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Warsaw School of Economics, Poland (P11)


Warsaw School of Economics (SGH) (in Polish: Szkoła Główna Handlowa w Warszawie) is the oldest university of economics in Poland and one of the leading universities of economics in Europe. SGH was founded in 1906 as the first public university of economics and management in Poland. It maintains close links with business community that facilitate conducting research projects. SGH is ranked Poland’s top research university in economic sciences, with the grade of excellency awarded by Ministry of Science and Higher Education. The research activity concentrates in the institutes, chairs and departments comprised in five Collegia. Annually about two thousand alumni graduate from the SGH. Every year SGH organises over 40 local & international seminars and conferences on different current economic and social topics. Warsaw School of Economics conducts research in various areas of economics, finance, management and business administration as well as in public policy and political science. SGH’s researchers are engaged in projects financed through competitive tenders by National Science Centre, National Centre for Research and Development along with all financing schemes for science from European Union. SGH is experienced in carrying out different types of projects and has carried out 67 fundamental research projects financed by National Science Centre (2011-2016); 27 projects financed from Structural Funds. SGH has been involved in carrying out 6th and 7th Framework Programme grants (eight grants within each of the Programme), and is involved in three Horizon 2020 projects as a partner.
TEAM COORDINATOR: dr. Ewelina Szczech-Pietkiewicz
Ewelina Szczech-Pietkiewicz has PhD in International Economics with the specialization in European Union (thesis on “Realization of Lisbon strategy in the enlarged European Union”); various publications and research on competitiveness of EU; current field of studies: urban development, competitiveness of cities. Cooperation with various European universities through scholarship programmes (Aarhus University, University of Barcelona, University of Iceland, Glasgow University). Teaching experience under Erasmus + programme at: University of Barcelona, Economic University of Bratislava. Role in the project: local coordinator, teaching, research, events deliverable activities.
Grażyna Wojtkowska-Łodej  is Head of the European Union Unit at Institute of Foreign Trade and European Studies at Warsaw School of Economics and European Centre of Documentation. In years 2005 – 2012: Dean of Bachelor Studies. Author of various publication and reports for public and non-public sector. General areas of academic interest: International economic relations, international economic integration, Poland’s accession to the European Union, adaptation of the Polish economy to the EU requirements, in particular, in the energy sector and ecology. Research on energy sector carried out in fields of: energy security in the enlarged EU, energy and global change and the associated social, economic and environment consequences of the man’s use of energy. Member of the governmental team working on Polish Energy Strategy 2050. Role in the project: teaching, research, events deliverable activities.


Katarzyna NEGACZ is a Doctoral candidate in economics at the Warsaw School of Economics. She graduated from international economics (Warsaw School of Economics) and law (Warsaw University). She was the visiting PhD student at University of Barcelona, National Chengchi University in Taipei and Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz. In the past, she conducted research projects on the following topics: Ecomuseums in the Subcarpathian region, Eco-innovations in the cities, Environmental law and economics as a research method. Her research interests include: sustainable development, sustainable consumption, sustainable tourism, environmental law and economics, socio-economic development of regions. Role in the project: research and analysis, teaching support, events, organisational support.