Indonesian delegation visits RTU

On Wednesday, 27 November, a 5-member delegation of Parliament of Indonesian North Sulawesi Province led by its Speaker Mr Andrei Angouw and the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Latvia in Indonesia Mr Ayub Junus paid a visit to RTU Ķīpsala Campus.

At the beginning of the visit, Deputy Rector for International Academic Cooperation and Studies, Professor Igors Tipans delivered a presentation about RTU, as well as the parties also discussed possible models of cooperation between RTU and Indonesia’s institutions of higher education.

At the end of the meeting, Professor Igors Tipans and Honorary Consul of the Republic of Latvia in Indonesia Mr Ayub Junus signed the agreement stating RTU’s commitment to provide Indonesia’s institutions of higher education with information, in order to attract Indonesian students.

Afterwards, delegation visited the Institute of Design Technologies and the Faculty of Electronics and Telecommunications at RTU, where they were informed about RTU’s achievements in cooperation with the industry, as well as were given a visual insight into the technical supply of the university that is used for the provision of the study process and implementation of international research projects.

The delegation of Parliament of Indonesian North Sulawesi Province consisted of the following members – Mr Rocky Wowor, Mr Amir Abdulkadir Liputo, Mr Raski Azhari Mokodompit and Mr Muhammad Ayub Albugis.

RTU delegation visit to Latin America

From November 11 –23, Rector of Riga Technical University, prof. Leonids Ribickis, Vice-Rector for Strategic Development, Mr Arturs Zeps, Dean of The Faculty of Electronics and Telecommunications, Mr Jurgis Porins and Project Manager of International Cooperation Unit, Ms Inga Karkla, paid a visit to Latin America to participate in IAU (International Association of Universities) 2019 conference “Transforming Higher Education for the Future”; and visited eight Latin American universities – two in Mexico (Albert Einstein university and Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education), three in Peru (Peruvian University of Applied Sciences, St. Ignatius of Loyola University and Pontifical Catholic University of Peru) and three in Argentina (Austral University of Argentina, University of Buenos Aires, Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina). The aim of the visit was to expand the partnership in Latin America, to develop cooperation with existent partner universities and to discuss the possibilities for future cooperation.

South Korean delegation’s visit to RTU

On Wednesday, 20 November, representatives of South Korea’s Ministry of SMEs and Startups – Lee Seung Woo, Cha Gyeongmi, Minji Yoon – and researcher of Korea Institute of Startup and Entrepreneurship Development Lee Dongha paid a visit to RTU Ķīpsala Campus.

Our guests visited RTU Design Factory and Laboratory House, as well as Latvian Electronic Equipment Testing Centre, where they were informed about RTU’s achievements in cooperation with the industry, as well as were given a visual insight into the technical supply of the university that is used for the provision of the study process and implementation of international research projects.

First Erasmus+ Staff Week Organized by International Projects Unit of RTU Welcomes Staff Members from Partner Universities outside EU

During the week from 21 October until 25 October the International Projects Unit of the International Relations and Foreign Students Department, Riga Technical University, hosted an Erasmus+ Staff Week, making it the first time since the new Erasmus+ project commenced in 2015 when a staff week is organized for staff members from RTU partner universities […]

Riga TU Information and Study Centres opening

On 5 October in the presence of Deputy Rector of Riga Technical University (RTU) Prof Igors Tipans, Deputy Director of Riga Technical University (RTU) International Cooperation Foreign Students department Ms Zane Purlaura, academics, ministry officials, RTU current and prospective students and their parents of Sri Lanka, the opening ceremony of the new premises of Riga TU Information and Study Centre in Colombo, Sri Lanka took place.

Deputy Rector of RTU Prof Igors Tipans and Deputy Director of RTU International Cooperation Foreign Students department Ms Zane Purlaura were present also at the opening ceremony of Riga TU Information and Study Centre in Chennai, India on 6 October. Following the opening ceremony, which took place in accordance with local traditions, a press conference was held in which Indian press and television representatives were widely represented. During the press conference, RTU professor Igors Tipans emphasized that the main goal of the centre is to bring the different study systems of Latvia and India closer together and to create a permanent link between Indian universities, colleges and RTU.

RTU long experience of working with Indian students has made it possible to evaluate the Indian students’ previous education background and to conclude that RTU can deepen students’ theoretical knowledge and practical skills in their chosen specialty. The practical applicability of the knowledge gained at RTU that has stimulated the interest of Indian students in studying at RTU, especially in Master’s programs.

