An international scientific conference “The 21st World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics: WMSCI 2017” was held in Orlando in the United States in the first half of July, where the academic staff of the Faculty of Engineering Economics and Management organized a conference section and participated with readings of the research results.
At the conference section “Transformation of Education and Research: Applicability and Sustainability” they presented the results of the project “EU policies impact to the transformations of the higher education and research system in Norway and Latvia” (VIAA identification number NFI/R/2014/006) of the EEA and Norwegian Financial Instrument Program “Research and Scholarship”. This project, which was implemented by the FEEM from 2015 to 2017 under the supervision of RTU docent M. Ozoliņš and the leading expert of the project Prof. E. Gaile-Sarkane and Prof. I. Lapiņa. The work of the conference section focused on wider dissemination of project results and presented four articles prepared during the project:
Ingars Eriņš, Jana Eriņa “Assessment of the Factors Influencing Higher Education Funding Policies”
Tatjana Ņikitina, Inga Lapiņa “Overview of Trends and Developments in Business Education”
Anita Straujuma, Inga Lapiņa, Elīna Gaile-Sarkane, Modris Ozoliņš “Policies, Legislation and Regulatory Compliance Governance Impact on Strategic Management of Higher Education and Research Institutions in Latvia”
Andrejs Geske, Dina Bērziņa “A Two-Speed Europe in the Area of Research”
The article by Anita Straujuma, Inga Lapiņa, Elīna Gaile-Sarkane, Modris Ozoliņš was nominated the “Sessions’s Best Paper Award”.