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Latvia’s first Satellite “Venta-1” launch already June 23 at 6:59 EEST

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After arriving in India, satellite “Venta -1” was mounted on the Indian launch vehicle (rocket) PSLV-C38 that will deliver “Venta-1” into orbit. Indian Space Research Organisation ISRO and people dealing with the launch have informed Ventspils University College that the estimated time for the PSLV-C38 launch is June 23 at 6:59 EEST and 3.59 UTC. “Venta-1” will detach from the rocket 22 minutes after its launch, that is at 7:21 EEST. That is also the moment the satellite will begin to independently orbit the earth. Lasīt vairāk

21.06.2017.

Ventspils University College announces an international competition for doctoral scholarship

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Ventspils University College (hereinafter – VUC; http://venta.lv/en/) announces an international competition for a four year 1420 €/month doctoral scholarship award in astrochemistry resulting in a completed doctoral thesis.

The research efforts are to take place in the VUC Ventspils International Radio Astronomy Center (VIRAC; http://virac.eu/en/home/), while the PhD studies – in the University of Latvia or one of world’s leading universities. The research will include (theoretical) astrochemistry with VIRAC’s leading researcher Dr. phys. Juris Kalvāns as thesis supervisor in VUC. Besides, the student will have the opportunity to use freely VUC VIRAC’s 32 m and 16 m radio telescopes.

The competition is open to any applicant that fulfils the following requirements:

  • The applicant’s qualifications shall comply with the requirements of the doctoral studies.
  • A planned or approved PhD thesis topic shall correspond to the particular research area of radio astronomy or astrophysics chosen by VIRAC for year 2017, namely, astrochemistry.
  • The applicant conforms to at least one of the following criteria:
    • has a master’s degree from a university which, according to the latest Thomson Reuters rank, is among the world’s top 400 universities or is among the world’s top 200 universities in the fields of physics or astronomy;
    • submits a letter of recommendation from an internationally recognized astrophysics or astronomy scientist holding a position of Professor or a senior researcher in one of the 400 best universities represented in the Thomson Reuters rank. Astronomy must be amongst the university’s research areas;
    • during the last five years the applicant has at least three astrophysics-related scientific publications included in the Thomson Reuters Web of Science data base, published in journals with impact factor greater than 1.

The applicant shall submit the following documents in Latvian or English:

  • copy of a valid passport or an ID;
  • a document confirming a qualification which, in accordance with the Regulations, allows access to doctoral studies (the originals are to be presented if the copies are not notarized);
  • Curriculum Vitae in the Europass CV template (https://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/documents/curriculum-vitae);
  • a letter of motivation;
  • an annotation describing the student’s envisaged research endorsed by the potential supervisor. The student may contact the VUC supervisor J. Kalvāns about the annotation before submitting the official application. In this case, his eligibility for the scholarship must be demonstrated;
  • a list of publications (if any);
  • letters of recommendation (if any).

Documents or their copies in Latvian or English shall be submitted (a passport or an ID is to be presented) on workdays 10:00 – 16:00 at Ventspils University College, Inzenieru 101, Ventspils, LV-3601, Latvia before July 30, 2017. Scanned copies may also be e-mailed to venta@venta.lv with the originals or notarized copies supplied if the scholarship is awarded. The VUC is not responsible for any technical problems or malfunction of e-mail services. The results will be announced before August 15.

VUC has the rights to require additional information from the applicants in the form of documents and/or conversation (maybe as teleconferencing) if it is necessary for making decision in this competition. The successful applicant has to be employed by VUC for three years after the completion of the thesis.

The Regulations of the Competition can be found here. The information on this advertisement is only informative. If it is contrary to the Regulations of the Competition, the Regulations apply. Note that the approved version of the Regulations is in Latvian.

Additional information:
Juris Kalvāns
juris.kalvans@venta.lv

 

 

20.06.2017.

New master study programme “Languages and Cultural Environment”

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Continuing to develop the Ventspils University College (VUC) study offer and providing the opportunity for existing and new students to continue the studies on master’s level, VUC has designed a new master’s study programme “Languages and Cultural Environment”.

The new study programme will allow the students an in-depth study of intercultural communication processes and to understand how it functions in today’s business environment. Lasīt vairāk

19.06.2017.

