The Leaders Program
Providing access to global practice, the Leaders Program provides an opportunity for high-level education, government, and business leaders to learn about effective innovation initiative structuring, management, financing, and stakeholder interaction. One of the most anticipated program activities is a visit to Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston, USA.
This is the second time that the Leader Program is run. Last year, 17 leaders from the University of Latvia, Riga Technical University, Riga Stradins University, the Ministry of Education and Science, the Ministry of Agriculture, the Ministry of Economics, LMT, Ernst & Young Baltics, and Latvenergo graduated from the program.
The Education Innovation Program
The Strategic Education Innovation Project Support Program calls teams from Latvian universities to apply for support in implementing ambitious educational innovation projects. The program is seeking teams that have already identified a project idea and understand the project’s alignment with the university’s strategy in the following thematic areas: systematic improvements to the student experience; improvements in collaboration between universities and organizations; initiatives that promote the achievement of the university’s strategic goals.
As part of the program, participants will receive expert consultation from MIT, support from innovation and change implementation mentors, workshops, networking, knowledge exchange events, and support in project planning, implementation, and content development according to the project plan. Team members will be able to participate in a paid and individually tailored exchange visit to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston, USA.
Teams from Latvian scientific universities – the University of Latvia, Riga Technical University, Riga Stradiņš University, and the Latvian University of Life Sciences and Technologies – can submit applications for the Education Innovation Project Program. However, other universities, as well as private and public organizations, are encouraged to approach one of the universities and collaborate to participate in the program and implement the planned project.