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).

Application for academic year 2020/2021 is now open from 1st February until 1st April 2020.

Read more: http://viaa.gov.lv/eng/international_cooperation/scholarships_gov/latvian_scholarships/ 

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.

With the participation of RTU’s Career Center and Students Parliament, and as well ESN Latvia, the exchange students were also informed about the support they may get while studying at RTU and other extra-curricular activities they may be involved in during the following months.

The Orientation Day finalized with a short Introduction to Latvia, where the exchange students had an insight into country’s culture, traditions and had a short Latvian language crash course.

Apply for Erasmus + scholarship

Apply now for the Erasmus+ scholarship and enjoy a study or a traineeship period in Europe.

Application deadlines for submitting an online application at OutgoingExchange.rtu.lv:
25 February (for studies in spring semester);
31 March (for traineeships).

You can apply for Erasmus+ scholarship, in case you are at least 3rd semester student at Bachelor level or 2nd semester student at Master level, your weighted average grade is at least 6.25 (in total for all semesters at RTU), you have no academic or financial debts towards RTU, you have good knowledge of English, German or another language of the EU Member States and a well-defined objective for participating in a mobility.

To get more information about Erasmus+ programme and to know tips and tricks for successful application and Erasmus mobility, check information online at rtu.lv/en/erasmusstudies and rtu.lv/en/erasmustraineeship or join our info events in January. Information about events will be published in OutgoingExchange.rtu.lv.

In case of additional questions, contact Ms Inga Riharda via inga.riharda@rtu.lv, +37167089067 or visit us in Kalku 1, room 302.

RTU and University of Strathclyde sign cooperation agreement of joint master study program

On December 11–13, representatives of the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Strathclyde in UK – Reader in Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Dr James Irvine and International Development Manager, Ms Jennifer Gazzard – visited RTU to sign cooperation agreement that provides implementation of joint master study program in the field of electronics and telecommunications.

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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 […]

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.

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