The PCMA Research Centre in Cairo was founded in 1959 by prof. Kazimierz Michałowski. Its mission is providing professional and friendly support to Polish scientists and students conducting research in Egypt, while at the same time building the Polish research potential in the region.
Its tasks include:
– ensuring the efficient course of archaeological and conservation work of Polish expeditions in Egypt,
– representing the community of Polish researchers, archaeologists and conservators, in front of the Egyptian authorities responsible for antiquity, primarily to the Ministry of Antiquities,
– developing and disseminating knowledge by organizing open lectures and seminars on archaeological research in Egypt and Polish achievements in this field, as well as maintaining a book collection, thus providing guests with free access to the most important publications on topics related to the archaeology and history of the Middle East.
The Research Centre in Cairo provides facilities for the holders of PCMA Scholarships (Stypendia CAŚ) that are financed by the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education.