Winter-Summer Schools


Animation World 3.07-28.07.2017

For all students, who are swept away by possibility to brighten up your drawn fantasies to life in 2D and 3D world, Riga Technical University offers the Summer School “Animation World”!

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The Summer School is an introduction to the entire process of animation: drawing sessions, character design, cinematic storytelling, object animation, opportunity to work with editing, space, timing, cut-out and stop motion, interaction and 3D modelling programmes. It combines the creative and technical aspects of 2D and 3D animation with information about today’s animation industry.

The Summer School “Animation World” will be delivered in the form of workshops and lectures, studio projects, individual and group work (discussions, critiques). Field trips on animation and movie production companies as well as places of interest that inspire professional animators will be organized within the study programme of the Summer School.

The professors from Riga Technical University (Latvia), guest lectures and specialists from the field will provide the latest techniques of animation industry. Classes will run from Monday through Friday, 6 hours per day including morning sessions from 9.00 to 12.00 and afternoon sessions from 13.00 to 16.00. Lectures, field trips to the companies involved in production of animation, movies etc. and institutions, discussions, student presentations, exams and other activities are considered as a part of the academic program (6 hours per day). An additional academic workload outside the class for individual studies and research as well as group works is a part of the summer school as well.  (precise amount of hours shall be confirmed).

Students will be able to sign-up for cultural and social activities for the weekends before arriving to Riga Technical University.

What is included:

  • Tuition
  • Course Materials
  • Field Trips
  • Riga Sightseeing Tour

What is not included:

  • Airfare
  • Accommodation
  • Meals / Food
  • Personal Expenses
  • Additional Sightseeing Activities

Features:

  • The Summer School is completely in English.
  • Applicants should have relevant computer skills.
  • Accommodation in RTU Hostel: 3 bedroom flats with double occupancy in each room.
  • Upon completion of the course the certificate will be issued together with the transcript of 10 ECTS

Please see the link for registration here: https://goo.gl/forms/7yqOtaj5kR4UgSc03

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Robo Camp 09.01.-03.02.2017

Nowadays, world cannot be conceived without human and robot (artificial intelligence) frequent interaction. Almost every object or service in some way is connected with robotics and we are accustomed to robots so much that we do not even realize this fact anymore. The 21st century invention becomes our everyday life. Robots are nothing extraordinary – they take a big part in our lives. In fact, they are everywhere: at our home, workplace, school, shops, cafes and even in our pockets. And have you ever considered that robots are assigned for more complicated and responsible duties?

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When: 09.01.2017-03.02.2017

How long 4 weeks

Who: Students must be enrolled in a degree related to project management, design, mechanics, electronics and programming.

How much: 1250 USD (including lectures, practical classes, course materials, accommodation, site visits, cultural and leisure activities)

The OUTCOME: RTU certificate, 8 ECTS (36 contact hours, additional hours of site visits, self-study and assessment) and real robot.

If you crave to understand robots, their potential and capacity and if you dare to build one of them your own – you are welcome to join RTU ROBO CAMP! 

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Intensive English Language  07.08-25.08.2017

For those who want to improve the English language learners’ communication level so they can use it for studies work and life.

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During this course scholars will increase their fluency and accuracy in spoken skills. The English course has been designed as a foundation course for future studies in Europe. Acquired English knowledge will develop your communication skills and grammatical accuracy of speech. The course is offered by native speakers and professional academic staff and it comprises 60 academic hours –three weeks. At the end of the successfully completed course students will be awarded with 4,5 ECTS. Required preliminary knowledge of English –pre-intermediate level (European level: A2, B1).

APPLICATION AND REGISTRATION

Please see the link for registration here: https://goo.gl/forms/alyIz7034rPXvJEg1

PARTICIPATION FEE*

350 USD – register till 1 May 2017

450 USD – register till 1 July 2017

*Participation fee includes: registration, course materials and guided tours.

ACCOMMODATION

Accommodation will be provided to all participants for additional cost.

Rent varies from 200 EUR/month to 250 EUR/month  double shared room.

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Social Innovations 17.07-30.07. 2017

Nowadays, we are living in a rapidly changing world that faces unprecedented challenges and success stories, but along with all this positive burst that new generation evokes problems inevitably occur. Mankind now is osculating challenges in terms of inequality and diversity, economic viability and sustainability and the resilience of infrastructures and services. For solving them we need to come together – we need to discuss, brainstorm, depicture about the problem, because only then solution can be created.

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RTU is inviting you to become a member of SOCIAL INNOVATION SUMMER SCHOOL so we all  – students and lecturers – together can find solutions to modern world problems.

Participants of Social innovations summer school will work on three main topics:

  • Social entrepreneurship. Where students together with lecturers will try to get answer to modern day question – how to solve market decentralization problems;
  • Social innovations for different groups of society. Participants will be asked to define nowadays problems and afterwards – try to come up with solutions
  • Innovation process itself! All together we will solve the mystery – what is really an innovation! Participants will be introduced to the open innovation concept.

Duration, Frequency

The professors from Riga Technical University (Latvia), guest lecture from Peru and specialists from the field will provide classes that will run from Monday through Friday, 6 hours per day including morning sessions from 9.00 to 12.00 and afternoon sessions from 13.00 to 16.00.

Sample Subjects covered

  • Social entrepreneurship – the new way of business
  • Corporate Social Responsibility & Ethics
  • Sustainability
  • Geographical environment – how that affects Social Innovations
  • Eco-Innovation. It is time to change our planet.

Students will be able to sign-up for cultural and social activities for the weekends before arriving to Riga Technical University. The following activities will be included in the program:

  • Riga city tour

The following activities for additional fee can be offered:

  • Jurmala city tour
  • Latvian castle and manor visit
  • A boat trip into the Riga Bay
  • Two day trip to neighbour country – Lithuania or Estonia
  • Sigulda city tour

What is included

  • Tuition
  • Course Materials
  • Field Trips
  • Riga Sightseeing Tour

 What is not included

  • Airfare
  • Accommodation
  • Meals / Food
  • Personal Expenses
  • Additional Sightseeing Activities

Features

  • The Summer School is completely in English.
  • Accommodation in RTU Hostel: 3 bedroom flats with double occupancy in each room.

Fees and Application

Availability 17 July 2017 – 30 July 2017
Duration 2 weeks
Participation fee 350 EUR / 450 EUR – register till 1 June 2017
Deadline 1 June 2017
Group size up to 30
Accommodation 200-250 EUR /month (upon request)
Personal expenses 250-300 EUR/month

Please see the link for registration here: https://goo.gl/forms/0x6JwtatpGfTS4TB3

Upon completion of the course the certificate will be issued together with the transcript of 9 ECTS

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International Relations 06.07-19.07.2017

Biotechnologies