Ventspils University College graduation ceremony already this Saturday

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Saturday, June 17 at the theatre house “Jūras vārti” Ventspils University College graduation ceremony will be held where 157 graduates will be receiving their degrees – 122 of them a bachelor’s degree and 35 – master’s degree. This year’s graduation is speacial as there will also be first graduates receiving their degree in the double-degree master’s programme “International Business and Export Management”.

Graduation’s ceremony will be divided in two parts – where at 12:00 p.m. the degrees will be awarded to the students of the Faculty of Economics and Management (including Business Administration students) and the double degree master’s programme “International Business and Export Management”. The graduates of the double-degree programme will be greeted by rector of the IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems Prof.(FH) Mag. Eva Werner, hon.prof.

At 3:00 p.m. the degrees will be awarded to the students of the Faculty of Translation Studies (including Languages and Intercultural Communication students) and the Faculty of Information technologies. Lasīt vairāk

16.06.2017.

Study in Ventspils: Supawat’s story on the many advantages for studying in Ventspils

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Every year, there are new international students coming from different countries to study at Ventspils University College and Ventspils University College – International Office has been fortunate to have worked with great trainees that come from their midst. One of them is Majoros Mónika, a 1st year ”Languages and Intercultural Communication” student from Hungary and she together with two other full-time students studying in one of our international programs, decided to share their stories and experiences.

We have already shared Abdukodir’s, Monika’s and Mukhammadsolikh’s stories, but our next story in the series “Study in Ventspils” is from Supawat, a 1st year “Computer Science” student from Thailand: Lasīt vairāk

31.05.2017.

Study in Ventspils: Mukhammadsolikh’s story on opening gates to a better future

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Every year, there are new international students coming from different countries to study at Ventspils University College and Ventspils University College – International Office has been fortunate to have worked with great trainees that come from their midst. One of them is Majoros Mónika, a 1st year ”Languages and Intercultural Communication” student from Hungary and she together with two other full-time students studying in one of our international programs, decided to share their stories and experiences.

We have already shared Abdukodir’s and Monika’s stories, but our third story in the series “Study in Ventspils” is from Mukhammadsolikh, a 1st year “Business Administration” student from Uzbekistan: Lasīt vairāk

24.05.2017.

Welcoming a lecturer from the Bursa Technical University (BTU) in Turkey – Murat Bayrak

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From May 15 till May 19, 2017 within the framework of the Erasmus+ staff mobility for teaching Ventspils University College (VUC) welcomed a lecturer and the Director of BTU School of Foreign Languages from the Bursa Technical University (BTU) in Turkey – Murat Bayrak.

During his stay in Ventspils, he gave lectures to VUC students where they were introduced to BTU and the School of Foreign Languages, as well as the education, history, tourism and economy of Turkey and some key facts about the town of Bursa.

Before his departure on May 19 VUC International Office invited Mr. Bayrak to stop by the office for a brief interview where he told us about his time in Ventspils, Latvia. Lasīt vairāk

19.05.2017.

Students visited Rundale Castle

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May 8, 2017. Ventspils University College students of international programms, students of German translation programme and Erasmus joined the excursion to Rundale- the most favourite architectural museum of Latvia. Lasīt vairāk

12.05.2017.

Discovering Erasmus+ in Hungary

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During this year’s spring semester more than 30 students from Ventspils University College (VUC) left for their Erasmus+ study experience to VUC partner universities. We have already told you about Evita and Linda’s Erasmus experience in Greece, Alyona’s adventures in Germany, but now it is time to travel to the University of Pécs in Hungary. Our new story is told by Paula and Daiga. They are 3rd year Ventspils University College Business Administration students.

Here is why they think that going to the Erasmus+ is one of the best decision you can make: Lasīt vairāk

12.05.2017.

Study in Ventspils: Monika’s story on finding her “big family”

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Every year, there are new international students coming from different countries to study at Ventspils University College and Ventspils University College – International Office has been fortunate to have worked with great trainees that come from their midst. One of them is Majoros Mónika, a 1st year ”Languages and Intercultural Communication” student from Hungary and she together with two other full-time students studying in one of our international programs, decided to share their stories and experiences.

We have already shared Abdukodir’s, but our second story in the series “Study in Ventspils” is from Monika herself:  Lasīt vairāk

09.05.2017.