The first joint student scientific conference of Riga Technical University and the University of Latvia

On 23 and 24 April 2018, the first joint student scientific conference of the Faculty of Engineering Economics and Management of Riga Technical University (RTU FEEM) was held in cooperation with the Faculty of Business, Management and Economics of the University of Latvia (LU BVEF).

The student scientific conference was attended by the students of Bachelor’s and Master’s study programs, who, before defending their graduation papers, were able to present their Bachelor’s and Master’s theses, introducing their findings to broader audience.

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In total, during the two days of the student scientific conference, more than 30 student research works were presented, covering various areas. In each section, the authors of the best studies received entrance cards for the TEDxRiga conference in 2018, as well as the invitation to submit scientific articles for publication in the Journals of the University of Latvia and Riga Technical University. There was a productive discussion between the presenters, the section chairs and the audience, generating different ideas and offers for new research in the future. All conference participants received certificates.

The authors of the best scientific research papers were:

  • Terēze Balode-Boluža, research theme Commercial banking supervision and its implementation in Latvia in the period from 2008 to 2016, University of Latvia;
  • Marika Ragucka-Ragovska, research theme Mutual interaction of customs value and transfer prices, RTU FEEM;
  • Andrejs Liberts, research theme The role of the company brand in the Business to Business sector of hospital segment in pharmacy, University of Latvia;
  • Olga Ormane, research theme Employee performance management models, RTU FEEM.

“The participants of the Business, management and marketing section of the student scientific conference were mostly graduates. At the same time, comparatively high-quality research results were also demonstrated by undergraduates. In the conference, students presented the results of applied research, but some works were of high value in particular spheres. The work of the section was organized in such a way that all the presenters were involved in the discussion of the research results. They actively used this opportunity, thus gaining insights and recommendations for further work not only from experienced research section chairs but also from other students”, explains Mikus Dubickis, chair of the RTU FEEM section.

The conference was organized in two sections – Current challenges in the economy at the Faculty of Business, Management and Economics of the University of Latvia (BVEF) on 24 April, and Business, Management and Marketing at the Faculty of Engineering Economics and Management of Riga Technical University (RTU FEEM) on 25 April.

The conference was organized by prof. Elīna Gaile-Sarkane, Dean of RTU FEEM and assoc. prof. Inna Romānova, Vice Dean for Research of LU BVEF.