The world is coping with a wide range of challenges such as migration, cyber-attacks, organised crime, and other new challenges, including a recent virus-led crisis. In the past years these challenges have also become security issues of importance to many European countries. Security challenges are important for any organisation or company, so experienced and well-trained security specialists are vital for development of any company.

At the moment, it is clear that European countries deal with these challenges in different ways. There are no unified standards and approaches as to how specialists should deal with these kind of challenges. There is a need for professional, well-trained specialists who can realise sound security risk management at various levels and in different kind of organisations.

During the intensive programme students will have the opportunity to learn about security risk management, develop skills, and gain knowledge about planning and implementing security management in various organisations. They will also learn about identifying and managing security risks. Of course, security education also requires practical knowledge and cooperation, so the course will include practical activities such as team challenges and exercises, and other activities that can be crucial factors in real situations.

The programme is organised by Turiba University (Riga, Latvia) in partnership with Kazimieras Simonavicius Universiry and few other European universities. On-site activities will take place on 7-11 May 2024 at Turiba University (Latvia).

Also, there will be 3 introduction on-line lectures where students will get to know other participants and will participate in lectures about security basics and security risk management. Dates: 11 April; 18 April; 25 April, 16:00- 17:30 (Vilnius time).

Participation in these on-line lectures is mandatory part of the programme. Students, who successfully pass the whole programme, will be awarded 3 ECTS which will be recognised as part of their study programme at KSU.

Participation in the programme is free of charge. Selected students will receive Erasmus+ scholarship of EUR 553 for the trip and stay costs, and Turiba University will cover accommodation costs in Students’ hostel (2 bedded rooms).

Participants – bachelor and master students of Law and Business field, any other students interested in security risk management topic (except the last year students). Only 5 places are available for KSU students.

Interested? Submit the Application form till 20 February by e-mail international@ksu.lt.

KSU representatives attended the “Vantaa Business Day 2023” in Finland. On November 9–10, the Rector of Kazimieras Simonavicius University, Prof. Dr. Jolanta Bieliauskaite, and the Head of the School of Business Innovation and Communication, Doc. Deimantė Žilinskienė, participated in the Aviation Industry and Future Insights Researchers Meeting in Helsinki.

The meeting focused on trends in aviation city development, collaboration between cities and universities in education, research, and development, and the future needs of aviation training. Discussions also centered on leveraging artificial intelligence and big data for the Tourism, Aviation, and Hospitality Experiences Cluster (THE Cluster), as well as exploring entrepreneurial and service opportunities at airports.

Additionally, KSU representatives were actively involved in “Vantaa Business Day 2023.” The event’s theme this year was “Digitalization, artificial intelligence, and evolving competency requirements in business”. The Business Day stands as one of Vantaa’s largest business seminars, annually attracting around 300 business professionals from the region and beyond.

On November 9th, Chancellor Gabija Skučaitė of Kazimieras Simonavicius University, along with representatives from the International Relations and Strategic Development Department, met with a delegation from the Civil Aviation Academy of Kazakhstan (CAA). The CAA delegation included Chairman of the Board and Rector Beken K. Seidakhmetov, Vice-Rector for Science and Digitalization Prof. Dr. Kairant T. Koshekov, and the Director of the Simulation Flight Center, Daulet Tureakhmetov.

During the meeting, Rector B. K. Seidakhmetov presented the activities of the Academy and the extensive collaboration opportunities in various areas, such as science, mobility, double degree programs, information exchange, internships, professional development, and joint science and technical projects. The Rector also emphasized the Kazakh government’s commitment to supporting science and education in the fields of transportation and logistics, allocating funds accordingly.

It is worth mentioning that in March of this year, KSU signed a cooperation agreement with the Civil Aviation Academy. CAA is the only higher education institution in the Republic of Kazakhstan that trains aviation specialists according to international ICAO, EASA, and IATA requirements.

On Tuesday, a conference titled “Implementation of the Unmanned Aircraft Regulations: Opportunities and Challenges” was organized by Air Navigation to share experiences and discuss how unmanned aircraft (drone) traffic will be managed with the introduction of the U-Space management system.

“The U-Space service system will be deployed and tested in the summer of 2024 and will allow drone pilots to monitor the airspace in real time and air traffic controllers to receive information about and manage drone flights to authorize them to fly.

During the conference, we learned about countries’ experiences in providing U-Space services to ensure safe drone flights.

Presentations were made by Air Navigation, the Agency for Transport Excellence, U-Space system manufacturer Frequentis AG, drone operators, and manufacturers.

On October 3rd, representatives of Kazimiero Simonavičiaus University participated in a scientific-practical conference “The Role of Higher Education in Creating Leadership Opportunities for People with Disabilities and Older Adults” held at the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania. The event was organized by Seimas member and Chair of the Disability Rights Committee, Monika Ošmianskienė, in collaboration with Mykolas Romeris University’s Laboratory for Social Inclusion and Leadership Research, and event partners – Kazimiero Simonavičiaus University and the Association of Municipal Social Care Institutions Managers.

