Today the Rail Baltica joint venture RB Rail AS announced the continuation of “Rail Baltica Academy”, a knowledge-sharing platform that provides a series of public lectures for STEM students as well as for the general public across the Baltic countries.
The “Rail Baltica Academy” summer session will take place in June 2021, and will offer an opportunity to students and the general public interested in railway engineering, construction, maintenance, environmental issues, innovation and other topics to gain direct access to the key Rail Baltica experts from the Global Project coordinator RB Rail AS and implementing bodies in Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia, and learn from them about the latest industry trends and how they are being applied in Rail Baltica.
In seven concise online sessions, students will have a unique opportunity to get an insight into an integrated approach of project management and engineering to deliver a modern and sustainable railway infrastructure.
Sessions will include the following speakers and the agenda:
- Einārs Jaunzems, Project implementation director at “Eiropas Dzelzceļa līnijas” – Rail Baltica international stations as mobility hubs: Rīga Central Station case study
- Ēriks Diļevs, Technical Director, Latvia at RB Rail AS – From Tallinn to Vilnius: top 10 Rail Baltica Infrastructure objects
- Rūta Blagnytė, Lead Environmental Expert at RB Rail AS – Building and operating environmentally sustainable rail: Rail Baltica
- Andy Billington, Innovation and Sustainability Expert at RB Rail AS – Rail Baltica – more than a railway project
- Mantas Kaušylas, Head of Strategy and International Relations, Rail Baltica Coordination Department, LTG Infra – Increasing railway and airport interoperability
- Jovita Starynina, BIM and AIM Coordinator at RB Rail AS – Rail Baltica project BIM implementation and its impact to Lithuania Infrastructure
- Urmas Alber, BIM and AIM Coordinator at RB Rail AS, BIM – Sharing is caring
“The Rail Baltica global project is a greenfield, a whole new infrastructure – something that happens very rarely. With modern technologies and the innovations that will be part of this project, it is more than a railway, with far wider opportunities. The RB Academy will give a great opportunity to get a closer look at some of the possibilities that this project will open up for specialists and also to people and society as a whole. For example, multimodal transport integration, allowing someone to travel seamlessly from one city to another by airplane, car and ferry, or easily transfer from air to rail, from rail to ferries and so on,” said Andy Billington, Innovation and Sustainability Expert at RB Rail AS.
Full agenda and syllabus of the provided sessions are available on: railbaltica.org/rail-baltica-academy/
Sessions will be organised in English, Latvian, Lithuanian or Estonian (depending on a particular session) and will be available publicly on the designated Facebook events and Rail Baltica Global Project webpage www.railbaltica.org.
With its scope and technical complexity, Rail Baltica is one of the largest high-speed railway projects in Europe and one of the eight European flagship infrastructure projects. As a truly pan-European project, Rail Baltica brings the best of international experience to the Baltics and links it with local experts and practitioners.
In the first edition of Rail Baltica Academy, which took place in November 2020, over 280 students from 14 educational institutions from the Baltics, Germany, Spain and the Netherlands, participated.