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

Apply for camp “Step by Step:How to be the BEST of the BEST”

Riga Technical university Career center together with student organization “BEST-Riga” invites you to apply for summer camp “Step by Step: How to be the BEST of the BEST”, that will take place from 8th to 11th of August in “Jaunlīdumi”, Jelgava. During these 4 days participants will have the opportunity to take part in various personal skills trainings, meet company representatives from leading companies in industry, improve English level and to meet other RTU students. During summer camp trainings on topics like team work, presentation skills, creative methods of leadership, project management and others will be held by internationally recognized trainers of BEST. All participants will be challenged to test knowledge gained during camp in a case study about problems in everyday work environment. Application is open until 24th of May, by filling the APPLICATION FORM. More information can be found on website. Supporter of the camp: «Visma» and «Solvay Business Services Latvia». Questions related to summer camp you can ask via email stepbystep@best.rtu.lv

Student assessement of employer

A call for students to complete student assessment survey. The RTU Career Centre collaborates and communicates with many employers every day. We invite you to fill out this survey, so that we can make suggestions for an attractive employer. Survey is intended to find out what students appreciate in employers, what is expected from companies and which employers currently are recognised among students.   !!! Three lucky ones will get valuable prizes from our sponsors. The prizes are a hoody, selfie stick and Universal size waterproof bag (fits all smartphones).

TransNav 2019

It is our great pleasure to invite you to take part in the 13th International Conference on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation TransNav 2019, which will be held from 12 to 14 June 2019 (Wednesday-Friday) in Gdynia, Poland. The Conference is jointly organized by the Faculty of Navigation of the Gdynia Maritime University and The Nautical Institute. The papers will be published in 2019 and 2020 issues of TransNav, the International Journal on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation. This journal is indexed by the following services: Web of Science Core Collection – Emerging Sources Citation Index, SCOPUS, EBSCOhost, Directory of Open Access Journals, TRID Database and others. The full papers will be peer-reviewed before acceptance, to maintain the quality of the final publication in order to meet the requirements of the academic and research community. This Conference will rely on its Committees as the main contributing body to the review process and acceptance of papers. We are interested in problems related to Sea Transportation and each form of Navigation, especially to Marine Navigation, Inland Navigation, Pilot Navigation, Under Water Navigation, Land Navigation, Indoor Navigation, Urban Navigation, Personal Navigation, Astro Navigation, Aeronautical Navigation, Air Navigation, Satellite Navigation, Deep Space Navigation, Green Navigation, Ice Navigation, Arctic Navigation, Polar Navigation, Tactical Navigation, Integrated Navigation, Alternate Navigation, Inertial Navigation, Autonomous Navigation, Multi-Sensor Navigation, Cognitive Navigation, Terrestrial Navigation, Radio Navigation, Radar Navigation, Electronic Navigation, and e-Navigation. The focus of International Conference on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation TransNav is high-quality, scholarly research that addresses development, application and implications, in the field of maritime education and training (MET), nautical science, maritime safety management, maritime policy sciences, maritime industries, marine environment and energy technology. Subjects of papers include telecommunications, electronics, robotics, computer engineering, astronomy, mathematics, GNSS, geodesy, GIS, cartography, hydrography, meteorology, command and control, psychology, operational research, maritime traffic engineering, risk analysis, theoretical physics, operation in hostile environments, instrumentation, mechanical engineering, ergonomics, port and ocean engineering, financial planning and law. Also of interest are logistics, transport and mobility. The conference provides a forum for transportation researchers, scientiscts, engineers, navigators, ergonomists, and policy-makers with an interest in maritime researches. Additionally special session on Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (MASS) research will be organized. The Conference will be held in Gdynia, the one of the youngest Polish cities, which is reflected in its appearance and atmosphere. Its bustling centre and harbour are visited mainly in the summer, due to its maritime location and the long sandy beaches. Throughout the entire year, it plays the role of one of Poland’s major seaports and a major shipbuilding area. Apart from the shipyard, Gdynia is a thriving centre of business, boasting the status of the most prosperous Polish city. Its close vicinity to two other towns, Gdansk and Sopot, which together form an urban agglomeration, helps to develop commercial activity. On the website you can find the First Announcement. Although the deadline for Conference registration passed 31st October 2018, for your information the gate is still open. You can use the Conference Website: http://transnav2019.am.gdynia.pl. We are waiting for the registartioin, abstract and full paper submission till 10th of April 2019. The Conference registration fee is expected to be in the range €550-650, which will include the technical programme attendance, one copy of the conference proceedings, welcome reception, lunches, coffee-breaks and conference gala dinner. The papers will be published in TransNav Journal (www.transnav.eu). Please reserve your time to visit us in the middle of June and do not forget to inform your colleagues about our Conference. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us: transnav@am.gdynia.pl