KSU’s Rector Prof. Dr. Jolanta Bieliauskaitė greeted the attendees and emphasized that, regardless of age, physical barriers, or disabilities – we can and should learn leadership from each other. This conference provides an opportunity for higher education institutions to better understand the challenges faced by people with disabilities and older adults, and to address their needs.

Speakers at the conference included representatives from the Ministry of Education, Science and Sports, the Department of Disability Affairs under the Ministry of Social Security and Labor, various Lithuanian and foreign higher education institutions, employers, and representatives of organizations uniting people with disabilities and older adults. Presentations discussed higher education accessibility for people with disabilities, the educational and study needs of older adults, the development of social inclusion and business competencies, and the relevance of inclusion for elderly individuals. Participants from foreign countries shared their successful project experiences. At the conference, a report titled “Inclusion of Adults with Fewer Opportunities in the Education System” was presented by KSU lecturer Prof. Dr. Tomas Butvilas.

On September 21-22, 2023, the Rector of Kazimiero Simonavicius University, Prof. Dr. Jolanta Bieliauskaitė, participated in the annual Central and Eastern European Network of Jurisprudence (CEENJ) conference, organized by the Law School of the University of Padua (Italy).

The Central and Eastern European Network of Jurisprudence was established in 2005. It brings together scholars of legal theory, philosophy of law, and other legal scholars from Austria, the Czech Republic, Croatia, Latvia, Poland, Lithuania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Serbia, Hungary, and other countries. Prof. Dr. Jolanta Bieliauskaitė is a member of this network’s International Advisory Board.

The Rector has not only delivered presentation but also invited legal scholars from various countries to collaborate with Kazimieras Simonavicius University and discussed the possibilities of organizing this conference in Vilnius in 2025.

The EURAM 2024 Conference will be held at the School of Management of the University of Bath (United Kingdom) on June 25–28, 2024.

The theme of the 25th annual conference is: “Fostering Innovation to Address Grand Challenges”.

Technological innovation has always been a significant enabler of value creation, improved competitiveness, and economic growth. It has also contributed to the taming of the impact of long-standing Grand Challenges, most notably, ageing society, environmentally unsustainable economic growth and health impacts of climate change.

The high opportunity cost of not addressing these long-standing and new challenges begs the question: how can innovation help solve major challenges without creating new ones? To answer this question, business organisations, their key stakeholders, governments, and the academic community can collaborate to develop new solutions and ensure that innovation is responsible and ethical. This may require moving beyond “traditional” forms of innovation to include organizational, business models, and social innovation. Thus, there are fruitful opportunities for management scholars to deliver impactful research on the managerial, organisational, and policy challenges inherent in developing the requisite innovations.

During the conference, the panel discussion “Business Schools in Motion – New Frontiers for Management Education in a Changing World” will be moderated by the Head of the KSU School of Business Innovation and Communication, Deimantė Žilinskienė.

About the panel discussion: In view of today’s grand challenges, societies need to go through radical transformations. Business schools can play an important role in supporting and guiding this process. To be able to do so, they also need to change themselves. The panelists of this symposium hold leadership positions at different business schools, some in the center of Europe and some at its periphery. Together with the audience, they will discuss the future development of business schools and the changes that are already under way at their institutions. They will share insights from their own experience and explore new directions for collaboration.

Conference organizers welcome scholars to submit their research to the 2024 EURAM Conference, which focuses on fostering innovation to address long-standing and new Grand Challenges. Members of the KSU community are invited to join and suggest topics for their presentations. First Announcement of Call for Papers: 26 September 2023. Deadline for Paper Submission: 11 January 2024.

More information and deadlines here: 2024_Conference_Flyer.pdf (euram.academy)

EURAM 2024 official website: Theme – EURAM 2024 Annual Conference

We’re thrilled to welcome our international students to the vibrant community of Kazimieras Simonavicius University! As we gear up for the start of the academic year, we’re excited to extend invitations to some fantastic upcoming events.

Join us for our annual on-campus New Academic Year celebration and the Welcome Days orientation activities.

The Welcome Days will take place on campus from Sep 4-6, followed by an online session on Sep 7.

Check out the agenda for the full scoop here: Welcome Days Schedule

This event is your gateway to KSU’s study process, campus resources, your fellow students, and the beauty of Vilnius and Lithuania. Enjoy ice-breakers, snacks, and a cultural exchange with peers. Explore Vilnius Old Town, take a Trakai adventure and indulge in “kibinai” tasting.

Get ready for some KSU awesomeness! See you soon at Kazimieras Simonavicius University!

Exelia Business School (France) is organizing its annual “Research day on Innovation” which will take part on 23 May, 2024.

The main topic of the event – Disruption and destruction. Creative extensions of core concepts of innovation research. Special Issue associated with this Research Day: Creativity and Innovation Management.

Members of the KSU community are invited to join this conference and give presentations. Deadline for submission of extended abstract: 23 September 2023.

This research day presentation and consideration to the special issue calls for submissions that study issues or cases of disruption and destruction as they pertain to or impact innovation and creativity. Organization committee are looking for strong, compelling theoretical and actionable contributions to enhance our understanding from the perspective of creativity and innovation management.

