Three guest professors from Klaipeda University in Lithuania - Olga Anne, professor in the faculty of Marine technology and Natural science, senior researcher in Environmental management, Economic activity’s environmental impact assessment and Green innovations, Tatjana Paulauskiene, associate professor in Engineering, researcher in Environmental and Chemical engineering, deputy dean for studies in the faculty of Marine technology and Natural science, and Rasa Viederyte, senior specialist in the Business management department, lecturer and entrepreneur, working in the ESF project “Perfection of the Academic Staff of Liepaja University in the Areas of Strategic Specialization – Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Information Technologies, Art, Social Sciences, Commerce and Law” (No 188.8.131.52/18/A/021), within four months have already carried out a number of important teaching and research activities in the study direction of “Environmental Protection” at Liepaja University.
In close cooperation with LiepU director of the professional master study programme “Ecotechnologies” Lilita Ābele, the guest professors have developed content of new study courses for a joint international Master study programme "Ecotechnologies" in English, attracting and surveying environmental experts and specialists on their current suggestions and vision in the implementation of this study programme. The new study programme aims to improve its study courses, make them more international, contemporary and more interesting for students.
Taking into account that the guest professors are also engaged in scientific research, they have already participated in scientific conferences, namely from 6 June to 8 June in the 3rd International Multidisciplinary Conference "Innovations and Creativity" organized by Liepaja University in Liepaja, which also included a tour from Liepaja to Nida and Šventoji. The scientific articles have been applied for International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference SGEM 2019, which will take place in Bulgaria from 28 June to 7 July. The scientific results obtained will be published in several collected articles of scientific conferences.
Currently the guest lecturers are working on the work plan of the next study year, as well as on the new study courses (“Industrial symbiosis and Clustering”, “Economic activity’s environmental impact assessment” and “Environmental Technology”), so that they could be given in autumn semester 2019/2020 to students of the present professional master study programme “Ecotechnologies” , but the developed joint international study programme could be opened after a year and a half.
Wishing them good luck!