Supporting Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Higher Education in Poland

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This report presents evidence-based analysis on Poland’s higher education transformation process towards an innovative, interconnected and multidisciplinary entrepreneurial system, designed to empower its students and staff to demonstrate enterprise, innovation and creativity in teaching, research and societal engagement. Using the OECD-European Commission HEInnovate guidance for the entrepreneurial and innovative higher education institution, the report assesses strategies and practices for entrepreneurship and innovation in Poland’s higher education institutions and the systemic support provided by government.

Higher education institutions play a critical role in Poland’s economy and innovation system, which is based on a strong and growing engagement agenda with industry and local communities, the emergence of new learning environments and strong multidisciplinary research teams. This report offers practical recommendations on how Poland can enhance and sustain the outcomes.


Applying HEInnovate to higher education in Poland

This chapter provides an assessment of the national higher education system in Poland with respect to the seven dimensions of the HEInnovate framework and the good practice statements under each dimension. This covers issues related to university leadership and governance; organisational capacity; entrepreneurial teaching and learning; preparing entrepreneurs; knowledge transfer; internationalisation; and measuring impact. This analysis is based on two study visits, the HEI Leaders’ Survey and a Student Survey. The chapter also includes recommendations for the national government and for higher education institutions.


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