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4 MB Biuletyn 4/2015
Poznań University of Economics and Business
No. 4 (2015/2016)
December 2015
Editor-in-chief
Sylwia Jurga
Edited by
Grzegorz Lemański
Graphic design
Izabela Jasiczak
English translation by
Wenesa Synowiec
Photographs
PUEB Archive, Fotogenika.pl
Print and typesetting
Przedsiębiorstwo poligraficzno-usługowe „Multigraf”
S.C. R. Ellert, J. Tomczuk
Table of contents
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2015 at the Poznan University of Economics and Business.............................................................. Professors’ office at PUEB............................................................................................................................... The third edition of the “WRACAM” grant program............................................................................. Scholarship of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education for a student of PUEB............. ”Nasze Dobre Wielkopolskie” gala at PUEB............................................................................................. Higher scores for articles published in PUEB journals......................................................................... Best undergraduate, graduate and doctoral theses awarded.......................................................... Research grant for our PhD student.......................................................................................................... The best paper of a PhD student at PUEB................................................................................................ New international journal RELIEF............................................................................................................... Four PUEB scientists in the Committee on Financial Sciences......................................................... Santa Claus Dance Marathon....................................................................................................................... Poznan Volunteer of the Year 2015 is a PUEB student......................................................................... The best research paper on capital market............................................................................................. PUEB students visit the European Parliament........................................................................................ PUEB scientists completed their terms of office in PKA’s Section for Social Science in the scope of Economics............................................................................................................................. Meeting of the Business Council of the Faculty of Management................................................... Students at Poznan International Fair....................................................................................................... Scientists from the Donetsk National University visited PUEB........................................................ Visit of the Kazakh university representative......................................................................................... The success of MBA Poznań-Atlanta.......................................................................................................... 2
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THE GALLERY OF PUEB RECTORS 14
INTERVIEW 16
• First scientific articles of young economists........................................................................................... 16
OUR ALUMNI 18
• PUEB is an incubator of CEOs....................................................................................................................... 18
• Index of success ............................................................................................................................................... 19
ISSN 2450-1166
Circulation
100 copies
Publisher
Poznań University of Economics and Business
al. Niepodległości 10
61-875 Poznań
phone: 61 856 90 00
www.ue.poznan.pl/en
© Copyright by Poznań University of Economics and Business
Poznań 2015
PUEB IN THE MEDIA 20
• Our experts in the media............................................................................................................................... 20
• Media monitoring – December 2015........................................................................................................ 22
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2015 at the Poznan University of
Economics and Business
It was definitely a good year for
our University. Strong position of
PUEB has been confirmed by numerous rankings assessing the quality
of education at Polish and foreign
institutions of higher education. Our
greatest success was the fact that we
moved up to 4 palmes league in the
Eduniversal ranking and it gave us
the title of “TOP business school with
significant international influence”
which is granted to only 200 world’s
best universities. What is more, 19
study programs conducted at PUEB
were listed in ”Eduniversal Ranking
of the best Master & MBA.” We are the
only Polish school with such a result.
Additionally, the Poznan Univer-
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sity of Economics and Business was
given a prestigious award granted by
international web portal StudyPortals.
We were appreciated by international
students who visited us under the
Erasmus+ program. Our University
got 9.5 points out of 10 and won the
Outstanding International Student
Satisfaction Award 2015. We are still
highly valued by PhD students, as
evidenced by this year’s eight edition
of the Competition for the most PhD
Student-Friendly School PRODOK
2015, organized by the National
Representation of Doctoral Students.
What’s more, we joined the elite
group of 10 universities that received
the title of Startup Friendly.
We want our University to grow
dynamically, keep up with market
changes, and give students both theoretical and practical preparation for
their future careers. For this purpose,
we established the Convention composed of eminent representatives of
state and local authorities, as well as
business practitioners. PUEB Convention is a body whose tasks include,
among others, expressing opinions on
the directions of University’s development, undertaking initiatives for
development of student internships,
seeking solutions promoting employment of PUEB graduates, supporting
University’s competitiveness and promoting it in the country and abroad.
The past year was important for
the academic community also due
to official opening ot the Educational Center of Electronic Services
- a 21st century building equipped
with modern devices. Additionally,
seven specialized research labs were
created at our University under the
“Laboratory for Interdisciplinary
Research PUEB- InnoUEP.” Thanks
to modern research infrastructure, PUEB is currently one of the
institutions with the best scientific
facilities.
