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School interview: Stockholm School of Economics in Riga

by C:F Team on 6th May, 2010 at 9:53 AM CEST

In preparation for the upcoming Challenge:Future Summit in Bled, Challenge:Future invited the most successful schools to answer a few questions about their activities related to sustainability, innovation and future challenges.

We'd like to continue this series of interview with Stockholm School of Economics in Riga (SSE Riga), Latvia. SSE Riga is the school of one of the finalists and mentors that will be attending the C:F Summit, and one of the top 20 schools in this year's C:F competition.

 

How is sustainability and concern regarding our common future integrated in your school programme and activities?

"In designing SSE Riga study programmes and activities, we adhere to a new market view – from eco-abundance to eco-constraints that serves as a solid ground for green entrepreneurship and creative solutions."

What is your school doing to become an innovation leader?

"Students are offered opportunities to experience their studies through team work, student projects on innovation and Research & Development, create their own business in the Business Development Lab. It is achieved through strong partnerships with the labour market in general and the SSE Riga alumni in particular."

How will an increasingly connected world influence your school in coming years? What will be the biggest challenges for your school?

"SSE Riga is connected with universities worldwide within Erasmus, HESP and bilateral cooperation agreements. A good balance between face-to-face and virtual connections provides educational, personal and long-term benefits for the faculty and students alike. Given all the opportunities available, it is important to maintain the SSE Riga identity and balanced activity."

In which direction should the development of Challenge:Future global innovation competition and Challenge:Future Summit go as a youth think tank?

"Challenge: Future should keep a knowledge based view on innovation and consider how to best serve and attract consumers with these new solutions."

Challenge:Future would like to thank John Crockett for providing these answers on behalf of SSE Riga.

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