Several European Union programme and other financial mechanism co-financed projects are implemented involving academic staff, administrative staff and students.
BA participates in the project „Internationalization through Student and Academic Staff Mobility in Business Administration Programs” financed within programmes of the EEA/Norwegian Financial Mechanisms. The overall objective of the Project is to foster development of bilateral cooperation in higher education based on international mobility of students and academic staff between BA School of Business and Finance, Latvia (BA) and Telemark University College (TUC), Norway (from January 2016 University College of Southeast Norway). Strategic focus of the Project is closely linked to Internationalisation Policy of BA and Development Strategy 2013-2017. Project will focus on internationalisation through student and academic staff mobility in the study field of business administration. Modernisation of teaching through international mobility is essential for students and academic staff as teaching methods should comply with the needs of European labour market and students become skilled and competitive in international environment. Project contribute to new modes of teaching, professional development of academic staff and increase teaching quality and standards, facilitating collaborative pedagogy, learning outcomes based curriculum development and long-term cooperation between BA and TUC.
Project period: 08.2015.-03.2017.
BA School of Business and Finance together with consortium partners from Italy, United Kingdom, Slovakia, France, Spain and Portugal has launched a cooperation project StartUp – Start, run and grow your business. The project lasts 2 years and aims to enhance entrepreneurship, develop the international outlook and the competitiveness of European small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and foster start-up entrepreneurs and newly established micro and small enterprises by creating transnational networks and thus exchange of experience and good practice. The main aim of this project is to facilitate exchange of experiences, learning and networking for new EU entrepreneurs through periods spent at SMEs of experienced entrepreneurs in another country, empowering SMEs from all European countries to become more competitive and to support the growth of their companies internationally. The project targets all the business sectors focusing in particular on the sectors already addressed by the consortium that are: Social Economic sector; Research and Development; ICT and Hi-Tech; Training and Consulting; Renewable Energies. 70 new entrepreneurs and 62 host entrepreneurs in total will be involved in successful relationships intra and inter consortia.
BA participates in the project „The Impact of LLL Strategies on Professional Higher Education (FLLLEX)” co-financed by EC Education and Culture DG Lifelong Learning Programme.
The FLLLEX project (2010–2012) aims at identifying challenges and implications of the incorporation of Lifelong Learning (LLL) into European professional higher education institutions (HEI’s). LLL opens up a multitude of new possibilities for higher education institutions but the impact on the organisation as such remains understudied. FLLLEX was initiated and is supported by EURASHE. The project consortium consists of a representative sample of professional HEIs in 8 countries, together with the national organisation representing them. ESU, Education International and Business Europe represent stakeholders in the Advisory Board. The external evaluation is carried out by Educonsult.
How flexible are those institutions when it comes to LifeLong Learning? To address this question, a self-assessment Radar has been developed to support HEI’s in setting out the lines for an institutional strategy for lifelong learning.
A starting point for such a strategy is to assess the role of professional higher education within the broader landscape determined by the national policies and as perceived by the stakeholders: lifelong learners, employers and other lifelong learning providers. FLLLEX carried out a review study on Lifelong Learning Policy Implementation in FLLLEX Countries and surveys among lifelong learners, employers supporting LLL and other providers of LLL. The results of a European funded project initiated by EURASHE about the impact of Lifelong Learning strategies on professional higher education (FLLLEX) were presented during the conference held in Riga (Latvia) from May 10-11, 2012.The Conference was hosted by School of Business & Finance in partnership with the FLLLEX project consortium.
The FLLLEX self-assessment Radar as well as a brochure that summarizes the key findings of the project and resulting policy was presented at the Conference. The 22nd EURASHE Annual Conference brought together leaders in the field of Professional Higher Education. The Conference was a successful media to disseminate the project results.
