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mini pressure cooker weekThe Geert Hofstede Consortium organises a Pressure Cooker Week to support students with their dissertation proposal as part of the MIC Graduation Project.

During this intensive programme with dissertation writing workshops, tips from previous dissertation students and poster presentations, will be facilitated and supported in writing their dissertation proposal.

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Miha Kovac Prof. Miha Kovač (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia) visited Faculty of Communication and read lectures for students who study Publishing and Advertisement. Prof. Miha Kovač’s interests are publishing in 21st century, history of publishing and publishing statistics. He is well known for this book „Never Mind The Web: Here Comes The Book“ (Oxford, 2008), also works with publishing group „Mladinska Knjiga Group“ and is President of European Publishing Studies Association (EuroPub).

We talked with prof. Miha Kovač about death of a traditional book, changes in reading and artificial intelligence.

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KIMMOKimmo Lipponen, CEO of Finnish Association for Social Enterprises, visited Vilnius university‘s Faculty of Communication (Lithuania) and read lectures for International Communication students about business and social responsibility.

Kimmo Lipponen has been a director of Corporate Social Responsibility at „Nokia“, board member of Boston College and Finnish Olympic Committee, UEFA Committee member and CEO at Football Association of Finland. He has a lot of experience working in the corporate social responsibility field, social enterprise, sports management and non-profit strategy and management.

We talked with Kimmo Lipponen about social enterprises and social awarenes in business.

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SimGames1 2In collaboration with Vilnius University (VU) and Tartu University (TU), Vidzeme University of Applied Science (ViA) researchers are launching the project on the use of social simulations in the study process. Using the simulation scenarios, which will be developed during the project, it is planned to improve students'abilities to solve non-standard situations, operate under uncertainty conditions and find creative solutions in complex problem situations, while lecturers will learn about creation and implementation of social simulations, as well as assessment of students' skills and competences.

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