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Wojciech Misiąg

Wojciech Misiąg Ph.D., prof. UITM

General Director of the Institute for Financial Research and Analyses

Born in Kraków in 1951. Econometrician, a graduate of the School of Planning and Statistics (1974), Doctor of Economic Sciences (1984), since 2003 and prof. of University of Information Technology and Management in Rzeszow, from 2011. Vice President of the Supreme Chamber of Control 2011-2013, actually adviser of the SCC President. Specializing in public finance, with particular emphasis  placed on problems  organization of  public sector, local government finance and budget planning.

The author and co-author of more than 130 works in the field of public finance and application of mathematics in economics, including more than 30 books.  Also the author of numerous expert opinions for the Ministry of Regional Development, Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, other ministries and many local governments.  Took part in commissioned by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, development strategy for higher education, which is a joint venture between Ernst & Young and the Institute for Market Economics.

Worked at the School of Planning and Statistics (SGH) and the Academy of Entrepreneurship and Management (now Kozminski University) in 1989-1994 as undersecretary of state in the Ministry of Finance, was responsible for the state budget and financial policies.

After leaving the Ministry of Finance, he began research work in the Institute of Market Economy Research, serving simultaneously as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of PZU SA and later – as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of PZU Zycie SA. In 1994-2003, he also worked as an advisor to the boards of Bank Slaski, Bank Handlowy and Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego. He was World Bank’s expert, until he started working in the SCC (in 2003) cooperating with the Office of Research of the Sejm.


Tomasz Skica

Tomasz Skica, Ph.D.

Director for Research and Science in the Institute for Financial Research and Analyses at the University of Information Technology and Management in Rzeszow. Editor-in-chief of the Financial Internet Quarterly. Professionally associated with the University of Information Technology and Management in Rzeszow since 2002. Academic lecturer, associate of the Center of Postgraduate Studies at UITM and trainer of the Cisco Entrepreneur Institute (CEI). Author of educational courses held in Polish and English. Supervisor of over 200 diploma theses in the field of economics, finance and management. Author of several dozen scientific articles, monographs and chapters in books, reports and expertises in the field of public finance. Conducts research on LGUs entrepreneurship support policies, effectiveness of public sector and public finance system. Associate of domestic and foreign universities and scientific institutions.


Jacek Rodzinka

Jacek Rodzinka Ph.D.

Director for Commercial Development in IFRA

Doctor of economic sciences, his field of interests include the topic of customer loyalty in various branches, in particular in the field of insurance. Scientifically, he is involved in the modelling and measurement of customer loyalty. Author or co-author of over forty publications and many reports, expertises and development strategies.

Trainer and consultant working with both academic centers as well as businesses, lecturer at the Stock Exchange School.

Since 1999 on staff at the University of Information Technology and Management in Rzeszow, currently in the positions of Director of the Center for Socio-Economic Clustering Research and Analysis and Assistant Manager of the Faculty of Macroeconomics.


Ulyana Zaremba

Ulyana Zaremba M.Sc.

Scientist and lecturer at the University of Information Technology and Management in Rzeszów.

Ph.D. candidate at the Faculty of Management of the University of Gdańsk, where under the supervision of an expert in the field of corporate bankruptcies - Paweł Antonowicz, Hab. Ph.D., Professor of UG is preparing a dissertation entitled "Assessment of the restructuring proceedings in Poland". A graduate of postgraduate studies "Capital Manager" in the field of Strategic Finance Management and one-year European Academy of Diplomacy in Warsaw. Tutor of accredited postgraduate studies in Accounting and Controlling ACCA (www.accapolska.pl).

She gains practical experience in the field of finance management by supporting the family enterprise Nexdiag Sp. z o.o., under which innovative solutions for the automotive industry are manufactured (www.nexdiag.com). More information at https://wsiz.rzeszow.pl/kadra-akademicka/uzaremba/


Małgorzata Leśniowska-Gontarz

Małgorzata Leśniowska-Gontarz M.Sc.

Graduate of the University of Information Technology and Management in Rzeszow in the Faculty of Economics with a concentration in European Economics (2009).

Currently an assistant in the Faculty of Social and Economic Policy and the secretary of the Faculty of Macroeconomics at the University of Information Technology and Management in Rzeszow. During her studies an active participant in programs such as the Student Insurance and Banking Club and the Film Club. Participant in the Erasmus program ‘Lobbying in the EU’ in Brussels (April/May 2008). From April 2009 to April 2011 assistant to the proxy of the rector for Quality Management Systems in the project ‘Quality, Education, Success.’  Co-organizer of the 1st and 2nd International Conference of KAIZEN practitioners. Since October 2010 a doctoral candidate at the University of Warsaw (Faculty of Economics).


Karolina Palimąka

Karolina Palimąka M.Sc.

Currently an assistant at the Department  of Management, Institute for Financial Research and Analysis (IFRA) and Center of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of Information Technology and Management in Rzeszow. Graduate of the University of Information Technology and Management in Rzeszow in the Faculty of Economics with a concentration in European Economics (2017). Diploma thesis "Attitudes towards entrepreneurship and setting up own business on the example of students of the University of Information Technology and Management in Rzeszów" defended with a very good grade, for which she also received the first place in the university’s competition. Three-times scholarship awarded from Ministry of Higher Education in Poland, titled “The Best Student” at University in years: 2015, 2016 and 2017, “The best Graduated Student” at bachelor and master degree. During studies an active participant at different national and international science conferences. As a student’s representative of UITM she has participated at three editions of European Financial Congress in Sopot.

Participant of the works in the scope of preparing strategic plans for Local Government Units, and applications for co-financing of scientific and educational projects. As a staff member of UITM conducts classes on business management using simulation games.