Summer School «Nonlinear Life. EDITION 2»

The summer school «Nonlinear Life» is organized by the Institute of Biomedical Engineering and Nanotechnologies of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Transport and Aeronautics in cooperation with International Relations Department of Riga Technical University (RTU).

August 12–24 Riga Latvia

The experience resulted from the Nonlinear life school organized in 2017 was successful particularly because of the converging sciences approach employed to deliver knowledge. The school participants from Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Poland and Russia covered a wide range of converging topics – virtual and augmented reality for medicine, medical physics in oncology, the use of smart textiles in motion capture, new generation biomedical fibres and their production technologies, the use of artificial intelligence in medical physics research, chaos and orderliness, structural biology, nanotechnology, big data in health and other topical engineering themes related to human life.

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The scientific program of the School 2018 will include the following fields:

  • Medical engineering and medical physics
  • Smart biotextile for medical engineering
  • Nonlinear processes in nature and technologies and much more

You will visit advanced institutions that serve to health, for example, the Oncology Centre of Latvia as well as enterprises like Baltic Scientific Instruments (specialized in the development and fabrication of devices for spectrometric analysis based on semiconductor and scintillation radiation detectors) and Riga Nuclear Medicine Centre (nuclear medicine research laboratory, which is providing research and commercial research services).
The summer school will take place in the capital of Latvia – Riga.

Nonlinear Life 2018 (brochure)

Study Credits
Certificates of Further Education of Riga Technical University and 3 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) credit points will be awarded upon completion of the program.
Your profile
  • Education background
    • Undergraduate student (finished at least one year of studies by the time the summer school starts)
    • Postgraduate student
    • Doctoral student
  • You are familiar with
    • Mathematical calculus
    • General physics
    • Basics of computing technologies
  • Your abilities
    • Speak fluent English
    • Appreciate the experience of learning from and working with qualified professionals
    • You are a creative person
    • Looking for added value content
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 800. The participants will have to cover their travel expenses and health insurance. Based on the evaluation of the application documents, participant with the most outstanding results will receive a discount for covering participation fee.

The deadline for submitting the application is May 7, 2018

When applying, please enclose the following documents in English:

For all applicants:

For those who apply for a partial scholarship:

  • Certified copies of higher education institution diploma supplement (for graduates);
  • Transcript of records for the whole study period at university (for current students);
  • One letter of recommendation.

Results of the evaluation will be announced to each individual by 21 May 2018.

International Relations Department 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 Mr. Eriks Badamsins via email or phone +371 67089790.