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EKA Science Club was established on January 27, 2020 by the order of EKA University of Applied Sciences Rector Oksana Lentjušenkova. It is an interest club, which unites EKA lecturers. As president of the club was appointed EKA Vice-rector for Science and International Cooperation, Professor Dr. Jelena Titko, but for the Vice President - EKA Lecturer, PhD. candidate Edgars Čerkovskis.

Dr.oec. Jelena Titko PhD. candid. Edgars Čerkovskis

Rector′s order on the establishment of the club

EKA Science Club Statutes

Club activities directions:

  • To contribute to the development of EKA research
  • To develop EKA′s priority research directions
  • Increasing the popularity of scientific events organized by EKA

Photo from the founding event:

Club members

Dr. Tatjana TAMBOVCEVA is a Professor at the Riga Technical University (Latvia). She has more than 25 years’ experience in lecturing both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Her research interests focus on circular economy, green production and consumption; change of consumer behavior; corporate social and environmental responsibility; sustainable building, real estate management, project management and use of ICT in many areas.

Dr. Tambovceva has published more than 150 articles in national and international academic journals. She is an author to a number of specialized books and reports on Management, Sustainable development and Project Management. She is a member and an expert in a number of international Societies, Councils and Foundations. She is the Managing Editor of the Scientific Journal “Economics and Business” and Head deputy of the Department of Civil Construction and Real Estate Economics and Management at the Riga Technical University in Latvia.

Dr. Jelena TITKO is a Professor at the EKA University of applied Sciences (Latvia). She also holds an administrative position of a Vice-Rector for Science and International Cooperation at EKA.

She is an expert in the fields of Education and Economics and Entrepreneurship of the Latvian Council of Science; an author of more than 60 scientific papers in the field of economics, business, management and education; an expert representing Latvia in the Eurydice study “Digital Education at School in Europe”. She is an Editor-in-Chief of the journal “Economics and Culture” and a member of a scientific board of the journal “Business, Management and Education”.

Dr.oec. Ilona Lejniece is author of scientific publications on reputation and reliability, social corporate responsibility, intellectual capital, consumer behaviour, tax policy, tax governance,  good governance, non-financial reporting, data protection, digital competence.

Professional experience in financial institutions and the Saeima of the Republic of Latvia, consultations in national economics and finance, tax governance, has been the financial director and board member of a road construction company. Experience in the analysis of the state and local budget and analysis of proposals, work with the database of regulatory enactments, development of legislative initiatives.

Participant of a development of “The Social Charter of Banks” of the Latvian Commercial Bank Association (2015).

From 2017 Docent of EKA University of Applied Sciences. From 2018 Member of the Constitutional Assembly of EKA University of Applied Sciences. Participant in organization of the game “Latvian Budget XXXX” at the EKA University of Applied Sciences (2018, 2019). 2019 foundation of the Scholarship “Ilona Lejniece Scholarship for achievement of aims” at the EKA University of Applied Sciences.

From 2020 participant of  EKA University of Applied Sciences of the Science Club.

From 2020 Researcher of Institute of Economics of the Latvian Academy of Sciences, Doctrine “The most significant quantitative and qualitative aspects of the strategic development of the Latvian state in the 21st century: the concept of development until 2050” co-author.

From 2020 Expert of the Latvian Academy of Sciences in the field of Social Sciences. 

Orchid Author ID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-2963-087X
Scopus Author ID: 57207845481

Dr. Oksana LENTJUSHENKOVA is an Associate Professor at the EKA University of Applied Sciences (Latvia). She also holds an administrative position of a Rector. She is an expert in the field of Economics and Entrepreneurship of the Latvian Council of Science.

Dr. Lentjushenkova has more than twenty years academic experience in different educational institutions (e.g. Riga Technical University, National Defence Academy, EKA University of Applied Sciences, Alberta College etc.). During these years she worked with different groups of students with different level of knowledge and motivation for studies applying innovative teaching methods.

