Summer – Winter Schools

The Summer School «Cultural Aspects of Latvian Language» designed as a comprehensive, interactive, secure and open platform for people with different cultural codes who will have a chance within 11 days to experience Latvian cultural space through the past-present-future perspective.

During intensive 12 days, under the guidance of experienced teachers and professionals, summer school participants, will go through such topics as Latvian history, politics, culture, folklore, art, literature and technology. To learn and understand Latvia as a unified culture, as well as to enjoy the nature of Latvia, there are four trips planned during those days.

Availability

25 June – 5 July 2020

Programme

The Summer School «Cultural Aspects of Latvian Language» will involve academic classes, practical group work, organisation visits, cultural and leisure activities.

The course aim is to improve Latvian language knowledge, to get to know Latvian culture and to experience the issues of culture, language and identity in the modern world.

Tuition Fee

300 EUR (not including accommodation and catering)

Entry requirements

RTU welcomes everyone who is interested in discovering Latvian Culture in practice

The outcome

RTU certificate, 4.5-5 ECTS and a social value

Accommodation

200 EUR (upon request only/shared room)

Sustainability, ecology and energy efficiency are the words you hear these days more often. In the field of civil construction these three appellations can be included into one simple word – wood.

Wood has been used as a building material for thousands of years. The chemical properties of wood are inherently complex, but nevertheless, human beings have successfully harnessed the unique characteristics of wood to build a seemingly unlimited variety of structures.

Wood is a natural resource, making it readily available and economically feasible. It is remarkably strong in relation to its weight, and it provides good insulation from the cold. Wood is also the perfect example of an environmentally sustainable product; it is biodegradable and renewable, and carries the lowest carbon footprint of any comparable building material.

Wooden architecture ir Riga is uniqe, because it continued to develop and improve up till the start of the Wold War II. This is why only a century ago in Latvia’s capital city there where approximately 12,000 wooden buildings from which only 4000 remained to this day. It is important to point out that the oldest of Rigas’wooden buildings was raised at the end of the 18th century.

We believe that Latvian craftsmen’s’ knowledge in timber as a construction material have deep roots into our history dated back to ancient times and are inherited from our ancestors. Summer school «Riga – the Pearl of Latvian Wooden Architecture» links Latvian craftsman know-how and RTU professors’ attainment into the field of Architecture. Combination of those two worlds will result in an intensive two-week summer school where participants will be able to gain new knowledge regarding wood as a construction material.

The course aim is to increase participants knowledge about the use of wood as a material in architecture, emphasizing its advantages and also raise awareness of the wooden architecture of the capital of Latvia.

Availability

29 June –10 July 2020

Programme

Will be updated

Tuition Fee

400 EUR (including lectures hours, practical classes hours, course materials).

Entry requirements

Participants must be enrolled in a degree related to design, architecture, material science and civil engineering.

The outcome

RTU certificate, 6 ECTS

Scholarship

Student from the following countries can obtain Latvian government scholarships* for the summer school. Scholarship covers accommodation, catering, lectures, workshops, excursions, field trips and cultural activities except travel, visa and insurance costs.

It is no secret that IoT based solutions will improve the quality of life and many services to a new and unprecedented level by promoting new solutions, such as improving road traffic, human health, the environment, smart utility metering, logistics, intelligent manufacturing and automation.

The summer school will be organized following up latest trends in the Internet of Things, which will become a part of our lives in the coming years. Throughout the summer school, there will be a wide range of activities related to the Internet of Things and solutions based on smart city development.

Summer school participants will gain knowledge of the role of telecommunications, computer technologies and electronics in the IoT industry, which is based on smart city solutions.

Availability

6 July – 31 July 2020

Programme

The «SMART EMERGING TECHNOLOGY SCHOOL «IoT FOR SMART CITIES»» summer school will involve academic classes, practical group works, organisation visits, cultural and leisure activities.
The course aim is to develop students’ non-standard and creative thinking by solving versatile engineering tasks faced by engineering professionals in their daily work.

Tuition Fee

1200 EUR (including lectures 36 hours, practical classes 62 hours, course materials, accommodation).

Entry requirements

Participants must be enrolled in a degree related to electronics or programming or similar.

The outcome

RTU certificate, 9 ECTS and a real problem-solving and finding-solutions experience in the field of IoT.

Scholarships

Student from the following countries can obtain Latvian government scholarships* for the summer school. Scholarship covers accommodation, catering, lectures, workshops, excursions, field trips and cultural activities except travel, visa and insurance costs.

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?

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 «Robotics. Real-Life Applications of Intelligent Design»!

