World Culture council award ceremony and
RTU 154th Anniversary ceremony programme

13th October

Venue location: Creative industries centre of Riga Technical University

17:00 Open lecture «Passion-based learning»

Prof. Kalevi Ekman, Winner of the 2016 José Vasconcelos World Award of Education

18:00 Rector’s Reception and Opening Ceremony of RTU Design Factory

20:00 «Exploring RTU Design Factory»

14th October

Venue location: Ziedonis Hall, National Library of Latvia

9:30 – 10:00 Registration

10:00 – 12:00 RTU 57th International Scientific Conference plenary session

11:00 Keynote speech “Light Rays and Black Holes”

During scientific conference key note speech ”Light Rays and Black Holes”

Prof. Edward Witten, Winner of the Albert Einstein World Award of Science

12:00 Riga Technical University 154th Award Ceremony

  • RTU Scientist 2016
  • RTU young female scientist 2016
  • RTU young male scientist 2016

17:00 33rd World Cultural Council Award Ceremony

Presentation of the 2016 Albert Einstein World Award of Science

Presentation of the 2016 José Vasconcelos World Award of Education

Presentation of the 2016 Special Recognitions Diplomas

Musical performances by:

  • Two-time world choral competition gold medallist RTU Men’s Choir “GAUDEAMUS”.
  • International contest laureate RTU Brass Band “SPO”
  • Final music performance: RTU Men’s Choir GAUDEAMUS, Women’s Choir “DELTA” and Mixed Choir ”VIVERE”

19:00 Gala Event

*Programme subject to change