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    STEP UP Final Newsletter

    Our final STEP UP Newsletter has just gone out to our subscribers.  The newsletter has information updating you on each city's progress, SEAP and recent events and achievements. Click here to view our newsletter.

    Celsius Smart Cities Workshop- 16th September 2015

    This interactive workshop will bring together excellence from several advanced European Smart Cities projects that will put forward their expertise and their project results on integrated planning, energy efficiency and district energy solutions, among others.

    MSc Global Sustainable Cities Brochure

    The Institute for Future Cities (IFC) has published a new brochure for the MSc Global Sustainable Cities.

    MSc Energy-Efficient Infrastructure for Smart Cities

    The MSc in “Energy-Efficient Infrastructure for Smart Cities” forms part of an existing MSc programme in “Heat, Gas and Water Technology”, which will be delivered as 12 month programme by Institute of Heat, Gas and Water Technology of Riga Technical University. Over the past two years the “Heat, Gas 

    and Water Technology” Energy-Efficient Infrastructure for Smart Cities Masters programme has been developed through collaboration with partners from the University of Strathclyde (Glasgow, UK) under the FP7 project STEP-UP – Strategies Towards Energy Performance and Urban Planning.

    The degree provides graduates with the skills to design, install and operate building and city infrastructure engineering systems; to identify factors and risks which can affect quality of building and city infrastructure engineering systems; and to support both cities and utilities in planning and implementing cross-sector solutions for smart growth.

    The MSc in “Energy-Efficient Infrastructure for Smart Cities” provides the opportunity to start training graduates with economic and humanitarian basic education. In this case the diploma alignment stage is developed with an individual training plan during the first stage of study (with an additional 6 months diploma alignment stage). The MSc is designed to provide students with knowledge about city planning, infrastructure management, urban economy and social services, local regulations, national laws, EU policies, the urban environment, resilience and safety, urban transport, electricity and heat supply (12 months). The degree is delivered through a range of lectures, workshops, group discussions, case studies, presentations and independent studies.

    Achieving sustainable growth and urban resilience are growing concerns; this programme addresses these challenges by providing both public and private sector employees with the skills and techniques to develop and implement innovative city projects.

    On completion of the programme, students will be able to:

    • Develop a master's thesis in close cooperation with RTU partners (Riga City, Riga Energy Agency (REA), Swedbank, JSC “Latvijas Gāze” (Latvian natural gas company), “Rīgas Ūdens” Ltd. (Riga water company) and the Ministry of Economics for the Republic of Latvia;
    • Benefit from international experience and knowledge transfer from different cities across the European Union, bringing together the experience of Riga, Swedbank, major utilities, and information and telecommunication companies;
    • Build a career in engineering as a city infrastructure specialist, as well as continuing in education and research through doctoral studies.

    More information available on the main RTU website and on the Faculty of Building and Civil Engineering webpage, or by contacting Prof. Dr.hab.sc.in Andris Kreslins:  andris.krelsins@rtu.lv


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