Teachers from the Faculty of Bioeconomy Development visited the University of Warmia and Mazury in Poland. | VDU Žemės ūkio akademija

Teachers from the Faculty of Bioeconomy Development visited the University of Warmia and Mazury in Poland.

In May 2024, from the 13th to the 18th, Associate Professors Dr. Anastasija Novikova and Dr. Erika Besusparienė had a unique opportunity to visit the University of Warmia and Mazury, carrying out an Erasmus+ teaching visit. During this visit, the teachers had the chance to share their knowledge and experience with the university students and academic staff. 

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Anastasija Novikova delivered lectures on the fundamentals and benefits of bioeconomy for society, focusing on environmental issues. She first overviewed the history of environmental action programs from their inception to the implementation of the European Green Deal, discussing the main objectives. She also explained the Bioeconomy Strategy to the students, revealing the importance of bioeconomy development, key concepts from different perspectives, and discussed the main principles of bioeconomy. Finally, students actively participated in an interactive knowledge assessment game about bioeconomy and environmental issues, which they successfully completed. 

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Erika Besusparienė delivered lectures on Green Accounting. She emphasized the concept of Green Accounting and its integration into traditional financial and management accounting systems. Dr. E. Besusparienė highlighted the problem of environmental costs and investments often being hidden within general costs, stressing the need for companies to separate these environmental costs for more accurate reporting to stakeholders. During the lectures, Dr. E. Besusparienė engaged students in a discussion about internal and external environmental costs, using practical examples. Students, utilizing interactive tools, shared various examples of environmental costs and provided observations. 

The lecturers also had an excellent opportunity to familiarize themselves with the university campus and visit a business exhibition organized for students to engage with businesses. 

Furthermore, the teachers had discussions with the head of Department of Economic Policy  and dean of the Faculty of Economic Sciences.  The possibilities for collaboration in preparations of common proposals and publications between Lithuanian and Polish scientists were discussed. This visit provided an opportunity not only to share knowledge with the university community but also to promote international cooperation and partnership in this important field.