BA School of Business and Finance and Baltic Studies Centre signs memorandum

15.07.2021.

On July 14th BA School of Business and Finance signed a memorandum with the scientific institution “Baltic Studies Centre” (BSC) on cooperation in research and knowledge and technology transfer. 

The agreement was signed by the BA School of Business and Finance Rector Dr. Liga Peiseniece and Talis Tisenkopf, member of the Board of the Baltic Studies Centre. The agreement provides for cooperation in research, preperation of the study courses and lectures and the preparation and implementation of joint research projects.

Dzintra Atstāja, Head of Sustainability and Effectiveness Laboratory of BA School of Business and Finance is pleased to have reached the agreement.

This year we launched cooperation with BSC researchers in the projects of the nationally funded Fundamentally applied research programme and concluded that our research interests are very similar and complementary. The practical experience of our researchers in the circular economy is also valuable to colleagues.

Dr. Līga Peiseniece, Rector of BA School of Business and Finance: 

The two partner institutions are small and specialised, while the teams of researchers from both sides have found several ways of further cooperation. As a high-quality education institution for nearly 30 years, we can offer partners both our existing expertise and research materials and experience in preparing new and innovative study courses.

Sandra Šūmane, The Chair of the Scientific Council of BSC: 

The role of researchers is not only to develop new knowledge, but also to diffuse them to students and to the general public. We look forward to successful further cooperation in the implementation of existing projects, as well as in the development of new research lines.

Tālis Tisenkopfs, Member of the Board of BSC: 

The Memorandum of Cooperation is one of the good examples of how different scientific organisations can cooperate outside political settings, taking into account European general scientific trends; it is voluntary cooperation between scientific institutions.

The two institutions have been encouraged by the common scientific interest in the four-way cooperation model (quadruple helix), which BASBF is studying in the FLPP project on the concept of Quadruple Helix (QHC) as a basis for the new generation PPP model (Nr. lzp-2020/1-0062) and in the BSC – FLPP project EKIP “Activation of user-oriented knowledge and innovation partnerships for smart and sustainable territorial development” (Nr. lzp-2020/2-0133).