This summer from July 9 to 23, 2018, the Riga Technical University (RTU) organized the summer school “Cultural shock and social innovations”, the scientific program was developed especially for 30 students from the RTU partner higher education institution in France – the EPITA (Computer Science Academy). In organizing this Summer School, its organizers – RTU Foreign Students Foundation and Short-Term Courses Unit – upon request of the partner institution, adapted the scientific content of the event to the study profile of the participants.
This year from July 9 to 23, 2018, 33 participants from Russia have visited Riga Technical University (RTU), with the aim of supplementing their knowledge in English and Spanish, social innovation, intercultural communication and international relations.
RTU International Cooperation and Foreign Students department promotes foreign students interest about Latvian culture and traditions by organizing trips around Latvia. This year students had a chance to get acquainted with ancient bread baking traditions, taste some bread and bake sweet pretzels at the bakery “Lāči”, visit Jaunmoku castle and have some entertaining activities there as well as enjoy the beauty of blooming rhododendrons at the experimental breeding nursery „Babīte”.
On 9 May 2018, RTU Deputy Rector of International Academic Cooperation and Studies, prof. Igors Tipans, welcomed a delegation of the Egypt-Latvia parliamentary friendship group from the Parliament of Egypt, Ambassador of Latvia to Egypt, Iveta Šulca, and the non-resident Ambassador of Egypt to Latvia, Alaa Hegazy.
On April 19 RTU International Cooperation and Foreign Students department in cooperation with the the Embassy of Japan in Latvia organised a Japanese movie evening with a purpose to promote study possibilities in Japan and deliver an in-depth information regarding scholarships (for implementing both studies and research) provided by the Government of Japan. In addition the insight of current cooperation between RTU and the universities in Japan was provided by the professor Mr Igors Tipans -Director of International Cooperation and Foreign Students Department. The event was attended by Latvian, Japanese and other foreign students of RTU.
From February 24th until March 4th 2018 a joint meeting was organized by Erasmus+ KA2 capacity building in higher education project “EXTEND” (Excellence in Engineering Education through Teacher Training and New Pedagogic Approaches in Russia and Tajikistan) consortium in Saransk, Russia, hosted by Ogarev Mordovia State University.
During a period of three days (10.04.2018 – 12.04.2018) Erasmus+ KA2 capacity building in higher education project “MEGA” (Building capacity by implementing mhGAP mobile intervention in SADC countries) consortium partners met for a working session in Bloemfontein, South Africa, hosted by University of the Free State.
From 25 – 28 March 2018 in Singapore, representatives from the Riga Technical University (RTU) took part in the annual Asia-Pacific Association for International Education (APAIE) 2018 Conference and Exhibition. During the event, which was hosted by National University of Singapore and three co-hosting universities (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Management University, and Singapore University of Technology and Design), RTU met with representatives from partner and non-partner universities worldwide and explored opportunities for academic collaboration.
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 (HEIs) in the 2018/2019 academic year. 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).
Read more: http://viaa.gov.lv/eng/international_cooperation/scholarships_gov/latvian_scholarships/
RTU FSD International projects unit has succesfully initiated Erasmus+ KA2 Capacity Building in Higher Education project entitled TICRUZ “Use of ICT for integral management of internationalization in Latin America”.