University of Economics in Katowice (UEK) is the largest and oldest business school in the Silesian region (80 years of academic tradition), one of the top universities in Poland. Each year over 11 000 Polish and international students follow its degree programmes at the Bachelor, Master, Doctoral and Post-diploma levels at the following five faculties: Business, Finance and Administration, Economics, Finance and Insurance, Informatics and Communication, and Management. In total, the University offers 17 degree programmes and 85 specialisations. It employs about 500 academic teachers. Students can develop their interests and skills in 14 student organisations. The University boasts over 80 000 graduates and about 1000 incoming and outgoing students and academics. It offers 2 dormitories with 690 places for students and 340 Internet access points. The educational offer and lifelong learning programmes attract students from all over the world and from every generation. Due to the balance between academic strength and soft skills in offered courses as well as professional career services the employability of graduates is very high. University of Economics cherishes relations with its local and international alumni engaging them in many activities on campus and in social media.
UEK will lead the Intellectual Output 5: PIETE Discussion Paper. This output will generate a profound empirical foundation on how Initial Teacher Education educators in Europe assess entrepreneurial competences.