First graduates of the joint master`s programme „Regional Planning and Development” implemented by RTA and Polotsk State University

Friday, 9. February
On 2 February 2018 at Rezekne Academy of Technologies (RTA) was held a graduation ceremony of the Faculty of Economics and Management. Among the graduates also were Daiga Miščenko and Vitali Hubin, the first graduates of the joint master`s programme „Regional Planning and Development”, who obtained a degree of Master of Social Sciences in Management. The joint programme has been developed, in close collaboration, by Rezekne Academy of Technologies (RTA) and Polotsk State University (Belarus).

It should be noted that the students provided substantial input for regional development feasibility study developing and defending their master`s thesis “The role of Latgale's intangible cultural heritage in the development of Latgale planning region” (Daiga Miščenko) and “Socio-ecological and economic potential of the region: analysis and directions of its development” (Vitali Hubin). The master`s thesis were evaluated by the commission of master's degree graduation examination formed by both institutions.

The graduates were asked to share their impressions of the study programme. Daiga Miščenko revealed that her aim was to obtain knowledge which would be useful not only for professional activity but also could make general contribution to regional development. Dynamic studies: training sessions with Belarussian peers and studies in Belarus, a wide range of training and welcoming staff of the academy; all that made time pass quickly. And now with great satisfaction she can say that she has a master`s degree in Regional planning and development. The developed master`s thesis has opened up new opportunities suggesting that attained knowledge and efforts are really important.

Vitali Hubin from Belarus expresses infinite gratitude to the academic staff, who ensured high level studies, and considers that thanks to the attained knowledge he can look at regional development processes with fresh eyes. Vitali is planning to apply attained knowledge in practice starting with the enterprise where he works now and hopes to join projects focusing on promotion of regional development. He wishes the staff of the academy success in future endeavours and inspiration for new ideas on extension of international cooperation.  


Daina Znotiņa

Study programme director, RTA

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