The Department of Finance was established by the Order of the Rector of the Gdańsk University of Technology, Prof. Edmund Wittbrodt, DSc, Eng., No. 9/96 dated May 15, 1996, with effect from October 1, 1996. Prof. Henryk Zalewski was appointed as the first head of the department. He took on the task of creating a team prepared to implement the scientific and educational program of the Faculty in the field of financial subjects. During that time, the department was invited and actively participated in conferences of Finance Departments of economic universities and other scientific and educational forums.

In 2001, due to reaching the retirement age, Prof. Henryk Zalewski's term as the head of the department came to an end. Prof. Jan Komorowski took over as the new head, continuing the work initiated by Prof. Henryk Zalewski. Since 2006, Dr. Anna Rzeczycka, DSc, Associate Professor at Gdańsk University of Technology, has been leading the Department of Finance. With the beginning of the 2010/2011 academic year, the organizational structure of the Faculty underwent changes, resulting in the merger of the Department of Finance with part of the Department of Economics and Enterprise Management (Department of Economic Analysis). The new unit adopted the name Department of Economic Analysis and Finance, successfully led by Prof. Franciszek Bławat, DSc. Since the beginning of the 2016/2017 academic year, the department has been headed by Dr. Błażej Prusak, Prof. at Gdańsk University of Technology. At the beginning of the 2019/2020 academic year, the department returned to its original name, the Department of Finance. On October 1, 2023, within the Department of Finance, the Centre of Digital Economy and Finance was established, with Dr. Ewelina Sokołowska, Prof. at Gdańsk University of Technology, as its head.


Team The Department of Finance currently employs 8 university professors, 7 assistant professors and 3 doctoral students. The team specializes in various areas of finance and accounting. They engage in both scientific and educational projects and actively participate in the organization of conferences and scientific events. The team successfully combines theory with practical economic applications.

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Research The research topics conducted at the Department of Finance include:

  • Utilizing artificial intelligence in economic analysis
  • Bankruptcy risk forecasting for companies and individuals
  • Issues of corporate financing and capital structure formation
  • Financial liquidity management of companies
  • Study of payment delays in Poland and worldwide
  • Topics related to financial liquidity value
  • Functioning of financial markets in a changing environment
  • Study of alternative investments
  • Issues of public finance, including local government finance
  • Impact of taxes, reliefs, and exemptions on economic activities
  • Financial aspects of household functioning
  • Transformations in the banking systems of Central and Eastern European countries
  • Economics (efficiency) of healthcare provision
  • Challenges facing the Polish labor market
  • Financial awareness of market entities
  • Impact of large-scale sports events on the economy of the organizer
  • Digital economy and its impact on civilization changes.
  • Prospects for the development of digital payment systems.
  • The Fintech sector in Poland and worldwide.

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Education The Department provides educational courses for majors such as Economic Analytics, Economics, Management, Engineering Management, and Data Engineering. The department supervises bachelor's, master's, and doctoral theses in both Polish and English. The educational courses (also available in Polish and English) cover a wide range of topics in microeconomics, macroeconomics, economic integration, development economics, and international economics. In addition to acquiring new areas of knowledge, students also gain skills in using methods and tools employed in economic practice.

More information on the page Education.