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While other universities are still in the planning stages of introducing a competency development approach to learning, the Faculty of European Studies at Rīga Stradiņš University (RSU) has already implemented and fine-tuned this approach. Ligita Landzmane teaches Management Psychology at RSU. Her students do not merely listen to lectures, but are able to take advantage of the opportunities that Landzmane provides to observe how what they are learning is put to use by modern entrepreneurs and managers.

Last year students of the Startup Entrepreneurship study programme learned about psychology and teamwork management in a 48-hour hackathon about modelling digital solutions.

This year, the content of the Management Psychology course has improved even more –modern and innovative psychology is not just learned as theory, but taught in its practical application. The aim is for students to discern the psychology behind various human behaviours, as well as discover and reflect on the basic issues of how both human and artificial intelligence work and how they interact.

To achieve the aims of this course Landzmane took her students to the Register of Enterprises of the Republic of Latvia (RE) during the first class of the year. Thanks to the Quality Management Expert at RE, Marika Jančenko, the students had the opportunity to get acquainted with the artificial intelligence system and chatbot UNA, how it’s operated, and also learn about how artificial intelligence is programmed and “taught”. What the students saw and learned at RE will serve as a great foundation on which to base what they learn during the rest of the Management Psychology course.

We express our sincere gratitude to the management and employees of the Register of Enterprises of the Republic of Latvia who provided the RSU students with this unique opportunity. Thank you for your time, warm welcome and exciting presentation!