We are delighted that members of our university contributed to the organization of the event.

Organization committee member Dr. Dr. Steffen Roth is Full Professor of Management at the Excelia Business School, France, and Full Professor of Social Sciences as well as President of the Senate at Kazimieras Simonavicius University, Lithuania.

Co-Guest editors for the Special Issue: Deimante Žilinskienė is the Managing Director of the Business Innovation School at Kazimieras Simonavičius University, Lithuania.

More information about the event and requirements can be found here: https://lnkd.in/dBJ6jtBr

The Center of IP, Media and Innovation Law (University for Continuing Education Krems, Austria) hosts the first DDM4SME Conference on Data Economy Law (DELCON) on June 26, 2023 in Krems (Austria). The conference is jointly organized by the ERASMUS+ Strategic Partnership consortium consisting of the University for Continuing Education Krems (Austria), Masaryk University (Czech Republic), Georg-August-University Goettingen (Germany) and Kazimieras Simonavicius University (Lithuania)

In the modern data economy, data-driven management (DDM) and data-oriented business models require a broad spectrum of competences and skills: an intertwined technical understanding, management know-how and profound legal knowledge. Against this background, the Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership “DDM4SME” was initiated in 2020. The goal of the partnership is a research-based development and implementation of a new multinational, transdisciplinary LL.M. Program on Data Economy Law. The Program shall enhance learners’ employability and increase the competitiveness of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and start-ups. The project is nearing completion and the LL.M. Program will start in October 2023.

DELCON 1 is not only meant to be the concluding conference for the project DDM4SME, but also the start of a new conference series – accompanying an innovative study program. It will provide a platform for presentations and discussions covering current issues in the field of data and innovation law.  Presentations at the conference will be centered around: Data, Artificial Intelligence & Beyond: Legal Challenges And Potentials For Startups And Smes In The Data Businesses

Programme: Conference Program DeLCON

Free of Charge

Limited Number of Places Available

Coffee, Snacks and Lunch Included

Registration: ta.ca.inu-uanod@impi

On June 7–10, researchers from Kazimieras Simonavicius University (KSU) Next Society Institute held a meeting in Vilnius.

The main purpose of this meeting was to bring together management researchers and consultants in a bid to kick-start the NSI management tool factory, that is, a sub-unit or process of NSI devoted to the translation of systems theoretical ideas into hands-on organizational and management consulting tools.

On June 7, the KSU Next Society Institute held the discussion Next2Next, which took place in the Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania. The leaders of the Next Society Institute, Steffen Roth and Lars Clausen, together with invited guests Dovilė Gaižauskienė (Senior Policy Analyst at the Government Strategic Analysis Center of Lithuania), Denis Chichmaryov (Country Head for EPAM Lithuania and EPAM Latvia), and Clement Le Bechennec (Global Sales Director at Teltonika Energy), discussed synergies between theoretical approaches and business.

The final day of the meeting was devoted to developing the concept and preparing for the NSI Forum, which is taking place in the autumn of this year.

The Next Society Institute was established at KSU in 2021. It advances social systems theory in the tradition of Niklas Luhmann and explores synergies with alternative schools of systems theory. More about the Next Society Institute: https://next.ksu.lt

Save the date for the discussion “Next2Next” which will be held tomorrow (June 7) at 15:00-16:30 (EEST) in the Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania, in Statehood Space (2nd floor, room 237).

The discussion will be chaired by the leaders of the KSU Next Society Institute.

Steffen Roth is a Professor of Management at the La Rochelle Business School (France) and a Professor as well as President of the Senate of Kazimieras Simonavicius University (Lithuania).

Steffen Roth earned his Diploma in Sociology from Chemnitz University of Technology in 2002, his PhD in Economics and Management (Dr. rer. pol) from the same university in 2010, and his PhD in Sociology from the University of Geneva in 2013. He is a social systems theorist who focus his research on theories and applications of functional differentiation in modern societies. Further fields of research include multifunctional organizations and markets, the digital transformation of social theory, and foresight and future studies.

Lars Clausen is a trained sociologist, teacher, designer of learning materials and consultant. He is a lecturer at the UCL University College in Denmark, a doctoral candidate at the Europa University in Flensburg, Germany and a research fellow at the Next Society Institute at Kazimieras Simonavicius University, Lithuania.

His current activities are design and implementation of large-scale interventions through potentialization of organizational capacity. Lars Clausen has published on a wide range of topics, such as educational policy, management theory, network organizations, elites and state formation and societal transformation in the wake of media revolutions.

Next Society Institute leaders Steffen Roth and Lars Clausen, together with guests Dovilė Gaižauskienė (Senior Policy Analyst at the Government Strategic Analysis Center of Lithuania), Denis Chichmaryov (Country Head for EPAM Lithuania and EPAM Latvia) and Clement Le Bechennec (Global Sales Director at Teltonika Energy) will brainstorm on what tools are needed for leadership and management to withstand and prosper in the next society.

This discussion is a part of Next Society Institute „Tool Factory“ meeting, which will take place on 7-10th of June in Vilnius.

More information about event here: KSU Next Society Institute invites to discussion Next2Next – ksu.lt