Prague University of Economics and Business, Czech Republic

Prague University of Economics and Business

The Prague University of Economics and Business / Vysoká škola ekonomická v Praze (PUEB/VŠE), is the largest public university of economics in the Czech Republic founded in 1953. PUEB has about 14000 students at its six faculties offering a broad spectrum of study fields in bachelor’s, master’s, MBA and doctoral degree study programs: Faculty of Business Administration, Faculty of Finance and Accounting, Faculty of International Relations, Faculty of Informatics and Statistics, Faculty of Economics and Faculty of Management located in Jindřichův Hradec. VŠE consistently ranks as the best economic school in Eastern European Region according to Eduniversal. The university currently cooperates with more than 220 partner universities worldwide. VŠE is a member of numerous international organisations and networks such as the international strategic alliance CEMS (Global Alliance in Management Education) and PIM (Partnership in International Management).

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Members of the team

Lukáš Válek

Lukas works at the Department of Entrepreneurship, Faculty of Business Administration (FBA), Prague University of Economics and Business, Czech Republic where he teaches Social Entrepreneurship (previously at the Institute of Social Work of the University of Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic teaching Social Economy). His second role is matchmaking between scholars of FBA and international research project calls and calls for partnerships. He has background in economics and management, and for the past decade he was involved in non-profit sphere (merging non-profit and for-profit understanding of non-formal and informal learning). He holds PhD in Systems engineering (Soft systems) in field of Information and Knowledge management with focus on Complementary economic systems, especially Time Banks. Since 2010 he is also freelance lecturer and facilitator on both national and international levels for various organizations (non-profits). His research interest lies in non-mainstream economic systems, with focus on co-production and cocreation with latest research topic being co-production and co-creation in migration and entrepreneurship and migration. He has long experience in project management, and 2017-2021 worked as Technology Scout in field of humanities.


poland  Pedagogical University of Krakow, Poland


greece  Stimmuli for Social Change, Greece

czech  Prague University of Economics and Business, Czech Republic

greece  University of Macedonia, Greece

belgium  The Square Dot team, Belgium

poland  Association for Social Cooperatives, Poland


June 2024