Webinar: 2020: the Year of Truth for Latvian Higher Education"

Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 13:00 to 14:00

On 28 May, we held a joint chamber webinar “2020: the Year of Truth for Latvian Higher Education. Breaking old Ways of Thinking to Create New Opportunities” which was led by Claudio A. Rivera, RTU Riga Business School Associate Professor in Leadership and Director of the RBS Bachelor Programs.

Latvian universities are experiencing substantial changes and disruption: some long-awaited like the governance reform, some unexpected like COVID-19. Their capacity to adapt to the new reality will be key for their sustainability and, more importantly, for creating new opportunities for their students and for Latvia. During this webinar, Claudio spoke about new trends in higher education including importance of the interdisciplinary approach throughout the education programmes. Claudio also emphasised importance of Artificial Intelligence in the future of education, giving specific examples on how that could increase the benefits for students and decrease human recourses needed and extra financial costs. Claudio also elaborated on his views regarding added value of on-site education versus online education and the future of online learning post-COVID-19.

We would like to thank Claudio A. Rivera for leading for finding time to address the webinar guests on this topical issue.