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 research projects


Selected projects:

1. Dynamics and factors of innovation gap between Poland and China – international and regional dimensions

The key research project objectives are: to measure the innovation gap between China and Poland, both directly and indirectly, with reference to the EU average, to identify the determinants of its evolution, to measure and compare the processes of innovation convergence or divergence at the regional level, and to assess the role of science, technology and innovation (STI) policy in increasing the innovativeness of the analysed economies.

Financed by the National Science Centre (NCN), OPUS 11, the project will finish on 26/02/2022.

Project manager: prof. Arkadiusz Kowalski


2. Poland: Competitiveness Report 2021. Bilateral economic cooperation of Poland and competitiveness in the second decade of the 20th century
Research project in the Collegium of World Economy no KGS/S20/01/2020.
Project objectives:
1. To determine the international competitive position of Poland in comparison with other European Union member states and selected emerging economies
2. to assess the level of cooperation with the most important economic partners of Poland, such as Germany, Russia, Ukraine, USA, China, South Korea and India
3. to define the priorities for Polish economic cooperation policy.
 Project manager: prof. Arkadiusz Kowalski

3. Korea-Visegrad Group Knowledge Sharing Program (KSP)

Engagement of SGH Warsaw School of Economics:

  • 2019/20: Research topic: Policy instruments supporting innovation in services
  • 2017/18: Research topic: Evaluation of science, technology and innovation (STI) policy
  • 2016/17:
    - Research Topic “The National Innovation System of Poland”, and
    - Research Topic “Promotion of Technology Commercialization: Policies Supporting Start-ups in Poland”
The work in SGH Warsaw School of Economics is coordinated by prof. Marzenna Weresa.
4. Assessing and Improving Research Performance at South East Asian Universities" (REPESEA) implemented in the framework of ERASMUS+ Program, Capacity-Building projects in the field of Higher Education (E+CBHE)
The project aims to achieve the following specific objectives:
  • To develop and implement the System of the Assessment of the Quality and Impact of Research at partner higher education institutions in partner countries (Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand).
  •  To develop, implement and accredit transferable research skill training modules at partner higher education institutions.
  •  To develop international cooperation among members of the partnership at regional and interregional level.
The project website:

The project started on 15/10/2016 and finished on 31/01/2020.

Project manager in SGH: prof. Arkadiusz Kowalski.

Programme Universities in the REPESEA project are:
  • University of Economics in Bratislava (Slovakia) – coordinator
  • Warsaw School of Economics (Poland)
  • University of Clermont Auvergne (France)
  • University of Bath (the United Kingdom)
  • Matej Bel University in Banská Bystrica (Slovakia)
Partner Universities in the REPESEA project are:
  • University Gadjah Mada (Indonesia)
  • Universitas Islam Indonesia (Indonesia)
  • Universiti Teknologi MARA (Malaysia)
  • Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (Malaysia)
  • International College, Burapha University (Thailand)
  • International College of National Institute of Development Administration (ICO NIDA) (Thailand)



  • Economic consequences of Britain's departure from the European Union (Brexit) for the world economy - WERI statutory research (2017), team leader: prof. Arkadiusz Michał Kowalski
  • Sub-national partnership agreements and allocation of FDI ​- statutory research (2015), team leader: Prof. dr hab. Guenter Heiduk
  • ​Case study on “Chinese Financial Assistance in Poland” , within a research project  “Chinese Financial Assistance in the V4 Countries After the Crisis: Myth or Reality?”(2014) carried out by the International Visegrad Fund
  • China’s Third Stage of Openness: The IFD-Trade-OFDI nexus – statutory research (2013), team leader: Prof. dr hab.Guenter Heiduk