DYLMIC - Polish N.A. for Academic Exchange - Adaptation and Evaluation D.Y.L. Methodology to Individualized Career Planning in Higher Education Institutions

Financed by the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange (NAWA)

Many graduates of universities work in positions that are not related to the acquired knowledge and skills shaped during their studies. In this situation, the resources developed during several years of education gradually degrade and eventually disappear.

The best universities, such as Stanford, in addition to specialty subjects, also offer courses in career planning/design through appropriate selection and individualization of the learning path already during the studies.

Students are able to personalize their development in terms of knowledge and skills. A good example of this type of approach is the Designing Your Life training at Stanford University by Professor Burnett. Every year hundreds of students participate in it.

Another approach that is very popular is Business Model You, a career planning course developed based on the Business Model Canvas technique. 

The original element of this project is the use of the Design thinking logic in the process of individualization of the learning path and didactic content in view of the current needs of the labor market.

In addition, it is planned to adapt the methods of Designing your life and Business Model You and develop an original methodology consisting of the process and appropriately selected methods and techniques.

Project outputs:

[O1] Student Purposeful Development Toolbox - 1

[O2] Adaptation of BMY and DYL approaches to the needs of individualization - 1

[O3] Reference model in the field of individualization - 1

[O4] Scientific monography summarizing the conducted research - 1

[O5] Scientific papers (&participation in international conferences) - min. 12 (3 per Partner x 4 Partners)



  • University of Information Technology and Management in Rzeszow - Poland (Coordinator)
  • Department of Management, Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna (DISA team: Matteo Vignoli,  Clio Dosi)
  • University of Nice Sophia Antipolis – France
  • Instituo Politécnico de Portalegre  - Portugal

Duration: dal 01/10/2019 al 30/09/22

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):

#4 Quality Education

#8 Decent Work and Economic Growth


Financed by the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange (NAWA)