From July 8 to 25, 2019, Riga Technical University (RTU) organized the summer school “Cultural Shock. Business, Social and Engineering Perspectives”. The scientific program was developed especially for 26 students from the RTU partner higher education institution in France – Ecole D’ingénieurs En Informatique – Epita (Computer Science Academy).
In organizing this Summer School, its organizers – RTU Foreign Students Foundation and Short-Term Courses Unit – upon request of the partner institution, tailored the scientific content of the event to the studying and working profile of the participants. In keeping with tendencies affecting the landscape of global higher education, the program of the summer school has been broken into two parts – provision of theoretical content (by academic staff of RTU and guest lectures) and practical part (implementation of the internship at the companies based in Riga). At the end of the practical part all students successfully defended their projects.
The organizers are deeply indebted to Siemens Mobility Oy Latvian Branch, Accenture Latvia, Freeport of Riga, SAF Tehnika, Scandiweb and RTU Institute of Telecommunications for contributing to the summer school.