Want to speak at TEDxRiga 2019? Enter Story Hunt contest

If you have an idea worth spreading and a story to be told, enter our Story Hunt for a chance to speak on the stage at TEDxRiga 2019. Ideas are worth sharing so don’t keep yours under wraps. Together, we’ll make your idea heard!   What is your outlook on life and is there something significant you’ve noticed? Are you working on something that might change and shape the future or maybe you have a vision that the rest of the world should hear? Do you see a certain way things should be and you’ve already done the research on how it could work? If you are a person who likes to think about the problems that engulf the world and you see a way on how to deal with them then maybe it’s time for your voice to be heard.     More information about forum and application can be found in TEDxRiga webpage.

Winter Courses on International Law

The Winter Courses are a new programme since 2019. The second Winter Courses will be held January 6-24 2020, a period of 3 weeks, during which high level courses on International Law (both Public and Private) will be given at The Hague Academy of International Law.   Programme, application guidelines and scholarships can be found at Hague Academy website.

Workshop: Dialogue about GENDER EQUALITY

On Tuesday, June 11th, 14:00-16:00 at Riga Technical University Faculty of Electronics and Telecommunications, room 121 (Āzenes street 12) a workshop on gender equality will take place. Working language – English. Workshop is organized in cooperation with Center MARTA and the goal is to reflect on how inequality affects us in our relationships, talking about gender stereotypes and roles. Description of the workshop: As we said, we want to create a space for debate, where we can all share experiences and talk about how gender affects us in many situations in our daily lives, so that we can become aware and empowered. Main topics:
  • Stereotypes, gender roles, prejudices;
  • Toxic relationship (myths of romantic love, cycle of violence, adaptation mechanism);
  • Resources available in Riga.
Seminar will be led by: Alba Maria Sánchez Álvarez (Social Worker by the Universidad de Oviedo) and Kimey Barrionuevo Santamaria (Social Integrator by Universidad del País Vasco), two students in their last year of Promotion of Gender Equality studies in Spain, who are doing their internship in the Centre Marta. Participation is limited, please register in advance! Register for the workshop by filling the electronic application form For additional information contact eva.patmalniece@rtu.lv

EIT Food & Aarhus University workshop on understanding consumer choices.

Dear EIT Food Friends, We have pleasure to inform you that EIT Food CLC North-East together with Aarhus University organise a workshop on topic Understanding Consumer Choices and Experiences in Food. The workshop will take place in Aarhus, 5-6.06.2019. During the workshop we are going to discuss: ✅ What is it that we do not understand about how consumers make choices of food? ✅ Can an experience be a driving force in food choices? ✅ What are better ways of generating consumer insights on their food experience and choices? Please find more information here: https://bit.ly/2VzcoNe

FIDE World Chess Grand Prix Riga 2019 July 11-25

Riga will become the world chess capital in July 2019. The second Grand Prix leg will be hosted at Latvian National Library from July 11 till 25. Grand Prix in Riga will continue Championship Cycle. 16 best chess players from different countries will come to Riga to compete for Candidates Tournament participation.
!!!! Volunteers needed.
Volunteer advantages:
  • Be a part of one of the most important and prestigious world sports chess event
  • Gain valuable skills & experience working in a big international team and improve your CV
  • Get an official letter of recommendation from the most intellectual brand in the world of sport
  • Experience the atmosphere of a high-class international event
  • Get branded merchandise as a contributor’s reward
  • Smart and proactive youth
  • English language (upper intermediate and higher). Russian or Latvian language will be advantage.
  • Interested in high-standard event management skills improvement
  • Chess knowledge is preferable but not obligatory
Before June 1: submitting applications Before June 10: candidates’ interviews Days of work: July 11—25, except, except July 21 Approximate hours of work: 1—9 PM To submit your application, please write to Sabira at grand.prix.riga@gmail.com. In your letter please tell us about your university, study field, age, previous volunteering experience and why would you like to become an intern for the FIDE World Chess Grand Prix Riga 2019. CV is appreciated but not obligatory.

