The aim of the study was to evaluate the strength and the outreach of higher education institutions located in Małopolska Region on:
- regional scale, by the division of the region based upon data delivered by the universities located in Małopolska. Additionally, there were carried out analysis of the mode of courses and levels of studies.
- country scale, by showing directions, defined as place of permanent residence and number of students attracted by the Małopolska universities.
- global scale, pointing out the countries, from which became foreign students that have been taught at Małopolska universities.
The study was based on acquired unanimous data from students attending course on Małopolska universities and colleges including such information (as of year 2016): postal code of the domicile, name of a city, mode of courses (full-time, external), level of studies (Bachelor, Master, Doctoral degrees or 5-years Master), place of studies (placement of the faculty), as at the beginning of 2016.
The data was collected from 22 higher education institutions (out of 33 higher education in Małopolska), including all public universities, which are the largest and the most popular in region. Most of them is located in Krakow. Małopolska Regional Development Observatory received data about 182,000 Polish and 6,000 foreign students learning in Małopolska Region.
For more information please read the Summary of the report ‘The outreach of the universities and colleges from Małopolska Region’
Analyses carried out over several years by the team of the Małopolska Regional Development Observatory, acting within the structures of the Regional Policy Department of the Marshal Office of the Małopolska Region, indicate the possibility of making interesting observations regarding the payee (employer or tax collector) – taxpayer link, and of examining the size and structure of income depending on the source. Local (municipality) level data obtained and information regarding the payee’s (employees or etc.) activities, that is accurate to a subclass of PKD 2007.
Data acquired was limited to a relatively not numerous sets of tax returns, which were, however, a source of information for more than 90% of the total size of quantities (number of taxpayers, revenue, income). The analysis of payers of personal income tax was abandoned due to business accounting method used, which made the calculation of reliable statistics about the earned income impossible, even at the regional level. The following results of analyzes are restricted to basic information, indicating the observed trends and local diversity. As the set of research instruments expands in the coming years, the scope of the data presented will be gradually expanded.
Report „Małopolska Development Policy Observatory” is an annual analysis devoted to the use of the European Union funds to support the development of Małopolska region. The report has been published for 10 years. The current 12th report is an attempt to summarize the initial period 2007–2013 in terms of the involvement of actors, the directions of the funds use and completed projects.