News of TSI
TSI Vice-Rector for Science and Development Affairs Prof. Irina Yatskiv has started her work as Vice-President of the Board of The European Conference of Transport Research Institutes (ECTRI).
TSI is pleased to share news and congratulate the Institute’s Vice-Rector for Science and Development Affairs Prof. Irina Yatskiv with becoming Vice-President of the Board of The European Conference of Transport Research Institutes (ECTRI) on 27 January, 2019.
The European Conference of Transport Research Institutes (ECTRI) is an international non-profit association that was founded in April 2003 as the first attempt to unite the forces of the foremost multimodal transport research centers across Europe and to thereby promote the excellence of European transport research. Today, the organization includes 28 major transport research institutes and universities from 21 European countries. Together, they account for more than 4,000 European scientific and research staff in the field of transport.
TSI takes an active role in building the transport research community and is looking forward for new collaborative opportunities coming along with the appointment of Prof. Irina Yatskiv to her new position.
From Now on The TTI ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Certification Includes Research & Development
Riga, Latvia, Nov 2018 – Transport and Telecommunication Institute (TTI) proudly announces that as of Nov. 29, 2018 we expanded our ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management certification to the field of research & development.
International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001:2015 standard is the most updated of its kind and focuses on quality management systems and performance. A successful certification is tangible proof for the TTI effective application of a comprehensive quality control system in its research & development activities. As put by the standard, it leads to “ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements”.
The Institute appreciates efforts of all involved parties and individuals who made the certification happen, especially LRTDEA - TÜV Rheinland Grupa for high professionalism in performing the external audit.
The TTI understands the importance of the quality management standard approval and will continue build on our research & development quality management to ensure continuous satisfaction of our partners and clients in academia, the private sector and beyond.
Project to strengthen the academic staff of the Transport and Telecommunications Institute (STTIAS)
In November, a new European Social Fund (ESF) project “Strengthening academic staff of Transport and Telecommunication Institute capacity in strategic specialisation areas” started at TSI. The project is funded by the European Union (85%) and the Latvian state (15%).
The main goals of this project are:
- The involvement of doctoral students in academic work.
- Attraction of academic staff from abroad.
- Improving the competence of academic staff (including internships at Latvian enterprises for academic staff and vocational English language training).
The project involves the participation of academic and administrative staff of all three faculties. The project is scheduled for a period of 24 months until October 30, 2020.
Workshops on the organization of the project will be held soon.
Andrejs Zvaigzne successfully defended the thesis «Decision making at the early stages of the design of a multifunctional special purpose ship with modularly oriented architecture» at the public session of the Promotion Council of the Transport and Telecommunication Institute on October 06, 2017.
Supervisor of doctoral thesis – Dr.habil.sc.ing., prof. Igors Kabaškins
Interview with Professor from U.S. Robert Bertini