Conference and Exhibition APAIE 2018

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.

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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 (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/

 

ERASMUS+ KA2 PROJECT “TIC CRUZ DEL SUR”

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”.

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ERASMUS+ KA2 PROJECT “EXTEND”

RTU FSD International projects unit has succesfully initiated Erasmus+ KA2 Capacity Building in Higher Education project entitled EXTEND “Excellence in Engineering Education through Teacher Training and New Pedagogic Approaches in Russia and Tajikistan”. Project consortium consists of 11 higher education institutions coming from Latvia, Romania, Portugal, UK, Russia and Tajikistan.

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The International Projects Unit of RTU participates in a newly approved Capacity Building project under the title MEGA.

The project preparation started on October 15th 2017 and it is coordinated by Turku University of Applied Sciences, Finland. The aim of Mega project is to upscale child and adolescent mental health services in southern Africa, including the Republic of South Africa and Zambia, by creating a mobile application for healthcare specialists.

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Vice-President of Vietnam visits RTU campus.

On 20 October the Vice President of Vietnam Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh and representatives of various ministries in Vietnam visited RTU Campus while being on the official visit in Latvia. During the meeting  Deputy Rector of International Academic Cooperation and Studies Professor Igors Tipans presented study programs and opportunities offered by RTU to foreign students, while Professor Gatis Bazbauers, Vice-Rector of Science informed about the areas of scientific research at RTU. At the end of the visit, the Vice-President and the accompanying delegation visited the Faculty of Architecture and the Design Factory.

24-hour Reading Room

Starting from October 17th students can use a 24-hour reading room in RTU Scientific Library in Paula Valdena Street 5, 1st floor and study also during the night hours and outside the library or faculties working hours.

Note that the library is closed in the sanitary hour from 7:30 until 8:30, a clean-up day, state holidays of the Republic of Latvia and the days before state holidays after 14:00.

To enter the 24-hour reading room, read the terms of use in ORTUS,  register as a user and scan a specially registered user’s student card  at the entrance.

Enjoy your studies!

Cooperation Between China and Central and Eastern European Countries

On September 21, 22 at the University of Novi Sad, Serbia, the Fourth Meeting of China-Central and East European (CEE) Higher Education Institutions Consortium Meeting and the Fifth China-CEE countries Education Policy Dialogue took place.

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RTU Non-Traditional Sports Games

RTU international students had a lot of fun in RTU Non-Traditional Sports Games 2017 on September 9 at RTU Sports, Seminar and Recreation Centre “Ronīši”.

It’s not only a nice tradition, but also a good chance to know each other better and make friends.

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The Post-Doctoral Project for Young Researchers

The Office of the Vice-Rector for Research of RTU has announced selection of the post-doctoral applications of RTU  to increase capacity of young researchers  by providing possibilities to start their career in a scientific institution.

Read more: https://www.rtu.lv/en/science/post-doctoral/activity-post-doctoral-research-aid 

 Post-doctoral applications can be submitted from 10 August till 29 September 2017 by Latvian and foreign researchers that have acquired a doctorate not more than five years before the submission deadline.