Summer School «Maritime Transport»

Summer School «Maritime Transport»


The Institute of Aeronautics (AERTI) of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Transport and Aeronautics, and International Relations Department of Riga Technical University (RTU) is inviting You to experience an MARITIME TRANSPORT summer school.

AERTI is a respectable successor of one of the oldest institutions of higher education in aviation (Riga Civil Aviation University), having its own history of 98 years and already for 20 years AERTI realizing study programm in Transport System Engineering that includes all kinds of Transport Systems – Automotive, Rail, Aviation, Maritime and Pipeline transport. Your journey within this summer school will lead You through modern trends in Maritime Transport through the field visits at Intermodal and Multimodal cargo terminal at various ports of Latvia. Latvia is a maritime transit country having three great FreePorts – Riga, Ventspils and Liepaja.


Prerequisites for candidates

If You have finished at least one year of studies by the time the summer school starts, speak fluent English, appreciate the experience of qualified professionals and are a creative person, You are more than welcome to join this event from August 14 to 25, 2017 in Riga.


You will attend lectures of RTU professors and Maritime industry representatives in the fields of:

  • Maritime Legislation in Europe
  • Intermodal Transportation
  • Multimodal Transportation
  • Ship Handling in a Port
  • Cargo Handling in a Port
  • Human Factors in Maritime Industry
  • International Maritime Dangerous Goods Transportation
  • Maritime Pollution Prevention
  • History of Maritime Transportation

You will be able to visit Container and Coal terminals at Riga Freeport Authority and Ventspils Freeport Authority.

The summer school will take place in the Ports of Latvia – Riga and Ventspils. During the summer school excursions, sightseeing of Riga and other interesting places outside the cities will be organized.

Study Credits
Certificates of Further Education of RTU and 2.5 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) credit points will be awarded upon completion of the program.
Participation Fee
The participation fee covering registration, tuition, accommodation in the student hostel of RTU, meals (breakfast and lunch) and the social program is EUR 700. You will have to cover travel expenses and health insurance. A participant with the most outstanding academic result will be able to receive a partial bursary from the organizers.

The deadline for submitting the application is July 31, 2017 (for EU citizens) and July 3 (for non-EU citizens)

When applying, please enclose the following documents in English:

  • Application form (document for download);
  • Letter of motivation (1 page);

The Institute of Aeronautics of RTU will be happy to answer all questions concerning organizational matters, which might occur before the summer school starts or during its course. In case of doubts, do not hesitate to contact Ms. Kristine Carjova via email 

Application form