She has more than fifteen years experience in the management of higher education institutions. From 2006 till 2015 she was a Director of the Alberta College. In 2011 she had developed the unique e-learning system at the Alberta college by providing lectures, seminars, guest lecturers online for students and using strength methodology for teaching students. This system was awarded by the Latvian Open Technology Association as a best ICT solution for education in 2015.

Her research interests are focused in the field of intellectual capital management, quality assurance and strategic management.
E-mail: oksana@augstskola.lv

Dr. Inga Shina is a Professor at the EKA University of applied Sciences (Latvia). She also holds an administrative position as the Program Director of Master degree program Business Administration and 1st level professional higher education study program Marketing.

She is an expert in the field Economics and Entrepreneurship of the Latvian Council of Science; an author of more than 30 scientific papers in the field of economics, business, management and education, corporate social and environmental responsibility; co-author of two books: “Vide un ekonomika” (Environment and Economics) and “Green Economics: Policy and Practice in Eastern Europe”.

Dr. Shina is the head of ES Eurydice project, which compiles analytical reports on European national education systems and current education policy issues. She is the Managing Editor of the Scientific Journal “Economics and Business”.

Mg.sc.soc. Edgars CERKOVSKIS is a Lecturer at the EKA University of applied Sciences (Latvia); he also holds an administrative position of a EKA alumni association.

He has created and runs more than 10 innovative study courses in several Latvian universities - digital economy, digital technologies, artificial intelligence, digital tools and their applications and many more. Cerkovskis has led courses for several Latvian-scale companies, including the Joint Stock Company Latvijas Dzelzceļš, the State Employment Agency, the Ministry of Finance, etc.

He has also given lectures on digitization topics in almost all Latvian municipalities. In the last 2 years, it has trained more than 600 school principals throughout Latvia and educated about 5,000 teachers on various issues related to digitization. He has published articles on digitization and its role in education and the economy in the most popular Latvian mass media and regularly performs as an expert on Latvian television and radio.

He is the author of several digital tools, such as the Virtual Economy Cabinet and several simulation online games for students. The digital materials, programs and methods developed by Cerkovskis are still used in the largest Latvian learning centers - Riga Distance Learning Secondary School, European Distance Learning Center, Latvian Distance Learning Professional Center and European Distance Learning Secondary School.

One of the most important works is the development and approbation of the Education Quality Index in Latvian schools, as well as the introduction of Virtual Reality in 3 Latvian schools.

Club news

19.12.2020. EKA Science Club discusses priorities for future, takes in new members and presents books

An online meeting of the EKA University of Applied Sciences  Science Club took place on 19.12.2020. Within the meeting priorities for research development were discussed, new members were admitted, the most outstanding members of the club were awarded for achievements in research, as well as two books by EKA university lecturers were presented.

The virtual meeting was attended by rector of the EKA university - Oksana Lentushenkova, as well as lecturers - current and potential club members.

New members were admitted to the club : EKA university associate professor Larisa Turusheva, RTU professor and EKA guest lecturer Tatiana Tambovceva, as well as EKA docents Еlena Budanceva, Ilona Leiniece and Natalya Verina.

The President of the EKA Science Club, EKA Vice-Rector for Science and International Relations Elena Titko, reminded the participants about the priorities of the Science Strategy (ZRDAS2020) and told about future plans for research development.

Two study books were presented at the meeting of the Science Club  - “Introduction to Circular Economy” (authors: T. Tambovceva, E. Titko) and “Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility” (authors: V. Vevere, A. Svirina).

At the end of the meeting the best EKA researchers of the year 2019/2020 were awarded. This honorary title was awarded to:

In the field of management - EKA Professor Velga Vevere;

In the field of economics - EKA docent Aija Sannikova;

In the field of law - EKA docent Karina Zalcmane;

In the field of IT - EKA docent Marcis Pinnis;

In the field of translation - EKA associate professor Larisa Turusheva.

Gratitude was also given to the staff of EKA university, who have made a significant contribution and support to the university′s research, as well as to the teaching staff who has provided the greatest research support to EKA students and to the development of the Erasmus + international program.





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