RTU hosts the delegation of Tashkent Institute of Textile and Light Industry in Uzbekistan

On May 30, delegation of Tashkent Institute of Textile and Light Industry (TITLI), Uzbekistan led by the Rector Professor Ilkhom Sabirov paid a working visit to Riga Technical University (RTU), in order to get to know each other better, discuss possibilities in establishing collaboration in the fields of design and chemical technologies, as well as to acquire a deeper insight into the development of RTU’s infrastructure and technical supply.

Rector of RTU, Academician Leonīds Ribickis hosted an introductory meeting with our guests, in order to discuss the ideas of further possible cooperation in studies, research and innovation and sign the Memorandum of Understanding between both institutions.

TITLI delegation met with the Dean of the Faculty of Materials Science and Applied Chemistry Prof. Māris Turks, representatives of the Institute of Design Technologies – Director Dana Beļakova and Leading researcher Ilze Baltiņa –, Professor of the Institute of Polymer Materials Remo Merijs-Meri and Head of the study programme “Engineering Technology, Mechanics and Mechanical Engineering” Marina Čerpinska.

During the visit, TITLI delegation had discussions with the representatives of Foreign Students Foundation and Short-Term Courses Unit – Head Nataļja Muračova and Project manager Artūrs Lūsis – and Project manager of the International Cooperation Unit Ēriks Badamšins.

Delegation of TITLI:

Rector Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor Ilkhom Sabirov, Vice-Rector PhD Bakhtiyor Bobohodjayev, Head of the International Department Surayo Mamadzhanova Head of the Master’s Department Doctor of Technical Sciences, Associate Professor Khayrulla Usmanov.

Korean Ambassador In Latvia Opens A Photo Exhibition “South Korean/Seoul Notes In Photos And Memories”

On May 26, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea H.E. Mr. Seong-Jin Han, RTU Deputy Rector for International Academic Cooperation and Studies Mr. Igors Tipāns and Director of the Scientific Library Mrs. Aija Janbicka-Vība, opened a photo exhibition “South Korean/Seoul notes in photos and memories” by Mrs. Inta Strade, librarian of RTU Scientific Library.

While Inta Strade reminiscenced socio-cultural aspects of South Korea, Seong-Jin Han and Igors Tipāns provided more in-depth insight into the development of bilateral cooperation between RTU and higher education institutions in South Korea, highlighting the importance of King Sejong Institute Riga in rise of awareness about the Korean language, culture and achievements in technological fields that are based on a very high level education in engineering.

A Week Reviewing The Building Bricks Of The European University of Technology, EUt+, Step By Step

Delegates from across Europe travelled to Dublin for the European University of Technology (EUt+) General Task Review workshops taking place in TU Dublin this week. Over 100 attendees from the eight EUt+ partner Universities have gathered under the banner of EUt+ on TU Dublin’s campus to share their progress so far and to discuss EUT+ priorities for the future.

Presentations from Task Managers from across the Eight Working Packages permitted each one of them to share the main achievements and some obstacles encountered which of course included Covid.

The objective of promoting and supporting multiculturalism and multilinguism has been enhanced as a very important challenge that will essentially rely on long term mobilities and capacity of students to learn a second foreign language.

The ambition to create fruitfull links and strong relationships with society, industry networks have been reviewed and encouraged.

Clusters, meaning common programs, have just been launched and opened to students whoare invited to spend at least one semester within EUt+. These programmes are offering automatic recognition of credits, a feeling of belonging to a wider family and a warm welcome that make each of them feel at home on all campuses.

This has been made possible by a careful analysis of the skills and learning outcomes provided by the courses in each partner university.

The European Laboratory For Pedagogical Action – Research And Student-Centred Learning (ELaRA) has been meeting and discussing with teachers and researchers every month to nourish the future.

Research Schools Programs together with European Reasearch Institutes are actively under construction on Nanotechnology, DataScience, Sustanability and as a central element of the sipirit of EUt+, the European Culture and Technology Lab ” ‘The ECT Lab” . Its mission is to promote trans/multi-disciplinarity within the European University, to integrate humanities and social sciences into theresearch projects of the European University and create a critical mass of research in the arts, humanities and social sciences within the EuropeanUniversity of Technology.

Through the EUt+ initiative, the staff mobility is strongly encouraged and starting to accelerate.

An IT convergence plan will help to share business processes, gain in efficency and will lead to a european student card.

The EUt+ brand and identity created with the support of Havas has been reconised as an effective ‘creative commons’, a strong banner recognized by stakeholders.

This week in Dublin has been the opportunity to launch the EUt+ Academic press, which will be publishing and disseminating high-quality scholarly works using a free to read and publish open-access platform.

The group is taking dissimination of its experience very seriously to share methodology with other European universities under construction.

Led by experienced staff, the members involved in fundraising for the alliance are exchanging and mutualizing practices to contribute to the overall goal.

Interested in learning more about the EUt+, visit our website here.

Summer School for Doctoral Students “From Zero to PhinisheD”

Are you a doctoral student interested in enhancing your research skills while connecting with peers from other European universities? If yes, then the Summer School ‘From Zero to PhinisheD’ is for you!

European University of Technology (EUt+) is pleased to announce a Summer School for doctoral students that will take place at the Cyprus University of Technology (CUT) in Limassol, Cyprus on 4-8 July 2022. The Summer School is offered by the Learning Development Network of the CUT and is addressed to doctoral students at the EUt+ universities.

About the course

The Summer School is a one-week programme combining a wide range of sessions on communication, sustainability, and research, as well as various social activities. All sessions will be facilitated by local and international academic staff members and experts.

The Summer School aims to introduce you to your new role as PhD student and to offer you tools to manage your project, research education, work/life balance and the collaboration with your supervisor(s). The course is a combination of lectures, discussions, exercises and networking activities.

The programme includes:

  • One week of stimulating in-person sessions on communication, sustainability, project management, and research skills
  • Accommodation at the University student halls
  • Daily coffee breaks and lunches
  • Free access to the University’s Sports facilities
  • Free bicycle transportation
  • Sports program that includes morning exercise, yoga and water sports
  • Cultural events, a tour of the city and excursions

The organiser

The Cyprus University of Technology, established in 2007, is a modern and innovative university with international recognition which promotes excellence in education and research in cutting-edge fields. In less than 14 years of operation, the CUT has occupied high positions in well-known international ranking lists.

Limassol, Cyprus’ second largest city, is a vibrant metropolis and a bustling holiday resort. A city that is open and welcoming to different cultures, Limassol is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Cyprus, both for its fabulous beaches and its cultural offerings.


The cost of the programme is 450 Euros which covers accommodation, meals, cultural events, excursions, and materials. The educational programme is offered for free. Places are limited, so if you are interested in developing your skills and meeting other young people at a sunny location, then this is the place for you!


Book your place here for registering in the summer school.


CUT Summer School will offer participants the possibility of being assessed for the purpose of requesting official credit transfers (ECTS). Successful completion of the Summer School is credited with 4 ECTS.


4-8 July 2022




Eligible for short-term training mobility under the KA1 Erasmus Programme. Please contact your International Office/Erasmus Office for further information.