The researchers from the Department of Economics, Industrial Engineering and Management at the Technical University of Sofia joined forces with the team behind OS.University in order to share with the student community their observations and findings when it comes to the successful collaboration around open source initiatives. The course that originates out of this partnership is designed by prof. Ognyan Andreev — Dean of the Faculty of Management, and is led by Dr. Hristian Daskalov, Head of Research at OS.University.
“Open Source Project Management & Business Development” is a course of choice for “Big Data Analysis” Master’s students at the Faculty of Applied Mathematics & Informatics at TU Sofia. The master’s program focuses on the development of software for big data analysis with application in social networks, the IT security ecosystem, intelligent systems. The contents of the course on O.S. management are open to students from other programs and universities, as well, who can enroll through its OSU course page.
As a Director of the National Student House under the Ministry of Education, I am in charge of the overall operations of the institution (www.studenthouse.bg) – a governmental body, established in 1933 and headquartered at 10 National Assembly Sq., Sofia. The National Student House (NSH) is part of the executive branch of the Government of Republic of Bulgaria, reporting directly to the Minister of Education and Science. NSH is supporting the implementation of the state policy towards the students’ community in the country and abroad.Continue reading “Bulgaria’s first radio- based academic journal is broadcasting!”
TED is a worldwide conference series created under the slogan “ideas worth spreading”. TEDx Sofia University, where “x” stands for independently organized event, annually hosts speakers from different backgrounds who share their interests, ideas and experiences under the umbrella of the global TED initiative. At a TEDx event, video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a smaller group, focusing on topics such as technology, education, design and beyond.Continue reading “My TEDx Talk on Social Entrepreneurship”
During my prep-time for participation in the UCL EDUCATE project, being the R&D lead of OS.University, I was exploring the online learning community in order to assess the value proposition (from theory of change perspective) for many of the biggest online learning platforms, whether they were free, commercial, or in between. Now that my PhD journey is about to be completed, I found this list below, among my papers, where many of the platforms have been sorted and for some I have added a short intro next to each one (taken in most of the cases from the platforms). Continue reading “Online Educational Resources – Opportunities in Times of Crisis”
Two of the most prominent 2020 presidential candidates on the side of the Democratic Party – Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Sen. Bernie Sanders, are decided to eradicate student debt in the U.S and this may have a lot to do with cryptocurrency penetration in the higher education market. Continue reading “On Education, Policy, and Technology”
I was provoked by a recent interview of mine for Bloomberg TV to start thinking around the subject of what’s really the key success factor for a startup business to thrive. There is a lot of noise in the startup world around “Founder-Investor”, “Product-Business Model” and other such “fits”, ”matches” that are claimed to be decisive for the success of a startup. I don’t dispute these. However, in my opinion, the “Idea-Founder” match is the only thing that matters at the end (literally, according to the terminal values theory). If the project you are working on as a founder does not match with your long-term goals and aspirations, then the odds are against you and your business. Continue reading “This is a Business Concept Giveaway. Because the “Idea-Founder” Fit is the Most Important for a Thriving Startup!”
Originally published on Medium by OS.UNIVERSITY R&D team
In May 2017, Hristian Daskalov, project lead at the Open Source University on exchange at Riga Technical University, took part in Latvian ‘Youth Speak Forum’, organized by world’s largest students-led organization AIESEC and their partners from world’s leading consultancy — Ernst & Young (EY).