Year 2015 saw the end of one of
the biggest projects in the University’s history - ”Human Resources for
the Economy.” Its aim was to make
PUEB graduates more attractive
for employers in the dynamically
changing labour market by making
the employers more involved in the
educational process.
In 2015, we were again able to
organize many interesting events and
invite many eminent guests. We were
visited by, among others, a member of
the Monetary Policy Council member
- prof. dr hab. Jerzy Hausner, former
European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion - dr László Andor, Director of the United
Nations and Human Rights at the
Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Wojciech
Ponikiewski, and the Ambassador of
Ireland - Gerard Keown.
We are still the best ”runner”
among Polish universities and therefore we organized next editions of
Volksvagen Run Economics Five
and Enea 5K March. In 2015, for the
first time we organized an unusual
sporting event - Collegium Altum
Tower Run. The winner run 400 stairs
in 1,5 min.
Year 2016 will be special for the
academic community of PUEB as
we will be celebrating the 90th anniversary of the foundation of our
school. Main anniversary events are
scheduled for May 2016.
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Professors’ office at PUEB
The authorities of the Poznan University of Economics and Business decided to express their appreciation for retired professors who spent many years at the University. So-called professors’ room has been
designed especially for them.
A renovated, spacious room is
equipped with the necessary appliances and fully adapted to the needs
of professors. There is also a phone
line and Internet access.
- The Poznan University of Economics is an institution that cares about
staying in touch with its former employees. I believe that this initiative will
help to establish and maintain contacts
with the academic community - wrote
Rector of PUEB, prof. dr hab. Marian
Gorynia, in his letter to professors.
The idea of professors’ room
came up when a room like this was
arranged on the 16th floor of the
Collegium Altum. However, that it
was still necessary to create better
working conditions for the retired
professors.
After two years of renovation and
preparation, room 522 of Collegium
Altum became one of the professors’
rooms.
The invitations have been sent to
five professors. The feedback is very
positive. If space allows, in the future
we would like to arrange more rooms
of this type - explains dr inż. Krzysztof
Czajkowski, PUEB Chancellor.
The third edition of the “WRACAM” grant
program
Winners of the third edition of
PUEB grant program “WRACAM” were
determined on 17 December 2015.
The competition was addressed to
people returning to their scientific
work after a long child care leave. The
2015 winner was dr Anna MatysekJędrych, from the Department
of International Competitiveness
(Faculty of International Economy),
who scored 54,5 points (out of 60). Her
project, Institutional determinants of
”Nasze Dobre Wielkopolskie” gala at
PUEB
A formal gala of the "Nasze Dobre
Wielkopolskie" plebiscite was held in
the premises of the Poznan University
of Economics and Business on 11
December 2015. Twenty-six products
were presented in the second edition
of this plebiscite organized by Glos
Wielkopolski.
The poll was divided into two
categories: "Food" and "Industry and
Technology". In the "Food" category,
the brown quality mark went to
"Musztarda Sarepska" made by Pegaz,
while silver to fragile ham by Waldi.
A golden quality mark was awarded to
Szajek’s Polish sausage. In the category
"Industry and Technology," brown
quality mark was given to curtains of
the company Haft, silver – to energyefficient prefabricated houses by
Brzechwa. The golden quality mark was
awarded to washing-up liquid "Giguś"
from the Mini Max. There was also another award, Glos Wielkopolski quality
mark, and this went to rye bread from
a bakery in Zębowo.
The head juror of the plebiscite
was Adam Pawlowski, editor-in-chief
of Glos Wielkopolski. Other members
of the jury included dr hab. Cezary
Kochalski, Vice-Rector for Strategy
and Development, Antoni Malinowski,
Director of Polskapresse Advertising
Office, Poznan branch, Piotr Poplawski, Regional Director of BGZ BNP
Paribas Bank in Poznan, Dorota Kina,
Deputy Governor of Wielkopolska,
and Krzysztof Stawowy, a representative of the marketing division in Glos
Wielkopolski.
Picture by Glos Wielkopolski
the effectiveness of macro-prudential
policy - theoretical and empirical study,
will be implemented for 17 months
and its budget is 15,000 PLN.
The next edition of the program
will be announced in September 2016.
