In an effort to connect with world-class competence and technology, GCE NODE visited Latvia’s largest university Friday.

“In preparation for new calls for proposals from Horizon 2020, the largest R&D program in the European Union, we are looking at different universities and research centers for transnational cooperation. Riga has a strong university with competence within several technologies that we are interested in,” says Anne-Grete Ellingsen, CEO of GCE NODE.

Located in the capitol, Riga Technical University is Latvia’ largest university with 15,000 students, of which 2,300 are international students. RTU offers an impressive 140 study programs, 47 of them are taught in English.

At a meeting at the downtown campus, RTU’s Vice Rector, professors, directors and researchers presented projects and activities from several of the university’s nine faculties. In addition, representatives from the IT industry and CleanTech and GreenTech Clusters gave presentations.

The meeting was facilitated by the Technology Department of the Investment and Development Agency of Latvia.