Poznan University of Economics and Business joins the BSIS community

We are delighted to announce that Poznan University of Economics and Business, Poland, has received the BSIS label after completing the Business School Impact System (BSIS) assessment process.

Addressing the school for this achievement, BSIS Director François Bonvalet said, ‘Warm congratulations! We commend the school’s collaborative spirit during the process. The BSIS assessment reaffirmed PUEB’s impact in all the examined areas. We are impressed by PUEB’s strong focus on social responsibility and its advanced research initiatives. We look forward to seeing its reach continue to grow.’

Poznan University of Economics and Business (PUEB)

As the first higher education institution in the West Pomerania region in Poland, Poznan University of Economics and Business has a long tradition of education and a strong academic standing supported by intensive research activities. With a commanding reputation within Poland, it hosts over 7 000 students offering academic programmes of all levels under the mission of conducting innovative research and educating leaders of the future. PUEB is acknowledged as a highly visible and pivotal player in the region, being skilled at fostering collaboration with the local business ecosystem and academia.

The BSIS assessment outlined PUEB as the strongest business and economics university in central Poland and recognised its large contributions to the seven examined dimensions. Particularly, PUEB stands out for its great educational and business development impact supported by the presence of Alumni in most companies in the Wielkopolska region holding various positions, including top managerial roles. Likewise, consistent with its reputation as a research-intensive university, PUEB demonstrates outstanding intellectual impact. It has the highest number of publications and citations amongst economics schools in Poland. It also carries out numerous research activities and initiatives that translate into practice and teaching and support real innovation.

I am happy and proud that the Poznań University of Economics and Business has been awarded the international BSIS label. During the process of data collection and preparation of the self-assessment report, we saw once again how many important, interesting and useful things PUEB employees do, but we do not talk about it enough. This certificate has shown us that, as a University, we are too modest, commented Maciej Żukowski, Rector, PUEB.

The process of preparing to apply for the BSIS certificate from EFMD Global gave us a broad view of how Poznań University of Economics and Business affects its immediate environment and what the scale of this impact really is. PRT experts helped us to assess our impact, and the whole process convinced us what data we need to collect. Obtaining BSIS certificate and maintaining the process of certification for years to come will allow us to manage and develop our impact in a structured manner consistent with our mission and values, said Maciej Szymczak, Vice-Rector for Development and External Relations, PUEB.



About BSIS

The Business School Impact System (BSIS) scheme is designed to determine the extent of a school’s impact on its local environment – the city or region in which it is located. The BSIS process is offered in collaboration between EFMD Global and FNEGE (Fondation Nationale pour l’Enseignement en Gestion des Entreprises), as a service to EFMD members in any part of the world. The impact of the business school is analysed based on the following seven areas of impact: financial, educational, business development impact as well as intellectual, societal, image, and impact within the impact zone selected by the school and its regional ecosystem.

There are currently 63 schools across 19 countries that have received the BSIS label.

To learn more about the impact assessment system, please visit the BSIS website or contact julie.comte@efmdglobal.org.

BSIS was launched ten years ago and has come a long way. Learn more about recent changes with the appointment of a new Director and the establishment of a Steering Committee.