Scholarship of the Ministry of Science
and Higher Education for a student of
PUEB
The Minister of Science and Higher
Education awarded scholarships to
744 Polish students for their outstand-
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ing achievements. One of the winners
is Bartosz Nożewski, a fifth-year student of Management at the Poznan
University of Economics and Business. The value of each scholarship is
15,000 PLN.
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Higher scores for articles published in
PUEB journals
The Ministry of Science and Higher
Education announced the latest list of
scientific journals for 2015. In addition
to the updated list of titles, the list
also contains the number of points
that can be obtained from a publication in a given journal.
For a publication in the Economics and Business Review (previously,
Poznań University of Economics Review), author will receive 15 points
(previously, 7); for the Studia Oeconomica Posnaniensia – 10 points
(previously, 6 ); and for Ruch Prawniczy, Ekonomiczny i Socjologiczny,
published by AMU and PUEB - 11 opoints (previously, 7).
A full list of scientific journals for
2015:
Best undergraduate, graduate and
doctoral theses awarded
Winners of the competitions for
the best undergraduate, master’s and
doctoral theses, organized by the
Foundation of the Poznan University
of Economics and Business, have been
determined.
The number of submissions that
entered the competition for the best
Bachelor’s thesis written and defended in the academic year 2014/2015
was 36. The Jury was composed of
dr hab. Andrzej Przymeński (head
juror), dr hab. Janusz Kraśniak, dr
hab. Wiesław Łuczyński, dr hab. inż.
Krzysztof Walczak and dr hab. inż.
Magdalena Ankiel. Criteria taken into
account included substantive content
(importance of subject, originality and
innovation, methodological accuracy,
independence in expressing opinions,
ability to determine the thesis’ objectives) and formal matters (structure,
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language accuracy, technical quality,
selection and use of sources, adequacy of illustrations, charts and schemes,
etc.). The winners received cash prizes
– 2,000 PLN for the first place, 1,500
PLN for the second place (ex aequo) 1500zł, 1,500 PLN for the second place
(ex aequo), and 1,000 PLN for the third
place.
Thirty-nine theses entered the
competition in the Master’s thesis
category. The submitted dissertations were evaluated by the following jurors: prof. dr hab. Henryk Mruk
(head juror), dr hab. Aleksander
Grzelak, dr hab. inż. Jacek Łuczak,
dr hab. Zygmunt Waśkowski and dr
hab. Justyna Rój. The winners were
determined based on the same
criteria as for the Bachelor’s thesis
category. The victors also received
cash prizes – 3,000 PLN for first
place, 2,500 PLN for second place
and 2,000 PLN for third.
In the doctoral thesis category,
the jury assessed 10 dissertations.
Members of the jury were prof. dr hab.
Ryszard Barczyk (head juror), prof. dr
hab. Elżbieta Sipińska-Gołembska,
prof. dr hab. Ireneusz Rutkowski, prof.
dr hab. Jan Sikora, and dr hab. Piotr
Maćkowiak. The best dissertations
were selected on the basis of following criteria: scientific value, originality
of the research problem, importance
for business practice, knowledge of
world literature on a given subject
and formal elements of the dissertation. The prizes were as follows: first
place – 5,000 PLN, second place –
4,000 PLN and 3,000 PLN for the third
place.
The award ceremony will take
place during the VIII PUEB Days gala.
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Research grant for our PhD student
Mgr Marcin Flotyński, a PhD student of the Department of Monetary Policy and Financial Markets,
won a research grant in the competition organized by NBP.
The competition has been
organized for the seventh time.
Its aim is to promote research and
scientific works focused on issues
that are of key importance for NBP
– macroeconomic stability, financial
stability and quantitative research
methods.
In the latter area, the jury decided
to honor mgr Marcin Flotyński from
the Poznan University of Economics
and Business, who investigated the
subject of “Liquidity standards of Basel
vs. profitability and valuation of banks
in the euro area”. The application has
been chosen out of dozens submissions from all over the country.
The best paper of a PhD student at PUEB
Nearly 90 presentations concerning chemistry and biotechnology were given during national conference ”Little Big Science.” Representatives of the Poznan University of Economics and Business were
also among the speakers.
The “Little Big Science” conference
has been organized for the second
time. Its purpose is to exchange experiences and good practices between
young representatives of the scientific
community, and to emphasize the
important role of doctoral students in
the development of Polish science.
Our university was represented by
Sylwia Nowak, a PhD student from the
Department of Commodity Science.
