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KSU partner – Algebra International university (Croatia) invites students to spend the summer in a meaningful and interesting way by participating in the distance Summer School, which will take place on July 5-25.

KSU students will receive a 5% discount on the total price.

Courses offered:

• Artificial intelligence;

• Cyber security;

• Branding;

• Data-driven storytelling.

All offered courses are 6 or 3 ECTS credits, so it is possible to transfer earned credit back to your home institution where you are presently enrolled in a degree program.

Registration is open until May 15, 2020.

All information and registration: https://bit.ly/2xVXlCn

Kazimieras Simonavičius University Big Data Excellence Centre has become the official representative of Futures Platform in Lithuania. Futures Platform is a strategic insights tool that helps companies plan their operations in light of future changes.

Developed and commercialized by Finnish scientists and specialists in 2016, the Trend Forecasting Tool provides a broad picture of social change in technology, economics, environment and politics. The unique Futures Platform information repository holds data on over 700 future phenomena. Futures Platforms operates on a SaaS (Software as a Service) principle.

Prof. Dr. Jari Kaivo-oja

“What’s happening in the world right now illustrates the need for and the benefits of this type of tool,” says Dr. Jari Kaivo-oja, Professor of Kazimieras Simonavičius University, Head of the Master’s Programme in Future Insights and Strategic Management. According to him, the world has long lived under so-called VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, Ambiguity) conditions. Volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity are elementary parts of many emerging phenomena, COVID-19 phenomena as well (https://www.futuresplatform.com/blog/covid-19-world-after). Under these real-life conditions, standard solutions are not appropriate and new agile methods are needed. Strategic insights and tools, such as Futures Platform, provide frameworks where both businesses, politicians and NGOs can explore the future, develop and test business strategies, and plan for change. This strategic foresight tool, which can be tailored to organizations for their special business and social needs, is widely used in European industries and business operations.

Prof. Dr. Arūnas Augustinaitis

The Futures Platform tool provides a wealth of detailed and useful information on global trends in various fields. This helps anticipate future changes and plan the organization accordingly, both in the short and long term, to keep up with global trends and to prevent investments in areas that will be less relevant in the future. Collaboration tools offered by the Futures Platform make it easy to involve team members or other stakeholders in processes.

“For example, municipalities can use the Futures Platform tool when planning urban and regional development scenarios, involving all stakeholders in the strategic process and see not only how their planned development correlates with global urban and regional development trends, but also with all stakeholders,” says Prof. Dr. Arūnas Augustinaitis, Lecturer of the Master’s Programme in Future Insights and Strategic Management.

Saku Koskinen

“The recent global developments and the wild card, called Covid-19, has once again proven the importance of continuous foresight and horizon scanning work. We work daily with world leading organizations on future related processes and activities, and lately we have seen a strong signal from these organizations to build continuous and automated AI based foresight systems and solutions. There are two main reasons behind this development. First, a clear lack of time and resources to carry out these activities. Second, it is no longer enough to understand the trends and impacts of you own industry or domain, there is a need to be able to scan the future with a wider scope. That is why we at Futures Platform want to develop a world leading foresight platform,” says Saku Koskinen, Foresight Expert and Partner Futures Platform.

Creating updated future scenarios with Futures Platform is not a one-off project every few years. It is a consistent communication of the latest developments in trends that are important to the organization and its operations. A core feature of Futures Platform is the visual Trend Radar which visualizes which trends are affecting the future. By creating a digital radar around your theme of interest, you can see in a single image the holistic, 360-degree view of changes related to your theme. This tool helps CEOs and management teams work together with updated foresight analyses. The radar provides direct, one-click access to relevant articles and videos produced by experts on the future, providing a broader picture of how the world is changing. More about the Futures Platform can be found at www.futuresplatform.com. Currently, the Futures Platform is used by organizations such as Business Finland, Fortum, Fiskars Group, the European Commission’s Joint Research Center (JRC), IESE Business School in Barcelona, and other leading organizations.

For more information, please contact KSU Chancellor Darius Verbyla, E-mail: darius.verbyla@ksu.lt, Tel: +370 612 78 493

More about Big Data Excellence Centre here.

KSU Rector prof. dr. Arūnas Augustinaitis and Director of the Business School Deimantė Žilinskienė had a meeting with partners of the project (universities of Poland, Cyprus and Malta) and  disscussed about the possibilities of improving students and teachers communication skills, learning competences by using state-of-the-art and digital methods. The meeting was held on the 28th-29th of November, in Katowice, Poland.

Our new International Aviation lecturer Diogenis Papiomytis has joined to KSU team this semester. He heads the Commercial Aviation research and consulting practice of Frost & Sullivan, a global aviation consultancy. He is responsible for the delivery of industry research reports and strategy consulting projects, with clients coming from Airlines, Airports, Aircraft Manufacturing and Aviation Aftermarket segments. He previously worked in the Corporate Strategy department of c and as a Senior Lecturer in Aviation Studies at Buckinghamshire New University in the UK. Diogenis holds a BA (Hons) in Modern Languages and International Business, a MSc in Air Transport Management from Cranfield University and a MBA from Cass Business School at London City University.

