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BOVA courses 2024

 

Practical technologies for the small animal farm systems – from animal rearing to production processing

Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Veterinary Academy

Bachelor and Master level course

20.05.2024 - 24.05.2024

3 ECTS

LSMU

 

The main aim of the course is to provide knowledges and practices for bachelor and master level students about the animal rearing technologies in small farm systems, as well as the possible  preparation technologies for animal production processing to high quality products. 

The course is focused on animal rearing technologies, as well as on evaluation of quality of raw materials and their uses for food preparation at the small scale agro- companies. In addition, the deeper understanding of the raw materials and products preparation and evaluation methods will be provided. Furthermore, the knowledges about different management factors such as husbandry systems, feeding and welfare of animals, which are the main factors influenced quality of raw materials in the first stage of production, will be introduced.

Virtual part: 15.04.2024 - 19.04.2024

Physical part in Kaunas, Lithuania: 20.05.2024 - 24.05.2024

Course venue: Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Veterinary Academy

Course leader:  LSMU VA Prof. Dr. Elena Bartkiene, Elena.Bartkiene@lsmu.lt

Minimum number of participants: 20

Maximum number of participants: 30

Course programme

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Application of modern technologies in reconstruction of geodetic networks

Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies

Bachelor level course

20.05.2024 - 24.05.2024

3 ECTS

 

The curse is addressed to BOVA university students from geomatics, geodesy, land management landscape architecture and planning, forestry, environmental science, geography. 

The aim of the course is to bring together students from different specialties and discuss the understanding of geodetic network performance order and methodology. The best precision of observations, also trigonometric, GNSS and precise levelling use for result and precision of geospatial solution.  Geodetic field works; modelling of current 3D surface model and specification of the different geoid models.

Learning outcomes

- specialized knowledge and critical awareness on government and private institutions making decisions in organization of basic geodetic network measurements, use of different measuring methods based on precision and economic conditions, impact of geodetic system development in Baltic countries overall; 

- skills to accommodate obtained knowledge in order to analyse and understand basic criteria of different solutions of height system replacement procedure, apply SWOT analysis for other researches;

- competences without assistance to use obtained knowledge and skills in practical work for finding better and most efficient solutions.

 

Virtual part: 22.04.2024 - 03.05.2024

Physical part in Jelgava, Latvia: 20.05.2024 - 24.05.2024

Course venue: Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies

Course leader:  Armands Celms, Dr.sc.ing., Professor, armands.celms@lbtu.lv

Minimum number of participants: 20

Maximum number of participants: 30

Course programme

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Management for Business Start-up

Vytautas Magnus University Agriculture Academy

Bachelor (of 2-3 year) and Master level course

10.06.2024 - 14.06.2024

3 ECTS

 

The aim of this course is systematically to present and teach students how to create their own business plan with a business organizational structure and budget, as well to present it for stakeholders (shareholders, bankers, co-workers or clients). 

Outcomes: at the end of the course, students will be expected to prepare a presentation to explain their business ideas, plan and budget, and present them to all participants. 

This course will combine theoretical knowledge from various subjects and provide practical abilities to plan, organize and control business, motivate employees and predict important business indicators for shareholders and business administration. 

 

Virtual part: 03.06.2024 - 07.06.2024

Physical part in Kaunas, Lithuania: 10.06.2024 - 14.06.2024

Course venue: Vytautas Magnus University Agriculture Academy

Course leader:  Prof. Dr. Jan Žukovskis, jan.zukovskis@vdu.lt

Minimum number of participants: 18

Maximum number of participants: 24

Course programme

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Sustainable urban planting design

Estonian University of Life Sciences

Bachelor level course (with option for 2nd year Master level students to join)

23.09.2024 - 27.09.2024

3 ECTS

The aims of the course are to introduce, through the shared expertise and experience of different teachers from the participating institutions, more advanced knowledge which will provide a firmer basis for the bachelor thesis/diploma work of the students;

Learning outcomes: 

1. A deeper understanding of the combined role of plants in designing urban green and blue spaces;

2. Are able to decide on what plants are needed to fulfil the aims of a particular design project in the most sustainable way and

3. Can consider the ways in which a project will develop over the decades after initial planting.

 

