Admissions will be open during June 1-20, 2021, and the application process is organised via the DreamApply platform at

Graduates of this programme will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to be prepared for an uncertain future. They will know how to identify and satisfy unmet needs in a wide range of sectors. They will execute leadership roles in organisations in the private and public sectors, spearheading change processes, envisioning the future, managing multidisciplinary teams and overcoming innovation roadblocks.

On the role of service design in shaping the future, says Kristaps Banga, Innovation Lead at Accenture Latvia:

“We need storytellers. We need people with empathy who can actually put themselves in the situation of the customer, and have an understanding of the full user-experience cycle, starting from production and development, through the whole experience, involving business partners, ecosystem partners, and the end user.”

The study process includes study periods abroad to Kuldīga in Latvia and Rovaniemi in Finland. The study year 2021 / 2022 will be organized mostly on-line, with four on-site weeks (once in two months) during the 1st study year. Study fee is 8000,00 EUR per year, and EU / EEA citizens and permanent inhabitants of the European Community are offered an opportunity of state guaranteed study loans and student loans by Swedbank Latvia

For questions, please, contact the SDSI Head of Programme, Ilze Kundziņa at SSE Riga Lecturer and PhD Candidate Inga Gleizdāne is SDSI Local Programme Director and coordinates the SDSI course at SSE Riga.

More information about SDSI structure, course content and faculty is available at the SDSI website