Rail Baltica Academy lecture series returns

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Rail Baltica has announced the return of its Rail Baltica Academy online lecture series for its third year.

The knowledge-sharing platform offers a series of public digital lectures from Rail Baltica experts to reach a broad audience.

"Rail Baltica Academy has become a hub for industry professionals, railway enthusiasts, students, and future users of Rail Baltica to gather and delve into the intricate details of one of Europe’s most ambitious infrastructure projects. The initiative has gained widespread recognition for its commitment to fostering dialogue, encouraging collaboration, and disseminating cutting-edge knowledge on various aspects of Rail Baltica," says advance material.

In collaboration with Riga Technical University, Kaunas University of Applied Engineering Sciences, Vilnius University, TTK University of Applied Sciences in Estonia, Rail Baltica Academy’s spring session will offer ten concise online sessions providing an insight into project management and engineering to deliver a modern and sustainable railway infrastructure.

During the series of lectures, in the Spring session presented by more than 10 experts from the Rail Baltica delivery organizations – Rail Baltica joint venture RB Rail AS, the national implementing bodies in each of the Baltic States – LTG Infra (Lithuania), Eiropas Dzelzceļa līnijas (Latvia) and Rail Baltic Estonia (Estonia), and the project’s global partners, participants will have the opportunity to access inside knowledge about different angles of the Rail Baltica project.

The digital lectures will be accessible through Rail Baltica global project social media platforms. The lectures will be open to professionals, students, policymakers, and anyone with an interest in the future of transportation and infrastructure. Most of the lectures will be held in English with the possibility to ask questions directly.

The first online lecture (in English) will take place on Monday, May 22, at 10.00, and in it Dovilė Juškevičienė, Environmental Expert of RB Rail AS, will talk about the role of megaprojects like Rail Baltica in preventing climate change in the lecture The Role of Megaprojects in Tackling Climate Change: Rail Baltica Example.  

The second online lecture of the spring session (in English) will take place on Tuesday, May 23, at 14.00. RB Rail AS Innovation and Sustainability Expert Andy Billington will offer an insight into the digitalization and innovation solutions applied in the Rail Baltica project in the lecture Connected Europe, Connected Railways: How Rail Baltica is Leading the Way in Digitalisation.

Spring session will include the following speakers and the agenda:

  • Dovilė Juškevičienė, Environmental Expert at RB Rail AS. “The Role of Megaprojects in Tackling Climate Change: Rail Baltica example”
    22.05.2023 at 10.00
  • Andy Bilington, Innovation and Digital Architecture Team Leader at RB Rail AS. “Connected Europe, Connected Railways: How Rail Baltica is Leading the Way in Digitalisation” 23.05.2023 at 14.00
  • Ilze Lukstiņa, Project Coordinator at Eiropas dzelzceļa līnijas. “Rail Baltica Regional Stations in Latvia: Concept and Functionality”
    24.05.2023 at 11.00
  • Konstantinos Tzanakakis, Operation and Maintenance Team Leader at RB Rail AS. “History of Railways: From the Ancient “Track Roads” to the High-Speed Trains, the Maglev and the Hyperloop Technology”
    29.05.2023 at 14.00
  • Andis Linde, Stakeholders Manager at BERERIX. “Tracing the Tracks of Riga Central Railway Station: A Journey Through Its Past and Present”
    5.06.2023 (time to be announced)
  • Arenijus Jackus, Head of Rail Baltica Coordination at LTG Infra. “Rail Baltica: Project Evolution in Brief” (in Lithuanian)
    12.06.2023 at 14.00
  • Stefano Manzo, Transport Economist at RB Rail AS. “Gateway to the City: Maximizing the Potential of International Rail Stations”
    15.06.2023 (time to be announced)
  • Artūrs Caune, Eiropas Dzelzceļa līnijas. “Refined and Complex Art of Transport Scheduling”
    (Date and time to be announced)

Full details will be published throughout May 2023 at: railbaltica.org/rail-baltica-academy/. Previous lectures are still available to watch online at Rail Baltica's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/@RailBalticaGlobalProject/playlists


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