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  • Agnieszka Sitko-Lutek

    (Maria Curie-Sk³odowska University in Lublin, Poland)

  • Aneta Karasek

    (Maria Curie-Sk³odowska University in Lublin, Poland)

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    Purpose: The work will aim at analyzing the system of higher education in Poland, in the context of global economy and our membership in the EU. Both strong and weak sides of the Polish educational system will be identified against the background of other countries. The study will present good practice regarding the improvement of the practical aspect of competences acquired by the students of the Faculty of Economics at Maria Curie-Sk³odowska University in Lublin due to the project called "SYNERGY - Shaping the competences of the students of the Faculty of Economics , UMCS, through acquiring practical knowledge". Design/methodology/approach: This paper has been based on analysis of educational system in Poland. It includes a case study of project Synergia, which aim is shaping the competences of the students of the Faculty of Economics , UMCS, through acquiring practical knowledge. Findings: Building bridge between science and business, acquisition of practical competencies and improvement of specialist competencies could lead to better preparing students to find job when they graduate. Information which competences are required on labour market is also valuable for them to participate in specific trainings. All this activities are implemented in Project Synergia and can improve the situation on labour market. Originality/value: The authors present detailed information and results of project.

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    This chapter was published in: Agnieszka Sitko-Lutek & Aneta Karasek , , pages S1_76-85, 2013.

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    Keywords: higher education; innovations; competences; students; educational system;

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    1. Powell, Justin J. W. & Solga, Heike, 2008. "Internationalization of vocational and higher education systems: a comparative-institutional approach," Discussion Papers, Research Unit: Skill Formation and Labor Markets SP I 2008-501, Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB).
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    3. Neumann, George & Olitsky, Neal & Robbins, Steve, 2009. "Job congruence, academic achievement, and earnings," Labour Economics, Elsevier, vol. 16(5), pages 503-509, October.
    4. Jeremy Howells & Ronnie Ramlogan & Shu-Li Cheng, 2012. "Innovation and university collaboration: paradox and complexity within the knowledge economy," Cambridge Journal of Economics, Oxford University Press, vol. 36(3), pages 703-721.
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