On October 22, Deputy Rector for International Academic Cooperation and Studies of Riga Technical University (RTU), Prof. Igors Tipāns presented “RTU Internationalisation Strategy for 2021-2025” for further debates in a meeting with the management and staff representatives of the university.
The Internationalisation Strategy is created upon a broad concept of internationalisation that goes further than simply promoting student mobility and signing international agreements. It also takes into account aspects such as the internationalisation of university curricula, the internationalisation of research, international joint study programs, quality assurance, competition to attract the best students and university rankings.
In order to create the internationalisation strategy, the current challenges and the main factors of internationalisation have been analysed, and a system was proposed with objectives and initiatives related to five main points:
1) Improvement of RTU international image and recognition;
2) Selection, classification of international partners and determination of directions for cooperation;
3) Improvement of attraction foreign students and study process;
4) Implementation of the European University of Technology (EUt+) initiative;
5) More active involvement of RTU staff in international scientific and academic cooperation (including promotion of international mobility).