RTU Rector And The Ambassador Of Ireland In Latvia Discuss Opportunities For Future Cooperation

On November 23, Rector of Riga Technical University (RTU), Academician Leonīds Ribickis, hosted an introductory visit for H.E. Ms Eimear Friel, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ireland to Latvia, in order to get acquainted with activities in studies and research and and outline future development of bilateral cooperation between RTU and Ireland.

Among the issues under consideration, significant importance was given to the cooperation between RTU and Technological University Dublin within the creation process of a uniform European University of Technology. The Ambassador has expressed readiness to participate in the events, conferences and meetings attended by RTU and Irish students and faculty members, aiming to promote Ireland as an excellent higher education and research destination.

The Ambassador was welcomed by the Deputy Rector for International Academic Cooperation and Studies, Professor Igors Tipāns, the Head of the International Projects Unit, Mr Kārlis Valtiņš and the Head of International Cooperation Unit, Mrs. Laura Štāle.


Independence of Latvia celebrated in Ankara

On November 16th, RTU Information and Study Centre in Turkey (Ankara) represented by RTU International Cooperation and Foreign Students Department representatives, Natalja Muracova and Elina Peina in cooperation with the Nish Global Education and the Embassy of the Republic of Latvia organized the event devoted to the 103rd anniversary of Independence Proclamation Day of the Republic of Latvia. The importance of education, strong diplomatic relations and international partnership was emphasized in the event.

The institutions and managers of the Turkish education community as well as the Ambassador of the Republic of Latvia joined us. Among the participants there were the President of the Turkish Education Council, the President of the Sinav Education Institutions, the Deputy Chairman of the Nesibe Aydın Educational Institutions and the Ankara Education Platform President, the General Manager and Founder Representative of Maya Schools, the General Manager of the National Education Foundation, the General Manager of the Başkent University Ayşe Abla Private School.

There were also the General Manager of the Ankara University Development Foundation Private Schools, the General Manager of the Turkish Education Association, the General Manager of Modern Educational Institutions, the Manager of Ari Schools, the Founder of Vizyon College, and many prominent educators and managers of the education community. Before and after the event the important protocols for further cooperation development were signed with most of the aforementioned schools.

ECT Lab+ and UTCN Offer A Webinar Entitled “Think Human First”

The seminar series “Think Human First” is offered by the European Culture and Technology Laboratory (ECT Lab+), the European University of Technology (EUt+) and the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca. A first session will be held on November 26, 2021, 15:00 CET (16:00, Bucharest). The conference is open to all partners of Initiative EUt+.

More specifically, the partners organized a round table of discussion on how culture, education and the advances in technology influenced our history and how they will impact the future of humankind. “Humanity in the day beyond tomorrow” (“Umanitatea în ziua de dincolo de mâine” in Romanian) is an online event.

Guest speakers:
Prof. Alexandru MIRONOV (Stiinta & Tehnica)
Prof. Giordano ALTAROZZI (UMFST)

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About the ECT Lab+
ECT Lab+, as a transdisciplinary collaborative structure, conducts cutting-edge research and in-depth investigations into the nature and function of technology. Its objective is to clarify and promote a specific European model around technology while helping legal and regulatory frameworks to evolve in a relevant direction. With this aim, the ECT Lab+ will propose a seminar series “Think Human First”.

Meet RTU 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 Saturday, November 13, at 11:00 AM (Helsinki GTM +2), aiming to take you to a journey through a whole study experience taking place at RTU Ķīpsala Campus – the most modern engineering study center in the Baltic States.

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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 colleagues from the Faculty of Electronics and Telecommunications will talk about the current trends in the sector and will elaborate on the career prospects as well as our current student from Sri Lanka will share his view on study abroad opportunities in Latvia and RTU.

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 4009 foreign students (full-time and exchange) representing 104 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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Rectors of the European University of Technology (EUt+) Consortium Sign a Memorandum of Agreement for the Creation of European Research Institutes

In the period of time from 2nd until 6th of November 2021, Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences (h_da) in Germany hosted the 3rd meeting of the European University of Technology (EUt+). The implementation of the different work packages and tasks that met in Darmstadt brings all eight universities closer to creating a joint model of a European university.

At the moment, one of the main goals of the consortium at the moment is the creation of a joint European degree in the fields of telecommunications and mechanical engineering, which is planned to be available to EUt+ students in the Fall semester 2022. The Work Package three (WP3) is dedicated to this goal and the respective RTU faculties as well as the RTU Study Department are actively involved in the process.

Other WP meetings took place in Darmstadt as well, namely, WP5 continues to promote student and staff mobilities within the EUt+ consortium, WP6 is responsible for infrastructure integration and the necessary IT tools, WP7 is actively working on the EUt+ brand awareness, global outreach, as well as developing strategic partnerships with companies for providing internships for EUt+ students, while the activities within WP8 facilitate the dissemination and sustainability of EUt+, including new projects and fundraising for the EUt+ consortium. During the Darmstadt meeting the partners also had the chance to get to know the hosting university better by visiting different faculties and laboratories of h_da.

At the end of the week EUt+ rectors signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) for the creation of European Research Institutes, the related EUt+ Graduate Research School and supporting research office. This agreement will actively enable joint research activities between the partners, allowing to combine resources and infrastructures with the aim of becoming a point of reference for research in Europe. Based on the MoA, EUt+ will establish European Culture and Technology Laboratory (ECT Lab+), European University of Technology Institute of Nanomaterials and Nanotechnologies (EUTINN), EUt+ Sustainability Lab, European Laboratory for Pedagogical Action – Research and Student-Centred Learning (ELaRA) and EUt+ Data Science Research Institute.

The Darmstadt meeting was an important milestone as it took place one year after the official start of the EUt+ initiative on 1 November 2020. Many important goals have been reached within the first year and all partners are dedicated to continue investing the time and resources necessary for the creation of EUt+.