1-5 of April 2019 Top-managers of the Partner universities (15 deans, heads of the academic activities) took part in the project’s seminar at Riga Technical University where the possibilities of the double- degree Master Program were discussed

On April 1, a project seminar started at the Riga Technical University (RTU) organized by the RTU academic staff in which, participants of the Partner universities: representatives of the Novosibirsk State Technical University , Kazakhstan Al-Farabi National University, N.Gumilyov Kazakhstan State University, Mongolian State University, Mongolian State Technical University took part. The seminar was opened by Antra Mengele, head of the ERASMUS project office in Latvia, who spoke about the implementation of the EU projects by Latvian universities. Participants were greeted by Professor Oskars Krievs, Dean of the Faculty of Electronics and Energy, as well as the Rector of RTU, Prof. Leonid Ribikis, who spoke about the university and the experience of international cooperation. Prof. Igor Tipans, Vice-Rector for International Affairs, spoke about the opportunities for teaching students from partner universities. Anetet Beynarovich, representative of the international department of RTU, told about the possibilities of the ERASMS program for academic exchange of students and teachers. The seminar was led by the ERASMUS project coordinator from RTU, prof. Nadezhda Kunitsyna and prof. Anatoly Zabasta. On April 2, the seminar participants discussed the possibility of implementing Master's program in the smart city of RTU in partner universities. For the participants there was organized a tour of the engineering laboratories of the RTU, which incorporates very good equipment for industrial automation, robotics, solar energy and other engineering technologies. April 3, prof. N. Kunitsyna discussed various aspects of coordinating the curricula for Master's training in smart city technologies. After under the guidance of prof. RTU Anastasia Zhiravetskaya participants were taken to the Riga CHP-2, updated after reconstruction, for the guided tour. On 4 April, a bus excursion to the city of Jelgava, where the smart city management system was developed, was organized by the Riga Technical University for the seminar participants. There was shown the operation of the situational center of the Smart City Jelgava controlling the administration and management of Jelgava. Alvils Pierhurowix, Deputy Head of the IT Department of the City Council, described the process of creating of the smart city and the technologies used for management. On April 5, participants discussed the possibility of creating of the double degree Master's program in smart city technologies with Riga Technical University. There was also held a short coordination meeting to plan further project activities.

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