Eight more university faculty members from Latvia – professors and academic staff –are taking their final exams at the State University of New York at Buffalo, USA. They will return to Latvia before the end of the year. At the same time, beginning in January of 2023, as part of the Riga Business School administered European Regional Development Fund (ERAF) project,* another eight university faculty members will engage in full time studies at the University at Buffalo on how to raise the teaching quality of information and communications technologies. These studies are meant to ensure knowledge transfer in Latvian universities. This team of eight university faculty members, who will go to the USA beginning next year and will be the fifth group of university faculty members, will be the last in the program that has lasted for more than three years.
Eight university faculty members from the University of Latvia, Riga Stradins University, Liepaja University, EKA University of Applied Sciences, and BA School of Business and Finance will take part in the fourth training program round. In total, 66 university faculty members from more than 10 Latvian universities have participated in the project since 2019.
In January 2023, eight more participants will travel to the University at Buffalo, representing higher education establishments like the University of Latvia, Riga Stradins University, BA School of Business and Finance, Riga Business School as the structural unit of Riga Technical University, RISEBA, College of Business Administration, Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies and Ventspils University of Applied Sciences.
As part of the advanced training program, university faculty members master the latest methods in the preparation and teaching of IT course content. Studies at the University of Buffalo promote skills in student project management and supervision and expand the research and interdisciplinary academic experience. Special emphasis is put on integrating digital content in other areas, so participants choose digital subjects from the offer of several faculties/departments.