Polytechnic University of Valencia Congress, First International Conference on Higher Education Advances

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The model of cooperation with employers as the support measure for the development of entrepreneurial university potential
Aleksandra Kulpa-Puczyńska

Last modified: 10-06-2015


Engaging the scientific sector into the development of economy, especially the regional one, influences the image of a modern higher education facility (creative and open towards the surrounding environment), whose traditional functions have been expanded by striving towards innovativeness and entrepreneurship. This paper attempts to contribute to the discussion (which is held also in Poland) about the current condition and perspectives for the evolution of entrepreneurship at higher education facilities. The purpose of this elaboration is to present a particular model of cooperation with employers – a solution that has been introduced by the Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University (UKSW) in Warsaw – and calling attention to additional opportunities for the development of entrepreneurial potential on the example of one of its faculties. The analysis of the given problem leads, among others, to the following conclusions: in order to achieve effective functioning of the described model it is necessary that the project is coordinated internally (at the level of a given department), it is also important to act systematically (and to initiate new actions determined by current needs of the labour market) and according to the academic policy of entrepreneurship and innovativeness.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4995/HEAd15.2015.435

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