BMDA AT EQUAL BOARD MEETING

The Board member of Baltic Management Development Association and Vice dean of FEEM at Riga Technical University – prof. Inga Lapina represented BMDA at the EQUAL board meeting that took place on the 1-2nd of October, 2018 in Rome, Italy.

Meeting was hosted by ASFOR and was organized at the LUISS Business School. 21 participants, representing different associations including the host institutions, took part in it.

During the board meeting, the main attention was paid to the current and future EQUAL projects as well as to revision of existing EQUAL documents and need to develop the new ones.

Also, the discussion on the strategic development issues of EQUAL has been conducted, where BMDA representative Inga Lapina actively participated.

 

 

 

Associate professor of the Wrocław University of Economics (Poland) visiting FEEM

From October 9 to October 12, 2018 associate professor Karolina Daszyńska-Zygadlo from the Wrocław University of Economics will be visiting the Faculty of Engineering Economics and Management (FEEM) of Riga Technical University (RTU) within the framework of the Erasmus+ Teaching Staff Mobility programme.

During her visit, the guest lecturer Karolina Daszyńska-Zygadlo will hold a lecture on the theme “Corporate Sustainability” for the students of Doctoral study programme “Management Science and Economics” within the framework of the study course “Contemporary Social Science Theory”.

Venue: FEEM, room 209 (2nd floor)

Date and Time: Wednesday, October 10, 14:30

Working Language: English

 

Social business case competition “Creative Shock”

Dear students,

Students’ Association of ISM University of Management and Economics from Lithuania invites you to participate in a social business case competition Creative Shock, where you could win 2000 euros and a round-trip flight to any destination in the world.

Creative Shock attracts youth from all over the world to educate them about the concept of social business, its implementation, and impact. Participants have to solve two social business cases in the preliminary rounds. The best 10 teams gather in Vilnius, Lithuania to solve the two final cases. They will be competing for the Grand Prize – 2000 euros and Turkish Airlines tickets to any country of their choosing. A more detailed description can be found here.

By participating in Creative Shock, students are able to apply their business management, marketing, and creativity skills and widen their knowledge about social business. In addition, this is a possibility to gain international experience as well as see the impact of their work, as two out of four cases are real-life problems.

How to participate:

  • Register here individually or form a team of 3 to 4 members until the 7th of October 23:59 (UTC+03:00, Eastern European Summer Time Zone)
  • Pass the two preliminary rounds
  • TOP 10 teams will be invited to the finals in Vilnius on the 29th of November – 2nd of December for a 4-day final event

The TOP 10 teams will have only one night to solve the final case! Lectures, networking events, team buildings and lots of other fun activities will be included in the final weekend in Vilnius, Lithuania. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate and contact Creative Shock team via email info@creativeshock.lt.

See you there!

Team of Creative Shock 2018

RTU receives platinum in «Sustainability Index 2018»

This year for the first time, Riga Technical University (RTU) is included in the platinum category of «Sustainability Index», a competition programme for Latvian enterprises. RTU has achieved such a high level, because it has set the sustainability as a priority in its development strategy and is purposefully implementing it on a daily basis, encouraging green lifestyle and providing scientific contribution to the development of environmentally friendly technologies.

 

The Sustainability Index methodology explains that companies that have received the platinum category have fully integrated corporate responsibility into their activities, and they have appointed responsible persons on both the board and executive level. Companies undergo systematic data collection and impact assessment, they report on their activities with high level of transparency and by involving the target audience, and an external auditor confirms their published data.

«RTU has been included in the platinum category, as one of the University’s priorities is sustainability and green lifestyle. We are introducing the concept of Green Kipsala, by ensuring the sustainable management of resources at RTU students’ campus, promoting RTU staff and student awareness of environmental issues and promoting the development and use of environmentally friendly technologies» said Juris Iljins, Director of the Quality Management and Document Processing Department of RTU.

In order to reduce the consumption of plastic bottles and the total amount of waste, there are drinking water fountains located at RTU faculties and waste is sorted. The green principles are considered when building, reconstructing and equipping facilities. An important role is played by innovations of RTU scientists, which are approbated in Kipsala. For example, energy-efficient outdoor LED lighting is installed in the student campus, while in students’ hostels and RTU Swimming Pool, heat energy obtained from warm wastewater is used to heat water.

RTU implements digitization by gradually giving up the circulation of printed documents and switching to electronic services. It also contributes to educating the public, for example by organizing educational events, introducing school children to engineering sciences and informing teachers about the latest scientific advances that could help them in their work.

RTU also cares about employee loyalty and organizes events for their families. These efforts have also been appreciated for the third consecutive year by awarding the status of a Family-Friendly Merchant to RTU.

Sustainability Index is a strategic management tool that helps Latvian enterprises to establish the level of sustainability and corporate responsibility, while providing the public, state and non-governmental organizations with objective criteria to praise and support the most forward-looking and responsible companies in Latvia.