Turiba University

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Gain Practical Knowledge Appreciated by Employers

Higher education is an integral base in the creation of the successful career. It opens doors for growth, development and success. In Turiba University knowledge goes hand in hand with practical skills – it is a combination, which is highly appreciated by employers not only in Latvia, but also in the world.

Turiba University has received recognition of employers and ranked in the top position of the most recognized universities. 99.61% of graduates are employed – it is the highest employment rate among Latvian universities, furthermore, more than 80% university students is working during their studies.

Graduates of Turiba University are competitive and in demand in the labour market. Also international orientation, successful cooperation with industries, as well as organized study environment of the University are approved; study environment is improved by taking into account advices of field professionals and by learning from employers, close partners of the University in study development issues.

Turiba is practically-oriented university, because practical studies forms 60% of time spent at studies, whereas theory – 40%. Lecturers are field professionals with a wide experience, which in addition to theory gives an insight into the world of the particular field. Everyone can gain to their professional field appropriate, business-oriented education and to develop as a creative leader.

Professional orientation of Turiba University which allows students to gain work experience already during studies in each year of studies by offering wide apprenticeship opportunities serves a basis of the high employment rate. Already during studies it is possible to acquire real skills and experience necessary for the work. Studies are not based just on the academic materials and theoretical tasks; thereby students are more competitive at the labour market. Employers approve practical experience, therefore when recruiting young people, preferences are given to those young people who have gained experience with an employer in their chosen field.

Turiba is labour market-oriented university, and it is approved both by future students and employers. By evaluating a potential employee, it is also taken into account which university he or she has graduated, because it refers to the knowledge and skills of the employee to perform a specific job. It is important for the employer to know how much time and work should be invested in the training of a new employee. The more experience and practical knowledge young people have, the less time should be invested by the employer, thereby the higher education institution and the content of the study programme is important, as well as the previous experience with students of the particular higher education institution.

Collaboration

Working with the Employers

Turiba University takes care on a daily basis to improve the business environment in Latvia and to contribute to the development of the most prospective business sectors. For this purpose Turiba works together with the employers providing them with advice, training and research. Employers, students and representatives of various associations with the knowledge of the existing market trends and demands are regularly invited to engage in the Faculty Councils, work groups and discussions, thus taking part in the development of new curricula, the approval of themes for graduation papers and traineeship programmes, as well as jointly searching for the answers on how to best prepare the new specialists and on what is necessary for the improvement of the business environment.

Business Research

The daily business of the teaching personnel is not only lecturing or holding of workshops and providing consultations to students. An important part of the work of the tutors at Turiba University is to improve their academic competencies by publishing research papers, working with the employers and getting involved in work groups organised with the purpose of investigating a specific issue of concern, to facilitate the integration of innovations into business and to take care of the economic upturn in the country. Applied research developed in partnership with the industry experts and students would be useful for every employer following the sectoral trends and planning the future development of the enterprise. The research is performed in four areas of scientific activity. A major part of the research projects are carried out in the area of business administration, as well as in the priority area to the Latvian state — the tourism business.

The Faculty of Business Administration in partnership with the Business Technology Institute performs applied research on topics of key importance to the development of business environment in Latvia and to the enhancement of enterprise efficiency:

  • Development opportunities for SMEs in a changing economic environment;
  • Management activity of the Latvian small and medium-sized enterprises, its evaluation in terms of a rise in productivity, and the changes required in the government economic policy for boosting labour efficiency;
  • Business information systems and data processing.

The tutors and researchers of the International Tourism Faculty are executing tourism research projects, including international ones, which can be assessed as a significant contribution to the growth of the Latvian tourism industry. The main research topics include the following:

  • Latvian regional tourism target markets, their needs and adequacy of the products offered to the demand;
  • Professional preparedness of the tourism service providers — required skills and competencies, their evaluation;
  • Studies on hospitality of the tourism objects;
  • Studies on location branding.

The researchers of the Institute working in the area of communications and the tutors of the Communication Faculty perform research of the mass media market in Latvia, as well as the inter-cultural communication in the area of corporate social responsibility in Latvia. Major research topics are as follows:

  • Awareness formation of the national identity after the restoration of Latvia’s independence: trends and factors;
  • Inter-cultural aspects of corporate social responsibility in Latvia;
  • Communications and perspectives at the inception of the European type of mankind;
  • Conflicts in organisations — options for analysis and resolution.

Experts in the area of law from the Business Technology Institute and the Faculty of Law are active in their area of activity in providing advice on the issues of business and constitutional rights to both enterprises and private individuals. They have participated in projects concerned with legal issues of national and transnational scope, e.g., the development of amendments to legislative acts and the provision of advice on international law issues. Some of the main research topics include:

  • Impact of Western constitutional rights culture on the formation and development of constitutional rights of the Republic of Latvia;
  • Issues for copyright protection in information society;
  • Public administration reforms;
  • Constitutional public administration reforms;
  • Development trends in sociology of rights.
This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Master programme in Public Relations

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Latvia Riga

For students having previously acquired a professional bachelor degree in public relations or communications the studies will last 1.5 years. The studies are completed by a master degree paper — scientific and applied research on the subject of your choice with the intention of promoting your career. [+]

Public Relations – Professional Master’s study programme Useful There are 750 tweets created in every second in the social network Twitter. 60% of bloggers represents the age group from 25 till 44. 33% of Latvians (aged 26 – 59) who use Internet at least once in week use it while watching television. Every user of Facebook has 130 friends, on average. PROGRAMME IS ACCREDITED till Year 2019 DEGREE ACQUIRED: Professional Master's degree in Public Relations QUALIFICATION OBTAINED: Public Relations Manager STUDY PERIOD: 2 Academic Years STUDY PROGRAMME: in English or Latvian CAREER OPTIONS: You’ll be able to manage a public relations or communications business; You’ll be the public relations manager of a business, ministry, government institution or a non-governmental organisation; You may also opt for the career of a politician or a civil servant. TRAINEESHIPS at the leading industry businesses — associate public relations companies of the Latvian Public Relations Company Association, local governments, ministries and other government institutions and non-governmental organisations. WHAT WILL YOU LEARN IN THIS STUDY PROGRAMME? In Academic Year 1 you will acquire the knowledge, skills and competencies required in the management of public relations and communication. The students are mastering how to effectively manage communications, resolve conflicts by using the lobbying techniques, represent corporate interests in various organisations and government institutions. In Academic Year 2 during the traineeship you will be collaborating with businesses and institutions such as SEB banka, Nordea banka, Swedbank, Olainpharm, TV3, Latvijas Radio, the LR State Chancellery and ministries of the government. For students having previously acquired a professional bachelor degree in public relations or communications the studies will last 1.5 years. The studies are completed by a master degree paper — scientific and applied research on the subject of your choice with the intention of promoting your career. CONTENT OF THE STUDY PROGRAMME 1st Academic Year Communication Science and Management Strategic Management Organisation and Process of Research Innovation and Creativity in Public Relations Ethics and Social Responsibility in Public Relations Pre-Graduation Paper Traineeship Optional courses Communications Law European Integration and International Communication Conflictology Lobbying Techniques Marketing Communications Mass and Political Psychology Rhetoric 2nd Academic Year Traineeship State Examination — Master Degree Paper The study programme syllabi may be subject to updates and modifications at any time during the course of the studies based on the requirements in the labour market and the LR Cabinet of Ministers regulations*. The study programme syllabi may differ by types of studies*. [-]

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Address Riga Latvia
Website http://www.turiba.lv/
Phone +371 67 622 551