An innovation camp in tourism product development gathered 23 tourism students and 14 tourism lecturers from Finland, Estonia and Latvia in Saaremaa, Estonia. The camp, organised by the Central Baltic project BOOSTED, focused on local heritage and unspoiled nature – forest and sea – at low season.
In collaboration with Vilnius University (VU) and Tartu University (TU), Vidzeme University of Applied Science (ViA) researchers are launching the project on the use of social simulations in the study process. Using the simulation scenarios, which will be developed during the project, it is planned to improve students' abilities to solve non-standard situations, operate under uncertainty conditions and find creative solutions in complex problem situations, while lecturers will learn about creation and implementation of social simulations, as well as assessment of students' skills and competences.
In order to promote the understanding of the biosphere reserve idea in society and to strengthen the cooperation of the involved stakeholders in a more thorough realization of this concept, an internationally recognized UNESCO Chair “Biosphere and Man” has been established at Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences. Its opening will take place on Thursday, February 7 in Valmiera.
With the beginning of the spring semester, foreign students from Turkey, Spain, Portugal, France, Albania and Ukraine have started their studies at Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences (ViA).
At the beginning of the new semester in Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences (ViA), four foreign teachers have started their work in the framework of the project “Development of the academic personnel and human resources at Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences”.