Visit in the Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technology

Professor Danutė Zinkevičienė and assoc. prof. Aurelija Kustienė from the Research Institute for Bioeconomy visited the Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technology in Jelgava on May 6–10, 2019 within the frame of Erasmus+ program (Staff mobility for teaching).The Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technology (till March 2018 year was named Latvia University of Agriculture)  is a long-term partner of the Vytautas Magnus University Academy of Agriculture. The visit in the Faculty of Economics and Social Development, Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technology was serve as the continuation of long-term cooperation between the faculties of the host and home universities.

The main aim of the visit was to provide the lecturing courses in field accounting and auditing. During the visit bachelor students of Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technology faculty of Economics and Social Development got the understanding and knowledge about problems in field of accounting and auditing.

During the visit the professors had a possibility to participate in the international scientific conference “Economic Science for Rural Development 2019”. During the conference also were made new contacts and the teachers had meetings and scientific discussions with professors from Georgia, Germany, Latvia, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Belarus, Ukraina.

During the meeting with the Dean of Faculty of Economics and Social Development, Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technology professor Andra Zvirbule was exchanged of ideas on future academic and scientific cooperation’s will improve the academic relations between relevant institutions of both universities and establish the background for future collaboration.

During the visit the professors met with the researchers from the Institute of Finance and Accounting Faculty of Economics and Social Development. It was a good possibility to receive and exchange the specific and new information in the development of research projects.  The visit has given an opportunity for exchanging the ideas on future education and research cooperation’s, improving the academic relations between institutes and enhancing the studies direction towards the research results utilization to business. The gained experience will be useful for enhancing the quality of studies at our university.