Work: 1968–1992 Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN); 1992–2010 – Director of the Center for Studies of Science Policy and Higher Education of the University of Warsaw; 2010–2014 head of the Department of Evaluation and Educational Studies at the University of Warsaw Faculty of Applied Social Sciences and Resocialization. Retired.
Scholarly career: doctorate 1974; post-doctoral degree 1982 – PAN Institute of Philosophy and Sociology for the book: Wybór Szkoły a Reprodukcja Struktury Społecznej (granted the Ludwik Krzywicki Award, PAN)
A former member of a number of editorial boards of Polish and international journals, e.g. Contemporary Sociology, Higher Education, European Journal Vocational Training, and Res Publica. A former editor-in-chief of a semi-annual journal Nauka i Szkolnictwo Wyższe. A former member of the University of Warsaw Senate for three terms of office.
A member of the Supervisory Board of Res Publica Nowa and of the presidium of the PAN Science of Science Committee.
An author of two books and over 100 other publications, including many in English; principal investigator in research projects part-financed by the World Bank and the OECD.