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From 22 to 26 May Riga Technical University (RTU) will organise the 6th International Week where international relations and financial management specialists representing higher education institutions from 18 countries will discuss best practices and challenges of internationalisation, budgeting and acquisition of funds. This year a record number of participants – 45 representatives from 36 higher education institutions – will participate in the International Week.
The opening of RTU International Week will take place on Monday, 22 May at 10 a.m. at RTU Scientific Library, 5 Paula Valdena Street. At the solemn event participants will be addressed by RTU Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs, Professor Uldis Sukovskis, Director of the Department of Financial Planning and Management Uģis Mālmanis and Director of the International Relations Department Liene Maurīte.
This year, RTU International Week will be held simultaneously with the European Nuclear Research Centre (CERN) Week, hosted by RTU. Participants of the International Week may attend the opening of CERN Week on 22 May at 3 p.m. at RTU Faculty of Architecture, 6 Ķīpsalas Street.
During the International Week, the board member of the Institute for Corporate Sustainability and Responsibility Dace Helmane will chair a seminar about impact of social issues on the education system and interaction between different generations in higher education environment. Professor of Riga Stradiņš University Deniss Hanovs will talk about EU’s programme Erasmus+ provided opportunities to promote cultural diversity, devoting special attention to the importance of intercultural communication in establishing international cooperation, as well as global awareness of higher education institutions.
Representatives from RTU Foreign Students Department will organise a seminar at which participants of the International Week will discuss various studies and their results, initiating new ideas for various international projects and promoting further cooperation in studies, research and science. Participants of the International Week will also join work groups where they will develop an in-depth understanding of the financial management and budgeting principles of other higher education institutions. The participants will also inform about fund raising and fund acquisition in various projects.
Different lectures, presentations and discussions, as well as individual visits to RTU faculties and administrative units will be organised during the International Week.
International Week is a significant event that plays an important role in establishing new contacts and strengthening existing partnerships. New cooperation agreements will be initiated that will provide opportunities for RTU students, academic and general staff.