Lecture by CEO of Deutsche Post DHL

«Economic growth is determined by three factors: open borders, excellent infrastructure and good education,» emphasized CEO of Deutsche Post DHL, mail and logistics services company, Frank Appel during his lecture at Riga Technical University (RTU) on 24 February.

 F. Appel is responsible for global management of the world’s leading mail and logistics services group. During his lecture he talked about Deutsche Post DHL activities, strategy and goals. F. Appel pointed out that in the field of digitalization this Group is the leader in delivery services industry and pays a lot of attention to elaboration and implementation of innovations. For example, in Germany electric vehicles – Street Scooters – are used, which have been elaborated according to the needs of delivery services industry. At present, the company is testing drones that could be used for delivery and dispatch.

CEO of Deutsche Post DHL emphasized the positive aspects of globalization and pointed out that the set of three factors – open borders, excellent infrastructure and good education – was a prerequisite for economic growth. However, the goal of the company should not be only benefits measured in numbers, but it should also be socially responsible for both clients and employees. F. Appel pointed out, «the client won’t be satisfied if employee is dissatisfied».

Lecture was attended by RTU students who study logistics, international business, customs and taxes, as well as students majoring in other fields.

Deutsche Post DHL Group is one of the largest companies in the world, covering a global network in more than 220 countries and providing a wide range of logistics solutions. DHL is part of the Group that is one of the world’s leading mail and logistics services providers. It encompasses the business units: DHL Express, DHL Parcel, DHL eCommerce, DHL Global Forwarding, DHL Freight and DHL Supply Chain.

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Invest in your career

Meet more than 90 business representatives and get to know future career or internship opportunities in the Career Day of Riga Technical University. To conduct successful negotiations with potential employers on the Career Day, RTU Career Centre recommends students to take along their CV.

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RTU Health Centre

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Robo Camp

In January this year the RTU Foundation Course Unit organized the winter school ROBO CAMP in cooperation with RTU Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, RTU Design Factory and  RTU Department of Computer Aided Engineering Graphics. In ROBO CAMP there were students from Australia, Russia, India and Algeria. During the camp students had practical classes, hands-on activities,  lectures and field trips to the companies representing the robotics field in Latvia. Lectures were delivered not only by RTU lecturers, but also by a quest lecturer from Brazil. In three weeks students had a chance to go through the whole process from idea to real, tangible result with final outcome – three projects of functioning robots-prototypes. The RTU Foundation Course Unit would like to express gratitude to all the lecturers and departments involved as well as participants of the ROBO CAMP for the hard work and devotion to their project.

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Winter Foreign Graduates at RTU

RTU Foreign Students Department (FSD) is proud of 16 bachelor program, 42 master program and 1 doctoral program foreign student who successfully defended thesis and were awarded with academic degrees this winter. Especially FSD wants to highlight Ruslan Batalov who graduated the Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology with distinction and Kamran Ayub who obtained a doctoral degree at Automation and Computer Engineering.

Kamran Ayub says that each student should answer the following questions before carrying out scientific research:

  • Do you like the topic of research?
  • Is there a concrete timeline?
  • How is your supervisor as a person? What do his or her employees say? Is he or she active on publishing? Do you have the feeling that you can work together?

Kamran Ayub also advices students to use social media while doing research. He says: “You should connect with people, exchange ideas, collaborate.” He also admits that it is always a good idea to become a member of PhD or postdoc association in your institute. The last but not the least he says is to make sure that you have a long term plan for yourself, have in mind what you want to do next. In the meanwhile, make sure you have all tools you need for your next step.

Apply for Autumn Intake 2017

There are more than 45 full degree programmes offered in English language to international applicants across various study fields enabling prospective applicants to select the more suitable one for their professional development.

The application period for Riga Technical university Autumn 2017 intake opens on 15 January 2017 and applications will be accepted till 15 July 2017. If you require any assistance or seek additional information please do not hesitate to contact us. Read more

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.

RTU Information and Study Centre in Colombo

On 08.10.2016 in the presence of the honoured guest Chief Minister of Western Province Mr. Isura Devapriya, Deputy Rector of Riga Technical University Prof Igors Tipans, Deputy Director of Riga Technical University Ms Zane Purlaura a reopening of Official Information and Study Centre of Riga Technical University at the Grand Royal Education office in World Trade Centre took place.

The valued guests delivered their speeches to the audience, hoping for the future mutual successful work and cooperation.

After the finishing of the official ceremony, Prof Igors Tipans and Ms Zane Purlaura (RTU)  held the presentations about the University and study opportunities for Sri Lankan students and their parents in Colombo City Hotel.

That was a successful campaign, aimed at delivering the information directly from the University to students in real life and face-to-face communication and interaction. 

Being the authorized representative of RTU, Grand Royal Education is positioned as an official representative of the University.

The new office is welcoming visitors at Level 06, East Low Block, World Trade Centre, Colombo.

For more information please contact us by phone at: 0711 101010, 0768447444, 0710808080, 071 3103030

Meet us in India

The representatives of Riga Technical University will be attending European Higher Education Fair in New Delhi, India on 30 September and 1 October 2016.

We would be happy to meet you and provide more information about RTU whether you are interested in establishing a new cooperation or applying for studies.

 

If you would like to make an appointment in advance please contact Ms Purlaura at: Zane.Purlaura@rtu.lv