TOPIC “How Engineering Education is Adapting to the Changing World”

Tālis Juhna is a professor and Vice-Rector for Research at Riga Technical University. His research and teaching are in water systems and environmental biotechnology. During the last decade, he was developing a system for engaging engineering students to obtain the skills for creating new technologies and becoming leaders in problem-solving. He has experience working for the United Nation in technology facilitation as well as in the creation of high-tech start-ups from universities.