Virtual part: 01.09.2024 - 21.09.2024

Physical part in Tartu, Estonia: 23.09.2024 - 27.09.2024

Course venue: Estonian University of Life Sciences

Course leader:  Simon Bell, Chair professor, simon.bell@emu.ee

Minimum number of participants: 10

Maximum number of participants: 40

Course programme

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Sustainable use of natural resources

Vytautas Magnus University Agriculture Academy

Bachelor and Master level course

14.10.2024 - 18.10.2024

3 ECTS

 

The aim of the course is to deepen and expand the highly specialized knowledge of students in the field of sustainable use of natural resources and to develop the competencies of students needed to solve complex problems of natural resource management to achieve the goals of sustainable development. 

After this course students will be able:  

  • to explain the impact of primary production and food handling processes on the quality and safety of food raw materials and products, the environment, and humans. 

  • describe the processes of production, processing, spoilage and decomposition of food raw materials and products, to select appropriate methods of their control as well as to explain the impact of these processes on the quality and safety of raw materials and products.  

  • to analyze and to critically evaluate the factors influencing raw material and food management processes, ensuring sustainable production, respecting human health and the environment. 

 

Virtual part: 08.10.2024

Physical part in Kaunas, Lithuania: 14.10.2024 - 18.10.2024

Course venue: Vytautas Magnus University Agriculture Academy

Course leader:  Dr. Monika Medikienė, International Coordinator of Agriculture Academy, monika.medikiene@vdu.lt, Doc. Dr. Aida Adamavičienė, Dean of the Faculty of Agronomy, aida.adamaviciene@vdu.lt 

Minimum number of participants: 21

Maximum number of participants: 25

Course programme

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Bioregions - key to the future

Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies

Bachelor and Master level course

21.10.2024 - 25.10.2024

3 ECTS

The aim of this course is to provide theoretical and practical knowledge and understanding of the main regularities related to the bioregions concept. As specific objectives of this course are to: 1) develop awareness that bioregions can be used as a tool for promoting local communities, and their economic growth, supporting small farmers and producers, and creating opportunities for business development and innovations; 2) identify the main problems and benefits of creating bioregions; 3) analyse existing examples of bioregions in Europe; 4) develop skills for creating proposals and set of actions for development of bioregions in specific Baltic state. 

Learning outcomes:

After completing this course students will know the basic theoretical and political aspects of the development of bioregions, the main problems and benefits of creating bioregions, and examples of bioregions in European countries. 

During discussions, group work, and presentations, the general skills of planning tasks within certain deadlines, taking responsibility, developing communication skills and critical thinking about bioregions and their role in sustainable territory development will be developed. As well as the ability to identify the nature of bioregions as a system and analyze practical examples of existing European bioregions. 

Based on comprehensive theoretical and practical knowledge and regularities students will be able to evaluate the possibilities of creating bioregions and to develop conceptual proposals (research papers) for the development of bioregions, to promote the sustainable development of rural areas in the Baltic states. 

 

Virtual part: 02.10.2024 - 20.10.2024

Physical part in Jelgava, Latvia: 21.10.2024 - 25.10.2024

Course venue: Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies

Course leader:  Vineta Tetere, lecturer, Erasmus+ coordinator, vineta.tetere@lbtu.lv

Minimum number of participants: 15

Maximum number of participants: 20

Course programme

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New challenges for land administration in post reform countries

Vytautas Magnus University Agriculture Academy

Bachelor and Master level course

11.11.2024 - 15.11.2024

3 ECTS

The main aim of the course – to introduce for the students main land administration and land use planning issues and challenges in different countries after the land reform and instruments for solving these issues. 


As an outcome we expect to give for the students wider knowledge on the international aspects of land administration. They will be familiar with peculiarities of land use planning in rural and urban areas in different countries. The issue of land consolidation has different level of importance and experience in all countries. After the course students will acquire deeper understanding of importance of such projects. 

Virtual part: 01.10.2024 - 31.10.2024

Physical part in Kaunas, Lithuania: 11.11.2024 - 15.11.2024

Course venue: Vytautas Magnus University Agriculture Academy

Course leader:  Researcher, assoc.prof. Audrius Aleknavičius, audrius.aleknavicius@vdu.lt

Minimum number of participants: 10

Maximum number of participants: 25

Course programme

Register here: BOVA registration form