Scientific cooperation

The SGH Warsaw School of Economics is the oldest economic university in Poland. Since 1906, it has been uninterruptedly educating highly competent professionals with excellent social skills for the economy. SGH is an innovative economic university, combining the features of an elite university and a business school. SGH cooperates with several hundred universities and international institutions as well as the social and economic environment, providing students, faculty and staff with a wide range of opportunities, such as participation in exchange programmes, academic internships and scientific research.

SGH’s research activity is conducted by institutes, departments and units in five collegia: Collegium of Economic Analysis, Collegium of Socio-Economics, Collegium of World Economy, Collegium of Business Administration, Collegium of Management and Finance.

Research conducted at SGH is both theoretical, contributing to the advancement of science and knowledge, and empirical, which is important from the perspective of economic agents, the economy and societies. The research profile is primarily focused on the social sciences in the following disciplines: economics and finance, political and administration sciences, management and quality sciences and legal sciences. Some of the research is also interdisciplinary. SGH cooperates with scholarly institutions, industry institutions and enterprises, and the scope and field of cooperation vary from one partner to another.

Academic staff and their potential

The SGH academic staff (a total of 748 people, including 67 professors, 199 habilitation holders and 341 doctorate holders) represent academic excellency, which translates into a high quality of teaching content. It also links the content with the research results, ensuring that the issues addressed are up to date and useful in practice.

The SGH academic staff have extensive experience in research and teaching, also in international initiatives. During lectures, seminars and consultations SGH academic staff share their research and professional experience as experts ( Research, Innovation and Science Policy Expert /RISE/ High Level Group /HLG/; Advisory Group for Societal Challenge 6 ‘Europe in a changing world -Inclusive, Innovative and Reflective Societies’),advisors, holders of managerial positions (e.g. President  of the Warsaw Stock Exchange), experience in supervisory boards of banks, public administration, scientific institutions, national and international associations (e.g. International Law Association – Polish Group, European Chapter of Microeconomics of Competitiveness Affiliate Network).

The SGH faculty are actively involved in various forms of scholarly activities, which include, above all, international and national research projects, as well as research carried out under the Ministry of Science and Higher Education subvention, earmarked for maintaining and developing research capacity, as well as cross-college and inter-university research grants.

SGH units involved in scientific cooperation

Cooperation with business and social partners as well as public administration is carried out at the level of the university as a whole, as well as colleges and their constituent units. Cooperation produces outcomes such as new research initiatives and expert projects, new postgraduate programmes, new original courses (including those involving practitioners or international guests) as well as training workshops.

The following SGH units enhance its outreach activities: Centre for Corporate Relations, Centre for Entrepreneurship and Technology Transfer, Career and Alumni Centre (including Career Service), as well as Centre for Open Education and the International Centre.

Outreach activities

Outreach activities are undertaken on a regular basis

SGH attaches great importance to, and regularly engages in, cooperation with enterprises and organisations in the field of business, central and local government, as well as with other institutions from its broader social and cultural environment. Such cooperation is pursued on an institutional basis by the SGH as a whole as well as by its colleges, institutes, departments and units .

Cooperation with the business community

Members of the SGH Corporate Partners Club cooperate with our university in the following areas: science, education, employer branding, recruitment, capacity building and social projects. Visible results of this stakeholder cooperation include joint scientific and educational projects (e.g. courses taught by or with practitioners), periodic training workshops and seminars, postgraduate study programmes co-organised with companies, one-off lectures delivered by managers and CEOs of renowned companies, and study visits to enterprises.

SGH has established its Centre for Entrepreneurship and Technology Transfer to provide commercial services such as expert opinions, analyses, market research and broadly defined business consultancy. Based on its intellectual potential, SGH successfully implements even the most complex and unique research and consultancy projects. SGH experts have many years of business experience backed by solid scientific knowledge.

Cooperation with local authorities

SGH systematically engages in cooperation with local authorities, especially with regard to the financing of regional and local development. Examples of such cooperation include research studies into the investment attractiveness of regions, and foreign direct investments (FDI). Such studies are conducted by students (Acceleration Students’ Academic Club) together with doctoral students and SGH faculty.

Cooperation with alumni

SGH has a policy to maintain alumni relations. It operates an Alumni Club, run by the Career and Alumni Centre. The goal of this initiative is to integrate the community of SGH alumni.

The SGH Ambassador project is worth mentioning in this context. It is addressed to alumni who hold prominent positions worldwide, both in science and economy.

