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The Erasmus+ International Staff Training and Teaching Week has successfully concluded at DU

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From May 8 to May 12, 2023, the Erasmus+ International Staff Training and Teaching Week 2023 “Sustainable Development Goals in Practice” took place at Daugavpils University. The theme of the event was dedicated to sustainable development goals in practice and international representatives from various partner universities came to DU to participate in this week:

Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University, Georgia

European University, Georgia 

University of Mindanao, Philippines

Universitas Al-Azhar Indonesia, Indonesia

National University of Lesotho, Lesotho

Academy of Music K. Lipinski in Wroclaw, Poland

Khujand Polytechnic Institute of the Tajik Technical University, Tajikistan

Russian-Tajik University, Tajikistan 

Tajik National University, Tajikistan

The Erasmus+ international week was opened and the international guests were greeted by the Vice-Rector of Studies and the interim Vice-Rector of Sciences Dr Biol., professor Inese Kokina.

Liene Leikuma-Rimicāne, Senior Specialist in Cooperation Issues at DU, reminded in her presentation “Cooperation for the Sake of Excellence” of the essential importance of cooperation in promoting scientific achievements and solving global problems. By enthusiastically emphasizing the idea that one cannot do it alone, she highlighted the need to combine different expertise. Collaboration is the key to excellence as it opens the door to limitless possibilities and paves the way to a better future. While there may be challenges along the way, they are just stepping stones to success, reminding the participants that together it is possible to overcome any obstacle in the pursuit of excellence in academia and beyond.

Inga Belousa, project coordinator and expert at NGO “Zaļā Brīvība” (“Green Liberty”), delivered a lecture “Socially, Economically and Environmentally Sustainable Future”. During the lecture, several issues related to “green thinking” and changing habits in our everyday life were discussed.

Juris Soms, associate professor at Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, conducted a practical lesson Practical Field Work – Environment Diversity and Protection at the DU’s study and research base “Ilgas”.

International participants promoted knowledge exchange, improved their professional knowledge, shared experiences, and transferred best practices from their home universities and different cultural environments.

In order to promote the internationalization of Daugavpils University, to strengthen the connection between education and research, to promote academic excellence on a global scale, international representatives participated in several seminars and interactive sessions during the week. They visited the laboratories of the Institute of Life Sciences and Technologies and lecturers from the University of Mindanao in the Philippines conducted classes for the students of the DU’s Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. There were also individual meetings with representatives of the Faculty of Humanities, the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, the Administrative Department and the Finance and Accounting Department, during which the possible directions of cooperation were discussed. Additionally, the participants of the staff training week were introduced to the historical centre of the city of Daugavpils, went on a trip around Latgale region, visiting Kraslava and Aglona, and on the final day went on an excursion to Riga.

The International Staff Training and Teaching Week served as a platform to build and strengthen partnerships with universities and institutions around the world.

Daugavpils University expresses its gratitude to all participants and partners for their active involvement and support, which played a decisive role in making this event a success.


Contact information:

ES Erasmus+ Mobility Department


Tel. 65421606