Innovation and Invention: Processes and Incentives

Transformation toward e-learning: experience from the sudden shift to e-courses at COVID-19 time in Central European countries; Students’ satisfaction perspective

This study aims to evaluate transforming toward online-learning, concerning students’ satisfaction, social presence and students’ intention to continue with e-learning in Central European countries, taking the case of Hungarian higher education online courses during COVID- 19 measures.

This study finds that masters and undergraduate students’ satisfaction and social presence of online learning courses are neutral with little bias to be positive, also satisfaction has the key role in affecting student’s intention to continue with future online-learning.

Risk management in the system of internal quality assurance of higher education institutions

The concept of risk management is present in quality assurance of higher education institutions in different scope and scale, seeking the rationality of its use in effectiveness and innovation in internal quality assurance systems. The paper argues that the risk management in internal quality assurance could be introduced in different ways, including: top down and bottom up approaches. Based on the case study from Warsaw University of Life Sciences-SGGW it also explains how risk management could be implemented as the innovative tool.

The innovative EU – the future of Europe

In this study, I am going to compare the current innovation performance of the European Union with that of its competitors and give guidance on how to promote the flow of knowledge in Europe thereby enhancing the efficiency of the R&D sector. These processes might be solutions to recover from the economic crisis and make progress in the 21st century.