Supporting Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Higher Education in Poland

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.

Published on October 26, 2017

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Abbreviations and acronyms
Executive summary
Reader's guide
Overview of the Polish higher education system
Applying HEInnovate to higher education in Poland
Enhancing leadership and governance in Poland's higher education institutions
Building entrepreneurial capacity in Poland through teaching and learning
Preparing and supporting entrepreneurs in Poland's higher education institutions
HEInnovate framework and good practice statements
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