Рівні освіти: Бакалавр (Bachelor) Магістр (Master) Доктор наук (PhD)
Запис презентації що відбулася 11 травня 2021
Перелік напрямів та спеціалізації
Економіка та підприємництво
Менеджмент та адміністрування
Rezekne Academy of Technologies (RTA) is a regional higher education institution founded in 1993 in Rezekne (Latvia). The VISION of RTA is to become an internationally competitive academy of technologies in the European higher education and research area in integrated engineering, social and humanitarian sciences with motivated and creative students who are demanded on the labour market and with open and dynamic academic and scientific environment for sustainable development of societies. In 2019, RTA was ranked in U-Multirank among other best 25 universities worldwide in terms of the mobility of students. RTA has demonstrated high performance in the development of the region with the number of graduates with bachelor`s degree working in the region, the number of graduates with master`s degree working in the region as well as student internships in the region.
traditions of higher education since 1925;
the 6th largest state founded higher education institution in Latvia (according to the number of students);
65% of the academic staff hold doctorates;
more than 130 foreign students;
more than 10000 graduates;
288 cooperation contracts with universities from 43 countries.
Abdelrahman Aburiala (Palestine), a graduate of RTA bachelor`s study programme Business administration implemented at the Faculty of Economics and Management, gladly shares his experience gained while studying at RTA. ‘I chose RTA because I did not want to study in a big city. I wanted something unique and not crowded. Big cities usually make me feel lost,’ reveals Abdelrahman. ‘The first day I came to the Academy and met my welcoming coordinator Sanda, I knew I had made the right decision,’ he adds. The young specialist says that he will not forget any day spent in Rezekne, ‘Every day here was memorable. Everyone treated me nicely and with respect.’ As especially unforgettable moments Abdelrahman mentions a number of events, for example, the trip to Estonia where he participated in a robotics competition (Abdelrahman was studying Mechatronics at that time) and a trip to Sigulda Tarzan Adventure Park. In Latvia, Abdelrahman got his first skiing experience. ‘It was amazing! I was falling way too many times, but these are one of the best memories nevertheless,’ he is excited. Abdelrahman highly appreciates RTA student mentors` activities and involvement in the work with international students, as it helps them to better adapt to new environment and feel more comfortable. ‘Once, one of our mentors, Linda invited us to take a tour of the old market in Rezekne and I was the only one who was free at the time. After the tour she suggested visiting a small zoo where they had snakes. I had always been afraid of them, but she motivated me to go and I had the greatest experience. I am still so grateful to her, because without Linda I would have never approached and touched snakes. So, thank you, Linda!’ Abdelrahman shares his memories. Friendly atmosphere and welcoming people are those who make everyone feel like at home. ‘I had the chance to participate in the celebration of the 98th anniversary of Latvia through participation in a video made by Latvian TV. I am grateful for that opportunity, because it made me feel welcome and I was honoured to be in such an amazing video. That would not have been possible, if I was not RTA student,’ says Abdelrahman. The staff of RTA encourages students to engage in various activities during their studies, such as participation in projects, conferences, sports, Erasmus, and others. Abdelrahman took the opportunity and, within the Erasmus+ programme, studied in Germany for nine months and underwent Erasmus internship in Bulgaria for three months. He highly appreciates the gained experience, ‘It was a good opportunity to study and practice in those countries. Especially, because my practice was in a 5-star resort. It was an amazing experience!’ Right now, Abdelrahman is not planning further studies, but he knows for sure, ‘If I ever decide to pursue a master’s degree, I`ll do it at RTA. I have studied at other universities before, but I have never seen such a good staff and lecturers as here; all of them helped me in so many ways, they motivated me to study, and I felt welcome. I always recommend RTA to everyone, because RTA is the most helpful university I have ever seen. If you enjoy uniqueness and adventures, come to study at RTA!’
a graduate of the bachelor`s study programme Business administration implemented at the Faculty of Economics and Management, shares his story about the experience gained at the Academy
Well, I did it! As for a foreigner from Pakistan it was like a roller coaster. It was really exciting to study at Rezekne Academy of Technologies 3000 miles away from my family. I was very lucky to get this chance among 5% of Pakistani students to come to Europe and explore the beauty of Latvian culture and moral values. I felt that this country with broad beaches and sprawling forests was fully in line with the study programme which I wanted to study - Business administration with specialization in tourism and hotel management. Earliest memories from my student life at RTA is a trip to Ančupāni in September of 2016. Later we had a tour to Sigulda Tarzan Adventure Park that increased my desire to explore more places. Through those adventures, I found new friends from all around the world which became forever friends and I got to know more about their culture and traditions. Highly supportive staff of RTA and Erasmus+ coordinator encouraged me to participate in Erasmus+ programme for my internship. In Spain, I worked at a restaurant and participated in event organization for three months. Later, I chose Portugal because the university was located in the capital (Lisbon) and I had an opportunity to explore the southern part of Europe. That led to a major career change as I got a permanent job offer there. If I ever plan to acquire a business-related master’s degree in nearby future, I will prioritize RTA without any doubts. Rezekne Academy of Technologies takes you to the next level in your carrier and adds much more colours to your life. My journey at RTA has changed my thoughts, ideas, and the way I looked at life.’
The emergency situation declared in the state due coronavirus infection has introduced a number of changes in the RTA staff and students` lives. However, in spite of this, our students do not lose heart
“When I heard about this coronavirus I was scared because I am living alone here and I am far away from my parents, but I am really thankful to Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Management Iluta Arbidane, and Coordinator of Foreign Students Sanda. They support me a lot. I am very glad that I get so much support from them. Secondly, I am in contact with professors and they upload task on E-courses and I just complete them and upload them. For studies I use RTA E-courses, e-mail and some social networking sites. Sometimes I get bored, but then I contact my parents via Skype. I have also started learning Russian on YouTube. If you want a brighter day, I think the best to-do is watching cooking channels on YouTube and try them at home. I think it will be interesting,” says Megha Sharma from India, 4th year student of the bachelor`s programme “Management Science”, Rezekne Academy of Technologies.