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Summer school "Sustainable and smart city"


Turiba University, one of the leading private higher business and tourism educational institutions in Latvia, invites you to participate in Summer school in Riga this summer.

Main topics: 1) City from perspective of architecture, infrastructure, planning on the example of Riga; 2) Culture, history and society as the main components of the city; 3) Nature and environment in the city.

Summer school will take place in Riga – capital of Latvia. Riga is biggest city of the Baltic States, it is cultural and economic centre of Baltics. At the same time Riga is good example of sustainable development of the city, which is main topic of the summer school. During the summer school you will explore different topics related to sustainability of the city, will get to know Riga and with the help of our local students’ government will spend wonderful time in our beautiful city!

Summer school students will participate in lectures, workshops, discussions, will meet professionals and experts from Riga and Jūrmala city council, will participate in study visits and excursions. Students will have possibility to develop their own project work and will gain 3 ECTS for this Course.

Participants: bachelor or master level students interested in topic of Sustainable development, Tourism, Strategic planning, Architecture and Culture. Students must be at least 18 years old. Please note, you must have the status of the student in the University at the time when Summer school will take place.

Place: Turiba University is located in Riga. University has modern campus where students will have everyday lectures as well as will be accommodated in our Students Hostel. Center is 8 minutes by train from the University.


Tuition fee is 711 Euro. Students from below mentioned countries can apply for scholarship covering participation fee. Scholarship will be granted to 8 participants.

Participation fee includes accommodation (in campus, 3 or 4 bedded rooms in newly renovated students hostel, www.hostelturiba.lv), catering (3 times per day) and full programme of the School – lectures and workshops, excursions and study visits, public transport in the city, several cultural and free time activities.

Eligible for scholarship are students from Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bulgaria, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, South Korea, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Austria, Denmark, Germany, Iceland, Japan, Norway, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland and USA. In case if you get scholarship, you will need to cover only your travel and visa costs.

Provisional programme and main topics of the Summer school:

Day 1


Getting to know Latvia and Riga, Latvian language

Excursion in Riga centre

Day 2

City environment

Sustainable and smart city – what does it means?

Example of Riga city

International communication as element of the city

Day 3

Riga - “Heart” of Latvia

History and Values of Riga

Day 4

Nature and environment issues in city

Study visit to “Getliņi EKO”

Day 5


Art Nouveau in Riga

Visit to Art Nouveau museum

Day 6

Visit to Jurmala city, national part of Ķemeri

Free time and activities in Jurmala beach

Day 7

Free time and optional activities organised by students’ government

Day 8

Infrastructure and transport in the City

Tourism in Riga

Day 9

Smart city – modern technologies in city development

Traditions and national food

Day 10

Events, Cultural life and active Tourism possibilities in the City

Group works

Day 11

Riga city development – challenges and problems

Group works, presentations of the group works

Day 12

Final evaluation and feedback


For applications please fill in APPLICATION FORM

Additionally to the application form please submit: 1) Letter of motivation 2) your CV.

For Scholarship: All documents should be signed and sent scanned to: kristine.tihanova@turiba.lv until 04.05.2016.

General application deadline: 20.06.2016.

Contact person for application:

Kristine Tihanova, Kristine.tihanova@turiba.lv, phone: +371 67625371.

Turiba University will support you in visa application procedure, if needed.




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