She presented the results of her empirical research during a lecture entitled
“Effects of a topical treatment of
psoriasis after using an extract from
Kalanchoe daigremontiana.”
The work was enthusiastically welcomed by the scientific community,
which declared this paper the best
among nearly thirty submitted in the
category “Biotechnology and medical
science”.
Four PUEB scientists in the Committee on
Financial Sciences
PUEB scientists have been appointed members of the Committee on Financial Sciences of the Polish
Academy of Sciences. Nominations were announced during the first meeting of the Committee which
was held in the Palace of Culture and Science in Warsaw.
The Committee on Financial Sciences was appointed four years ago
and is composed of renowned specialists dealing with issues associated
with finance. The main task of the
Committee is to undertake initiatives and actions for development of
financial sciences and for integration
of scientists from all over the country.
The Committee has just begun its
four-year term of office. The Poznan
University of Economics and Business
is going to be represented by:
– prof. dr hab. Wiesława PrzybylskaKapuścińska from the Department of
Monetary Policy and Financial Markets,
– prof. dr hab. Alfred Janc from the
Department of Money and Banking,
– prof. dr hab. Jan Szambelańczyk from the Department of Labour and
Social Policy
– dr hab. Jacek Lisowski from the
Department of Insurance.
Santa Claus Dance Marathon
Several hours of vigorous dancing, gymnastics and a lot of fun – this briefly describes the Santa Claus
Dance Marathon organized by Fitness Dance AZS UEP section.
Over 20 people showed up in the
Department of Physical Education and
Sports at PUEB to be swept away by dancing madness. The event started at 6 PM
with Zumba – an innovative dancing
style combining fitness and gymnastics.
In addition, the participants had
a chance to dance to more classical
rhythms – hip-hop and Latin American salsa.
New international journal RELIEF
The new year will bring us a new
journal, published at our University
- ”Revue Internationale des Economistes de Langue Française.” It is
a result of cooperation between the
Poznan University of Economics and
French Association Internationale des
Economistes de Langue Française –
an elite international association of
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French-speaking specialists from various fields of economics.
Our University has become ALIEF’s
partner thanks to efforts of dr hab.
Krzysztof Malaga and high notes
received by the STUDIA OECONOMICA
POSNANIENSIA journal.
The Scientific Committee of the
journal is composed of AIELF mem-
bers and prof. Marian Gorynia, prof.
Marek Ratajczak and prof. Jean-Christophe Poutineau from the Poznan
University of Economics and Business.
The editor-in-chief is prof. Bernard
Landais while prof. Krzysztof Malaga
will act as his deputy.
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Poznan Volunteer of the Year 2015 is
a PUEB student
PUEB students visit the European
Parliament
Students of the Poznan University of Economics and Business are known not only for their scientific
activity but also for their good hearts. The latest proof for that is the fact that our student, Magdalena
Szczepaniak, was elected the Poznan Volunteer of the Year 2015.
During the seminar and study
trip, organized by the staff of the
Department of Macroeconomics
and Agricultural Industry, students
of the Faculty of Economics had
a chance to participate in numerous seminars, meet with MEPs and
visit a building of the European
Parliament.
Magdalena Szczepaniak is a secondyear student of Social Policy and a member of the Student Scientific Association
“Intersophia”. She is also a volunteer in
Hospicjum Paulim, an institution taking
care of patients with cancer.
Competition for the title of the
Poznan Volunteer of the Year has been
organized for the sixteenth time. Its
aim is to promote voluntary work and
to reward individuals, groups and organizations who have demonstrated
outstanding activity in this field.
The winners have been determined by a jury composed of representatives of the Centre for Senior
Initiatives, the Metropolitan Curia
and the media, as well as last year’s
Volunteers of the Year. The winners
in each category received cash prizes
in the amount of 4,000 zł gross, an
occasional check, a statuette and
a congratulatory letter.
Forty-two students, supervised
by researchers from the Department
of Macroeconomics and Agricultural
Industry, visited the capital of Belgium and the heart of the European
Union. During this six-day trip, the
participants attended four meetings
devoted mainly to assessment of
new financial perspective for years
2014–2020 in the area of common
agricultural policy. At these meetings, students of Agricultural Industry
and Bio-business specializations presented their papers which were later
discussed by all participants. The effect of the trip is deeper cooperation
which is going to result in publication of a thematic monograph.
