-UST and Forschungszentrum Jülich. 

 § 4 

IC-EM achieves its objectives mostly by:

1.  Conducting unique research projects in the analysis of the micro-and nanostructure of materials in collaboration with national and international research centers.

2.  Implementation of innovative business development.

3.  Creating an inventory of AGH-UST potential in the field of electron microscopy.

4.  Identifying priority issues of electron microscopy for materials science.

5.  Stimulating the development of strong international teams to carry out specific projects using electron microscopy.

6.  Establishing national and international co-operation in the field of electron microscopy.

7.  Indicating the possibility of obtaining financial resources.

8.  Promoting activities and achievements in the field of electron microscopy at AGH-UST.

9.  Co-operation with the Polish Society for Microscopy.

10.  Co-operation with universities and research institutes involved in electron microscopy for materials science.

11.  Co-operation with the following industries: energy, metallurgy, aerospace, engineering, automotive, chemical,             electronics, and production of biomaterials and medical devices.

12.  Inspiring and creating publications related to electron microscopy.

13.  Organizing a cyclic Seminar on Electron Microscopy at AGH-UST.

14.  Organizing international conferences for young scientists under the name: Stanislaw Gorczyca School on Electron Microscopy at AGH-UST.  

The Advisory Committee of the International Centre for Electron Microscopy for Materials Science    

§ 5

1.  The Advisory Committee of the International Centre for Electron Microscopy for Materials Science is a collective body supporting the activities of the Centre.

2.  The purpose of the Advisory Committee is to oversee the scientific activities of theIC-EM and advice on organizational matters, in particular:

      a. participation in creating the annual IC-EM plan of scientific activity and supervision of its execution,

      b. evaluating candidate for the position of the Head of IC-EM,

      c. evaluating the report on the activities of the IC-EM.


§ 6

1.  Members of the Advisory Committee in the number of 5 – 10 are appointed by the Vice-Rector for Science. The choice of members for the Advisory Committee is determined by Centre Management Scheme recorded in the General Provisions.

2.  The term of office for members of the Advisory Committee is 4 years.

3.  The chairperson of the Advisory Committee is appointed by the Rector of AGH-UST.

4.  The Advisory Committee elects two vice-chairmen and a secretary from among themselves.

5.  The Advisory Committee shall meet at least once a half a year.

6.  The Advisory Committee may appoint experts who shall form part of the Committee without a vote.

7.  The Advisory Committee operates in agreement with its own internal procedure regulations, which require the approval of the Rector to be valid.


Organizational activities and finances of the IC-EM

§ 7

1.  IC-EM activities are related to the issue of electron microscopy in the following areas:

     a. scientific and research activities, particularly concerning the acquisition and implementation of research grants, scientific studies, expert opinions, etc.

     b. facilitating the teaching activities related to electron microscopy of the interested faculties.

     c. performing external services such as expert opinions, analyses, briefings, etc.

     d. organizational activity, particularly in the organization of conferences, training programmes, workshops, training sessions, etc.

2.  In the specific activities related to the areas listed in paragraph 1, IC-EM acts as a unit organizing, activating and inspiring actions.

3.  Prior to beginning specific projects, at the initiative of the IC-EM, principles of distribution of burdens and benefits of the project should be agreed by the contractors, including overheads and costs recorded in paragraph 5.

4.  IC-EM charges a fee for the costs of equipment use, as described in the paragraphs 1-4, according to the rules of AGH-UST.

5.  IC-EM issues - to the Faculty or other unit of the University - an internal note for the amount corresponding to the amount of the agreed remuneration. This internal note is recorded in the direct costs of the project as a cost of service and IC-EM revenue due to the activities referred to in paragraph 1. The protocol of agreement referred to in paragraph 3 has to be attached to the note.

6.  IC-EM covers the costs of its operation from the revenues of the activities referred to in paragraphs 1-4 on the basis of agreements with other Faculties and units of AGH-UST as well as external units.

7.  The activity of the IC-EM is accounted for in accordance with the rules for non-faculty unit activities.   


Final provisions 

§ 8

1.  Matters not included in these regulations shall be decided by the AGH-UST Vice-Rector for Science.

2.  These regulations have been in force since their adoption by the AGH-UST senate.