RTU Foreign Students Department (FSD) and International Relations Department (IRS) has over 18 years of experience in organizing summer schools. The first summer school «The Bridges We Build, the Bridges We Cross» was organized in 1998 in cooperation with the German Academic Exchange Service. For two weeks, 30 students from Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia were sharing their study experience learning about geographic, political and economic landscape of the Baltic Region. Students had the opportunity to address one and the same problem from the point of view of representatives of various professions and in different cultural perspectives. This summer school was successfully working for six years.
From 2003 till 2016 RTU has organized various summer schools for students and participants from all over the world. Academic personnel of the Faculties together with their colleagues from partner universities from other countries share their unique theoretical knowledge and practical experience with participating students, motivating them to reach ambitious goals and advance their career. More than 500 students have used this opportunity in thirteen years’ time.
The Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, the Faculty of Power and Electrical Engineering, the Faculty of Material Science and Applied Chemistry (Institute of Design Technologies), the Faculty of E-Learning Technologies and Humanities (Institute of Applied Linguistics) are actively involved in organizing summer schools.
International summer schools are a forum, which every year provides the opportunity to the students majoring in various fields from all over the world to come to Latvia and share their experience and establish new professional network of contacts and find true friends.