Hackaton Advanced analytics challenge 2019

Data analysis wizards wanted! Can you do wonders while using data and statistics? Understand what R, SQL, Machine Learning means? Do you fancy solving real life case for the company and yet have a lot of fun? Prove yourself at the Deloitte hackathon and win EUR 500!  
Apply by 14.05. by sending your CV to pnazarova@deloitte.com   You can apply individually or form a team of 3   Any questions? E-mail us at pnazarova@deloitte.com

RESRB conference 2019

The 4th Renewable Energy Sources – Research and Business conference (RESRB) 2019 will be held on July 8-9, 2019 in Wrocław (Poland). The special theme for 4th RESRB 2019 is technologies and business approaches for renewable energy sources. Abstracts will be published on Book of Abstracts, full papers on Scopus/WOS indexed Proceedings while extended full papers will be facilitated for publication on leading renewable energy journals and edited books. For example, Special Issue “Research and Business in Renewable Energy Sources 2020” will be published by the journal Energies (impact factor 2.676). Various dedicated forms of exhibition, sponsorship and networking options are available for business participants. Conference themes include: 
  1. bioenergy,
  2. wind,
  3. solar,
  4. hydro technologies,
  5. hydro technology business development and
  6. hydro technology policies.
  Call for Abstracts can be downloaded and you may register here.   In case of any queries or requirements please contact wojciech3@budzianowski.eu.

EURASHE Insights

EURASHE is the European Association of Institutions in Higher Education that offer professionally orientated programmes and are engaged in applied research within the Bologna cycles. They represent +600 universities of applied sciences and university colleges, national and sectorial associations of higher education institutions, and other individual institutions, such as universities.   EURASHE Upcoming activities and opportunities:

AFTERNOON DEBATE ‘HIGHER EDUCATION IN EUROPE: PLAY TO WIN’. Debate will take place on the 29th of April 2019 from 14:30 to 18.00 at the European Parliament and will be a privileged occasion for Higher education professionals and students to share their experiences, visions, and ideas on the future and the role of higher education. Registration by 19 April 2019 here. The programme and more information about the event here.


EC Commmissioner of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Mr Tibor Navracsics will be speaking about the Future of Education at 29th EURASHE Annual Conference ‘Future Students. Future Universities. Future Jobs. Professional Higher Education in the changing world.’ on the 16 May, 2019 in Budapest, Hungary. Check out the full programme and register by 9 May, 2019 here.


UAS LEADERSHIP FORUM. 14:00-16:50, 16 May 2019. EURASHE invites leaders of the institutions to the 5th UAS Leadership Forum which will discuss the future and the changing role of higher education. More about UAS Leadership Forum here. Please register here by 9 May, 2019. 


EUROPEAN UNIVERSITIES’ NETWORKING SESSION. 13:30-14:00, 17 May 2019. Interested in opportunities to participate at the European Commission’s European Universities’ Initiative? Want to find some potential partners and get all the answers to the related questions? Register and come to the networking session! Register here.


INTERACTIVE SESSIONS. 16-17 May 2019. Don’t miss the opportunity to know more about the Future Students, Future Universities and Future Jobs participating at the interactive discussions such as Good Practices, Breakout sessions and Poster presentations. No registration is needed, but have a look at the programme to decide which sessions you would like to attend.


BOOK LAUNCH: ‘A MANUAL FOR INTERNAL QUALITY ASSURANCE IN HIGHER EDUCATION’ BY LUCIEN BOLLAERT. 19:00-21.00 15 May 2019. Come to the Pre-Conference reception, participate in the Book launch-discussion and get a book with the author’s signature. Pre-order the book here with a comment ‘I will pick up my book in Budapest’ in the Notes section.


ARMCHAIR DISCUSSION. 10:40-11:20 16 May 2019. Don’t miss the Armchair discussion ‘Future Skills for future graduates – how well we are prepared?’ moderated by EURASHE Vice President Prof. Ulf-Daniel Ehlers.


NEW EURASHE MEMBERS’ BRUNCH. 12:00-13:00 15 May 2019. Did you join EURASHE as a member in the period of 2017-2019? Then come to the first time organised New EURASHE Members’ Brunch. The Brunch will serve as an opportunity to express your expectations and to know more about our activities, as well as for us to hear from you how we can better serve your institution’s needs while enjoying some delicious food and drinks. Register by 1 May 2019. 

7th European Conference on Renewable Energy Systems

We invite you to participate at 7th European Conference on Renewable Energy Systems (ECRES2019). The event is going to be organized in Madrid/Spain on 10-12 June 2019 by the local organizers Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Universe del Pais Vasco and Gazi University. The deadline for full-text paper submission is extended to 1st May 2019.  The purpose of ECRES 2019 is to bring researchers, engineers and natural scientists together on all branches of renewable energy systems. Wind, solar, hydrogen, hydro-, geothermal, solar concentrating, bio-mass, power systems, fuel-cell energy systems and all energy-related topics are welcome. ECRES 2019 aims to present and disseminate the cutting-edge results to the international community of energy in the form of research, development, applications, design and technology. It is thereby expected that it can assist researchers, scientists, manufacturers, companies, communities, agencies, associations and societies to keep abreast of new developments in their specialist fields and to find innovative solutions in their problems. Therefore the participants from industry are also welcome. Read more