In December 2016, the Faculty of Engineering and Management at Riga Technical University (RTU FEEM) for the third time in eight years assessed its own and RTU overall achievements in the area of sustainability and social responsibility. FEEM submitted a current self-assessment report on the United Nations (UN) initiative “Principles of Responsible Management Education” (PRME), confirming its support for the global idea of sustainable development and socially responsible management education and the importance of research, as well as showing genuine desire and commitment in their implementation at RTU.
In 2008, RTU FEEM joined the UN PRME initiative to support and implement in its activities all six principles of responsible management education relating to the goal, values, methods, research, partnership and dialogue. Cooperation between the institutions envisages periodical submission of self-assessment report in order to assess the operations and to inform partners and society about the achievements and future plans of the university and faculty.
The PRME is a UN initiative program, started in 2007 at the UN global leaders’ meeting in Geneva. The mission of the PRME is to promote changes in business and management education and research on a global scale, by developing the awareness of academic institutions of the UN sustainable development goals through the principles of responsible management education.
The goal of the PRME initiative is to help improve the operational principles of academic institutions, improve the study content, study methods, the compliance of research and strategy with the new challenges in the today’s rapidly changing world and the sustainable development guidelines, as well as to promote social responsibility in general, by developing a generation of young and progressive entrepreneurs and business leaders who are able to successfully manage the complex challenges of the 21st century both in enterprises and society as a whole.
The PRME initiative is based on internationally accepted values – the UN Global Compact principles.
More information: Official PRME Website
RTU FEEM PRME report 2015-2017: HERE