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RTU celebrates its 151st birthday

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUIn celebration of Riga Technical University (RTU) 151st birthday next week, there will be RTU 54 – an international scientific conference.

RTU 54 will be held at the university throughout October 14-16. More than 700 authors from all over the world, including Latvia, will be presenting their findings and scientific achievements.

During the conference, awards will be handed out for the “RTU Scientist of the Year 2013” and “RTU Young Scientist of the Year 2013” will be handed out. Three RTU most cited authors will also be announced and awarded.

On October 19, there will be a gathering of RTU Material Science and Applied Chemistry Faculty graduates at the Riga Latvian Community Hall. It should be added that November 9, 2013 will mark the 150th jubilee of RTU’s Construction Faculty.

The festive programme of RTU’s 151st jubilee was be opened at the Large Guild with a concert “Mirdz mana dziesma” on October 10. The concert featured vocal talents of RTU’s “Gaudeamus” choir, women’s choir “Delta”, “Vivere” choir and students’ instrumental orchestra “SPO”.

RTU was founded on October 14, 1862. At the time, it was called the Riga Polytechnical University. It was later renamed as Riga Polytechnical Institute. It was the first higher education institution in Latvia then and the oldest technical university in the Baltic States. RTU became the example for the creation of other Latvian universities. In 1919, there was the University of Latvia and the Latvian Agricultural University.

The modern RTU has eight faculties, offering a total of 134 internationally recognized programmes and more than 30 different scientific institutes.

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