Monday, May 13, 2013

Invitation: Riga Conference 21 May 2013
Internationalisatin of Higer Education
Attracting an Retaining Talents for Competitiveness of the Central Balitc Sea Region

The vision of the Expat project is to make the Central Baltic Sea Region – Sweden, Finland, Estonia and Latvia – a warmly welcoming region for international knowledge workers: professionals, students, and their families. It is no accident we are meeting in Riga: while it has a noble history as a city of commerce, science and learning, for the last 20 years Riga has been emerging from isolation. Today Latvia is a member of the EU and part of the single European education and science space. However, the unresolved and related challenges of self-isolation of the education sector and under investment in research and science have created a considerable ‘brain drain’.

While we were busy recovering from a global economic crisis, with Latvia one of its hardest-hit nations, the world has changed once again, and its centre of gravity has shift ted to the East – the Far East.
How will this story run? Will Latvia prove to be case study of post-crisis economic recovery, a future hub of innovation and competitiveness in an increasingly harmonised Baltic Sea Region? Let’s find out by being par t of its story!
Baltic Research Centre for East Asian studies AsiaRes invites you to participate in the conference Internationalisation of Higher Education. This conference is supported by the EU Interreg 4a Central Baltic programme as part of the project Expat: Innovative Services for International Talents in the Central Baltic Sea Region, of which the University of Latvia is a partner.
 The objective of the conference is to explore the needs and opportunities created by internationalisation of higher education in our region in the current (non-)crisis context of ongoing European integration and the economic and cultural rise of East Asia.

Tuesday 21 May 2013, from 08:30 to 18:00
Stockholm School of Economics, Strēlnieku iela 4, Soros Auditorium.
To attend the conference, please register before 16 May 2013, 18:00 Riga time by completing the registration form on AsiaRes webpage 2013
For international guests, conference organisers have agreed a special discount with Albert Hotel, which is conveniently located near conference venue (when booking, use codeword: Expat).
Should you have any additional questions about this event, please contact Ms. Agnese StÅ«rmane (mobile +371 26134144 , For press and publicity inquiries, please contact Ms. Ieva Kustova, P.R.A.E. Ltd. (mobile +371 29482274,

Conference Programme

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