The best research paper on capital
market
A research paper entitled The dynamics of liquidity in periods of significant changes in stock prices took
second place in the competition for the best research paper concerning issues of capital market. The
author of the paper is dr hab. Barbara Będowska-Sójka from the Department of Econometrics at PUEB.
The competition was one of the
elements of the IV Congress of Capital
Market that took place in early December in the Warsaw Stock Exchange
building. The main idea behind the
Congress is promotion of expert
knowledge of Polish capital market
in terms of changes on interna-
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tional markets and preparation of key
projects for development of scientific
staff and academic community. The
meeting is a chance to confront theoretical knowledge with the practice
dominating on the capital market.
Because of the high quality of submitted papers, the jury, composed of
representatives of the Faculty of Management of the Wroclaw University
of Economics and Warsaw University
of Life Sciences, decided to award as
many as eight monographs.
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PUEB scientists completed their terms of
office in PKA’s Section for Social Science
in the scope of Economics
Prof. dr. hab. Wanda Gaczek
and dr hab. Wiesław Ciechomski
completed their terms of office in
the Section for Social Science in the
scope of Economics, which is part of
the Polish Accreditation Committee
(PKA).
The Committee’s task is to ensure
and improve the quality of education
and to make sure that the quality standards developed for higher education
are met. These tasks are performed by
carrying out an obligatory program and
institutional assessments and express-
ing opinions on applications for granting permissions to conduct studies.
During their four-year terms of
office, the two PUEB scientists visited
over 50 universities and prepared
reviews of more than 20 applications
for the proposed fields of study.
Meeting of the Business Council of the
Faculty of Management
The “Business idea” competition, dual studies in cooperation with Lidl Poland or partnership with
Franklin Templeton Investments - these are just some of the topics discussed at the meeting of the
Business Council at the Faculty of Management.
The Business Council was established at the Faculty of Management
in April 2014 to adapt the Faculty’s
educational offer to the needs of the
local labor market. The members’ tasks
include expressing opinions on study
programs, creating new fields of study
and specializations, and cooperation
with the representatives of companies
in terms of improvement of educational offer.
So far, the effect of current
activities of the Business Council is
the ability to launch dual studies at
PUEB, based on cooperation with
Lidl Poland. The idea behind this
form of study is to raise practical
value of the program with help from
the company. So, students receive
not only theoretical knowledge but
also a huge amount of practical
skills.
Issues discussed during the meeting of the Business Council included
organization of the “Business idea”
competition and cooperation with
Franklin Templeton Investments. The
highlight of the meeting, however,
was that prof. dr hab. Kazimierz Krzakiewicz signed the agreement with
Lidl Poland to establish a program
called “Lidl Spring Academy of Management”.
Students at Poznan International Fair
Prof. dr hab. Henryka Mruka chose
for his students an unusual way to
pass his classes XYZ. The students
had to read their papers in the hall
of Poznan International Fair, in front
of jury. This innovative formula is
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a result of cooperation between the
Polish Chamber of Exhibition Industry,
Poznan International Fair and the scientific circles. With this form, students
have the opportunity to learn practical issues related to the trade sector
and to confront their knowledge with
specialists in this field. – It is a great
honor and a very interesting experience to meet with students – said Jan
Studencki, a representative of PCEI
and a member of the jury.
Scientists from the Donetsk National
University visited PUEB
The aim of the meeting was to
deepen cooperation between both
universities. The Ukrainian school
was represented by its Vice-Rector for
Research and Educational Work and
International Relations, prof. Tetyana
Orekhova, and a coordinator from
the International Office, Maksym
Prykhnenko. During their two-day stay,
the Ukrainian scientists met with PUEB
authorities to talk about student and
academic teacher exchange programs
under a bilateral agreement and the
Erasmus+ program, but also joint
research projects and Double Diploma
program. One of the subjects was also
functioning of the Student Parliament.
The visit was concluded with a lecture
given by prof. Tetyana Orekhova,
entitled Current problems of Ukraine:
regional policy and competitiveness.
Visit of the Kazakh university
representative
A representative of the Almaty
Management University in Kazakhstan, Małgorzata Woch, came to
visit our university and talk with its
authorities about cooperation in
the field of student exchange and
a launch of double diplomas program.
The main subject of the meeting
was to deepen cooperation and establish a stronger scientific relationship in
the field of managerial education. The
Almaty Management University is the
oldest and most prestigious school
of economics in Kazakhstan and currently educates 3200 students.
