On December 12 and 13, the annual debate tournament SSE Riga IV took place at the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga. This year, the event gathered 64 debating teams with more than 180 participants from 15 countries who debated on topics about the American Dream, the European Union, families, media, dictatorships, Turkey, the arts, human rights activism and purpose in life.
The Study: Latvia has enormous business potential, but the citizens are discouraged by the fear of failure
It has been indicated by the Amway Global Entrepreneurship Report (AGER), that compared to the average indicators of the World and Europe, Latvia has a much more positive attitude towards business start-ups. The most important incentive for starting a business for all ages is the opportunity to be independent. Although the business potential in Latvia is unusually high, the fear and shortcomings in the laws prevent the full use of this potential.
Representatives of SSE Riga – current students as well as alumni – are organizing a meeting aimed at gathering prospective students in Belarus.
The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) is a major international project aimed at describing and analyzing the entrepreneurial activities in more than 70 countries. Hence, the Latvian GEM displays the Latvian entrepreneurship in an international context.
This year we celebrate the annual SSE Riga Homecoming on November 7. Homecoming not only means that we welcome a lot of ‘old’ students and former colleagues back to SSE Riga – it also means that we celebrate the School’s twenty-first birthday.
On November 16-17, the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga will host several events aimed at facilitating launching start-ups. Through various activities – networking gatherings, connecting participants to potential collaborators, mentors and investors - Global Entrepreneurship Week 2015 introduces people to new possibilities and exciting opportunities.
There are so many factors that are crucial when choosing a higher education institution; we hope that the day spent at the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga (SSE Riga) provided thorough answers to many questions prospective students might have. Over 160 visitors attended our first Open Door Day of the season on October 24th, 2015. Thank you for sharing your Saturday with us!
Junior Peak Time, the annual international business competition for secondary-school students from Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia, is organized each year by SSE Riga students. This project is a great opportunity for students to demonstrate their analytical thinking, decision-making, data-management, English-language, and individual and teamwork skills. It is also another opportunity to experience SSE Riga first hand.
The Shadow Day provides a great opportunity for prospective students to feel the spirit of SSE Riga and experience what happens inside the classroom walls.
Global Competitiveness Report 2015-2016, unveiled by the World Economic Forum (WEF) today, ranked Latvia in 44th place out of 140 countries. Latvia has lost two spots this year compared to last year. The Centre for Sustainable Business at SSE Riga contributed to this report by collecting data as the partner institution from Latvia.
One of our first traditions of the study year is the signing of the SSE Riga Book, when freshmen are formally welcomed into the School’s community.
The Junior Entrepreneurship Summer School teaches entrepreneurial thinking to secondary school students
This summer the Entrepreneurship Support Centre at SSE Riga and Junior Achievement Latvia in cooperation with SSE Riga and Madona Municipality organized the first week-long Junior Entrepreneurship Summer School for secondary school students.
SSE Riga will host 29 incoming exchange students in the Fall Semester of 2015.