University of Social Sciences, Poland

Społeczna Akademia Nauk (University of Social Sciences) is among the leading private universities in Poland. It has 15,000 students and over 1,000 staff members, including 500 lecturers from Poland and abroad. The academic staff is selected from top-class researchers and renowned business practitioners with corporate experience. SAN promotes a multidisciplinary approach, bringing together researchers with diverse backgrounds.

The university has 18 departments. Since 2004 it operates an Entrepreneurship and Economic Development Research Institute as an independent research unit. Scientific research is funded by the European Union and the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, as well as faculty research projects (over 50 research programs as well as scientific and implementation projects). Most research projects are devoted to economic issues. For more than 10 years the University has been involved in over 90 international projects, which have resulted in improving skills across the institution and a variety of relevant outputs (trainings, curricula, analysis, compendia, etc.).

Project team 

Prof. Lukasz Sulkowski ia a Polish professor of economics and humanities. President of the Management Board of PCG Academia and PCG Poland (part of international corporation Public Consulting Group). Chair of HEI’s Management Department at the Faculty of Management and Social Communication of the Jagiellonian University, at Clark University and the Chair of the Management Department at the University of Social Sciences in Lodz, Poland. Director of Clark University Branch Campus.

Prof. Sulkowski is a participant of several professional, international associations, these include: Reseau PGV (steering committee), IFERA, EURAM, AofM. Since 2008, he is the editor-in-chief of the quarterly "Journal of Intercultural Management". Author of ca. 300 publications and 15 books. He was the main investigator in 16 research projects. Prof. Sulkowski holds numerous awards from the Rector of the Jagiellonian University in Cracow, Clark University and University of Social Sciences. His main research interests are: HEI’s management, critical management studies, development of human resources, intercultural management and family entreprises.


Prof. Izabela Warwas is a professor at the Faculty of Economics and Sociology at the University of Lodz. Her scientific interests focus on the issues related to human resource management, age and diversity management. Prof. Warwas is an author and co-author of more than 100 scientific and popular science publications. Since 2002 she has participated in over 35 European projects as a technical coordinator, external evaluator and expert. Moreover, Prof. Warwas has taken part in several national projects ordered by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, Ministry of Regional Development, and marshal offices. In the period of 2002-2017, she audited several dozen companies within the nationwide competition on Leader of Human Resources Management organised by the Institute of Labour and Social Affairs in Warsaw.

Prof. Warwas is a lecturer at full-time and extracurricular courses, MBA, postgraduate and remote programmes, as well as at programmes delivered to Erasmus students. She developed and conducted several dozen programmes for training courses, workshops, advisory projects and development projects for organisations all over Poland. Prof. Warwas was a Fellow at University of Glasgow (2015) and a participant STSM in The German Centre of Gerontology in Berlin (2017). She won the Polish Academy of Sciences prize (2016, 2017).


Aleksandra Zając is Director of International Projects Department at University of Social Sciences. She specializes in the preparation and implementation of international projects under the Erasmus Plus Programme and other EU programmes. She has seven years of experience of working in career management positions in higher education institutions in Poland, as well as broad experience in international recruitment market and EU funding for education and training. Ms. Zając has managed international projects teams in universities and was a leader in obtaining EU funds among non-public universities in Poland.