The success of MBA Poznań-Atlanta
Perspektywy magazine published their ranking of the best Masters of Business Administration programs in Poland. MBA Poznań – Atlanta program conducted at PUEB took high 7th place.
The jury, composed of the eminent
representatives of science and business,
prepared the ranking based on seven
main criteria including the importance
and prestige of a program, preferences
of employers, opinions of graduates and
students of the program, the quality of
teaching staff, substantive content of
the curriculum, and facilities supporting
the educational process.
Our program scored highly in the
most important categories – substantive content and quality of teaching
staff. The jury especially appreciated
the fact that many practitioners are
willing to share their long professional
experience during classes conducted
at our University.
MBA Poznań – Atlanta program
was launched in 1995 as a result of
cooperation between the Poznan University of Economics and Business and
Georgia State University in Atlanta. So
far, the program has nearly 600 graduates who now occupy executive positions in the major companies from
financial and automotive industry and
from FMCG sector.
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THE GALLERY OF PUEB RECTORS
THE GALLERY OF PUEB RECTORS
Prof. zw. dr Florian Barciński
After graduation from the Faculty of Law and Economics at the Poznan University, he became a lecturer at
the Higher School of Commerce in Poznan. Unfortunately, the war interrupted his scientific work. In 1940,
he was sent to prison camp in Lublin where he spent five years. After the end of World War II, he came
back to HSC and a year later he was appointed an associate professor of then the Academy of Commerce.
In addition to his work in the Higher School of Economics, professor Barcinski was active in national scientific institutions. He was a member of, among others the Scientific Council of the Institute of Geography
(Polish Academy of Sciences), Main Council of the Ministry of Education and a Chairman of the Board of
Trustees of the Western Institute. In recognition of his overall work, the Academy awarded him a doctor
honoris causa degree.
1949–1951
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Doc. dr Mieczysław Fleszar
Following his graduation from Master studies at the Warsaw School of Economics, dr Fleszar started
his journalistic activity. As a student, he had already worked for Gazeta Polska and, after the war,
for Głos Ludowy. He returned to his scientific career in 1949 and defended his doctoral thesis at the
School of Planning and Statistics in Warsaw.
The Minister of Science and Higher Education appointed dr Fleszar the Rector of the Higher School
of Economics when he was only 30. During his term of office the private Academy of Commerce was
transformed into state Higher School of Economics. This was only a beginning of changes in the organizational structure. Some time later, independent Faculty of Commodity Science was established,
full time and extramural studies were launched and the Extramural Studies were created. Dr Fleszar
was also the initiator of profound and radical changes in study programs.
1951–1954
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INTERVIEW
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First scientific articles of young
economists
- an interview with Jakub Sawulski, editor-in-chief of “Challenger – Magazine of Young Economists”
and Students, who promised to
finance first two issues. It would be
very difficult without his help. Our
thanks are also due to the Division
of Student Affairs staff, head of
the Marketing Division, Mrs. Iwona
Cieślik, and to all researchers for their
time and scientific supervision of all
articles.
How did the academic community
react to the first issue?
The first issue is out. How did you
come up with the idea to start this
magazine?
I came up with this idea exactly
a year ago. Back then, I asked a few
outstanding students to write some
articles to the Forward Magazine
which is published by the University
of Lodz. We thought that it would
be an interesting idea to start and
run our own magazine at PUEB. The
students wrote articles, we set up
a profile in the social media and this is
how it started.
Running a magazine in a paper version is not easy. Have you received
any financial support from the
University authorities?
We owe a lot to dr. hab. Jacek
Mizerka, Vice-Rector for Education
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In my opinion, the reaction was enthusiastic. First copies were published
in May 2015 and they went like hot
cakes. Also our website and the social
media profile has risen a lot of interest. Our work has been appreciated by
the PUEB researchers who sent their
congratulations.
I am sure that there are few people
at PUEB who haven’t heard about
”Challenger”. Could you briefly describe what is its subject matter and
where should we look for it?
Our goal is to run a magazine on economics, social and economy matters.
We let students decide on the topics
of their articles. Thanks to that, there is
a little something for everyone – both
for students and researchers. Copies
of the magazine are free and can be
obtained at PUEB. You will always find
them on the holders in Building A and
in Collegium Altum.
How does the ”Challenger” fit into
university publishing market? Are
there any other magazines with a
similar subject area?
