SDSI focuses on developing service design strategies and leading service innovation

Europe is undergoing a significant change that results in shifting of existing socio-economical paradigms and requires new ways to develop human-centric solutions in situations of increasing uncertainty.

Desire for a sustainable approach of doing business and experiencing a quality life have defined ambitious goals set forth in the Green Deal and needs for ensuring of competitiveness in a way where parts of population and business are not left behind have resulted in critical initiatives of Digital Transformation.

These challenges and aspirations need radically improved or even completely new solutions. They even require entirely new ways of understanding and interpreting of the problems and needs in complex and uncertain contexts.

Our answer to this is a multi-disciplinary, joint-degree awarding Service Design Strategy and Innovation Masters’ programme, SDSI (120 ECTS), involving the Art Academy of Latvia, the University of Lapland, the Estonian Academy of Arts and the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga, aimed at educating of leaders who will be able to address the ongoing shift to sustainability and digitalization in a human-centered way.

We will help students become versatile service innovators who can enable change in public and private organisations through strategic design, management and creative leadership.

The duration of the Project is from 01 October 2022 till 30 November 2028. During this period, four student intakes will be organized, starting with the study year 2023/2024. 

Around 30 students will be admitted to the programme annually, enabling individual and personalised approaches to the study process and providing close networking among students and teaching personnel.