Anti-corruption bureau investigates university in Lublin

Officers of the Central Anti-Corruption Bureau (CBA) entered the Maria Curie-Skłodowska University (UMCS) in Lublin, eastern Poland, to inspect the investment of Ecotech-Complex, which was a joint project including a few Polish scholarly institutions.

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The cost of construction for the complex amounted to PLN 145 mln (EUR 33.8 mln) and was a joint initiative of UMCS, Medical University and Agrophysics Institute of Polish Academy of Sciences in Lublin, along with Rzeszów University of Technology and the University of Rzeszów, south-east Poland.

The project was financed by EU funds as a part of the “Innovative economy” programme. The facility’s goal was to create unique conditions for scientific research and services. The research was supposed to be conducted by interdisciplinary teams equipped with the most modern scientific tools and devices.

The officers of CBA are especially interested in the purchase of a High-Field Magnetic Resonance Scanner for around PLN 32 mln (EUR 7.45 mln). This device is capable of conducting very advanced research of the human brain and imaging other areas of the human body.

Aneta Adamska, the spokesperson for UMCS confirmed that CBA officers are conducting an inspection of the university.

The inspection commenced in October and will continue until January 2020.