I believe that the ”Challenger” is
unique in its own way. If I were to
indicate a magazine dealing with
similar matters, I would mention the
”Balance”, published by the members
of Student Scientific Association
Pecunia Moderna. However, there are
a few significant differences when it
comes to the subject and publishing
frequency. The unique feature of our
magazine is that everyone can participate; no exceptions. I think that there
is enough room for both magazines.
In some way, we complement each
other.
What does the publishing process
look like? What is the path from an
idea to print?
Students send us subject proposals
via email. We verify these proposals
and assess their substantive level.
After a suggestion has been accepted,
a student starts writing the article
under the scientific supervision of one
of PUEB researchers. At the end, we
receive the final version and verify it.
From this moment, it takes about two
months for the magazine to be published as there is also a lot of graphic
work, printing and promotion.
It has been six months since the first
issue was released. Is this a standard publishing cycle? Can we expect
higher publishing frequency in the
future?
We planned to publish the ”Challenger” twice a year. Typesetting takes
a lot of time and we all also have
other responsibilities. Additionally, we
think that the substantive value of the
content is of the utmost importance
and present frequency allows us to
develop the details both in terms of
substantive content and graphics.
Was it difficult to encourage students
to write scientific articles?
Absolutely not! We had no problems
with collecting articles for the first issue and I can already tell that we also
won’t have any with the second and
even third edition. At first, we mostly
counted on the members of the ”Challenger - Forum of Young Economists”
- an organization founded specifically
for the needs of the magazine. Today,
we receive proposals from students of
all faculties.
Are you planning on developing
the ”Challenger - Forum of Young
Economists” organization in other
directions than just creating the
magazine?
It is developing already! One of our
ideas is to organize meetings called
Challenger Talks and modeled on
famous TED talks. These meetings
will give students an opportunity to,
among others, present their ideas on
”How to establish Polish global companies” and to share their views on
pre-election political scene. However,
preparing the magazine, activity of
the social media profile and running
the Blog of Young Economists are still
going to be fundamental for us.
What are the New Year’s resolutions for your organization and the
magazine?
The biggest challenge will be to continue issuing the magazine. The ”protected period” during which publication
was funded in whole by the University
has come to an end. Our goal is to find
sponsors who will financially support
the magazine. I hope that the success
of the first two issues will encourage
them to invest in the magazine.
We would also like to expand in the
social media and encourage new
readers to visit the Blog of Young
Economists. We want it to become
a real forum for exchanging thoughts
between young people interested in
economics.
Grzegorz Lemański
Members of the ”Challenger – Forum of Young Economists” organization:
Jakub Sawulski (supervisor)
Adam Lubiński (president)
Monika Kruk (vice-president)
Krzysztof Piętka (treasurer)
Mariusz Gawron
Wiktor Jackowiak
Paula Marciniszyn
Maciej Pawłowski
Marcin Skrobek
Waldemar Smulkowski
Wojciech Świder
Tomasz Mirowski (designer)
Jan Nalepa (IT specialist)
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OUR ALUMNI
The Poznan University of Economics and Business is once again in the
top ten in the national ranking indicating schools completed by heads
of the largest Polish companies.
In this year’s ranking, which was
based on analyzes of the careers of
nearly 490 CEOs from the List 2000 of
Rzeczpospolita, PUEB took ninth place.
As many as 3.27% of heads of firms taken into account are graduates of PUEB
(an increase from last year’s 3.13%).
The first three places are occupied
by technical universities. The authors
underline, however, that this will
change in favor of universities offering
economic fields of study.
INDEX OF SUCCESS
PUEB is an incubator of CEOs
Name: Marek Gawęcki
Faculty/field of study/specialization: Faculty of Management/
Management/Trade and Marketing
Place of work/position: Dassault Systemes Austria GmbH, Vienna, Austria, Senior Global Sales Operations Manager, Value
Solutions Channel
Contact me:
[email protected]
I chose to study at PUEB because...
My sister went there. I liked the things she told me about her studies and I decided to follow in her
footsteps.
My best memory from the student days is...
My thesis supervisor prof. dr. hab. Henryk Mruk. His lectures were very interesting and they left a lasting
impression. Another thing is the time I spent living in a dormitory – Atol. It was a source of many wonderful
memories and long-term friendships.
Skills gained at PUEB allow me to...
Thanks to Double Dimploma program, I had a chance to study in Freiberg, Germany, for 1.5 years. It gave
me additional experience and made me feel more confident when it comes to the German language.
