RISEBA signs a cooperation agreement with the French Institute in Latvia
On 6 June of this year, RISEBA signed a cooperation agreement with the French Institute in Latvia on cooperation in the following questions:
• promotion of French language and culture amongst students, researchers and the academic personnel;
• organising cultural and educational events (lectures, seminars);
• organising conferences and other science related activities.
As of signing this agreement, the French Institute in Latvia undertakes to provide students, lecturers and employees of the University of RISEBA free access to the media library services, digital library “Culturethèque” and free access for all the students, researchers and teaching staff of RISEBA to the French Institute’s organised public events.
To emphasise the importance of this cooperation, before signing the agreement, a guest lecture “Leading the change. The complexity of simplicity” by Grégoire Fey, the Commercial and Retail Director of the „L’Oreal Luxe Baltic”, was organised with the support of the French Institute in Latvia.
Gilles Bonnevialle, Director of the French Institute in Latvia: “Signing a formal agreement with the University of RISEBA was the logical continuation of our previously started cooperation. We are pleased that RISEBA, in its study process, is focused on teaching French language and that students are provided with internships in France, because we must taken into account the fact that, in the European labour market, having only English often is not enough.
Ilmārs Kreituss, Vice Rector of RISEBA: “Signing of the cooperation agreement with the French Institute in Latvia is happening on the week when 9 French students, within the framework of the RISEBA and Kedge Business School’s (France) double-degree programme, have defended their final thesis for receiving a degree in the Bachelor’s programme “European Business Studies”, as well as 5 French students in the Master’s programmes “International Business” and “International Finance”. By taking into account the significant cooperation with the Kedge Business School, Normandy Business School, as well as other French universities, both Latvia and France, as well as foreign students will benefit from the signing of this agreement.”
Find out more about the French Institute in Latvia HERE.