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!”
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).
After the positive reviews and the expansion of its partnership network in 2016 (under programs for entrepreneurial support, led by the Ministry of Economy and the Open Society Institute, as well as through the Sofia Business School global masterclasses) 2017 proved to be an extremely successful year for the Open Source University R&D project that was kicked-off back in 2015 by members of the Brain Workshop Institute.
The Future is here – it’s just not very evenly distributed, William Gibson once wrote. Hence, you need to know where and when to look in order to connect the dots and see the broader futuristic-turned-realistic picture. There were a few such opportunities for me to look into over the past year.
In the 2010-2014 period, I’ve had the chance and the privilege to represent the students’ and academic community in a number of expert bodies, platforms and collaborative governance forums, in the legislative (Consultative Councilon European Affairs and Oversight of the European Funds, 41st National Assembly Parliamentary Committee), executive (Council on Oversight of the National Students’ Loan Policy, Ministry of Education and Science) and local self-government sector (Expert Council on Science, Technology & Innovation, Sofia Municipality). Continue reading “Science and Education for Smart Growth 2014-2020”