SGH alumni pursue their academic careers, inter alia, at the following universities  around the world: NYU Stern School of Business Fordham Gabelli School of Business, Rice University, University of California, California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo, Stanford University Graduate School of Business, Valdosta State University, The University of Kansas, Duquesne University, State University of New York Empire State College, Northeastern Illinois University Chicago, Columbia University, University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Minnesota, Ryerson University, Bournemouth University, University of Exeter, University of Warwick and The Alan Turing Institute, University of York, Imperial College London, Lancaster University, HWTK Berlin - University of Applied Sciences, PSB Paris School of Business, ESSEC Business School, HEC Paris, Telecom ParisTech, Main School of Fire Service (SGSP), TecnoCampus (Universitat Pompeu Fabra), Social Influence and Corporate Governance at TBS Barcelona, HES-SO Haute école spécialisée de Suisse occidentale. Ambassadors are appointed by the Rector of SGH.


At SGH, the internationalisation process is pursued in fulfilment of its mission and development strategy, which is to turn SGH into an even more recognisable and important European academic centre in the field of economic sciences.

SGH has signed approx. 460 agreements with over 300 universities and other institutions from all over the world, covering student and faculty exchange (Erasmus+, bilateral exchanges), cooperation within networks and alliances (CEMS, PIM), dual and joint degree programmes, as well as research cooperation. Cooperation with around a quarter of those universities is very close. The share of agreements with non-European universities is very high (approx. 40%).

Every year, about 40 faculty members give lectures at universities outside Poland (as part of Erasmus+ STA), and another 40 do so under other forms of cooperation. Currently, thanks to Erasmus+ KA 107 funding, faculty members give lectures in an increasing number of non-European countries (Asia, Middle East, Australia, Canada). In addition, some lecturers travel abroad to take part in international research projects, or to act as experts and consultants for international organisations (e.g. UN agencies, EU) or international learned societies.

As regards internationalisation of students, SGH has stood out from other universities in Poland for many years thanks to its global reach of student exchange programmes, which now cover all continents. Each year, SGH sends and hosts over 500 students, of which about 1/3 are exchanged with non-European countries.

For many years, SGH has operated its International Centre (formerly: Centre for International Programmes), with the main task to assist in the internationalisation of the university. The International Centre coordinates international cooperation at SGH and is tasked with the screening of students (and, in some programmes, also academic and administrative staff) for participation in international exchange programmes and internships (Erasmus+, Erasmus Mundus, PIM, bilateral exchange etc.), dual diploma studies and the unique CEMS MIM joint diploma programme.

The International Centre is also actively involved in supporting the internationalisation of Polish higher education institutions as part of the IRO’s Forum university network (22 public HEIs), whose opinions are taken into account when introducing legal regulations regarding internationalisation in higher education. The International Centre supports the development of internationalisation in other countries (e.g. the HERE project in Georgia). Moreover, it participates in regional educational fairs promoting SGH and Polish universities in the international arena (EAIE, NAFSA, APAIE).

International science and research cooperation

SGH actively engages in international research cooperation. Apart from topics pursued in small research teams, it is involved in an increasing number of EU-funded large multinational projects. The research results usually include joint reports, books and monographs, new curricula and teaching programmes for SGH students, papers delivered at international seminars and conferences. Joint seminars and international conferences are also organised.

The importance of international research cannot be overestimated: it helps the SGH research faculty to improve their teaching skills and is instrumental in transferring modern solutions from around the globe to our research and teaching. The SGH academic staff are actively involved in international conferences and seminars, lectures at partner universities and scientific cooperation.

SGH is a member of prestigious international networks and organisations that contribute to the creation of the global research and higher education area. Our university cooperates, inter alia, with the following:  

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Polish European Community Studies Association (PECSA), EUROSTAT, Europejskie Stowarzyszenie Badań Ludnościowych (EAPS), European Doctoral School of Demography, partnerstwo Population Europe, European Doctoral Programmes Association in Management and Business (EDAMBA) Administration, European Universities Continuing Education Network (EUCEN), Baltic University Programme (BUP), Central and South-East European PhD Network (CESEENET), Santander Universidades, SAR Network - Scholars at Risk Network, European University Association (EUA ), The Management Development Network (EFMD)International Association for Management Development in Dynamic Societies (CEEMAN), European Association of Development Research and Training (EADI), Centre for International Research on Economic Tendency Surveys (CIRET), Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME).