The project has investigated how national governments attempt to implement European strategies into their national legislation. This in turn should strongly influence the (professional) higher education institution, which are generally funded by the government. Results from our project show that national and European strategies are only implemented in varying degrees. The project further aims to aid institutions in assessing the relationship between their strategy to incorporate lifelong learning within their institution in response to the needs of learners and businesses. This tool and the survey results were presented to learners and employers. The final publication is available to public.
Project results and additional information on the FLLLEX publications: Towards an Institutional Strategy for Lifelong Learning in Higher Professional Education and FLLLEX Radar is available on the following link: www.eurashe.eu/projects/flllex.
Support to PhD Students in Mastering the Study Programme and Receiving Doctor’s Degree at BA School of Business and Finance
BA is implementing the project „Support to PhD Students in Mastering the Study Programme and Receiving Doctor’s Degree at BA School of Business and Finance” cofinanced by European Social Fund. The project was launched in June 2009. It lasts three years. This project provides the opportunity to the PhD students of BA Doctoral study programme „Business Management” to win a scholarship for studies and qualitative and diverse scientific work. The aim of the project is to prepare competitive scientists and renew the academic staff in the area of Social Sciences, Commerce and Law in the educational field „Management and Administration”. Besides to prepare professionals with the highest scientific qualification – PhD for Latvia higher educational establishments, governmental institutions and knowledge-based enterprises. The aim of the project is to facilitate the effectiveness of PhD studies, to foster then quality of Doctoral thesis and to increase the number of PhD students obtaining PhD as well as to provide financial support to PhD students and aspirants to the scientific degree and theirresearch.
BA implemented the projects „Training Course „Become an Entrepreneur in 5 Days” Management” and „Promotion of Technological Creativity and Innovation for Youngsters „Mobile Exposition” co-financed by European Regional Development Fund. BA academic staff provided an intensive two week training course which involved a five day theoretical course as well as after-training consultations and services before starting a business within the project „Training Course „Become an Entrepreneur in 5 Days” Management” organized by Latvia Investment and Development Agency within the project „Motivation Programme of Innovative Entrepreneurship”. Senior students of Bachelor study programmes of Latvia higher educational establishments, post-graduates, Phd students as well as graduates could apply for this training. 23 senior students of Riga higher educational establishments who are interested in starting entrepreneurship as well as the existing and potential customers of entrepenurship financial support instruments who need to improve their knowledge for the development of their innovative business idea were trained within the project. Implementing the project „Promotionof Technological Creativity and Innovation for Youngsters „Mobile Exposition” an Innovation bus was arranged: convenient, mobile, interactive exposition – a traveling exhibition in a vehicle which promotes natural sciences, interesting technological solutions, the essence and versatility of innovation in an easily perceptible way. The motto of the exhibition is „Innovation – it’s simple!”, „Innovation – it’s interesting!’, „Innovation – it’s profitable!” The exposition is demonstrated in five Latvia regions. It has been planned to organize 45 events in three years. The exposition contains more than 20 exhibits. They illustrate different discoveries of naturaln sciences and technological solutions. It is supplemented with an educative lecture on the correlation between science and innovative entrepreneurship. Focusing special attention on innovative products created in Latvia in different sectors of economy. The target audience of the project – secondary school and higher educational establishment students, teachers of social sciences, potential entrepreneurs, enterprises, creative individuals, employees of municipalities and others. BA launched the NORDPLUS Programme co-financed project „ULMA – Upbringing Learning Motivation ofc Adults” envisaged for promoting adult education. Within the project experience exchange seminars and discussions on promoting adult education in partner countries are organized and the situation analysis is carried out. The project partners: College of the Social Sciences (Lithuania), Job In Vest A/S (Denmark), University College Centre (Sweden), BA School of Business and Finance (Latvia). BA participated in INTERREG IVA programme co-financed project „Enterprising Education in Sweden, Estonia, Latvia and Finland 2009-2011” (Enterprising SELF) in cooperationwith Riga City Council. Within the project in 2011 Ba organized a training course for Riga teachers „Development of Entrepreneurship Skills” with 240 participants.
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