The Baltic International Academy (up to 2006 it was called Baltic Russian Institute) is the largest non-government higher education establishment in the Baltic States and Eastern European countries (it was established in 1992) amounting 4,500 students, including 450 foreign students from 22 countries worldwide, that makes multicultural environment in Academy, where teach 200 lecturers, of which 100 are doctors of Science and professors.
Reorganisation takes place during process of education in Baltic International Academy, which provides academic and professional higher education in accordance with the requirements of the European Union in Latvian economy fields. BIA acquired international expert evaluation and gained no-term accreditation.
Baltic International Academy has filial branch not only in Riga but also in other Latvian areas (Daugavpils, Liepaja, Rezekne, Jekabpils, Ventspils, Smiltene, Jelgava) The Academy during education process as well as during conferences and seminars uses videobridge conference, which connects BIA in Riga with its regional filial branches. The Academy regularly organizes international student summer schools, art exhibitions, scientific seminars, conferences, round table discussions, where actively interact students from the Academy and other institutions of higher education, lecturers and foreign lecturers, employers as well as experts.
- Transformation of economic policies in the countries of the Baltic Sea region
- Issues in the development of small businesses in the countries of the Baltic Sea region
- Monitoring of models of social development in the countries of the Baltic Sea region
- Development of intercultural communication, cultural heritage, tourist territories
- Issues in preservation and actualization of cultural heritage
- Management of financial-banking systems (macro- and micro-levels)
- Transformation of the criminal process and its differentiation in Latvia
- Contemporary tendencies in the development and transformation of the private law
- Legal regulation of integrated EU sea policies
- Criminal law policies
- Tendencies and technologies in design education in the context of the Bologna process
- Modernization of democracy in Central and Eastern Europe
- Issues in the analysis and research of tendencies of the development of higher education
- Foreign language education, translation and intercultural communication
- “Issues and perspectives in application of public relations and integrated marketing communications in territorial marketing”
- Patterns of communicative interactions in social structuration
Exchange students` programme “ERASMUS” giving the opportunity for the students to participate in the exchange programmes with partner European universities starting from the 2nd study year.
The programme «TEMPUS» gives the opportunity to participate in different European projects jointly with higher educational establishments of the countries – non-members of the EU. European Training Foundation, ETF – the students are enabled to do an internship within the grants. Within the European Social Fund the students do an internship in the Latvian companies and organizations.
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