Opening of the Baltic International Summer School 2009

Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences is opening the 11th International Baltic Summer school on July 3 at 7p.m. It lasts to July 19. The motto is” East, we, West: Looking for Common and Different in the Culture of European countries.”

During the Summer school lecturers from Latvia, Great Britain, Germany and the USA will inform about the distinctions of different cultures and point out the importance of intercultural skills in various fields of life.

The list of lecturers is the following: Emil Agazade-Great Britain-BBC radio Russian news producer, Amy Bryzgel-the USA-Doctor of the history of art,  Ivars Austers-the University of Latvia-assocated professor. Thomas Taterka-Germany, now the university of Latvia-the lecturer of Germanic studies and linguistics, Aivita Putnina-Latvia-socioanthropologist,  Liesma Ose-Latvia-program director of human rights and social cohesion sponsored by Soros foundation, Valdis Muktupavels-Latvia-professor and composer of ethno music, Danute Dura-the councellor of international educational organisation”GLEN Latvia” and the teaching staff of Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences.

“The latest news in countries and in the whole world confirm the right choice of the themes under discussion during Summer school, says Vija Daukšte –the rector of Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences. “Economists and market analysts point out that the only way to improve economical situation in Latvia is stimulation of export. In addition, a high level of knowledge concerning economics, culture and society is needed. “

Consequently, intercultural communication skills are essential and urgently needed nowadays.

Students from different secondary schools are welcome to participate in separate activities during July 14-17. The new initiative has been supported.

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