Round table “Global University Entrepreneurial Spirit Students’ Survey (GUESSS) 2016: Presentation of the National Report” was held at GSOM SPbU

During the round table results of the latest survey wave of the international research project GUESSSwere presented along with the national report GUESSS-Russia 2016.


The following trends were identified in 2016:


  • 74% of students plan to work as an employee right after completion of their studies;
  • Almost 11% of students plan to work on themselves and become entrepreneurs immediately after graduation;
  • 51% of students intend to become entrepreneurs 5 years after graduation;
  • In Russia, the proportion of potential entrepreneurs (i.e., those who already try to start their own business) among students is 27%, which is 6% higher than in the international sample, and the share of active entrepreneurs (i.e., those who already manage their own business) is up to 8%;
  • Compared to 2011, the number of potential entrepreneurs among Russian students increased by 5%; 
  • 55% of the students did not attend any course on entrepreneurship at all;
  • 19% of students plan to start their business alone, and 32% of students plan to establish a company together with a partner; 
  • Also, gender differences were identified: the percentage of those wishing to become entrepreneurs right after graduation is higher among men (16% versus 8% of women), but 5 years later, these figures changes, and the percentage of potential entrepreneurs among men and women is equalized;
  • More than 25% of students are from entrepreneurial families, and the proportion of students-future entrepreneurs whose parents (at least one) have their own business, constitutes 57%.


The Russian report for 2016 contains important results on various aspects of the development of student entrepreneurship, as well as a comparison with the international sample, that may be of interest to a wide range of readers.




*GUESSS - Global University Entrepreneurial Spirit Students' Survey







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