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STAFF TRAINING WEEK (STW) 2023

The EKA STW2023 International Staff Training Week, hosted by EKA University of Sciences, brought together 34 participants from various EU countries, including Austria, Croatia, Cyprus, Greece, Lithuania, Poland, and Turkey. Supported by the EKA Scientific Institution, the event aimed to enhance academic staff′s writing and research skills.

 STW2023 AGENDA

Throughout the week, participants engaged in a series of enriching activities, including:

 

STW2023 OUTCOMES

The week culminated with abstract presentations on topics including:

  • Macroeconomic factors affecting job satisfaction.
  • Skills for high-performing study process: Multiple perceptions on the issue.
  • On the Assessment of the Environmental Pillar of ESG Disclosures: A comparative study.
  • The Trust Barriers in Business Settings in Eastern Europe.
  • Challenges of Climate-related Disclosures in Banking Sector: the Case of Baltic States

 

This diverse range of activities and sessions provided participants with valuable knowledge, skills, and opportunities for academic collaboration.

 

EKA STW2023 PHOTO GALLERY

 

Looking forward to see you in Riga at STW2024!

 

STW2023 coordinator:

Jevgenija Dehtjare, dr.oec., Head of the Development of the Scientific Institution

e-mail: jevgenija.dehtjare@eka.edu.lv

phone: +371 22 541 338

 


 

STAFF TRAINING WEEK (STW) 2022

Ekonomikas un kultūras augstskolas organizētā Staff Training Week 2022 - „Training on Academic Writing and Research Methods" norisinājās Rīgā no 20. līdz 23. septembrim.

STW 2022 programme contained several workshops about research design, research paper structure and an application of research methods. Besides, participants intensively worked in groups on their own research ideas.

STW2022 agenda

Workshop “MULTI-CRITERIA DECISION ANALYSIS METHOD TOPSIS”. Dr. Viktorija Skvarciany, Professor, VILNIUS TECH (Lithuania).

Lecture “APPLYING METHODS OF NATURAL SCIENCES IN BUSINESS RESEARCH”. Dr. Anna Svirina, Assistant Professor, EKA University of Applied Sciences (Latvia). Presentation

Lecture “DATA TYPES”. Dr. Jelena Titko, Professor, EKA University of Applied Sciences (Latvia). Presentation


STW2022 OUTCOMES

15 participants from Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Czech Republic, and Italy worked within research groups mentored by experienced researchers -  Dr. Jelena Titko and Dr. Anna Svirina from the EKA University of Applied Sciences (Latvia), Dr. Viktorija Skvarciany and Dr. Indre Lapinskaite from VILNIUS TECH (Lithuania).

STW2022 yielded four research idea to work on within the established groups of researchers:

  • BLOCKCHAIN AN CIRCULAR ECONOMY: A NEW ACONOMIC MODEL FOR ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY (Tomas Pečiulis (Lithuania), Edgars Cerkovskis (Latvia), Stefano Mastrostefano (Italy)).
  • THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT IN LATVIA (Vita Zariņa (Latvia), Inga Shina (Latvia), Anna Svirina (Latvia), Kristine Uzule (Latvia)
  • NAVIGATING THE “ERASMUS WATERS” OF INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION. A COMPARATIVE STUDY BETWEEN LATVIA, POLAND AND THE CZECH REPUBLIC (Veronika Quinn Novotna (Czech Republic, Inese Rutka (Latvia), Lilit Zakoyan (Latvia), Zane Veidenberga (Latvia)
  • JOB CRAFTING INTERVENTION: FOSTERING ACADEMICS‘ ENGAGEMENT (Agnieszka Springer (Poland), Iwona Werner (Poland))
  • INDIVIDUAL AND INSTITUTIONAL BARRIERS PERCEIVED BY STAFF OF HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS TOWARDS DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION (Natalja Verina (Latvia), Zanna Cernostana (Latvia), Harsh Chauchan (Latvia))


STW2022 foto galerija


Looking forward to see you in Riga at STW2023!

STW coordinator:
Jeļena Titko, Vice-rector for science and international cooperation
e-mail: jelena.titko@eka.edu.lv
phone: (+371) 29192678.

 



STAFF TRAINING WEEK (STW) 2021

Staff Training Week “Training on Academic Writing and Research Methods” was organized in September 21-24, 2021 by EKA University of Applied Sciences (Riga, Latvia).

STW 2021 programme contained several workshops about research design, research paper structure and an application of research methods. Besides, participants had the opportunity to meet journal editors and ask the questions about reviewing and publishing process.