IEEE Conference in Istanbul/Turkey

The Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan is organizing 5th International Conference on Power Generation Systems and Renewable Energy Technologies (PGSRET), which will take place in Istanbul/Turkey on 26-27 August 2019. The event is highly international with the technical collaboration and joint organization of International Islamic University (Pakistan), and local institutions Istanbul Technical University (Turkey) and Gazi University (Turkey). This two-day conference will be held at one of the most pioneering universities on engineering, namely, Istanbul Technical University. In addition to academicians and technicians, experts, engineers, professionals, policymakers, investors, sector representatives, industrial bodies and and other parties are welcome to the event. The event will cover keynote talks, regular advanced R&D oral presentations, specific lectures, and poster presentations and offers opportunity to review recent developments in the energy systems and technologies from micro- to mega researches. The conference covers many topics under different fields such as renewable electricity/power generation, sustainable systems and technologies and can be seen at http://pgsret.iiu.edu.pk . All accepted papers will be published in IEEE Explorer. Venue: Istanbul Technical University, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Maslak, 34469, Maslak/Istanbul, Turkey    

RTU Career day offers wide career opportunities

On February 22nd Riga Technical university (RTU) invites RTU and students and graduates of other universities to attend biggest event in Latvia devoted to professional career orientation – Career day. The event will take place in International exhibition center in Kipsala, Riga and there will be opportunity to meet more than 130 companies and organizations from 37 different fields. During Career day visitors will have the opportunity to meet companies, get to know their representatives, ask about career and internship opportunities, company’s requirements and job specification and other questions. Companies will have prepared surprises for visitors – attractive activities, contests and different tests. For conversations with potential employer to be more productive, it is suggested for visitors to bring their CV in several copies. During Career day seminars devoted to different career aspects will take place. 12.00 – 12.25 RTU Alumni association will present Mentoring program. This program will be opportunity for members of NGO’s and volunteers to learn topics connected with mentoring. Career day visitors will have the opportunity to meet some of the mentors. Presentation will happen in Latvian. 12.30 – 14.00 Prototyping challenge «Career lift» in collaboration with RTU Design factory. In this challenge participants will have a task – to make a prototype for a device that will be able to lift a figure from place to another and after that to present their solution. Authors of the best idea will have the opportunity to consult with one of the RTU Design factory coaches, who will help to set goals for 2019. Challenge will happen in Latvian. Apply for the challenge by filling this FORM. 11.00 – 12.00 Lecture «How to be productive?» lead by executive director of company «Printful» Dāvis Siksnāns. In this lecture Dāvis will share valuable advices and techniques tested by himself to improve productivity, that allows to reach goals more effective in work and personal life. Lecture will happen in English. 13.00 – 14.30 Seminar «How to manage everything?» lead by Toms Grēviņš. He, based on his own experience, will talk about questions connected to balancing work responsibilities and personal life. Seminar will happen in Latvian. You can apply for lecture about productivity by filling this FORM. Entrance in Career days and parking for its visitors is for free. RTU Career day is supported by: MSC Shared Service Center Riga, SIA «Atea Global Services», SIA «Evolution Latvia», VISMA, AS «Emergn», «Printful Latvia AS», SIA «Kronus». Informational supporters: Career and education portal SIA «Prakse.lv», SIA «CVO Recruitment Latvia», SIA «CV-Online Latvia». Hashtag for communication in social media: #Karjerasdiena2019 #ESIlabakais To see full program and follow news visit: RTU Career center website: http://karjera.rtu.lv/portfolio-item/karjeras-diena/ «RTU Karjeras diena 2019» Facebook event: ej.uz/RTUKD19

IV International Scientific Conference “INDUSTRY 4.0”

Humanity is facing the biggest challenge of its existence. The proposed strategy in “INDUSTRY 4.0”, is where the physical world merges with the virtual. Information technology, telecommunications and manufacturing are united when the means of production are becoming more independent. It is still impossible to say how smart factories will look in the future. The scientists from around the world, from all scientific fields are called to seek an answer to the many challenges of “INDUSTRY 4.0”. On behalf of the Scientific-technical Union of Mechanical Engineering, Republic of Bulgaria we have the pleasure to invite you to participate in thе IV International Conference in Bulgaria “INDUSTRY 4.0” which will be held from 24 to 27 June 2019 in the Hotel ATLANTIS Resort&Spa”, Burgas, Bulgaria. Complete information about the conference can be found in the attached file and on the conference website http://industry-4.eu/ The conference program will give you the chance to find new friends and ideas, to relax, to amuse, and amusements and becoming acquainted with the Black Sea charm.

