Latvian scientists develop a method to determine the distribution of coronavirus in the environment

Latvian scientists are developing a new monitoring method that will help to determine the transfer of coronavirus to wastewater and the distribution in the environment. This is necessary in order to understand what virus-restrictive measures can be implemented and what preventive measures should be taken, taking into account not only the human-to-human virus transmission, but on a more broader scale – across the whole ecosystem. The study is carried out by Riga Technical University (RTU) together with the Latvian Biomedical Research and Studies Center (BMC) and the Institute of Food Safety, Animal Health and Environment (BIOR). Read more

48 hr automated lung fan prototype has been created helping in the struggle with COVID-19

A team of scientists and engineers from the Design Factory of Riga Technical University (RTU) has created a prototype for an automated lung fan that is simple enough in production and easy to use, in order to help patients with breathing problems caused by Covid-19 efficiently. Cooperation with a number of companies to start production is already under way. Read more

RTU and the Ambassador of Latvia participate in the online event of the Azerbaijan Customs Academy

On May 8, within the framework of the online event organized by the Azerbaijan Customs Academy (ACA) and Latvian Embassy in Azerbaijan, H.E. Ambassador of Latvia to Azerbaijan Dainis Garančs delivered a lecture “Customs and Border Management at the Current Pandemic Times: Main Challenges and Opportunities”. Read more

RTU extends the deadlines for study semesters

With the Rector’s order, Riga Technical University (RTU) extends the deadline for the end of the spring semester up to 14 August, whereas a new academic year will start on 14 September. Such a decision has been taken in order to enable students to perform all study assignments and laboratory works, which have been delayed due to the emergency situation caused by Covid-19, in a qualitative way.

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RTU participates in project “Assistance in modernization of Curriculum in Kulob State University”

The World Bank funded project was launched in October 2019 together with Upsala University and Kulob State University in Tajikistan.

RTU participates in the project with it’s expertise in order to help in the modernisation process of Kulob State University’s laboratories and study process in general.

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Erasmus+ KA2 strategic partnership project called WeLearn

The project started on September 1st, 2019 and it is coordinated by Tampere University, Finland. Project consortium consists of total of 6 higher education institutions from Finland, Germany, Italy, Denmark, Turkey and Latvia.

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RTU Rector and the Ambassador of Italy in Latvia Discuss Opportunities for Future Cooperation

On 27 February, Rector of Riga Technical University (RTU), Academician Leonīds Ribickis, hosted an introductory visit for His Excellency Ambassador of the Italian Republic Mr Stefano Maria Taliani de Marchio. The aim of the visit was to discuss the current cooperation with higher education institutions in Italy and outline future development of this cooperation. In […]

Delegation of Kumamoto University has paid a visit to RTU

On February, 5 the distinguished delegation of Kumamoto University, Japan, has paid a visit to Riga Technical University (RTU).

During the short visit, Executive and Vice President, Head of Headquarters for Admission and Education, Director of the College of Cross-Cultural and Multidisciplinary Studies Prof. Dr. Mikio Furushima, Vice-Director of the College of Cross-Cultural and Multidisciplinary Studies Prof. Dr. Ursula Helena Koike and Chief of the Student Support Department International Education Division Ms. Miyuki Miyayama had a fruitful dialogue with RTU Deputy Rector for International Academic Cooperation and Studies Prof. Dr. Igors Tipans, RTU International Cooperation Unit and Head of Short-Time Courses Ms. Natalja Muracova, as well as with Latvian Kendo Federation President Mr. Vladimirs Kindzulis.

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Open Call to Latvian Government Scholarships

In accordance with bilateral agreements on co-operation in education and science concluded between Latvian government and a few countries Latvia offers scholarships to foreign students, researchers and teaching staff for studies, research and participation in summer schools in Latvian higher education institutions. The Ministry of Education and Science of Latvia has delegated the administration of the Latvian state scholarships to the State Education Development Agency (Valsts izglītības attīstības aģentūra – VIAA).

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Orientation Day for Erasmus and exchange students

On 24 January, RTU International Cooperation and Foreign Students Department organized an Orientation Day with informative seminars for Erasmus and exchange students coming from all over the world for spring semester of the academic year 2019/2020.

During the Orientation Day, the exchange students were introduced to the university itself and were provided with the most important practical and academic information related to their mobility semester.

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