RTU, Providing Support To Ukraine, Offers PhD Students To Continue Their Research Work In Riga

Riga Technical University (RTU), in solidarity with the Ukrainian academic community, offers support to PhD students at partner universities and invites them to continue their research work at RTU that was interrupted by the war in Ukraine. On Wednesday, February 24, RTU sent such an invitation to all its partner universities in Ukraine, as well as to the Embassy of Ukraine in Latvia.

«Russia has started the war in Ukraine today. RTU is in solidarity with the Ukrainian people and is ready to support its partner universities in Ukraine by providing funding for Ukrainian PhD students to conduct their doctoral research at RTU and to continue their research work despite Russian aggression in Ukraine. In this difficult time, we are with you,» stated in the letter signed by RTU Rector Leonīds Ribickis.

RTU is convinced that such a step will not only support young scientists, but also strengthen Latvian–Ukrainian cooperation in education and science.

Interested parties should contact RTU by e-mail – international@rtu.lv.

RTU has historically had close scientific and academic ties with many Ukrainian universities. RTU cooperates with 13 Ukrainian higher education institutions:

  1. Odessa National A. S. Popov Academy of Telecommunications (ONAT);
  2. Chernihiv National University of Technology;
  3. Kharkiv National Automobile and Highway University;
  4. Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University;
  5. Kryvyi Rih National University Lviv;
  6. Lviv Polytechnic National University;
  7. The National Pirogov Memorial Medical University;
  8. National Aviation University;
  9. National Aerospace University Kharkiv Aviation Institute;
  10. Odessa National Academy of Food Technologies;
  11. Prydniprovs’ka State Academy of Civil Engineering and Architecture;
  12. Sumy State University;
  13. National Technical University of Ukraine.

On 27 January 2022, RTU signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Chernihiv National University of Technology in Ukraine, expressing its commitment to developing cooperation between the two universities in education and science.

ECT Lab+ Is Looking For Volunteers To Review The Papers Presented During Its First Conference

On December 2021, the European Culture and Technology Lab (ECT Lab+) organised its first annual Conference. The ECT Lab+ is a structural unit of the European University of Technology (EUt+) whose purpose is to develop research in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences within EUt+ while focusing on science and technology that comprises philosophy of technology.

During this two days event, researchers and artists presented their papers on a large panel of topics focused on questions related to architecture, ecology, circular economy, negathropocene, artificial intelligence, noodiversity and many others.

Hence as an outcome of this event, ECT Lab+ is planning to publish the proceedings of the Conference with the new EUT Academic Press. As part of this endeavor, ECT Lab+ is looking for volunteers to join a peer reviewer panel to review submissions. Reviewers will be asked to review a maximum of two papers by February 28.

If you are interested, please send an email to Conor McGarrigle at conor.mcgarrigle@tudublin.ie – our colleague from the Technical University of Dublin – with your discipline and keywords for your area of expertise. If you would like more information on the ECT Lab+ first conference, please click here.