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VUZF University and Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Bulgaria are starting a specialized certificate course on Korean Economic Development
VUZF University and Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Bulgaria are starting a specialized certificate course on Korean Economic Development
01 February 2017

On 31 January 2017 H.E. Shin Boonam, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea in Bulgaria, visited for the first time VUZF University of Finance, Business and Entrepreneurship. Assoc. Prof. Grigorii Vazov, rector ot VUZF University, discussed with the new Ambassador the relationships with Korean universities and scientific institutes and the opportunities for partnership through research projects and mobility of professors and students through exchange programs. Мrs. Detelina Smilkova, vice-president of VUZF University, emphasized during the meeting on the advantages of the education model of VUZF University.

The meeting focused also on the partnership between the Embassy of the Republic of Korea and VUZF University for the launch of a specialized certificate course on Korean Economic Development, which will be open for students from all universities as well as for representatives of the private and government sectors. The course will start in March this year and it will be led by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Evgeni Evgeniev, who has research experience on Republic of Korea where he also spent time as a lecturer. More information about the course will be available soon.

Photos from the visit here.

 
Prof. Yuichiro Anzai, President of the Japan Society for Promotion of Science presented today at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences the topic “Shaping the Future Society by the Development of Science, Technologies and Human Resources”.
Prof. Yuichiro Anzai, President of the Japan Society for Promotion of Science presented today at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences the topic “Shaping the Future Society by the Development of Science, Technologies and Human Resources”.
09 December 2016

Huge interest from the academic community was present. The new President of the Bulgarian Academy of Science, Acad. Julian Revalski, welcomed the audience, which included also the Ambassadors of Japan and Italy, as well as the Deputy ministers of education and science – Prof. Ivan Dimov (Science) and Mr. Krassimir Kiriakov (EU Funds). Assoc. Prof. Evgeni Evgeniev, Vice-Rector for European Projects and Further Education, represented VUZF University at the meeting.
Prof. Anzai’s presentation could be found Here

 
Research Projects for VUZF University in partnership with Copenhagen Business School
Research Projects for VUZF University in partnership with Copenhagen Business School
08 December 2016

Prof. Sudhanshu Rai, Indian Relations Director and professor on innovation at the Copenhagen Business School (top 5 in the world business schools rating), visited VUZF University on 5-7 December.
Prof. Rai manages a research lab on social entrepreneurship, which works on projects with Brazil, Denmark, Finland, India, South Africa, USA, and now Bulgaria.
Prof. Rai met with Assoc. Prof. Evgeni Evgeniev, Vice-Rector for European Projects and Further Education and Chief Assistant Dr. Radostin Vazov, Executive Director at VUZF University to talk about concrete ideas for cooperation in the research field. Potential areas for this collaboration are projects in the space of innovations, technology commercialization and social entrepreneurship.
Prof. Rai confirmed his interest also to serve as scientific supervisor of one of our candidates for PhD position in the new PhD Program at VUZF University, which is a high recognition for VUZF University.

 
Open Mind project
Open Mind project
05 December 2016

Open Mind is VUZF University of Finance Business and Entrepreneurship Erasmus+ project (in partnership with seven other institutions), which aims at promoting Social Entrepreneurship to female learners and students from non-business studies through an innovative gamified open online course.

Despite the positive impact that social enterprises have on the economy and society in general, currently the majority of entrepreneurship courses are offered in business and economic studies, so in fact most students have no possibility of taking part in entrepreneurial courses and programs. Eurostat and GEM data show that two-thirds of young people and women in European Union believe they do not have the knowledge or skills to start a business, which is one of the most significant barriers to business creation.

Investing in entrepreneurship education is one of the highest return investments Europe can make, the Entrepreneurship Action Plan 2020 stresses. This requires the transversal competences, required in social entrepreneurship to become mainstream – not only for students in business studies, but also for those in humanities, arts, sciences and technologies.

To address these challenges, 8 organizations from Bulgaria, Greece, Poland, Romania and UK will jointly develop and pilot an innovative gamified open online course in social entrepreneurship for women and students from non-business studies. The initiative involves: VUZF University of Finance, Business and Entrepreneurship (Project Coordinator), Business Foundation for Education, “D.A.Tsenov” Academy of Economics and the technological company 11235 Ltd from Bulgaria; Institute of Entrepreneurship Development in Greece, University of Lodz - Poland, University Titu Maioerescu – Romania and theUniversity of Sheffield, UK.

