After submitting the proposal for E³UDRES² 2.0 - the roadmap for deepening and extending the collaboration and actions of the E³UDRES² partnering institutions - to the European Commission ealier this year, the long wait for the decision on the funding is now over. The consortium was successful in convincing the commission with its ambitious application: The work of the alliance will definitely continue until 2027 and get supported with funding of around 14.4 million euros. The main focus of the next phase will lie on intensifying the existing cooperation of the now nine full partner universities.
In the 2023 spring semester, two girls from Ukraine studied at Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences. While studying at Chernihiv Polytechnic National University, Ukraine, both girls Anastasiia Kaliuzhna and Anastasiia Blyzniuk were offered to study one semester abroad in Latvia. Girls dreamed about studying abroad and as soon as they found out about this opportunity they applied!
On May 16, ViA - Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences received the Best Practice University certificate, which is a confirmation that we work in accordance with the principles of good management in attracting foreign students and ensuring quality studies.
In the 2023 spring semester, two girls from Armenia studied at Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences. While studying at Brusov State in Armenia, Monika Papikyan had an Erasmus+ opportunity to study at Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences in Latvia for 5 months. In Valmiera, she was studying for a master’s degree in the field of Tourism and Business Environment Administration. But third-year student Lusine Tovmasyan at Brusov State University in Armenia, from the Department of Service and Social Sciences. It all began when I filled out the application and got selected as an Erasmus student to study Tourism Management.
Universities and higher education institutions have long been regarded as the cradles of knowledge and innovation. As we step into the future, the landscape of higher education is undergoing a profound transformation. With the advent of digitalization and the changing expectations of the new generation, universities must adapt to stay relevant and provide an effective learning environment. Which is why ViA is especially keen to be the part of Accelerate Future HEI team who is working on supporting and enhancing the capability of higher education to undergo the transformational changes.
From May 15 to 19, 2023, Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences (ViA) will host the activities of International Week, which is given the following motto this year – Future university. Connecting regions. The week is designed to give the European University E³UDRES² partners and other ViA cooperation partners the opportunity to network, create long-term contacts for joint studies, research and innovation development, and share their experience with students, young people, and representatives of several organizations in the region.