Center of Excellence in Economic and Business Studies
The Center of Excellence in Economic and Business Studies (GKK) of PTE KTK was established in 2018, to coordinate the work of various research groups and research projects operating in the Faculty. GKK provided/gives the organizational framework for research conducted within the framework of the Higher Education Institutional Excellence Program and then the Institutional Excellence Subprogramme of the Thematic Excellence Program.
The primary focus of the GKK-related research taking place in these programs is the role of domestic companies in the re-industrialization of the nation, to which focus the research teams organized on the Faculty's traditional competence and knowledge base contribute in various sub-fields, such as optimization of production systems, structure and dynamics of global value chains, investigation of consumer behavior, currency risk management, changes in the labor market, competitiveness of small and medium-sized companies, development of university entrepreneurial ecosystems or channels of propagation of macroeconomic shocks.
The mission of the Faculty is to integrate impulses and challenges from the corporate sphere, specifically from the business organizations of the region, into both its educational and research activities, in addition to internationally recognized basic research. In the spirit of this, a number of projects have been implemented and are being implemented at GKK, which enable the channeling of faculty research potential, competences and knowledge towards the business sphere and other players in the region - thus, we hope, contributing to the increase in the rate of productivity and economic development. These efforts are brought together by the Corporate Innovation Platform connected to GKK.