Japanese movie evening at International Cooperation Center of RTU

On April 19 RTU International Cooperation and Foreign Students department in cooperation with the the Embassy of Japan in Latvia organised a Japanese movie evening with a purpose to promote study possibilities in Japan and deliver an in-depth information regarding scholarships (for implementing both studies and research) provided by the Government of Japan. In addition the insight of current cooperation between RTU and the universities in Japan  was provided by the professor Mr Igors Tipans -Director of International Cooperation and Foreign Students Department. The event was attended by Latvian, Japanese and other foreign students of RTU.

 

 

ERASMUS+ KA2 PROJECT “EXTEND” Meeting in Saransk

From February 24th until March 4th 2018 a joint meeting was organized by Erasmus+ KA2 capacity building in higher education project “EXTEND” (Excellence in Engineering Education through Teacher Training and New Pedagogic Approaches in Russia and Tajikistan) consortium in Saransk, Russia, hosted by Ogarev Mordovia State University. Meeting was dedicated to the introduction of Russian and Tajik teachers to the innovative pedagogical approaches used in EU, namely Romanian, Portuguese and Latvian examples. Various training sessions were organized and carried out by Politehnica University of Bucharest, University of Minho and Riga Technical University. Main outcomes of the seminar are considered to be:

  • Finding similarities and differences between Russian and Tajik education systems;
  • mapping out the main documents used in higher education;
  • preparing nominated teachers for further training (Train The Trainer);
  • performing a needs analysis for EXTEND excellence centers that will be deployed;
  • finalizing a questionnaire design for student and teacher survey.

In addition to the overall activities, Riga Technical University staff met with various faculty members of Ogarev Mordovia State University, developed communication about future project proposals as well as met with students of Quality Management to discuss the project issues from a student’s point of view.

YouTube video has been created for Project promotion.

 

ERASMUS+ KA2 PROJECT “MEGA” Meeting in Bloemfontein

During a period of three days (10.04.2018 – 12.04.2018) Erasmus+ KA2 capacity building in higher education project “MEGA” (Building capacity by implementing mhGAP mobile intervention in SADC countries) consortium partners met for a working session in Bloemfontein, South Africa, hosted by University of the Free State. During the meeting, RTU was represented by a team of five people who addressed administrative, mobile application development-related and content-based issues of the project implementation. As the project is reaching its first milestones (functional framework of the mobile application, precise dissemination and quality measures, protocol for research in South Africa and Zambia), it was important to agree upon the next steps of the project as well as the roles and responsibilities of all partners. Meeting was attended by Turku University of Applied Sciences (Finland), HTW Hamburg (Germany), Riga Technical University (Latvia), University of Zambia (Zambia), Stellenbosch University (South Africa), University of the Free State (South Africa) and University of Cape Town (South Africa).

In addition to the scheduled working sessions, Riga Technical University team members visited local healthcare institutions and conducted expert interviews with a local psychiatrist, ICT staff and primary healthcare workers. These activities allowed to summarize and conceptualize the framework of the mental health mobile phone application to be developed within the project.

YouTube video has been created for Project promotion.

Conference and Exhibition APAIE 2018

From 25 – 28 March 2018 in Singapore, representatives from the Riga Technical University (RTU) took part in the annual Asia-Pacific Association for International Education (APAIE) 2018 Conference and Exhibition. During the event, which was hosted by National University of Singapore and three co-hosting universities (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Management University, and Singapore University of Technology and Design), RTU met with representatives from partner and non-partner universities worldwide and explored opportunities for academic collaboration.

The APAIE conference is the key event for international partnerships for the Asia Pacific region. More than 2,000 recruitment professionals gathered in Singapore.

Next APAIE 2019 will take place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

More information https://www.apaie2018.org/

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