University of Warsaw
University of Warsaw (UW) was founded in 1816 and is currently considered the best university in Poland according to international and national observers, including the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), maintained by Shanghai Jiaotong University. UW leads in both teaching and research quality, with its faculties maintaining high positions in institutional R&D assessments, teaching accreditations, research performance and success rates in attracting external R&D funding. UW is the most internationalized public higher education institution in Poland, with active involvement in EU research and education initiatives such as FP7/Horizon 2020, Erasmus and Erasmus Mundus programs, and bilateral collaborative initiatives with more than 1,000 institutions worldwide. With over 50,000 students and more than 6,000 employees, it also has the largest research potential in Poland, covering various fields of science and benefiting from the interdisciplinary research opportunities. UW offers undergraduate (bachelor), graduate (master) and post-graduate studies, alongside with doctoral programs, summer schools and vocational courses. The University is actively involved in technology transfer projects, delivers consulting services to business enterprises and expert advice to governmental and international organizations. Graduates of UW include CEOs and board members of major companies in Poland, successful entrepreneurs, politicians, as well as recognized scholars, including Nobel Prize winners.
Faculty of Management
Faculty of Management (FoM), University of Warsaw is the oldest management school in Poland. It was originally established in 1972 in the course of political modernization of the non-market economy, when skills in areas such as project planning, team management, negotiations or intrapreneurship were perceived as necessary to successfully transfer and implement Western technologies and improve the performance of state-owned enterprises. After the economic transformation of 1989, FoM became the leading management school in Poland, benefiting from its previous ties with key European and US business schools, and letting the emerging managerial and entrepreneurial classes get in touch with up-to-date management knowledge. In the 1990s, FoM lecturers participated in a special knowledge transfer program, established by Harvard Business School, Kellogg Management School of Northwestern University, Sloan Management School of MIT, Stanford University and Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania, which helped improve course curricula, teaching materials, didactic methods and contents of the education.
FoM has the “A” scientific category based on the governmental evaluation of research institutions, which confirms the research excellence, internationalization and relations with the business community. FoM studies in management, finance and accounting have national accreditations, and the quality of its MBA program was confirmed by the international AMBA accreditation. FoM is also member of AACSB, EFMD and CEEMAN.
FoM has its campus in the southern part of Warsaw, close to the international airport, with spacious, modern buildings, surrounded by well-maintained gardens. Its buildings are fully covered by wireless networks, equipped in multimedia facilities, with dedicated computer laboratories, specialist software and databases, extensive traditional and electronic libraries, and own sport facilities.
The Faculty has over 6,000 students, attending bachelor, master, doctoral, post-graduate and MBA programs, both full-time and part-time. It has an extensive network of international partners, both through the Erasmus network and bilateral exchange and R&D co-operation programs. FoM offers joint degrees in selected programs with universities from the USA, Germany, China and South Korea. Large number of students from all continents study in English-language programs at various levels, as well as carry out doctoral or post-doctoral research.
Its Executive MBA program belongs to the longest-running MBA studies in Poland, conducted fully in English and conferring its graduates prestigious, internationally validated degrees. Its English-language full-time master program in international management is rated by Eduniversal ranking as one of three top programs in Central and Eastern Europe, and the best one in Poland.
Department of Organization Theory and Methods
Department of Organization Theory and Methods (TiMO, Zakład Teorii i Metod Organizacji), Faculty of Management, University of Warsaw is managed by Prof. Krzysztof Klincewicz and consists of a group of post-doctoral and doctoral researchers and lecturers. TiMO is part of a larger structure – the Chair of Organization Theory, headed by Prof. Andrzej Wiatrak, and is the largest and probably most active part of the Faculty. TiMO lecturers teach courses in management theory to students of almost all types of studies, carried out by the Faculty of Management, as well as some other faculties of the University of Warsaw.
TiMO’s research combines the topics of management and organization theory, innovations and technology management, project management, corporate social responsibility and knowledge management. In the past, TiMO was managed by Prof. Andrzej Koźmiński, who later left the University to establish own business school in Warsaw. In the 1990s, TiMO researchers wrote the most popular management textbook in Poland at that time (“Zarządzanie. Teoria i praktyka” – “Management. Theory and practice”), which was edited by Prof. Koźmiński and Dr. Piotrowski, and accompanied the Polish business enterprises in successful transition towards modern management practices. In 2013, another extensive management textbook, taking into account the newest trends and research findings, was edited by Prof. Bogdanienko and Dr. Piotrowski (“Zarządzanie. Tradycja i nowoczesność” – “Management. Tradition and modernity”).
TiMO researchers co-operate with the National School of Public Administration (KSAP) and Polish Diplomacy Institute (PID), educating high-level government officials and diplomats in project management. They are involved in multiple specialist post-graduate study programs, and jointly with Faculties of Biology and Chemistry, offer English-language master studies in environmental management.
TiMO conducted multiple R&D projects contracted among others by World Intellectual Property Office, European Commission, Institute for Prospective Technological Studies, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Science and Higher Education, Polish Patent Office, National Centre of Research and Development, Polish Agency for Enterprise Development and Ministry of Environment. TiMO researchers collaborate with business enterprises, carrying out analytical work, offering consulting and training services. We also helped establish the project GreenEvo, Green Technology Accelerator, through which the Ministry of Environment supports suppliers of environmental technologies and facilitates the international transfer of Polish solutions. Jointly with one of the largest labor unions in Poland, Forum of Labor Unions (FZZ), TiMO carried out the largest empirical research project concerning corporate social responsibility in Poland. With a network of international partners, TiMO benefits from the European Commission funding through the 7th Framework Programme for its project MUNROS, analyzing health care systems in European countries.