Summer School «Time Capsule of Latvian Footprints»

Summer School «Time Capsule of Latvian Footprints»

Latvia! We are unique!
Do you know that Latvia has the widest waterfall in Europe?
Do you know that we have one of the fastest internet connections in the world?
Do you know that the 7th priciest painting of all times was painted by legendary Latvia-born painter Mark Rothko?
Do you know that every time you wear jeans you should say thanks to Latvia-born tailor Jacob Davis, who invented denim?
Do you know that the BBCs adaptation of War and Peace was largely shot in Latvia – in the Rundales Palace?
Do you know that the inspiration for Crocodile Dundee may have been Latvian Crocodile Harry who moved to Australia and spent years hunting crocs in Queensland?
Do you know that Valters Caps invented well known spy equipment – Minox photo cameras?
Do you know that Latvians invented wind tunnel Aerodium where Jackie Chan filmed the final fight scene in his movie Chinese Zodiac?
Do you know that the historic centre of Riga, known for its Art Nouveau architecture is one of UNESCOs Heritage sites?
Do you know that Ellies’ and Carls’ dream destination Paradise Falls in Disney/Pixar animation movie Up is the same waterfall (Angel Falls in Venezuela) which was first reached by human Aleksandrs Laime, famous Latvian-born explorer?

We have a lot to say and a lot to show. Each day lectures and activities of the summer school will be dedicated to one specific field – Technology, Science, Culture, Music and Arts, Architecture etc. – and together with field specialists and lecturers we will explore Latvia.

Latvians have left a lot of memorable footprints all over the world and we will show you where they get the inspiration from!

The programme includes workshops and lectures in:

  • History of Latvia, its Culture, Traditions, etc.
  • Personal Characteristics – Psychological Portrait of an Average Latvian
  • Introduction to Latvian Famous Global Achievements
  • Latvian Lifestyle and Traditions (How Latvians Like Spending Free Time)
  • Latvian Language

Fees and other details:

  • Where? Riga Technical University, Riga, Latvia
  • When? 09.08.–20.08.2021.
  • How long? 2 weeks
  • Who? Students and professionals in any field seeking to get a new culture in their portfolio
  • How much? 500 EUR (including lectures, practical classes, course materials, accommodation).
  • The OUTCOME: RTU certificate, 4.5 ECTS
  • Complete the application form.

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

Project Coordinator
Ms Elina Peina
+371 67089106

Project Coordinator
Mr Arturs Lusis
+371 67089036

Head of Unit
Ms Natalja Muracova
+371 29217056

Foreign Students Foundation and Short-Term Courses Unit
Riga Technical University
1 Kalku Street, Room 414, Riga
LV-1658, Latvia