Projects implemented together with the Public Consulting Group Academia.

Project LUMEN: Conference, Competition and Award

The aim of the project LUMEN (Leaders in University Management) is to establish a permanent platform for communication and exchange of experiences to be used by rectors, chancellors, managers and other persons professionally managing Polish universities.

The assumptions of the LUMEN project are implemented through:

  • competition and LUMEN award for universities (held biannually),
  • international LUMEN conference (held annually),
  • information website (providing the latest news in the field of higher education).

The idea of the LUMEN project was discussed in a joint interview for the “Rzeczpospolita” journal, given by Piotr Dmochowski-Lipski (President of PCG Polska) and Professor Jerzy Woźnicki (President of the Polish Rectors Foundation)


Research project „ Educational Analytics at Universities”

The project aims at development and testing innovative mechanisms for data analysis in higher education institutions.

On May 9th, 2016, the Project Program Committee was established. It was composed of representatives of 10 universities participating in the pilot study - Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Wrocław University of Technology, Cracow University of Technology, Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences, PWZT State College of Higher Education in Gniezno, University of Warmia and Mazury, Koźminski University, University of Social Sciences and Humanities SWPS, and President of PCG Polska Piotr Dmochowski - Lipski.

During the first stage of the project, the academic success and paths of 144,000 students who commenced full-time BA studies or unified MA studies in 2007-2012 at 10 universities in Poland (about 10% of the overall student population). One of the most important findings from the first stage of the research was high concentration of enrollment in a small number of secondary schools and the fact that information on secondary school finished by prospective university applicant gives a better forecast of students’ success than the results of the matura exam.

The second stage of the project held in late fall 2016, focused on increasing the retention rate in the studied universities (involving students into the didactic process and preventing their premature drop out). In addition to the ten universities currently involved, ten more universities participated.

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