I heard that Polish national politics influences the appointment of tenured positions in their universities.

E.g. if some party is in power, they would like to see somebody loyal to them as the head of a faculty or even the rector of the university. Also, if someone is loyal to the party in power, his PhD students have better chance of getting into the university and obtain tenure.

I also heard that, even getting a "Habilitation" requires a lot of political backing.

To what extent is it true?

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    The alleged duplicate question concerns a different country with different history and different culture. There is no a priori reason to assume the answers would be the same. – Tommi Mar 26 '19 at 8:17
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    @SolarMike I hope you are right, but the situation in Poland seems to have moved in quite a frighting direction. So unfortunately I am not as confident as you are. – Maarten Buis Mar 26 '19 at 11:03
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    In particular, the only and upvoted answer on the other question is based on German legislature and is completely inapplicable outside that context. – Tommi Mar 26 '19 at 16:22
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    @user2768 I don't know, because the answer is highly localized. Quite a typical comment on any question here is a request to tell us where the OP is from, because the answer depends on the local circumstances. – Maarten Buis Mar 27 '19 at 9:01

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