Title: Benchmarking in higher education: Polish experience

Authors: Jerzy Woźnicki; Roman Z. Morawski; Mariusz Luterek; Iryna Degtyarova

Addresses: Polish Rectors Foundation (PRF), Institute of Knowledge Society (IKS), Górnośląska 14, 00-432 Warsaw, Poland ' Polish Rectors Foundation (PRF), Institute of Knowledge Society (IKS), Górnośląska 14, 00-432 Warsaw, Poland ' Polish Rectors Foundation (PRF), Institute of Knowledge Society (IKS), Górnośląska 14, 00-432 Warsaw, Poland ' Polish Rectors Foundation (PRF), Institute of Knowledge Society (IKS), Górnośląska 14, 00-432 Warsaw, Poland

Abstract: The Polish system of higher education is facing numerous challenges related to the advancement of digital civilisation and rapid evolution of other external conditions. An adequate response is impossible without reliable information on the processes running on in higher education institutions; hence the need for benchmarking methods. Following the European trends, the research on benchmarking was undertaken by the PRF-IKS within a series of five projects, initiated in 2007. Hereby, two of them - on benchmarking of processes related to internal quality assurance systems and the flexibility of studies - are presented, after general introduction and basic concepts of benchmarking in higher education.

Keywords: higher education; innovation; benchmarking; internal quality assurance; studies flexibility; learning; Poland.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIL.2015.067404

International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 2015 Vol.17 No.2, pp.147 - 161

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 09 Feb 2015 *

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