Summer School «Climate ChangED - contributing to reducing Climate Change with research and education»

Summer School «Climate ChangED - contributing to reducing Climate Change with research and education»

June 26 – July 4, 2017/ Riga/Latvia

Institute of Energy Systems and Environment in cooperation with Foreign Students Department of Riga Technical University welcome students from all over the world interested in sustainable development, innovative climate technologies, bio-economy, renewable energy resources, production and consumption of energy and diffusion of innovation to participate at the International Summer School «Climate ChangED - contributing to reducing Climate Change with research and education».

Energy security, regional development, resilience of systems plays larger role in 21st century than ever before. Even more - sustainability and clean environment should be part of the systems; therefore, climate technologies are becoming more dominant solution. During the Summer School you will gain expertise on how to develop 100% renewable energy systems for better tomorrow.

Institute of Energy Systems and Environment (IESE) of RTU is the leading scientific institution in Latvia, which deals with environmental engineering studies. The IESE is working under close connection with industry, government and other research centres.

Prerequisites for candidates
If you have finished at least one year of studies at university by the time the Summer School starts, speak good English, appreciate the experience of qualified professionals and enjoy creative work, you are more than welcome to join us on June 26 in Riga, Latvia!

The Summer School offers a wide program where the theoretical knowledge is closely integrated with guided technical tours, social experiments, role play games and final case study.

The program will be led by internationally recognized academic staff, researchers and PhD students. All lecturers and experts involved have international experience and are experts in their fields.

The program will have three main modules:

  • Sustainable energy production
  • Sustainable energy consumption
  • Social acceptance of technologies

The use of modern learning methods and tools will be offering creative environment to work on cases and group works. The facilities used for Summer School are chosen to “break-ice” between the participants and develop friendly and collaborative environment for discussions.

Study Credits
RTU Certificates and 4.5 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) credit points will be awarded upon completion of the program.
Fees and other details


26 June 2017 – 4 July 2017 


10 days

Participation fee

  • 400 EUR – register till 1 May 2017
  • 500 EUR – register till 1 June 2017

Group size

up to 30

Entry requirement

B2-C2 European level


200-250 EUR (upon request)

Personal expenses

250 EUR/month

Application and Contacts

Complete the application form

In case any questions regarding registration and organisation issues occur, contact:

Foundation Course Unit
Riga Technical University
1 Kalku Street, Room 312, Riga
LV-1658, Latvia

Head of Foundation Course Unit
Ms Natalja Muracova
+371 29217056

Project Coordinator
Mr Arturs Lusis
+371 67089036