Main objectives

Project's SEAMIS main objectives



The SEAMIS project was designed to assess the academic entrepreneurship in different countries in the context of migration decisions. Its basic scientific goal is to assess students' entrepreneurship’s intentions and migration attitudes.


The main problem here is the divergence of two important views. It is important from the point of view of the countries that educated people in the system of higher education use their knowledge in the countries of origin. This gives an opportunity for optimal bugdet spending on public education. On the other hand, employee mobility is considered to be very significant in terms of their value, increasing their competitiveness in the labor market. Mobility transform into potential emigration in search of work outside the borders of the homeland. This causes the state spending on student education to be reimbursed in other countries.


In this context, academic entreprenuership is one of the most important determinants of the development of any economy. Such an enterprenuership generates innovations and development of start-ups, spin-offs and spin-outs. It is interesting to ask whether students who declare an abroad emigration also take into account the possibility of setting up a company in their destination. On this basis, the hipothesis can be assumed as: students who declare their willingness to emigrate for work want to develop their professional future in their own company founded abroad.


Research to verify this hypothesis will be conducted by means of two quantitative and qualitative research methods: a questionnaire addressed to students and in-depth structured interviews. The questionnaire will be addressed to students of all fields, years and areas of study. Interviews will be conducted with students who are entrepreneurs.

The specific research questions are the following: 


  1. What university students plan to do after they finish courses? Do they know who they want to be?
  2. Do university students see (see) are able to take advantage of business opportunities in the market (in terms of their own firm set up)? (for example: participation in trainings, internships, internships, etc.)
  3. Do university students consider to set up a new firm?
  4. Do university students know what competences are required to set up the firm?
  5. Do university students know realities of becoming entrepreneur (f.e. how work at own company looks like)?
  6. How university students imagine their future incomes become from own company?
  7. Does there exist any correlation between gender, age, course, current activities, family and friends background and the variables of desirability, feasibility and intention to create a new firm?
  8. Do university students have a predisposition to be an entrepreneur or an employee?
  9. If the university students not intend to set up new venture what circumstances have decided about it?
  10. What aspects of the work university students considered as the most important?
  11. Do university students know their personal competences - which of them can be the basis for exploiting market opportunities (professional development)? What competence of university students were developing during their studies?
  12. Do university students know what competences from graduates are required by current employers?
  13. Do university students take steps to improve their own competences?
  14. Do university students know what are the surpluses and deficits’ jobs referred to the on the national / regional labour market?
  15. Do university students want to migrate abroad after they graduate? Under what circumstances cause the university students decide to go to work abroad?
  16. Is any relation between university students’ entrepreneurial intentions and migration attitudes?


The research is supposed to be international. Other countries will be included in each phase of the project.


The following phases of the project are to re-examine the country. The next phase of the survey is planned every 2 years. Qualitative research will be carried out on a regular basis. The current phase of the project is years 2017/2019.



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