Thanks to this, I have already been working in Vienna for 12 years. For me, an important thing is Pareto
pronciple saying that 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes. I think it applies both to professional and personal life.
In five years, I would like to…
Many of the initiatives that we have undertaken in our company are rather medium-term initiatives. I hope
they will give the expected results in 3-5 years. Besides, PUEB, currently number one school of economics in
Poland, uses our software „Perfect Shelf” in its cloud. It is used in the Consumer Research Lab and allows to
simulate store environment and testing packagings in various configurations of shelves. I believe this is the
beginning of fruitful cooperation.
Outside of work, I like...
Spending time with my son, walking my dogs and travelling to European cities.
Professional advice for the students of PUEB
An old proverb says that you shouldn't bite off more than you can chew. You need to keep your
ambitions high. If you are persistent, you will gain extra strength in a proper time.
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PUEB IN THE MEDIA
PUEB IN THE MEDIA
Our experts in the media
lll-treatment of foreigners is bad for the image of
the city
- What I like the most is that almost
everything is at your fingertips. It is not
Warsaw where everything is far away
and getting somewhere takes a lot of
time. In addition, Poznan offers many
cultural activities, for example numerous theaters, opera, philharmonic
and the Musical Theater which is now
being rebuilt. All this guarantees a high
cultural level. There are also concerts
of various music genres. There is a little
something for everyone.-he added.
Christmas shopping frenzy can
really drain our pockets. Therefore,
December is a great harvest period
for quasi-banks. In Radio Merkury,
dr Krzysztof Waliszewski from the
Department of Money and Banking
warns us against running into debts - The loan needs to be paid back with
interest. It is not difficult to fall into
a debt spiral. Our scientist points out
that the market for such services has
sealed and since this year is under the
control of the Commission for Banking
Supervision.
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In the opinion of PUEB expert, information about beatings of foreigners is a serious threat to the image of
the city on a national scale.
- Such events are very quickly caught
by the media. It is of course important,
but we must remember that negative
feedback can automatically transfer
into other spheres of city functioning.
A few unpleasant events can thus create
the impression that people habitually
commit attacks on foreigners - says
dr. hab. Magdalena Florek from the
Department of Trade and Marketing.
- I think that promoting Poznan as an
open city is quite risky. It only takes one
incident to tear down the whole concept
- she added.
Change of tax-free allowance
Local governments may painfully feel the increase in the tax-free
amount that is going to take place on
1 January 2016. The amount is expected to rise from just over 3,000 PLN
to 8,000 PLN. For cities it will mean
a significant reduction in revenues
from personal income tax. Poznan can
lose up to 175 million PLN. During
a morning conversation “Jest taka
sprawa” in Radio Merkury, dr Tomasz
Bojkowski from the Department of
Public Finance said- In my opinion, the
city of Poznan is not able to find nearly
200 million PLN in its financial plan in
such a short time. This is a huge amount
and a huge gap. Local governments
should be compensated.
What’s next for the Old Brewery?
dr hab. J. Trębecki
dr K. Waliszewski
Lend your money and lose your friend
dr hab. M. Florek
Which Polish city offers the best
conditions to live and work? According
to Social Diagnosis 2015. The conditions
and quality of life of Poles published
by the Council for Social Monitoring,
this city is Poznan. Although I live in
Suchy Las, many aspects of my life are
connected with the city. How is life here?
With the exception of many communication problems caused by numerous
investments, repairs and modernizations, it’s pretty great. - said prof. dr.
hab. Marian Gorynia, PUEB Rector.
dr T. Bojkowski
Bojkowski
prof. dr
drT.
hab.
M. Gorynia
Poznań is the best city
The Old Brewery has been sold to
a German investor. According to our
expert, the new owner will primarily
strive to make a profit from this investment. - The new owner will definitely go
for commercialization. If it is done by an
investment fund, the only fundamental
objective of the fund is to generate
profit - said dr hab. Jacek Trębecki (Department of Economic Journalism and
Public Relations) in an interview for
Radio Merkury - I’m afraid that in such
a commercial dimension, there will be
not much room left for cultural activity.
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PUEB IN THE MEDIA
Media monitoring – December 2015
e
49(7.23%)
79 (11.65%)
d
30 (4.42%)
c
b
a
520 (76.7%)
Press
22
Internet
Radio
TV
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PUEB IN THE MEDIA
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