Haaga-Helia strengthens cooperation with the Latvian RISEBA University of Applied Sciences
Eight representatives from our partner institution, the Latvian RISEBA University of Applied Sciences visited the Pasila campus this week.
RISEBA University of Applied Sciences is a long-term partner of Haaga-Helia in terms of teacher exchange and double degree programmes. Founded in 1992, RISEBA has two EFMD-accredited degree programmes: the European Business Studies Bachelor's degree and the International Business Master's degree.
Haaga-Helia's business education and RDI directors visited Latvia two years ago and invited colleagues from RISEBA for a return visit. The aim is to deepen the cooperation between these two institutions.
The guests got acquainted with Haaga-Helia's current themes, such as the organisational and educational reforms. They also got to know the creative agency of Haaga-Helia's students, Krea, and our R&D activities. The guests were particularly interested in the activities of StartUp School and LABs, as well as Haaga-Helia's quality and audit system.
During the visit, we discovered many similarities between the two universities and, on the other hand, identified benchmarks such as the IB degree programme offered by Haaga-Helia in Mexico and the Wihi thesis supervision system, as well as RISEBA's extensive investment in quality management and accreditation expertise. The universities decided to strengthen the co-operation within the framework of both education and R&D, and to share best practices in areas such as student recruitment and publications. We also want to increase student exchange and inspire students to go on exchange in the nearby countries.