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.



Building entrepreneurial capacity in Poland through teaching and learning

This chapter assesses the teaching of entrepreneurship in Polish higher education institutions (HEIs). It covers teaching across all faculties using formal and informal methods. Good practice methods and key challenges are identified. The analysis draws on case studies of seven universities in Warsaw, Gdansk, Elblag and Lublin, a student survey in these universities and a broader survey of all HEI leaders in Poland. The chapter also recommends actions for policy makers and universities to strengthen entrepreneurship education.


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