Fostering international competitiveness

On May the 30th, 2016 Ltd. “Biznesa, mākslas un tehnoloģiju augstskola RISEBA” signed with LIAA the contract No SKV-L-2016/386 on receiving support within the framework of the measure ” Fostering International Competitiveness”, which is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund.

At the end of March and the beginning of April this year, Gaļina Zilgalve, Head of External Relations Department at RISEBA, visited Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. During the visit several events took place:

  • On March 31st, G. Zilgalve participated in the “NET24 Agent Workshop Hanoi” in Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam. During the event, several meetings were held with potential student recruitment agents. During the workshops with many of the agents, different solutions were found for further cooperation opportunities related to attracting foreign students to study at RISEBA.
  • On April 1st and 2nd, Begin Group International Education Exhibitions took place in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, the largest city in Vietnam. G. Zilgalve presented the opportunities offered by the university, study programmes, as well as provided information about studying in Latvia, migration issues related to staying in.

Latvia during studies, as well as about other opportunities that RISEBA offers to students (including ERASMUS+ and double degree opportunities, study scholarship opportunities, various events, internship opportunities, etc.).
Vietnam is a new and potential market and RISEBA will already this year start cooperation on attracting Vietnamese students with several student recruitment agents from this country.

In March this year, Anastasija Kižlo, Head of the RISEBA Study Department, participated in Begin Group international education fairs in Baku (Azerbaijan) and Tbilisi (Georgia). During the fairs, the visitors were informed about RISEBA study programmes, tuition fees, application criteria, as well as other practical information.

Continuing active work on attracting students for the new academic year, Gaļina Zilgalve, Head of External Relations Department at RISEBA, visited the Baltic Council International Education Fair “Baltic Days of International Education” in Vilnius, Lithuania, on February the 26th 2023. At the fair, the visitors had the opportunity to meet the RISEBA representative at the university’s stand, find out more detailed information about the available study programmes, costs and application processes. Similarly to other Baltic neighbours, the Bachelor programmes “Audiovisual Media Arts” and “Architecture” attracted more interest.

On February the 23rd, 2023, Kārlis Ploks, Marketing and Communication Project Manager at RISEBA, represented the university at the international education fair “Baltic Days of International Education” in Tallinn, Estonia, organised by Baltic Council Ltd.

Kārlis was actively working at the university’s stand, telling the visitors about study opportunities at RISEBA and the admission process, as well as providing practical information on everyday life issues.

It should be mentioned that RISEBA’s creative bachelor study programmes – Audiovisual Media Arts and Architecture – attracted more interest.

Karine Manučarjana, Foreign Student Coordinator at RISEBA’s Department of External Relations, participated in the Begin Group’s international education fairs “Begin Central Asia Tour” in Kazakhstan (Almaty and Astana) and Uzbekistan (Tashkent) from 18 February to 21 February 2023.

During the exhibitions in the above-mentioned cities, the visitors had the opportunity to meet a RISEBA representative at the university’s stand and learn more about the study programmes offered by RISEBA, the admission process, student life in Riga, the study period, as well as about the opportunities offered by the university to students.

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