Maik Huettinger

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Dr. Maik Huettinger graduated with an EMBS (European Master of Business Sciences) in Regensburg/Bavaria and with a PhD in Economics at the Jagiellonian University in Cracow/ Poland. The professor is teaching a variety of courses at ISM on BSc and MSc levels. Most of them are in the area of Economics (Principles of Economics, History of Economic Theories; Global Economics) or Ethics (CSR, Applied Business Ethics, Social Responsibility). Since 2012 he is in charge of the “International Business and Communication Program”

“I have quite an interdisciplinary research portfolio. In general, I am mostly interested in heterodox economics and sustainability. I try to be interdisciplinary because reality is also interdisciplinary. In the last couple of years, I have focused on the question of what impact Industry 4.0 has on the labor market and the society.

I decided to teach at ISM University because it is the only school in the Lithuanian University system which has a clear international strategy. Moreover, I love the facilities and the location in the heart of the wonderful old town in Vilnius.

I follow the quote of Albert Einstein: „Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think “. In other words, students should not learn specific skills but transferable skills and knowledge which cannot be easily substituted with robots. Moreover, it’s essential that students learn that as an academic you always have to be critical to the World we live in; because unless you are critical there is no scope for improvement and innovation!

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