September 21,2021

  • Lecture “PUBLICATION STRATEGIES: IDENTIFY JOURNALS AND ADAPT YOUR ARTICLE TO JOURNAL′S UNWRITTEN RULES”. Dr. Abel Polese, senior researcher at Tallinn University (Estonia)


September 22, 2021

  • Lecture “MUST KNOW AND MUST HAVE FOR RESEARCHERS”. Dr. Jelena Titko, Professor, EKA University of Applied Sciences (Latvia).
    Presentation
  • Workshop “DESIGN THINKING FOR RESEARCH”. Dr. Iveta Cirule, SIA BIORGANIK5, Postdoctoral Researcher “Project Open Innovation”.
    Presentation
  • Lecture “BRAINSTORMING, MINDMAPPING AND HYPOTHESIS DEVELOPMENT”. Dr. Velga Vevere, Professor, EKA University of Applied Sciences (Latvia).
    Presentation


September 23, 2021

  • Workshop “RESEARCH METHODS FOR SOCIAL SCIENCES”. Dr. Viktorija Skvarciany, Associate Professor, VILNIUS TECH (Lithuania).
    Presentation


September 24, 2021

-    Workshop “DISCOVERING TOOLS TO VISUALIZE YOUR DATA”. Dr. Anna Svirina, Professor, Kazan National Research Technical University named after A.N. Tupolev – KAI (Russia).
Presentation


STW2021 AGENDA


19 participants from 9 countries (Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Bangladesh) worked within research groups mentored by experienced researchers -  Professor Jelena Titko and Professor Velga Vevere from the EKA University of Applied Sciences (Latvia), Professor Anna Svirina from Kazan National Research Technical University named after A.N. Tupolev – KAI (Russia), Associate Professor Viktorija Skvarciany from VILNIUS TECH (Lithuania).


STW2021 yielded four research idea to work on within the established groups of researchers:

  • THE ROLE OF GAMIFICATION FOR CIRCULAR ECONOMY DEVELOPMENT IN THE LOCAL COMMUNITIES (N.Appalonova (Russia), I.Shina (Latvia),  V.Prilenska (Latvi), G.Conti (Italy).
  • CULTURE AS A DRIVER OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: CASE OF LATVIA (J.Budanceva (Latvia), N.Verina (Latvia), V.Grybaite (Lithuania)
  • IMPACT OF INCOMING CULTURE TOURISM COMPANY SUSTAINABILITY: LATVIA, GERMANY AND CZECH REPUBLIC CASES (V.Vevere (Latvia), V.Zarina (Latvia), J.Gemeinhardt (Germany), L.Jarolimkova (Czech Republic)
  • CULTURAL ECONOMICS ASSESSMENT MODEL (K.Astike (Lithuania), E.Cerkovskis (Latvia), K.Steinbergs (Latvia), S.Juhasova (Slovakia), N.A.Siddik (Bangladesh).


STW2021 Photo gallery


Looking forward to see you in Riga at STW2022!


STW coordinator:

Jeļena Titko, Vice-rector for science and international cooperation
e-mail: jelena.titko@eka.edu.lv
phone: (+371) 29192678.

 



STAFF TRAINING WEEK (STW) 2019

September 25-28, the Staff Training Week 2019 " - „Advanced Research and Teaching Methods", organized in cooperation with Alberta College (AK), took place at the EKA University of Applied Sciences and AK. The STW has already become a tradition, since this is the fourth year the event is hold at the EKA and AK.

This year guests had come from higher education institutions of Italy, Germany, Lithuania, Spain, Bulgaria, Poland, Slovenia, Netherlands and Kazakhstan.

During the week of training participants gained practical knowledge of using games in study process as well as the use of various applications and interactive tools in higher education. Professor Joachim Schwarz from German FOM Hochschule acquainted colleagues with the opportunities of R software for statistical methods in social science research.

Of course, guests had a chance to see Riga.


Detailed STW2019 programme

STW2019 Photo gallery

 



STAFF TRAINING WEEK(STW) 2018

The last week of September, September 25-28, the Staff Training Week-2018 "Digitalization of Higher Education (for academic staff)", organised in cooperation with Alberta College (AK), took place in the University of Economics and Culture (EKA). The STW has already become a tradition, since this is the third year the event is hold in the EKA.

This year guests had come from Italy, Greece, Turkey, Lithuania, Germany, Russia, Bulgaria, Croatia and Slovenia to complement the knowledge.

During the week of training participants learned the organisation of e-learning, got an overview of Moodle and Big Blue Button (BBB) platforms, which the EKA and AK actively use in the study process, as well as of different applications and interactive tools used for higher education. Participants also expanded knowledge on usage of infographics for teaching. Particularly guests appreciated demonstrated business simulation game developed by the EKA that helps students to understand interaction between the various economic processes. Of course, guests had a chance to see Riga.

Detailed event program available in the attachment.

Event program

E-learning system: New approach

Application of Digital Interactive Tools

 



STAFF TRAINING WEEK
2017

Septembra pēdējā nedēļā, no 26. septembra līdz 29. septembrim, Ekonomikas un kultūras augstskolā norisinājās Staff Training Week 2017- „E-learning: Theory and Practice for Beginners” , kuru organizējam kopā ar Alberta koledžu. Staff Training Week jau kļuvusi par tradīciju, jo šis ir otrais gads, kad šāda veida pasākums notiek mūsu augstskolā.

Šogad zināšanas papildināt bija ieradušies viesi no Lietuvas, Spānijas, Islandes un Ungārijas. Apmācību nedēļas laikā dalībnieki apgūs Moodle un Big Blue Button (BBB) platformas, kuras EKA un AK aktīvi izmanto studiju procesā. Ar plašāku pasākuma programmu varat iepazīties pielikumā.

Pasākuma programma

INSTITUTIONAL PRESENTATION.pptx

Bifrost-Kynning-vþe.pptx

RygaErasmus20170926N.pptx

 

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