Availability

6 July – 31 July 2020 Robotics. Real-Life Applications of Intelligent Design

25 June- 5 July 2020 ROBO Camp Junior

Programme

THE ROBO CAMP will involve academic classes, practical group work, organisation visits, cultural and leisure activities.

The course aim is to show students all the way from idea to real, tangible result with final outcome – functional robot.

Tuition Fee

1500 EUR  Robotics. Real-Life Applications of Intelligent Design (including lectures 36 hours, practical classes 62 hours, course materials, accommodation)

500 EUR ROBO Camp Junior

Entry requirements

Robotics. Real-Life Applications of Intelligent Design:

Participants must be enrolled in a degree related to project management, design, mechanics, electronics or programming.

ROBO Camp Junior:

Above 15 years old and interested in robotics, programming, design etc.

The outcome

Robotics. Real-Life Applications of Intelligent Design:

RTU certificate, 9 ECTS and a real robot.

ROBO Camp Junior :

RTU certificate and real robot.

Scholarships

Student from the following countries can obtain Latvian government scholarships* for the summer school. Scholarship covers accommodation, catering, lectures, workshops, excursions, field trips and cultural activities except travel, visa and insurance costs.

Photos Robo Camp Winter 2018

Photos Robo Camp Summer 2017

For those, 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 Camp «Animation World»!

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.

Availability

13 July – 31 July 2020

Programme

3D ANIMATION WORLD will involve academic classes, practical group work, organisation visits, cultural and leisure activities.

The course aim is to increase students’ knowledge of the entire process of animation and visual narrative and improve the participant’ practical skills and techniques.

Tuition Fee

800 EUR (including lectures, practical classes, course materials, accommodation)

Entry requirements

Participants must be enrolled in a degree related to animation or cinematography, visual arts, computer graphics, image processing or multimedia.

The outcome

RTU certificate, 6.0 ECTS and practical experience.

Scholarships

Student from the following countries can obtain Latvian government scholarships* for the summer school. Scholarship covers accommodation, catering, lectures, workshops, excursions, field trips and cultural activities except travel, visa and insurance costs.

The English Language Intensive Summer School has been designed to develop participant’s English language knowledge, improve communication skills and grammatical accuracy of speech. The course is provided by native speakers and professional academic staff of Riga Technical University, Institute of Applied Linguistics.

International RTU environment is a perfect place to study the English Language. Staying abroad for three weeks will encourage participants to speak English as it might be the only language you will able to communicate with other students and locals.

RTU Intensive English Summer School is designed to keep the main focus on the active learning of the language allowing for rapid progress of communication skills.

Programme

Every morning participants will have English lessons (20 hours per week) with our experienced and qualified native English speaking lecturers. In the afternoon summer school students will participate in fun activities to practice their English socially. These include sports, cultural and entertainment activities.

Combined with sports, activity-packed afternoons and entertaining evenings, you are sure to pick up the language fast and make new friends in the process!

Availability

10 – 28 August 2020

Duration

3 weeks (60 academic hours)

Tuition Fee

350 EUR (not including accommodation and catering)

The outcome

RTU Certificates and 4.5 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) credit points will be awarded upon completion of the program. Also improved English

Accommodation

200 EUR accommodation (upon request only)

Thanks to modern technical progress, we can go to any place on the globe, just pick one you like more. Due to this fact we are able to meet different people, but are we ready for it? Are we ready to understand diverse cultures? Will we understand them? What can we learn from each other? How can we use this new gained knowledge and make our world a better place for all of us?

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.

Availability

17 – 28 August 2020

Programme

The summer school’s aim is to show participants how diverse our world is! The best way to perceive it is learning by sharing your own personal experience supplementing it with presence in an unusual environment.

Tuition Fee

400 EUR (not including accommodation and catering)

Entry requirements

RTU welcomes everyone who is interested in discovering Latvian Culture in practice

The outcome

RTU certificate, 4.5-5 ECTS and a cultural shock

Accommodation

200 EUR (upon request only/shared room)

CONTACTS

RTU International Cooperation and Foreign Students Department
Foreign Students Foundation and Short-Term Course Unit
1 Kalku Street, Room 414, Riga, LV-1658, Latvia

  • Head of  the Unit Ms Natalja Muracova

Phone: +37167089036
Mob. +37129217056

natalja.muracova@rtu.lv 

  • Project Coordinator Mr Arturs Lusis

Phone: +37167089036

arturs.lusis@rtu.lv 

  • Project Coordinator Ms Marite Tranina

Phone: +37167089036

marite.tranina@rtu.lv