Representatives of Shanghai University Visiting RTU

On December 19, 2018, Associate Professor Lu Suying and Professor He Shuquan from the School of Economics of Shanghai University visited Riga Technical University. Professor Igors Tipāns, Riga Technical University Deputy Rector, Director of International Cooperation and Foreign Students Department, Professor Inga Lapiņa, Vice Dean for Academic Affairs of Faculty of Engineering Economics and Management and Modris Ozoliņš, Head of Department of International Programs of Faculty of Engineering Economics and Management met the visitors on behalf of RTU.

Deputy Rector Igors Tipāns first welcomed the delegation’s visit and briefly summed up the facts and figures of RTU. Then Professor Inga Lapiņa introduced the work and academic interest directions of the Faculty of Engineering Economics and Management and pointed out the opportunities for cooperation in the future. In addition, Modris Ozoliņš briefly introduced the field of innovation economics at RTU and introduced the achievements of RTU students in the field of innovations and entrepreneurship.

Hopefully Riga Technical University and the School of Economics of Shanghai University can become a platform for economic exchanges between China and Latvia and start the new traits for exchange programs in the field of economics and management. As well as the platform promoting cultural exchanges between the two countries.

 

The Chinese Cultural Experience at Riga Technical University Chinese Corner

On November 30th, 2018, the Chinese Painting cultural experience class was held in Riga Technical University Chinese Corner.

During the cultural experience class, Chinese volunteer teacher Tang Yunxin introduced the Chinese painting to the students of Riga State High School Nr.3 in terms of origin & development, classification, characteristic, famous painters & paintings, tools etc. The students also appreciated the vivid video of “The Vast Land” and “Along the River during the Tomb Sweeping Festival”. They were amazed by the beauty of the paintings. Students also learned some Chinese vocabulary related to Chinese painting. The students who never learned any Chinese language before showed great interest in the study of Chinese language.

After the theoretical part the teacher led everyone to practice “Blowing Plum Blossoms”. Every student actively did it and enjoyed the moment. When paintings were finished, the students were satisfied with their works. In the end of the class everyone took a group photo with their own works.

This cultural experience not only helped the students to know Chinese painting, but also lighted up their enthusiasm to learn Chinese language and Chinese culture.

On December 14th, 2018, the Chinese Food cultural experience was successfully held in Riga Technical University Chinese Corner.

Chinese volunteer teacher Tang Yunxin introduced to the students of Riga State Gymnasium No. 3 and Chinese language learners of RTU Chinese eating habits and views on food, and then introduced the eight regional cuisines, table manners, culture of using chopsticks, and hot pot culture, which helped the students to know more about colorful Chinese food culture. Students also learned some Chinese vocabularies related to Chinese Food and showed great interest in the study of Chinese.
In addition, interesting chopstick games and delicious hot pot meals were prepared on site. The students were actively participating in the chopstick game while the laughter was continuing. After the game everyone got together to taste the aromatic Chinese hot pot. The students were full of praise for this Chinese taste and gave their thumbs up. In the end everyone took a group photo together.

This Chinese food culture experience not only helped students to know Chinese food, but also made them impressed by the taste of hot pot. Although the weather in December was cold, the steaming and delicious hot pot brought a lot of warmth to everyone.