Graduate, Silesian Technology University, Gliwice, Poland. Doctorate (honorary), Silesian Technology University, Gliwice, Poland. Doctorate (honorary), Dortmund University of Technology, Germany.
Doctorate (honorary), University Seoul, Republic of Korea. Doctorate (honorary), University Isparta, Turkey. Doctorate (honorary), Opole Polish Academy Sciences, Gliwice.
Researcher, chemical engineering professor Polish Academy of Sciences, Gliwice, since 1963. Researcher Cambridge University, England, 1972. Member of Parliament Sejm (Parliament), Warsaw, 1997—2001.
Prime minister Republic of Poland, 1997—2001. Deputy rector & professor Polonia University, Czestochowa, Poland, 2002—2004. Founder Polonia University School Diplomacy.
Member of the European Parliament, Silesian Voivodship constituency European Parliament, Brussels, since 2004, president, since 2009. Member Solidarity Trade Union, Poland, since 1980, chairman, National Congress Delegates, 1981, chairman, National Congress, 1992—1994. Polish representative International Energy Agency, 1992—1997.
President Social Movement Solidarity Election Action, 1999.
Married; 1 child.