by C:F Team on 21st November, 2009 at 2:24 PM CEST

Stockholm School of Economics in Riga (SSE Riga) is not only among the top schools by the number of earned sparks, but probably has one of the highest »per capita« participation in Challenge:Future – 10% of overall student body is engaged in the competition!

The school, which is considered one of the best business schools in the Baltics, has celebrated its 15th Anniversary this month, while its parent Stockholm School of Economics in Stockholm has marked 100th Anniversary in September.

SSE Riga is famous not only by its quality of education, but also by various innovative projects carried out by its students and alumni. "Students get their first insights in entrepreneurship during their first six weeks at school when they are involved in the SSE Riga Enterprise Challenge as part of the core study programme. In addition, they can choose an elective course in social entrepreneurship or participate in the Business Reactor to create experimental and commercial business ideas. Guest lectures, company visits, internships and meetings with the alumni intensify the learning process and open up new horizons that often spark new business ideas that, in turn, can be implemented in the Business Development Lab," says Diana Pauna, SSE Riga Pro-rector.

"Technology has allowed for a rapid transmission of creative ideas, and You Tube, Facebook, Skype and other IT solutions are striking examples. Given the global crisis and the slowdown of economy here in the Baltic countries in general and in Latvia in particular, Challenge:Future is launched at the right time to foster innovations and creativity that in the long run will produce more jobs and workplaces. It is very much in line with the SSE Riga approach to encourage and support student participation in creating active learning environment.

"Challenge:Future adds immense learning value to SSE Riga students who have become participants in this student competition. We expect our students to generate, test and put ideas to work, develop their social networks and build bridges between individuals worldwide," she adds.

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Sandra Jekabsone

Sandra Jekabsone

Congrats! SEE made it!

30th November, 2009 @ 3:47 PM CEST

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