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On Thursday, June 7, Riga Technical University (RTU), Tallinn University of Technology, Kaunas University of Technology and Vilnius Gediminas Technical University have been solemnly welcomed to the Network of the Rectors and Deans of the Technical Universities (NORDTEK). The welcome ceremony was held during NORDTEK Conference «Changes in Globalisation – Challenges and Opportunities for Nordic/Baltic Higher Education and Research Policy», which was organised at RTU from June 6 till June 8.
«Closer integration and cooperation between the Baltic technical universities and the Nordic universities is another indication that engineering education at RTU is equivalent to the one acquired in the Scandinavian countries. Accession to the network will facilitate student mobility between the Baltic and Nordic countries and will provide an opportunity to exchange the latest methodology and practice in higher education in the Nordic countries,» considers Juris Iljins, Director of RTU Quality Management and Record Management Department.
The accession of the Baltic technical universities to NORDTEK is a significant event that will promote closer cooperation between the Baltic and Nordic countries in the field of engineering education and research, increase student and staff mobility, development of new enterprises and creation of innovations.
NORDTEK, in which until now 26 technical universities from Nordic countries have had membership, and BALTECH (Baltic Sea region university consortium for Science and Technology), where RTU, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Kaunas University of Technology, Tallinn University of Technology, as well as Linköping University and KTH Royal Institute of Technology participate, have been closely cooperating for several years and since 2012 organise joint conferences.