Our lecturer Diogenis Papiomytis in CNBC: https://www.cnbc.com/video/2019/03/13/boeing-issue-has-brand-implications-as-well-analyst-says.html

Last week (September 18-19, 2019) the research team of the project „Platforms of Big Data Foresight (PLATBIDAFO)“ took part in the workshop on Big Data Lakes and Libraries, which was organised in Malta by Kazimieras Simonavičius University (KSU) (Lithuania) together with the University of Malta and the world famous Edward de Bono Institute for the Design and Development of Thinking. The Edward De Bono Institute is known for their contribution to the fields of Future Studies, Innovation Management, Creativity and Entrepreneurship.

Participants from KSU, University of Malta, the Edward de Bono Institute and other education institutions and industry discussed challenges and possibilities of the Big Data Library development. Speakers introduced theoretical and practical approaches on the integration of foresight methods, discussed sources, combination of Big Data Lakes and other principles of Big Data Library development. During the discussions the foundations for the theoretical model of the Big Data and Foresight integration were set up.

The project “Platforms of Big Data Foresight (PLATBIDAFO)” is implemented by Big Data Excellence Centre at Kazimieras Simonavičius University and is financed by the Research Council of Lithuania. The project aims to create tools and methodologies, which will enable companies and organisations to tackle social problems by helping them to identify social exclusion, demographic change, regional development and other problems as well as spotting and predicting future trends.

This summer from July 16th until 27th Turiba University in Riga will host NORDPLUS intensive course „Security and Active Citizenship”. We invite to apply students of all faculties, especially Security and Law programmes.

In recent years security issues have become important also to Baltic and Nordic countries. World is coping such challenges as migration, conflicts based on different cultural backgrounds, cyber-attacks and other new challenges. This leads to fact that there is need for high quality training for young security specialists.

Student will gain knowledge of assessment of security tactics for guarded sites, basics of tactical planning and implementation methods for threat prevention and their legal regulation; comprehensive knowledge of facts, theory and correlations necessary for carrying out work related tasks, personal growth and development, active citizenship and social integration. There will be topics of Stress Management in Crisis Situations, Globalization and Intercultural communication, Team-building as well as Active citizenship included in the course.

In this Course participants will be bachelor and master level students from Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and Finland. Lessons and practical seminars will be led by professors from 4 partner Universities as well as invited professionals.

Language of the Course – English, participation in the Course – free of change. Organisers will cover travel, accommodation, catering, study visits’ and free time activity costs. Students will receive 3 ECTS for the participation in the Course.

Please fill application form and send it to interntional@ksu.lt until 17 June. Only 6 students from KSU will get chance to participate in this course.

Feedback and video about the previous Courses can be found here.

This Course is implemented by Turiba University (Latvia) in a cooperation with Kazimieras Simonavičius University (Lithuania), Tallinn University of Technology (Estonia) and Turku School of Economics (Finland). Project receives financial support from NORDPLUS Higher education program. Project number: NPHE-2019/10177.

Kazimiero Simonavičiaus University continues developing an international cooperation network with foreign universities. Last week KSU has been visited by Olena Sviatun PHD, Associate Professor, Chair of Comparative and European Law, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv.
The guest and KSU Rector prof. dr. Arūnas Augustinaitis discussed the possibility of a double degree diploma in Master of Law programs.

We kindly invite KSU students and others to open lectures at Kazimieras Simonavičius University given by international lecturers.

7 May – Lecturer Esin Benhür Aktürk from Istanbul Aydin University (Turkey) will give lecture “Importance of human recourse and public relations”. Lecture will start at 16.05 in room no. 209.

10 May – Lecturer Melis Türkan Parlak from Istanbul Aydin University (Turkey) will give lecture “Protection of human rights in peace and war time. Human rights protection mechanism under international law”. Lecture will start at 10.15 in room no. 204.

14 May – Lecturer Marcin Białecki from The Cardinal Wyszynski University (Poland) will give lecture “The legal framework of child abduction cases with the focus on mediation”. Lecture will start at 12.00 in room no. 204.

15 May – Lecturers Aleksandra Pieloch-Babiarz and Tomasz Sosnowski from University of Lodz (Poland) will give lecture “Business idea development”. Lecture will start at 13.40 in room no. 214.

All students of Aviation Management are invited to participated in the competition for participation in International Aviation School which will be organized in frames of Erasmus+ project “SPREAD YOUR WINGS”.

The main aim of this project is to increase the quality and relevance of knowledge and skills of Aviation Management students in response to the needs of the labour market and the socio-economic environment. There will be created a new course “The Development of Sustainable Aviation” which will include the topics related to a new conceptual model of responsible and conscious aviation that sees its development in line with the interests of the social and natural environment and takes into account existing ecological barriers and expectations of the society.