SGH researchers publish in the most respected Polish and international scientific journals (also those listed in Scopus and Web of Science databases and with a high Impact Factor), and they also publish numerous original monographs. Selected academic publications for the years 2019–2021 are given below:


  • Conducting Elite Interviews in an International Context: Lessons From the World of Public Diplomacy, Katarzyna Pisarska, SAGE Publications 2019
  • Economic Growth and Convergence Global Analysis through Econometric and Hidden Markov Models, Michał Bernardelli, Mariusz Próchniak, Bartosz Witkowski, Routledge 2021
  • Ignorance and Change Anticipatory Knowledge and the European Refugee Crisis, Adriana Mica, Anna Horolets, Mikołaj Pawlak, Paweł Kubicki, Routledge 2021
  • Organizational Networks and Networking Competence Contemporary Challenges in Management and Employment, Marzena Fryczyńska, Routledge 2021
  • The emergency measures underpinning Poland’s Convergence Programme 2020 The Case of the trade credit reinsurance scheme, Alina Szypulewska-Porczyńska, Routledge 2021


  • Comment on “The limits of forward guidance” by Jeffrey R. Campbell, Filippo Ferroni, Jonas D. M. Fisher and Leonardo Melosi, Marcin Bieleckia, Michał Brzoza-Brzezina, Marcin Kolasa, Journal of Monetary Economics; Volume 108, December 2019, Pages 135-139
  • Wide-range estimation of various substitution elasticities for CES production functions at the sectoral level, Michał Antoszewski, Energy Economics Volume 83, September 2019, Pages 272-289
  • Home, sweet home? Understanding diasporic medical tourism behaviour. Exploratory research of Polish immigrants in Belgium, Aneta Mathijsen, Tourism Management Volume 72, June 2019, Pages 373-385
  • Genus for biomolecules, Paweł Rubach, Sebastian Zajac, Borys Jastrzebski, Joanna I Sulkowska, Piotr Sułkowski, Nucleic Acids Research, 2020, Vol. 48
  • Landscape Change and Trade in Ancient Greece: Evidence from Pollen Data, Adam Izdebski, Tymon Słoczyński, Anton Bonnier, Grzegorz Koloch, Katerina Kouli, The Economic Journal, Volume 130, Issue 632, November 2020, Pages 2596–2618,
  • Semantically-based patent thicket identification, Mateusz Gątkowski, Marek Dietl, Łukasz Skrok, Ryan Whalen, Katharine Rocket, Research Policy Volume 49, Issue 2, March 2020, 103925
  • The role of underground storage in the dynamics of the US natural gas market: A threshold model analysis, Michał Rubaszek, Gazi Salah Uddin, Energy Economics Volume 87, March 2020, 104713
  • What Happens After an Investment Spike - Investment Events and Firm Performance, Michał Gradzewicz, Journal of Business & Economic Statistics Volume 39, 2021 - Issue 3
Scientific cooperation in Poland

Science and research should also play an applicable role, which is why SGH has a long tradition of successfully combining research and expert activity. As a result, SGH goes beyond research and teaching and also offers advice to economic practitioners in various fields.

The mission of any university is fulfilled when scholarly research can be turned into rational benefits. SGH has experts from various disciplines, conducting research, preparing analyses, expert opinions and reports. Thus, SGH is perfectly placed to support the growth of Poland’s economy and build a knowledge-based society.

SGH researchers collaborate with the Polish Academy of Sciences as members of numerous scientific and task-oriented committees. Our university cooperates with many renowned research institutes, learned societies, public institutions and editorial boards of academic journals.

SGH cooperates with all universities of economics in Poland (in Poznan, Katowice, Krakow and Wroclaw), implementing inter-university research grants, as well as with other universities, including the University of Warsaw, in joint research projects.

Important partners include Statistics Poland, the Adam Smith Centre, the Gdansk Institute for Market Economics, the Institute of Public Affairs, the Stefan Batory Foundation, Association of Polish Economists, the Polish Demographic Society, the Foundation for Polish Science, the Polish Financial Supervision Authority, the Polish Chamber of Insurance, the Insurance Guarantee Fund, the Warsaw Stock Exchange, the National Bank of Poland and many others.

SGH is steadily expanding its science and research cooperation network, adding new initiatives and joint projects each year to address the current needs and challenges of its socio-economic environment


International cooperation

SGH Warsaw School of Economics is a member of prestigious international networks and organizations

Cooperation with business

Sponsors, SGH Corporate Partners Club, SGH Business Club

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SGH Corporate Partners Club