Initialization of Riga High Tech University Foundation

First, initialization meetup of Riga High Tech University Foundation. More about initiative here:

The aim of initialization meetup is to share background and current status of initiative, to validate problem statements and attract supporters and contributors.


Rihards Gailums, LABACA: "The history and roots of initiative. Problem statements for Latvian innovation ecosystem and technology higher education. SWOT for private not-for-profit technology university foundation. Connections to Silicon Valley innovation ecosystem. Roadmap of initiative";

Gundega Dekena, Udacity: "Opportunity for Latvia to become first Udacity's, world's leading MOOC, pilot project in Europe for accredited online courses";

Anrī Leimanis, Business Law Firm TRINITI: "Acknowledgment of initiative's  funding sources and execution path. Structure of modern, world class technology university - academical education, research and entrepreneurship";

Aigars Rostovskis, LTRK: "Industry as main driving force for higher education. Missing links in Latvian national innovation and technology ecosystem";

Leo Seļāvo, EDI: "Synergy of traditional campus higher education and MOOC courses to create world class accredited academical programs. Research and entrepreneurship as integral part of modern tech education";

Juris Jerums, Ķekavas novada dome "Roadmap of technology education from preliminary school to higher education. Missing links in Latvian educational ecosystem";

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  • Rihards G.

    Thanks to all today's meetupers for sharing the passion and need to change national educational system and strong support to go forward!

    1 · February 15, 2013

  • Ronalds S.

    Interested about it, but can't get there at 11'

    February 14, 2013

  • Ronalds S.

    Interested about it

    February 10, 2013

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