The Former Rector Of University Of Bergamo Gives A Keynote Speech At The Week Of The Italian Language In The World

From October 10 to 14, the 22nd Week of the Italian Language in the World took place in Latvia, with the theme of “The Italian Language and the Youth”, focusing on emerging vocabulary commonly used by young Italians, the bilateral relations between Italy and Latvia, and Italian cinema. The event was organized by the Embassy of Italy in Riga and Riga Technical University (RTU).

On the occasion of this event, on October 13, the former Rector of University of Bergamo and the Vice-president of the Italian National School of Public Administration Prof. Remo Morzenti Pellegrini gave a keynote speech “The Young Generation And The New Knowledge In The Contemporary Society”.

On October 14, Prof. Remo Morzenti Pellegrini has also delivered a keynote speech titled “The Third Mission of the Modern University: Opportunities And New Challenges” at the 63rd International Scientific Conference dedicated to the 160th anniversary of RTU.

Both activities took place with the presence of His Excellency Ambassador of Italy to Latvia Mr Alessandro Monti.

The culmination of the week was awarding a diploma of Honorable Doctor of RTU to the Prof. Remo Morzenti Pellegrini for his input to advancing the cooperation between RTU and University of Bergamo, followed by his address to Senators and guests.

The Week of the Italian Language in the World has been held every year since 2001 in the third week of October, under the patronage of the President of the Italian Republic, and involves multiple entities and subjects, including: associations of Italians abroad, chairs of Italianistics and Romanistics at universities, committees of the Dante Alighieri Society, Accademia della Crusca, Istituto dell’Enciclopedia Italiana Treccani, Italian consulates, Italian cultural institutes abroad, and to the Government of the Helvetic Confederation.

The President Of The Academy Of Sciences Of Moldova Visits RTU

On October 17, the President of the Academy of Sciences of Moldova (ASM) Prof. Prof. Ion Tiginyanu paid a visit to the Riga Technical University (RTU), in order to meet with the Vice-Rector for Research Prof. Tālis Juhna, Deputy Rector for International Academic Cooperation and Studies Prof. Igors Tipāns and Project manager of the International Cooperation Unit Mr Ēriks Badamšins.

During the meeting, T. Juhna introduced Prof. Ion Tiginyanu and the Head of ASM International Relations Department Mr Tudor Braniste with RTU’s achievements in studies, science, technology transfer, innovation, infrastructure modernization and internationalization of the study environment. The guests were particularly interested in RTU’s experience in the development process of the European University of Technology (EUt+).

At the end of the visit, our guests visited RTU Institute of Water Systems and Biotechnology, Science and Innovation Centre and Fiber Optical Transmission Systems laboratory, where they acquired more in-depth insight into the technical supply employed in the implementation process of study and international research activities, as well as in the creation of innovations, high value-added products and services.

RTU And Michigan Technological University Discuss Cooperation In Transport Mobility Research

Riga Technical University (RTU) has started cooperation with Michigan Technological University (Michigan Tech), having reached an agreement on a joint research project aiming to resolve land transport mobility challenges in off-road conditions.

Talks about cooperation between RTU, Michigan Tech and Michigan Army National Guard were started during the Michigan delegation’s visit to RTU, when the guests visited Ķīpsala Campus and RTU scientific laboratories and familiarised with research interests and fields of RTU scientists. During the talks, an idea of creating a joint project crystallised by involving researchers from the RTU Institute of Transport Infrastructure Engineering of the Faculty of Civil Engineering, who could bring their contribution in developing proposals for land transport mobility in off-road conditions. RTU researchers have specific knowledge about Latvia, for example, its soil conditions, and competence in road construction, whereas, Michigan Tech researchers have experience in mobility issues, as some of them are primarily engaged in off-road mobility studies. The results of this research project can be used for both military and civil needs.

At present, both universities have agreed to develop a joint research project and search for its funding. At RTU, this project is included in the research platform “Safety and Protection”, which aims to promote cross-disciplinary research in fields related to safety of an individual and the state. Alongside with it, an agreement between Michigan Tech and RTU is being developed that would enable to build cooperation also in other research areas in the future, as well as in the study and valorisation process.

When visiting Latvia, representatives of Michigan Tech and Michigan Army National Guard also met with the National Guard research unit, headed by the RTU Defence and Military Technology Research Centre Juris Ķiploks, as well as representatives of the Ministry of Defence.