1st CBG Study Programme Group meeting

401 (Vilnius University)


Vilnius University

Vilnius University at National Center of Physical Sciences and Technology Sauletekio al 3 - D401
Andrius Juodagalvis (Vilnius University), Juozas Vaitkus (Vilnius University), Mārcis Auziņš (University of Latvia), Kalvis Kravalis ( RTU Center of High Energy Physics and Accelerator Technologies)

Outcome from the CBG meeting at CERN - Study programme:

  • There are potentially money available in Latvia for masters and PhD programme in order of 100K each
  • Objectives of the programme are following (to be completed):
    1. To maximise EE, LV, LT return from CERN membership – for industry and for research institution/universities
    2. To minimise brain drain
    3. Opportunity for new generations
    4. To prepare specialists for industries in Baltic Countries – both physics and accelerator technologies
  • It was agreed:
    1. to keep it open for international students and not to limit to Members
    2. to avoid fragmentation – to have broad subjects
    3. to include Big data and data science in curricula on top of high energy particle physics and accelerator technology
    4. to do risk / benefit analysis for all participants – to have situation awareness
  • Challenges:
    1. how to get enough students interested?
    2. legal issues – double diplomas, etc
    3. mobility of students
    4. distance learning and modular system
    5. how to attract “big names” - beacons?
  • Key competences and skills to be agreed
  • Alvo Aabloo
  • Andrius Juodagalvis
  • Angela Jafarova
  • Bronė Narkevičienė
  • Christoph Schaefer
  • Jevgenijs Proskurins
  • Jurgita Vizgirdaite
  • Kalvis Kravalis
  • Laur Järv
  • Lauris Bisenieks
  • Mārcis Auziņš
  • Rimantas Jankauskas
  • Sigitas Tamulevičius
  • Toms Torims
Dr. Kalvis Kravalis