University Szczecin (PUS) has, in nearly 40 years, established itself as the leading HEI in West Pomerania, Poland.
It has over 11,000 students in full-time, evening and part-time studies at 7 faculties, covering all areas of university education, including humanities, economics and finances, law, exact and natural sciences, physical culture and health, theology, social studies. One of the most important objectives of the University is educating students in such a way as to prepare them for entering the labour market. In addition, the university maintains close ties to the private sector and local enterprises and cultivates international cooperation, an essential element of raising the quality standards of research and teaching.
As such, Szczecin University is an acknowledged partner in research and education both in and outside Europe. University Szczecin students may choose from 80 significant courses at bachelor and master level, some of which are supplemented with engineering education. The university has the right to confer doctoral degrees in sixteen disciplines: philosophy, history, linguistics, literary studies, physical culture sciences, economics and finance, socio-economic geography and spatial management, political and administration sciences, management and quality sciences, legal sciences, pedagogy, mathematics, biological sciences, physical sciences, earth and environmental sciences, theological sciences. In University of Szczecin strategy, international cooperation constitutes an essential element of raising the quality standards of research and teaching and promoting Szczecin and the West Pomeranian region worldwide. The first agreement on cooperation with a foreign university was signed as early as in 1985 with the Ernst Moritz Arndt University in Greifswald (Germany).
Today the University of Szczecin is engaged in cooperation confirmed by bilateral agreements with over 180 universities and research institutions from 24 countries from Europe, USA, Asia and Australia. The Institute of Management, which is mainly involved in the project, is one of the most dynamically developing University units. Being a part of the Faculty of Economics, Finances and Management, it currently educates over 1000 students at 2 significant courses: management and logistics at bachelor, master and doctoral level. Furthermore, students at Logistics courses are offered additional engineering education options, provided with lecturers from science faculties, and with a strong engineering background. Thus, both significant courses provided to students a vital education in process management and process engineering are offered. The Institute of Management has strong roots in services management, with historically being involved in research and education on transport and logistics, tourism, IT services, finances. The Department of Corporate Management, which is a part of the Institute, has specialised in innovation management with a strong emphasis on services. To strengthen the education process, since 2012 the Faculty has developed a Centre for Innovation and Knowledge Transfer for the Service Sector SERVICE INTER-LAB. Being a specialised unit connecting University with its business environment and providing research and education focused significantly on a real problem.
THE PROJECT TEAM
PhD in economics, University Professor, experienced in development of university education programmes, training courses curriculum and students career pathways; career coach, coach and mentor of technology scouts at university, experienced scientist, published author, manager of national and international research projects funded from public resources, especially in the field of innovation management, innovation process digitalization, digital innovation, service innovation, innovation transfer, knowledge commercialisation, academic entrepreneurship, competence-based development, knowledge intensive entrepreneurship; experienced in EU projects (to include Integrated Regional Operational Programme, European Social Fund, Leonardo da Vinci, Erasmus+); has considerable experience in micro-enterprise development, especially technology-based start-ups; involved in international scientific programmes/research projects in Europe and Asia; responsible for technology and science commercialisation at the University of Szczecin as an initiator and coordinator of Center for Knowledge and Innovation Transfer for the Service Sector; involved in digital transformation at the University Szczecin by creating of group of specialised laboratories, in which IT tools used in service businesses are tested, developed and teach; head of Inno-Analysis Laboratory, tackling problems of digital transformation in innovation processes; initiator of implementation of project-based and challenge-based methods in innovation education programs in collaboration with local business environment.
PhD in economics; member of the Association "Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research"; board member of the Business Innovation Networking Foundation; research interests include issues related to creativity, innovation processes and technology transfer, financing innovative projects, business environment institutions; author of about 50 publications; participant of Erasmus+ program (STA and STT: Vilnius University, Universitatea "1 Decembrie 1918" din Alba Iulia, ISMA University, University of Žilina, University of Montenegro, University of Economics – Varna, Iriarte Escuela Universitaria, Haliç University), participant of national and international projects ("Establishing an international Cleantech Cooperation Structure in the South Baltic Region", "Through gamification to entrepreneurship