Dr. Joanna Kurowska-Pysz
Director of Research Institute on Territorial and Inter-Organizational Cooperation
tel. +48 602 23 11 24, e-mail:

WSB University
1C Cieplaka Street,
Dąbrowa Górnicza,
41-300, Poland


The Research Institute on Territorial and Inter-Organizational Cooperation is an innovative academic science centre of the WSB University, which was establiseh on 1st October 2018. The Institute was created under the patronate of Jarosław Gowin, Deputy Prime Minister of Science and Higher Education and supported by Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Technology. The Institute’s activity is coordinated by Dr Joanna Kurowska-Pysz.

This accademic science centre of WSB University is dedicated to cross-border and transnational research and cooperation between Poland, Visegrad Group countries like the Czech Republic and Slovakia and other regions and counties from Europe and intrenationally.

This scientific research and experts’ activities and cooperation relates to social, economic, technological and environmental context.

  • The key activities

    The key activities of the Institute include:

    • research, international and educational projects focused on sustainable and responsible development of border areas and regions,
    • cross-border and trans-regional integration of various sectors,
    • network & cluster cooperation development, focussed on knowledge transfer and technology, entrepreneurship development, smart specializations, start-ups,
    • dissemination of scientific research results, supporting decision-making processes in border regions,
    • implementation of good practices regarding cross-border and international socio-economic cooperation throughout the European Union and other international groups.
  • Institute Collaboration Map

    The Institute collaborates with over 40 scientific units from all over the world, constantly seeking for new partners and scientific collaboration opportunities.

    Discover our collaboration map!


    Zoom level changed to 1 The research conducted by the Institute is financed, among others, by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education in Poland as part of the Regional Initiative of Excellence program, as well as thanks to the support from international programs such as: Horizon 2020 (COST Action), Erasmus+ or INTERREG. The costs of other research are covered by foreign partners from additional funds.

    The most important partners of the Institute on Territorial and Interorganizational Cooperation Studies:

    1. University of California, San Diego (USA)
    2. Rochester Institute of Technology (USA)
    3. University of Florence (Italy)
    4. University of Extremadura (Spain)
    5. Evora University (Portugal)
    6. University of Madeira (Portugal)
    7. Instituto Politecnico de Portalegre (Portugal)
    8. Panthéon Sorbonne University (France)
    9. University of Southen Denmark (Denmark)
    10. University of Johannesburg (RPA)
    11. Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University, Kaliningrad (Russia)
    12. VSB Technical University of Ostrava (Czechy)
    13. Matej Bel University (Slovakia)
    14. Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil)
    15. Technological Educational Institute of Crete (Greece)
    16. University of Eastern Finland (Finland)
    17. University American College Skopje (North Macedonia)
    18. University of Reggio Calabria (Italy)
    19. Mykolas Romeris University (Lithuania)
    20. Central European Service for Cross-Border Initiatives (Hungary)
    21. European Univerity Viadrina (Germany)
    22. Technical University of Liberec (Czechia)
    23. University of National and World Economy (Bulgaria)
    24. National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (Ukraine)
    25. Academy of Economic Studies of Moldova (Moldova)
    26. Universidade dos Açores (Portugal)
    27. Kocaeli University (Turkey)
    28. University of Ljublana (Slovenia)
    29. Carinthia University of Applied Sciences (Austria)
    30. University of Economics in Prague (Czechia)
    31. Klaipeda University (Lithuania)
    32. Tongji University (China)
    33. City, University of London (Great Britain)
    34. National Taiwan University of Arts (Taiwan)
    35. Universidad de los Andes (Colombia)
    36. Burgundy School of Business (France)
    37. University of Arts in Belgrade (Serbia)
    38. The University of Melbourne (Australia)
    39. University of Maroua (Cameroon)
    40. Joaquim Chissano University (Mozambique)
    41. National University of Moquegua (Peru)
    42. November 11 University (UON) (Angola)
    43. Bifröst University (Iceland)
    44. Baku Higher Oil School (Azerbaijan)
  • Work with us

    We invite scientists from other academic centres to joint realization of international scientific research projects and other activities in the following fields:

    • transborder entrepreneurship,
    • innovation management,
    • knowledge management,
    • culture management,
    • education and development of human resources,
    • inter organisational cooperation, clusters and networks,
    • projects management,
    • transborder security

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