WeAreDevelopers World Congress 2019

For the first time, Europe’s largest developer conference will take place in Germany in 2019: WeAreDevelopers is moving its WeAreDevelopers World Congress from Vienna to the large, colorful, and bright capital Berlin. On June 6th & 7th 2019, international tech leaders will discuss the latest and hottest IT topics under the title “People – Code – Future” in the CityCube of Messe Berlin. Topics at the World Congress 2019:
  • Constructing Worlds: Building end-to-end software solutions
  • Controlling complexity: Mastering ecosystems
  • Applying disruption: Emerging technologies
  • Unchaining engineering: Hardware & embedded engineering
  • Coding society: Principles, culture & responsibility
Numerous top international speakers will talk about the latest innovations and developments in the IT industry during various lectures as well as several workshops and hackathons. Over the past few years, WeAreDevelopers has been able to bring tech pioneers such as Steve Wozniak (Apple Co-Founder), Joseph Sirosh (Microsoft AI Expert), Angie Jones (Senior Automation Engineer at Twitter), Joel Spolsky (Trello & Stack Overflow), and Brenda (Wizardry) & John Romero (Doom & Wolfenstein 3D) on stage. Tickets on sale right now. Or join the team and apply as a volunteer here!

ACADEMIC STUDENT CONFERENCE 2019

The Academic Student Conference (ASTUCON 2019) is designed to provide a platform for university students to participate in a conference either through presenting their own work, projects, theses, or through attending lectures and workshops, thus promoting a platform for students to share their work/research, connect with other social circles with which they have a shared interests and thus promoting the cooperation between the students from different universities. Academic Student Conference 2019 will be held between 13-17 of March 2019 at Aliathon Village Hotel in Paphos-Cyprus. Destination: STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics). University Students are invited to attend the conference with or without a presentation. If participating with a presentation please proceed with the preparation and submission of the abstract. The Conference will consist of several workshops and sessions covering multiple themes (more information). Deadline to submit your abstract for presentation: 30th of January 2019.  Registration for conference here.

TechChill invites to apply for the volunteer role

Are you interested in the startup world and would like to see how the biggest tech and startup event in Baltics is built? If so, there’s a volunteer opportunity to give a helping hand and meet like-minded people from around the world. TechChill is announcing the open call for volunteers to become a part of the event’s team. By volunteering, everyone has a chance to be a part of the biggest Baltic startup and tech event, the one that has grown from a few hundred participants to two thousand international visitors from more than 50 countries. At TechChill 2018 it took more than 100 volunteers from around the world to make it happen, and as the event gathers more and more participants every year, this year the organizers are aiming to do it bigger and better. To do so, TechChill invites everyone from the age of 16 with no country restrictions to become a part of the volunteer team.   As the event gathers tech heads from around the world, your language skills should include good communication in English. Any additional language could be an advantage but is not mandatory. In case you are motivated to join the volunteer team but don’t fit one or more of the requirements, don’t hesitate to contact the team as there are different tasks and positions to fill for TechChill 2019.   “Being a part of TechChill as a volunteer gave me a great insight, how hard it is, to pull something as big as TechChill off and what happens in the Baltics startup scene itself. It was a great chance to meet people who think alike, and has a passion for entrepreneurship and challenging problems, that they have faced in their lives,” tells Emils Darzins, who is now part of the team as the Sales Manager at TechChill.   Laila Ratmane will also be joining TechChill 2019 as a Volunteer Lead, after being part of the volunteer experience for two years in a row. “Kickass speakers, love of innovation in the air and a chance to blend in with all those inspiring people – you just can’t go wrong by choosing to volunteer. Everyone from everywhere will be there and you have a chance to be a significant part of it. It’s up to you!”   See what’s planned and apply here until January 13.   “As the event grows, a lot of has changed, but one remains the same – our team of volunteers who always does such an amazing job and without whom we wouldn’t see the TechChill as it is. The event itself brings together like-minded people to find new and great opportunities and we are happy to share them with our volunteers who always have been a huge support to our core team,” says Kristine Kornilova, the CEO of the TechChill.   TechChill allows to network and finds new connections not only for startups and investors but also for volunteers. Joining the volunteer team might be an important step before becoming a part of the TechChill, any other tech event or even joining the startup as the full-time employee or just gain positive memories, new friends and valuable experience in building a multinational event. Furthermore, you get the chance to join the conference for free, including the invitation-only parties and some of the side events. The details about the volunteer team meetup and briefing will be announced after you receive a confirmation email, which you can expect no later than January 17, 2019.   About TechChill TechChill is known as the year’s most ambitious and recognizable Baltic startup ecosystem event and the best opportunity to meet the most promising new founders and ideas from the Baltics. The conference has grown rapidly – from a few hundred participants to two thousand international visitors. Every February, under the TechChill’s leadership, Riga becomes a global innovation, business and networking center for a week. The next TechChill will happen on February 21-22, 2019 in Riga. Read more: www.techchill.co   Contacts for media: Kristīne Šeiko Email: kristine@ethos.lv Mobile: +371 26974809