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Mackiewicz Hanna (Gdynia Maritime University, Poland), Spodarczyk Edyta (Gdynia Maritime University, Poland), Szelągowska-Rudzka Katarzyna (Gdynia Maritime University, Poland), Teneta-Skwiercz Dorota (Wrocław University of Economics, Poland)
The Social Responsibility of Universities in the Students' Opinion - Results of a Pilot Research
Business and Non-profit Organizations Facing Increased Competition and Growing Customers' Demands, 2018, vol. 17, s. 423-435, rys., bibliogr. 12 poz.
Szkolnictwo wyższe, Społeczna odpowiedzialność, Interesariusze
Higher education, Social Responsibility, Stakeholders
The aim of the article is to identify the needs and expectations of students in relation to a socially responsible higher education institution on the example of two selected higher education institutions, with economic and maritime curricula, and to find answers to the following research questions: 1) How is the awareness of social and environmental problems shaped in both institutions? 2) What are the needs and expectations of students as key internal stakeholders of the universities in such areas as natural environment, human rights, local community, work environment and study conditions? 3) Are there any, and if so, what are the possible differences in the perception of the social responsibility of the university between the students of both higher education institutions? The article consists of five parts: an introduction, SRUrce literature analysis, description of the applied research method, report from the conducted pilot study, and conclusions. Despite some differences in perceiving the role of a socially responsible university, the respondents have similar expectations regarding the importance of the areas of its functioning. The students from both universities state that the main responsibility of the university is education, i.e., providing educational services of appropriate quality, consistent with the needs of the market and society. (original abstract)
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