GUESSS - Global University Entrepreneurial Spirit Students‘ Survey


What is GUESSS?


  • GUESSS stands for "Global University Entrepreneurial Spirit Students' Survey"
  • GUESSS is an international research project that investigates entrepreneurial attitudes, intentions, and activities of students


  • Special focus: the role of Universities and their offerings/programs in that context


  • The survey is conducted every two years. Previous survey waves: 2003, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2011, 2013/2014, 2016
  • The results are published in the form of an international final report, national final reports, and other publications such as practitioner, conference, and journal article contributions. More detailed information is available on the project website


Participants 2011:   26 countries, 500 Universities, 93 000 students
Participants 2013:   34 countries, 759 Universities, 109 026 students
Participants 2016:   50 countries, more than 1000 Universities, more than 122 000 students
Participants 2018:   54 countries, more than 3000 Universities, more than 208 000 students


  • The survey is based on an online questionnaire. All students can take part in the survey, data privacy is guaranteed.
  • The results are published in the form of national and international reports, and other publications such as conference papers and academic publications


  • Project manager: Prof. Dr. Philipp Sieger (University of Bern, Switzerland)



GUESSS in Russia


  • In Russia, the project is implemented by the Graduate School of Management in conjunction with the National Association for Entrepreneurship Education (RAEE) with the support of the Center for Entrepreneurship and Charity Foundation of GSOM St. Petersburg University
  • The coordinator of GUESSS project in Russia is the director of the Center for Entrepreneurship GSOM SPbU, Doctor of Economic Science, Professor Galina Shirokova
The GUESSS Survey in Russia 2018
The GUESSS Survey in Russia 2016
  • National Report Russia 2016
  • Round table “Global University Entrepreneurial Spirit Students’ Survey (GUESSS) 2016: Presentation of the National Report”
The GUESSS Survey in Russia 2013/2014

The GUESSS Survey in Russia 2011

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