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Olena Shelest-Szumilas


Assistant Professor

Department of Education and Personnel Development, Poznan University of Economics and Business Rector’s Plenipotentiary for Equal Treatment

Member of the working group responsible for development migrants integration policy in Poznan (2021-2022)


  • economics of education,

  • labour economics,

  • socio-economic aspects of migration,

  • competences in economy 4.0.



  • Shelest-Szumilas, O., Woźniak, M. (2023), The Determinants of (Not)hiring Migrants in Poland. In: Woźniak-Jęchorek, B. (editor), Marchewka-Bartkowiak, K. (editor), Digital Labour Markets in Central and Eastern European Countries (pp. 97-123). London: Routledge. 

  • Shelest-Szumilas, O. (2022). Disinformation and migrants integration: the case of Poland. 

  • Shelest-Szumilas O., Waligóra, A. (2021), Obcy czy swoi? Cudzoziemcy na (polskim) rynku pracy, W: M. Gębka, E. Kotkowska (red.), Otwartość na innego: rola społeczna - interakcja - relacja – dialog (s. 53-78), Uniwersytet im. Adama Mickiewicza, Poznań. 

  • Churski, P., Kroczak, H., Łuczak, M., Shelest-Szumilas, O., Woźniak, M. (2021). Adaptation Strategies of Migrant Workers from Ukraine during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Sustainability, 13(15), 8337. doi:10.3390/su13158337 

  • Shelest-Szumilas, O., Woźniak, M., Zasada, D. (2021). Popyt pracodawców na kompetencje cudzoziemców zatrudnianych na terenie aglomeracji poznańskiej, Centrum Doradztwa Zawodowego dla Młodzieży w Poznaniu, Poznań.



  • Direction integration - from crisis through support to integration of refugee families (implemented in cooperation with the foundation “Institute of Knowledge on Family and Society” as part of the grant competition “Together We Can More” organized by the Ministry of Family and Social Policy). Investigator. 2022-2023 

  • The impact of the pandemic on the situation of migrants in the labour market of a large urban agglomeration (financed under the competition entitled “Research on COVID-19” from the funds of Adam Mickiewicz University, grant no. 14/2020). Investigator. Dates: 1.10.2020 - 31.05.2021.

  • New Generation in the New Economy (within the project “Economics in the Face of the New Economy” funded under the Regional Excellence Initiative, contract no. 004/RID/2018/19). Investigator. Dates: 1.01.2020 - 31.12.2022.

  • Investments in human capital from an employee's perspective (financed by the National Science Centre under the PRELUDIUM 6 competition, UMO-2013/11/N/HS4/02969). Principal investigator. Dates: 2014-2017.

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