On the 23rd of May in the Latvian University (Riga, Latvia) the BSRUN Steering Committee was conducted.
The following SC members attended the meeting: Kari Hyppönen, President, Alojzy Nowak, Vice-President (University of Warsaw), Dmitry Vasilenko (UNECON), Alena Apiakun (YKSUG), Anneli Pirttilä (Saimaa UAS), Jans Slihte (RTU), Janis Stonis (University of Latvia), Natalia Muyzinik (NWIM RANEPA).
The meeting was also attended by Professor Indrikis Muiznieks, Rector of the University of Latvia.
Tomasz Rosiak (University of Warsaw) and Aleksei Iurin (UNECON) represented BSRUN Secretariat.
President, Vice-Presidents and Secretariat reported on the implemented work since last SC meeting in January.
During the meeting were discussed future BSRUN events like seminars on University ranking, Student life at Universities, Campus management as well as the annual BSRUN Forum which will be held in the University of Latvia on 19th of October 2017.
One of the decisions taken during the meeting was the establishment of an Executive Committee which main purpose will be to assist in planning and implementation of future events.
In accordance with BSRUN Secretariat proposal presented in the last Plenary Meeting in October 2016 in University of Warsaw (Poland) the SC discussed the role of BSRUN in enhancing research cooperation and decided to increase its activity in this field. BSRUN will find topics for projects especially in joint research in Governance, Management and Administration. The circular to the members will be disseminated soon.
At least SC decided to redesign and make more attractive the website and pay more attention to its involvement in Social media.
Next Steering Committee meeting will be held back to back with the annual BSRUN Forum on 20 October 2017 in the University of Latvia.