On 9 October, the Ambassador of the Republic of Latvia to India Artis Bertulis visited the RTU Study and Information Centre in in Chennai, India.

RTU position in the leading global university rankings is growing, largely due to its purposeful internationalization policy and the growing number of study programs in English. European, Asian and Latin American students have appreciated the quality of RTU study programs, and their numbers are steadily increasing, reaching over 3,500 students from 80 countries last year.

In order to improve the academic quality of Asian students and to assess their ability and readiness to study at RTU in English, RTU is purposefully investing in the region by opening information and study centers. Such centers provide RTU with a permanent presence in the region and serve as a platform for student assessment, promote academic visibility and help to build closer collaboration between RTU and leading Indian and Sri Lankan universities in both academic and scientific fields.

A Joint Concert Performed by RTU Women’s Choir “DELTA” and Italian Men’s Choir “IDICA”

We have currently been very active in implementation of joint study and research activities with higher education institutions in Italy, and as the culmination of the whole bonding process was the concert performed by RTU Women’s Choir “DELTA” (Artistic director – Ms. Eliza Hvane, Conductor – Ms. Inta Eizenberga-Cermane) and Men’s Choir IDICA (conductor – […]

RTU intends to expand cooperation with universities in Italy

On September 16–20, representatives of RTU International Cooperation and Foreign Students Department – Director, Professor Igors Tipans and Project coordinator, Mr Eriks Badamsins – visited Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Milan, University of Trento and Free University of Bozen-Bolzano.

The purpose of the visit was to meet the representatives of above-mentioned Italian universities to discuss possibilities for establishing cooperation in studies, research, as well as in implementation of joint projects and summer schools within different fields.

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Summer School “Nonlinear Life. Edition 3” Organized by RTU and University of Trieste

On Friday, 30 August, Ambassador of the Republic of Latvia to the Republic of Italy H.E. Ms. Solvita Āboltiņa paid a visit to Trieste, Italy to address a speech on the occasion of the conclusion of the international summer school “Nonlinear Life. Edition 3” organized by University of Trieste (UniTs) and Riga Technical University (RTU).

 

Afterwards, there has been hold a meeting between representatives of UniTs and RTU (organizing committee of the summer school) led by S. Āboltiņa and Pro-Rector of UniTs, professor Valter Sergo.

At the end of the visit, S. Āboltiņa, Director of Institute of Biomedical Engineering and Nanotechnologies of RTU, professor Jurijs Dehtjars and representative of International Cooperation Unit of RTU, Mr Ēriks Badamšins have proceeded towards the Municipality of Trieste, in order to meet the Councilor for European Projects, Mr. Lorenzo Giorgi and Head of Communication Office Ms. Barbara Borsi.

 

The organizational committee expresses gratitude to the professors for contributing to the scientific content of summer school, advanced research institutions and companies operating in the biomedical field for provision of the excursions and demonstrations and students for participating and broadening each other’s knowledge from a technical and cross-cultural communication understanding point of view.

 

The summer school has been attended by 18 students from 11 countries – Belarus, Czech Republic, India, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Nepal, Poland, Russia, Serbia and Spain. In the previous two years, the summer school took place in Riga and was initiated and organized by the Institute of Biomedical Engineering and Nanotechnologies in cooperation with International Cooperation and Foreign Students Department of RTU.

 

Photo credit: University of Trieste

Photo credit: University of Trieste

Photo credit: University of Trieste

Photo credit: Municipality of Trieste.

Photo credit: Municipality of Trieste.

RTU Summer Camp “3D Animation World“

During the time period from 14 July till 26 July Riga Technical University (RTU) Foreign Students Foundation and Short-Term Courses Unit in cooperation with the State Education Development Agency organized the summer camp “3D Animation World“, where 11 students from 10 countries – Mexico, Spain, Korea, Azerbaijan, Greece, Kyrgyzstan, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Lithuania – acquired an in-depth insight of the entire production process of animation.

Within the scientific part of the summer camp, the students have been taken to a journey through drawing sessions, character design, cinematic storytelling, object animation, editing, space, timing, cut-out and stop motion, interaction, 3D modelling programmes and presentation of their end product.

During the summer camp, students got acquainted with the Latvian language, culture and history-related aspects by attending Latvian language classes and visiting the Ethnographic Open-Air Museum of Latvia and Kuldiga – one of the most beautiful cities in Latvia.