The Vistula Academy of Finance and Business’s priority is to conduct research that responds to social needs.
Our staff consists of proven scientists and experienced experts who can diagnose the essence of problems in the sphere of economy and power in Poland and the world and influence them. Their achievements, presence in the public space and communication with the public can be followed in the News and Events section on our website, in the Vistula insight section and the university’s social media. Researchers from our university are free to move around, for example, in significant initiatives of Polish foreign policy – such as the campaign promoting Poland in elections for non-permanent members of the UN Security Council (Dr Bartłomiej Nowak), undertakings building a self-governing Poland (Prof. Wawrzyniec Konarski), or research projects combining and politics (prof. Tadeusz Bartoś).
Scientific life at the Vistula occurs in four leading scientific disciplines: Economics and Finance, Political Science and Administration, History, and Management and Quality Sciences. The researchers employed at the Academy include procedures covered by EU documents in “HR Excellence in Research” – this prestigious title and logo of AFiB Vistula were received already in 2017. A year later, the Academy was awarded a recognised research facility by the European Statistical Office Eurostat. In 2021, the AFiB Vistula Social and Business Council was established, effectively strengthening universities’ cooperation with the business environment. Systematic, thoughtful work of Vistula scientists and educators, supported by competent administrative departments, including the specialised Department of Science and the Science and Research Center, brought the University unquestionable recognition, confirmed by prestigious awards in the field of “saturating the staff with the highest qualifications”, in the classification of universities dealing with scientific research in the field of economics and tracking the economic fate of university graduates. The university also has valuable ACCA and PMI GAC accreditations; the procedure for granting the CEEMAN accreditation to the Academy is pending.
The premises mentioned above allow the Vistula Academy of Finance and Business to offer “research services provided at the request of entities not belonging to the higher education and science system”.
We invite large and small enterprises, established businesses and fledgeling startups, powerful non-governmental organisations and more modest foundations, influential think-tanks and centres gaining supporters. In each case, we provide the preparation of a report / expert opinion / report based on a rigorous procedure of:
- defining the due conceptual framework,
- choosing the right research methodology,
- critical analysis of the collected data,
- summaries of the main findings
and on this basis, developing recommendations – guidelines for recipients of the research service.
Currently, it consists of the following modules:
Cooperation with private enterprises
a. Preparation of experts – valuation, assistance in obtaining external sources of financing, restructuring
b. Measurement of social capital in the enterprise
Internationalisation of higher education – trends and development
a. Implementation of the new national and international educational policy
b. The Education 4.0 paradigm and intelligent societies
c. The national and cultural identity of the young generation (Z and Millennials), including the role of the education system
d. Decolonisation of theory and practice in social sciences (including political science and international relations) and teaching for sustainable development in the light of UN SDG guidelines
Dynamics of changes in Central and Eastern Europe and Russia
a. Disinformation campaigns
b. Scenario method concerning the prospects in regional relations of Central European countries in the medium and long term
c. Social movements in Central Europe – the specificity of the regional environment in the age of society 5.0 (PESTEL method)
Problems of European integration
a. Euro 2.0. Towards a monetary, economic and political union
b. European Security Complex
c. Common EU-Russia neighbourhood
Regional and local issues and “new wars”
b. The post-Soviet area in the international space of struggle for influence – geopolitics in the postmodern era
c. Events in Nagorno-Karabakh, the Middle East, Central Asia, modern India and Pakistan, conflicts and disputes of the Balkan Peninsula
d. Problems of Muslim communities living in Poland and Europe
Comprehensive Regional Economic Partnership (RCEP)
a. The political importance of the RCEP
b. The economic importance of the RCEP
c. Opportunities and challenges
Politics and philosophy of politics
a. The principle of distinguishing ends from means
b. Managing cultural diversity
c. Social marginalisation on a local and / or global basis
If you are interested in Vistula’s research services, please contact us:
Mariia Tsekot – secretary of the Social and Business Council