International Summer School
International Summer University
International Summer School "Contemporary Baltic capitals: New Business Opportunities" is a 3-week joint course on current economic challenges and business opportunities facing the Baltic societies and business enterprises in this region, offered by three leading Baltic Universities - University of Latvia, University of Tartu and Vilnius University.
The business oriented program with strong practical emphasis on company visits in Tallinn, Riga and Vilnius will be held from 2 July until 21 July 2012. The participants will spend the first week in Estonia (Tallinn), the second week in Latvia (Riga) and the third week in Lithuania (Vilnius). Six company visits will be organized in each country, whereas the companies are chosen from the following sectors: financial, IT, marketing and tourism, marine trade and transportation, construction.
The aim of the program is to familiarize the students with current challenges and opportunities facing the Baltic/Eastern European economies through company visits and discussion meetings with upper-level managers of local and international businesses. Cultural events of the program will include city tours, visits to renowned museums and landmarks as well as attendance of cultural events.
Week I: Estonia.
Location: Tallinn, 02-08 July 2012.
University of Tartu (est.1632) - The University of Tartu was founded in 1632 by the King of Sweden and was intended to pursue research and advance learning in a variety of disciplines, it has continued to adhere to this approach throughout the centuries, and remains today the only classical university of Estonia and a leading centre of research. As a national university it has a task to keep Estonia's national culture. The University of Tartu includes 9 faculties, 17 000 students and the academic staff of 1700. The main historical campus of the University is located in the city of Tartu in Southern Estonia. The University also has the major role in the regional co-operation in the country and has developed several new campuses in Estonia, including one in the city centre of vibrant Tallinn, the capital of Estonia.
Week II: Latvia.
Location: Riga, 08-15 July 2012.
University of Latvia (est.1919) - The University of Latvia, located in the Latvian capital Riga, has preserved its main goal - to be the centre of the Latvian intellectual life by formulating new tasks and goals, over the ninety years of its existence, the University of Latvia has evolved into a leading educational institution with the student body of 22 000 and academic staff of 1400. The development of the University of Latvia is based on rich and extensive historical heritage as well as experience and is an on-going process through the international collaboration and modernization. Today's campus is located in the very heart of the Riga city canter.
Week III: Lithuania.
Location: Vilnius, 15-21 July 2012.
Vilnius University (est.1579) - Vilnius University has been an important part of Vilnius for 432 years, which makes it one of the oldest and most famous higher educational institutions in the region. Its influence reaches into every aspect of the city's life. With its 14 faculties, 22 000 students and academic staff of 1830 it is the largest university in Lithuania and a keeper of cultural and scientific traditions. The University campus is located in the very heart of the Old Town and consists of the 12 buildings that are arranged around the 13 courtyards. Today's Vilnius is an important industrial and cultural centre of Lithuania.
The application deadline is 20 May 2012.
This program awards 6 ECTS credits.
The fee for the whole program is 1690 EUR. This includes tuition, accommodation with breakfast, transfer between three countries, transportation during the program, cost of the cultural and social program and services of the host universities.
PLEASE NOTE: students will receive three transcripts of records, one issued by University of Latvia, University of Tartu and Vilnius University.
For application, please go to How to apply section (http://www.isu.ut.ee/443620 )