RTU is hosting this conference in order to support and promote the network of cooperation between technical universities of Northern countries and Baltic States, and it is an excellent possibility to widen and develop the international partner scope of RTU. In addition, we are extremely proud that we have a possibility to welcome this conference exactly in 2018, when Latvia celebrates its centenary. This year many significant events take place in our country, and this conference is among them.
RTU is a modern internationally recognized university. It is the only polytechnic university in Latvia and the largest university in the country and we are focused on becoming a third generation university that not only provides high quality education, but also conducts advanced research and ensures innovation and technology transfer.
Northern countries are always mentioned as the good example; the direction to which tend to. Considering the fact that one of RTU goals is the excellence in study and science, RTU can learn a lot from colleagues in best Northern technical universities. The cooperation with Northern countries is crucial for us, because it promotes the increase of common scientific potential, adoption of good practice, as well as strengthens Northern Europe positions in the field of world science and technologies.
Already today RTU has a successful cooperation with NORDTEK technical university network and with each university individually within this network, however the integration of two organizations NORDTEK and BALTECH means a wider cooperation network popularity, wider possibilities for academic and scientific personnel, as well as for students. Let us all make the best of this conference in June 2018!