Presentation Ceremony of Chinese Books

This year on December 20 first Chinese books were delivered and displayed at Chinese corner in Riga Technical University (RTU), 3 Kronvalda Blvd. A special ceremony was held in presence of the Deputy Rector of RTU Igors Tipans and representatives of Embassy of China in Latvia Mr. Guo Haibo and Mr.  Zeng Fuhua. In cooperation with Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban), which provides Chinese language and cultural teaching resources and Embassy of China in Latvia, Chinese corner was opened on May 7, 2016 to promote Chinese teaching at RTU.

 

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Books are available in room 203, 1 Kronvalda Blvd.

For borrowing books please contact Inga Labsvira-Zelca by email: Inga.Labsvira-Zelca@rtu.lv

Meeting with the Ministries on CERTUS Survey on Education Export

This year on December 9 Riga Technical University Vice-Rector Igors Tipans and the Head of RTU Foundation Course Unit Natalja Muracova along with other representatives of universities in Latvia participated in the discussion with the Minister of Science and Education Karlis Sadurskis and the Minister of Economics Arvils Aseradens on the survey of CERTUS Policy Think Tank about the education export as one of the main driving forces of economics nowadays. The survey shows that the higher education export is considered as one of the fastest growing and key national economic forces. Last study year there were approximately 5500 foreign students in Latvia. It is estimated that each foreign student during the year spends an average of around 12000 EUR. All in all, during the last academic year higher education export generated the total added value of EUR 148 million, thus the export of higher education should be considered as an important sector of the Latvian economy. During the discussion the results of survey the main conclusions, such as Pardaugava Riga Campus development for students, the increase of role of the Ministry of Economics in the further development of higher education export and international students’ recruitment activities. Riga Technical University Foreign Students Department will continue working in cooperation with both Ministries in order not only to increase effectively the number of international students, but also to develop the economy of Latvia.