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Light Up Latvia Gathers 300 Latvian and American Education, Government, and Business leaders

The education innovation conference "Light Up Latvia" brought together almost 300 participants on 9 November in Riga. The aim of the conference was to celebrate the development of innovation-driven higher education in Latvia and to promote stakeholder interaction. The conference featured speakers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard University, University at Buffalo, as well as leaders from Latvian universities, public administration and business. Attendees included education leaders, academics and researchers, business leaders, government officials and local representatives, NGOs, venture capitalists and students. The conference [...]

By |2023-11-22T12:24:58+00:00November 15, 2023|News|0 Comments

Latvia facilitates the transfer of business knowledge to Africa

In October, Riga Business School, as a structural unit of Riga Technical University, traveled to Namibia and Zambia to lead "She Rebuilds the World" young female entrepreneurs' boot camps, which brought together more than 90 entrepreneurial women from Africa.The new season also includes a Train the Trainer phase to ensure further knowledge transfer in Africa. The "She Rebuilds the World" project has provided a platform enabling a transfer of Latvian entrepreneurial skills to young and aspiring African women entrepreneurs through various initiatives. In January, boot [...]

By |2023-11-13T12:31:55+00:00November 13, 2023|News|0 Comments

“Meet the Neighbours” tradition

Riga Business School incorporates many traditions, especially during the first few months of the student's journey: Meet the Neighbours, Bonding Camp, First Day of Studies, First Month of Studies, and Thanksgiving.  With the first tradition behind them and the final day of Bonding Camp taking place today, our students are set for the subsequent tradition - their first day of studies and learning more about what it's like being a student at Riga Business School during O-week.  However, on August 22nd, “Meet the Neighbors” became [...]

By |2023-08-24T14:58:33+00:00August 24, 2023|News|0 Comments

The new season of “She Rebuilds the World”

This October, the women's economic empowerment through entrepreneurship project “She Rebuilds the World” is returning to Windhoek, Namibia, and Lusaka, Zambia – more robust, supportive, and networked, with even more empowered African female entrepreneurs! First launched in August 2022 under the auspices of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia, it is the first-ever Latvian development cooperation project in Sub-Saharan Africa. It focuses on empowering Zambian, Namibian, and as of 2023/2024, young and aspiring women entrepreneurs from Zimbabwe. The “She Rebuilds the [...]

By |2023-08-22T09:55:54+00:00August 16, 2023|News|0 Comments

The first cooperation project between Latvia and Africa concluded with 67 graduates

At the end of May, Riga Business School lecturers traveled to Zambia to conclude the first year of the "She Rebuilds the World" Young Entrepreneurs Programme, with sixty-seven ambitious women from Zambia and Namibia graduating from the program. As Latvia's first educational and economic cooperation project with Africa, it was jointly developed by Riga Business School as a unit of Riga Technical University, Latvian diaspora experts from the #esiLV movement, and partners from Africa. The project is funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of [...]

By |2023-06-12T09:06:26+00:00June 7, 2023|News|0 Comments

Anna Vieglina: By doing, growth is guaranteed

Anna Vieglina is a second-year Bachelor of Business Administration student at Riga Business School (RBS). Anna sees herself as a creative creature who is always ready to seize opportunities. Anna likes to relax by developing new skills, like learning Japanese phrases or mastering graphic design and Adobe. In her interview, Anna talked about her term as the Student Union Vice President, her desire to gain an international perspective, and the professional network she has built through her studies at RBS. How did you decide to [...]

By |2023-05-12T09:20:18+00:00May 11, 2023|News|0 Comments

Claudio Rivera: The future labor market has become an escape room

The progress of Artificial Intelligence (AI) has evoked public concern about the role humans will play in the future labor market. Computers have mechanical thinking, but only humans possess the metacognitive capacity. AI will not eliminate humans from the labor market but will alter the skills necessary for a successful career. We must provide youth with an education that will prepare them for the future labor market and help them to acquire the capacity to solve problems, make decisions and use their human nature. Capacity [...]

By |2023-05-10T16:29:47+00:00May 10, 2023|News|0 Comments

Documentary screening for “Humans and Machines” course

The Humans & Machines course recently wrapped up with a bang with a thought-provoking screening of a documentary film, Coded Bias (2020), directed by Shalini Kantayya at Forum Cinema.  Conversations were at the heart of this classroom community. Week after week, students vigorously engaged in student-led discussions and debates, covering topics ranging from nineteenth-century literature to AI ethics to design justice. Together, they shaped the course. It was only fitting that the screening began with a brief introduction and finished with a stimulating discussion led [...]

By |2023-05-12T09:28:12+00:00May 8, 2023|News|0 Comments

Davis Emils Zile: I want to make my beloved country better

Davis Emīls Zīle is a first year student in Riga Business School Bachelor of Business Administration program. He describes himself as the true patriot of Latvia who is ready to help other people and the country in general. Davis devotes his free time to the community. For example, he is a student ambassador and serves in the Latvian National Guard. Also, Davis enjoys active recreation like playing floorball and beach volleyball. In this interview with Davis, he explains why he decided to study at Riga [...]

By |2023-05-03T09:19:14+00:00May 3, 2023|News|0 Comments

Future Heroes Graduation

In late April, a group of 48 brave, committed young ladies graduated from Future Heroes Latvia Season #3, and we are thrilled to congratulate them on this impressive achievement. At Riga Business School, we strongly believe in empowering the youth and providing them with top-notch education in business and IT. During the program, we had the privilege of running lectures on pitching and business models, as well as leadership, which were led by Claudio Rivera and Aldis Greitāns. Additionally, we provided mentorship to various teams [...]

By |2023-05-10T12:57:47+00:00April 25, 2023|News|0 Comments
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