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Creating the Next Generation Society: Higher Education Reform Story

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  • Dr. Philol. Ilga Šuplinska
    Minister for Education and Science Republic of Latvia
  • Reinis Znotins
    Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Education and Science Republic of Latvia
  • Claudio Rivera
    Deputy Director & Professor RTU Riga Business School

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Watch our special discussion with the Honorable Ilga Šuplinska, Minister of Education and Science for Latvia and Dr. Anjali Sastry, Senior Lecturer at MIT Sloan School of Management and J-WEL Faculty Affiliate.

During this session, Minister Šuplinska shares insights on the initiative she is leading to reform higher education in Latvia, with the goal to become a fully innovation-driven society based on excellent education and competitive research.

Science must be a leading form in education to provide not only daily base scientist performance, but also invest knowledge, innovations and technologies into all the other economic fields. There have been no changes to the higher education system of Latvia since the restoration of independence, so now it’s time to reinvent our scientific society and highlight it. Dr. Šuplinska shares insights into transforming the science field and the role of society's perception of scientific contributions to our economic growth. 
 

Topics: Education at Scale Education Policy

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