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About the Unit – East Asian Research Unit | Warsaw School of Economics

About the Department

 About us


East Asian Research Unit at the Warsaw School of Economics (SGH) carries out economic research in the fields of economics, management and political sciences of East Asia, with particular focus on China.

Head of Unit: prof. Arkadiusz Kowalski, e-mail:

The mission of the East Asian Research Unit is to promote excellence in contemporary East Asian studies by:
  • carrying out cutting-edge research on East Asia,
  • educating students for leadership roles in East Asia related careers,
  • transferring knowledge to the public, business and political sector.

More specifically the broad range of activities includes:

  • interdisciplinary research on East Asia in the fields of Economics, Business, Political Science, Geography, History and Culture,
  • organizing and coordinating East Asia related teaching,
  • providing expertise to the governmental institutions and business on EU-Asia relations (in particular Poland’s economic relations with East Asian countries) and current information concerning economic performance of East Asian countries,
  • establishing academic links with research centers and universities from East Asian countries,
  • developing collaboration with other academic institutions and think tanks that focus on Asian Studies,
  • providing advanced professional training in East Asia related issues,
  • collecting, documenting and disseminating information on East Asia,
  • organizing colloquia, conferences, symposia,
  • organizing the academic exchange with universities/scientific institutions in East Asia.

The geographic focus is on East Asia, and the thematic focus in on the following fields of research:

  • international competitiveness, 
  • innovation, technology transfer and the development of clusters,
  • international trade and foreign direct investment,
  • transnational corporations,
  • regional development.