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Warsaw School of Economics (SGH)

 Contact details
Contact personPh.D. Artur Mika
Specialist for Eur.Research Programmes 
Street24, Rakowiecka Str. 
Address 02-521 - Warsaw (Poland) 
 Organisation details
Employees (in Depart.)51-250 
Organisation TypeSecondary or higher education establishment 
 Research Focus

 Fields of activities:
» Economics
» Political science
» Psychology
» Sociology
» Other social sciences
» Logic
» Mathematics
» Statistics
» Business and Management
» Law
» Public affairs
» Social work
» Other applied sciences

 Brief description of your activity focus
Economics, statistics, econometrics, business, management, sociology, law

 Details about Expertise / Competences / Technologies
Important facts about us:

- Warsaw School of Economics was founded in 1906 by August Zieliński as Poland’s first university of economics.
- Over 10000 students are enrolled at our School in bachelor and master degree programmes, 1400 are studying at the doctoral level and over 5000 are completing other postgraduate courses.
- SGH employs over 1500 staff members, of whom 900 are teaching and research staff.
- In the opinion of journalists of the Polish edition of Newsweek, among all Polish universities it is SGH that gives its graduates the greatest chance of finding good jobs.
- SGH students represent almost 60 countries.
- Since the beginning of the economic transition in 1989, 11 out of 21 finance ministers of Poland were SGH graduates.
- The main negotiator of the Polish membership in the European Union, from 5 December 2001 until the end of negotiations, was Jan Truszczyński – an SGH graduate and current lecturer.
- Professor Leszek Balcerowicz – an SGH graduate and lecturer, former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, former President of the National Bank of Poland, is considered to be the main architect of the Polish economic transformation after 1989.
- Professor Danuta Hübner, the first Polish commissioner in the European Commission (for Regional Policy), previously the Minister for European Affairs of the Republic of Poland and the Head of the Office of the Committee for European Integration and the Secretary of the State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland, is an SGH graduate and current lecturer.


The University is involved in international cooperation in the field of research through realisation of international projects within the EUs Framework Programmes but also within bilateral agreements with partner universities. Apart from that, SGH conducts projects funded by institutions such as the International Visegrad Fund or other foundations. Moreover, international projects are carried out by individual researchers.

Research topics and interests of the faculty cover a broad range of areas and issues, related to macro- and micro-economic studies. They include among others (but are not restricted to) the following: gender policy,demograhic trends and their implications for national policies, social policy, macroeconomic policy of Poland and other EU Members, globalization, transnational corporations, international competitveness of economies and companies, Polands membership in the EU (all possible areas); regional integration processes, international trading system, environmental policy, all possible aspects of management; SCR, publica and corporate finance.

Research at the university constitutes one of the pillars of its activities and is concentrated in five collegia:

Collegium of Economic Analyses,
Collegium of Socio-Economics,
Collegium of World Economy,
Collegium of Business Administration,
Collegium of Management and Finance.

Research is also conducted in other departments such as the Centre for the Development of Economic Studies (ORSE) or the IT Department (CI).

Research activities take various forms, known as statutory research, individual research, external grants and commissioned expertises. Research is often carried out as part of international projects. In 2008, 108 topics were researched as statutory research. Individual research, undertaken mostly by junior faculty, covered 182 topics. Furthermore, 40 research projects were carried out within grant schemes.

Each year, our research results in over 1,5 thousand published books, monographies, scripts, coursebooks, articles and research papers. Every year, the SGH publishes a bilingual, Polish & English report on the competitiveness of the country’s economy.

Aiming at the development of links between research and the economy, our University publishes around 150 expertises per year. They are most frequently commissioned by companies, the government, the parliament and central offices, the President’s office, municipal and regional authorities, foundations, units of the Polish Academy of Science (PAN) as well as by international organisations.

The Warsaw School of Economics is a venue of numerous conferences, of both Polish and international reach.
 Research Activities

 Project participation
Project #1
Project TypeFP7
Project TitleSmall Area Methods for Poverty and Living Conditions Estimates
Project websitehttp://www.sample-project.eu/
CoordinatorUniversity of Pisa
Project #2
Project TypeFP7
Project TitleSustainable Urban Metabolism for Europe
Project websitewww.oir.at/files/pdf/projects/sume_en.pdf
CoordinatorAustrian Institute for Regional Studies and Spatial Planning (OIR)
Project #3
Project TypeFP7
Project TitleGovernance of Educational Trajectories in Europe
Project websitewww.goete.eu
CoordinatorUniversity of Tubingen
Project #4
Project TypeFP7
Project TitleEuropean Integration Process in the New Regional and Global Settings
Project websitewww.euintegratio.eu
CoordinatorWarsaw School of Economics (SGH)
Project #5
Project TypeFP7
Project TitleDevelopment of a strategic roadmap towards a large scale demonstration project in European logistics and supply chain security
Project websitehttp://www.logsec.org/images/upload/file/docs_logsec-roadmap-finalpublic.pdf
Project #6
Project TypeFP6
Project TitleReconciling Work and Welfare In Europe
Project websitehttp://recwowe.vitamib.com/
CoordinatorMaison des Sciences de l’Homme Ange Guépin-Nantes

 International and national projects beyond EU Framework Programme
A list of other, selected international research projects of the SGH is available at:


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