Call for Proposals Open for the First Annual Conference of the European Culture and Technology Lab (ECT Lab+)

The European Culture and Technology Lab (ECT Lab+) is a structural unit within the European University of Technology (EUt+) with a mission to develop research in the Arts, Humanities and Social Science within EUt+ and to develop Science, Technology, Studies including philosophy of technology. In December 2021, ECT Lab+ is organizing its first annual conference, hosted by Technological University Dublin, (Ireland).

The call for proposals is open until 31st August 2021. More information on the conference topics and submission of abstracts can be found here.

Experience the University at RTU Open Day

International Cooperation and Foreign Students Department of Riga Technical University is pleased to invite prospective international students to A Virtual RTU Open Day 2021, which will take place on Thursday, July 14, at 4:00 PM (Helsinki GTM +3), aiming to take them to a journey through a whole study experience taking place at RTU Ķīpsala Campus – the most modern engineering study center in the Baltic States.

Register in advance for this webinar:

Participants of RTU Open day will have opportunity to meet our international admission team members, who will introduce you to RTU study offer and explain admission requirements. Additionally our partners from University of Strathclyde, UK will be there to talk about double degree opportunities between the two universities.

RTU International Cooperation and Foreign Students Department is the university’s structural unit, which has been working with international students coming from all around the world for more than 25 years. Our international community gathers 3525 foreign students (full-time and exchange) representing 90 countries. International students can choose from a wide range of courses taught in English within 57 study programs – international.rtu.lv.

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Ministry of Education and Science has developed proposals for studies in the new academic year

The Ministry of Education and Science (IZM) has developed conceptual proposals to organise a secure study process in the new academic year on-site at higher education institutions.

Studies at all levels of higher education from 1 September can be organised on-site. The RTU will choose the most optimal forms and combinations of studies, so that on-site studies can take place in accordance with epidemiological safety requirements.

The IZM indicate that in the new academic year 2021./2022. the academic and administrative staff of higher education institutions and students will be able to visit the university in-person by presenting a digital Covid-19 certificate, stating that the person has vaccinated against Covid-19, had been diagnosed with Covid-19 or had a negative Covid-19 test. Tests funded by the State budget will be available to persons with medical contraindications approved by the doctor for vaccination. Other non-vaccinated individuals will have to carry out Covid-19 tests with their own funds in order to obtain a digital Covid-19 certificate.

We call for all to take advantage of the freely available vaccination facilities provided by the State, so that in the autumn the study process can be resumed on site in conditions safe from Covid-19, according to the study forms selected by the RTU.

The IZM point out that, at the same time, consideration should be given to reducing restrictions on education, depending on the views expressed by health experts. The IZM shall also develop action scenarios for conducting studies in epidemiologically safe conditions if the conditions for the implementation of studies are to be adjusted as the situation changes.

In case of any questions about vaccination or vaccine certificates find more info here: https://manavakcina.lv/, contact manavakcina@vmnvd.gov.lv or by phone by phone 8989.