In the next couple of years the partnership will produce three main intellectual outputs:
1. Massive online open course (MOOC) “Introduction in Social Entrepreneurship” for women and students from diverse fields of study.
It will introduce students to the fundamentals of social entrepreneurship: identify opportunity, create a business model, prepare a business plan, attract investors, learn how to establish, effectively manage and communicate the activity of a social startup, etc. The course will also contain an E-book of 50 inspiring female social start-ups.

2. Innovative gamified online platform that will use game design elements to create a highly participative and inspiring learning environment, in which students will explore business concepts and develop key entrepreneurship skills and mindset, while dealing with real cases and challenges. The platform will operate in five  languages (EN, BG, GR, PL, RO) and will be maintained at least until 2020. 60 trainers will be trained to provide ongoing support to learners. At least 600 students will be enrolled in the course till the end of the project.

3. Impact assessment report will help outline the major outcomes of the project and attract strategic support for the initiative after the project lifetime. It will be presented during the final events in partner countries.

Gamification is one of the latest trends in the e-learning community that uses game mechanics and characteristics like goals, missions, rules, playfulness, elements of fun, feedback, reward and promotions, applies them to solve the real-world business problem and rewards target user behaviors. Studies show the positive impact digital games and gamification have on learning: they improve self-confidence, motivation and positive engagement with learning; support the development of problem solving and social skills.

Project No: 2016-1-BG01-KA203-023754 
This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This communication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.  

 
Partnership between VUZF University and Republic of Korea and recent visit of Korean experts in Bulgaria
Partnership between VUZF University and Republic of Korea and recent visit of Korean experts in Bulgaria
10 November 2016

In June 2016, VUZF University signed two partnership agreements with SUNGKYUNKWAN UNIVERSITY and HANYANG UNIVERSITY, which provide opportunities for cooperation in research projects, researcher mobility and student mobility. These leading Korean universities have substantial achievements in the STEM areas (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).

As per partnership agreements, VUZF University will provide opportunities for its researchers and students to visit South Korea in 2017 and learn first-hand from experiences of the economy, which has been ranked No.7 in terms of innovation in the global world. VUZF University partners successfully for several years with the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Bulgaria. In 2014, our university hosted for a lecture H.E. Shin Maeng-ho, Ambassador, whereas in 2015, in partnership with the Emabssy, we organized an international conference in the capital of Bulgaria, called “Bringing Korea’s Experience in Innovation, Education and Science in Bulgaria”, (http://ino.vuzf.bg/korea/).

This week, researchers at VUZF University took part in the second visit of the Knowledge Support Program (KSP) of the Korean government, which involved Korean experts and Bulgarian senior researchers. It took place on 7-8 November in Sofia. The KSP Program was launched in August 2017, which included three research projects, namely: a) Capital Markets, where we find Prof. Daniela Bobeva as one of the lead experts under a project, led by the Economic Research Institute of the Bulgarian Academy of Science; б) Promotion of small-and-medium sized businesses, led by the Bulgarian Promotion SME Agency, and в) Governance Mechanism for the Promotion Agency for Research and Innovation (PARI), where we have Prof. Evgeni Evgeniev (Vice-Rector at VUZF University) as a lead expert in a project, led by the Ministry of Education and Science.

In the framework of the second visit, Korean experts offered their expertise in a workshop, organized at the Economic Research Institute of the Bulgarian Academy of Science on November 7th. The project, led by the Ministry of Education and Science, organized separate meetings for the Korean experts with representatives of the private sector and the academic sector on November 8th.

In January 2017, the Bulgarian experts shall visit Seoul (Republic of Korea), while in February 2017, Dr. Shin Teayong and Prof. Evgeni Evgeniev will present a report, which analyzes the governance mechanism of the Bulgarian innovation and research system and offer recommendations for the establishment of a new PARI Agency and its functioning. Prof. Bobeva and a team of Bulgarian and Korean experts will present a report related to developments of the Bulgarian capital market, based on Korean experience.

Our students at VUZF University are gradually becoming more interested in Republic of Korea. Last month, Dobromir Kondov, our Finance Master Program student, defended successfully a master thesis, entitled “Knowledge support Program of the Korean Government and its economic impact on partner countries”. Prof. Evgeni Evgeniev was his scientific supervisor, while Prof. Daniela Bobeva served as his reviewer.

 

 
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