Project is implemented by three partners:

  • University of Information Technology and Management in Rzeszow, Poland (project leader);
  • Kazimieras Simonavičius University, Lithuania;
  • Transport and Telecommunication Institute, Latvia. 

International Aviation School will take place in Latvia, Riga on 23-27 September 2019.

Selected candidates will have to prepare and participate in activities in Latvia, and will be awarded with 6 ECTS credits according to their completion of the assignments during the activities.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

All candidates must submit the following documents:

The documents must be provided to the International Relations Office (room no. 201). The submitted materials will not be returned.

Jury will select 3 applications rated as the best among the submitted applications. Only these 3 applicants will participate in International Aviation School together with other 6 students from Poland and Latvia. 

DEADLINE

Documents must be submitted no later than 25.04.2018.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • The schedule of the International Aviation School will be provided to the participants at least 2 months before the activities.
  • Students are expected to attend all classes during International Aviation School.
  • Each participant will receive 455 EUR for living and travel costs for activities in Latvia.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact by e-mail international@ksu.lt or phone +370 686 34423.

We kindly invite KSU students and others to open lectures at Kazimieras Simonavičius University given by international lecturers.

11 April – Lecturer Toth J. Zoltan from Karoli Gaspar University (Hungary) will give lectures “Constitutional development and current constitutional system of Hungary” and “Death penalty and human rights: how to find the balance in multi – national societies”. Lectures will start at 10.15 in room no. 210.

16 April – Lecturer Mustafa Algül from Nisantasi University (Turkey) will give lecture “The history of Turkish cinema and its industry”. Lecture will start at 14.20 in room no. 212.

Kazimieras Simonavičius University together with 14 international partners successfully implemented the project “Investing in Entrepreneurial Universities in Caucasus and Central Asia” which was financed under Erasmus+ Programme (Key Action 2 – Capacity Building in the field of Higher Education).

Project partners:

  • Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg, Germany (the leading partner)
  • Masaryk University, Czech Republic
  • Vrije University Brussel, Belgium
  • Kazimieras Simonavičius University, Lithuania
  • University of Minho, Portugal
  • Glasgow Caledonian University, UK
  • Ilia State University, Georgia
  • Caucasus University, Georgia
  • Bank of Georgia University, Georgia
  • Kutaisi University, Georgia
  • Kyrgyz Economic University, Kyrgyz Republic
  • International Ataturk Alatoo University, Kyrgyz Republic
  • Issyk-Kul State University, Kyrgyz Republic
  • University of Economy and Enterprises, Kyrgyz Republic
  • Association of Educational Establishments “Education Network”, Kyrgyz Republic

The main goal of the project was to enhance entrepreneurial culture and creativity within higher education in Georgia and Kyrgyz Republic and to strengthen the role of higher education institutions as an active stakeholder that contributes to the socio-economic development of society by fostering cooperation enterprise-university at both academic and industry level as well as between EU and beneficiary countries. The project achieved this goal by developing a creative and supportive environment at institutional level through the establishment of CreaLABs and a network of them in Georgia and Kyrgyz Republic. These networks are serving as platforms to encourage and foster students’ entrepreneurial ideas and at the same time support the bridge that links enterprises and universities for the benefit of innovation and socio-economic development in beneficiary countries.

During the project the following results were achieved:

  • European best practices in the production of innovation and preparation of documents necessary for enhancing entrepreneurship in HEIs through interaction between university-enterprises were disseminated in Georgia and Kyrgyz Republic.
  • Creative centres (CreaLABs) were set up and equipped in each GE and KG HEI to support students and researchers ideas that can potentially end up in the market and commercial products through entrepreneurship and open innovation.
  • Improved skills and competences of staff working in CreatLABs to support entrepreneurship and bring closer enterprises and universities.
  • Designed an intensive training programme on teaching entrepreneurship for professors and students seeking to integrate effective and new methods of teaching entrepreneurship in the respective courses through case-studies and problem-solving methods.
  • Implemented pilot activities which were organised by CreaLABs.
  • Created a network of professors and practitioners to encourage entrepreneurship and cooperation enterprise-university in beneficiary countries.

The project was implemented on October 2015 – March 2019.

A member of the European Parliament Antanas Guoga visited Kazimieras Simonavičius University yesterday. KSU Rector prof. dr. Arūnas Augustinaitis and KSU Business School Professor dr. Birutė Teodora Visokavičienė discussed the model of universal base income as an alternative of 21st century poverty, inequality and exclusion. Also, economic assumptions, sustainability and philosophy of adaptation of the universal base income model were discussed during the meeting. Activities and plans of KSU Global Economy Center have been presented as well as the researches carried out by KSU in the field of big data, future foresight and linguistic technologies.

Antanas Guoga and KSU representatives discussed about the development and innovative potential of Lithuania’s regions, economic development and social challenges.