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On Wednesday, 27 May the RSU Alumni Association organised the quiz Intellectus. Six teams of graduates took part remotely via Zoom, testing their knowledge on culture, geography, RSU history and other topics. Graduates living in Latvia and abroad, including the Minister of Health Ilze Viņķele, took part.


Meeting in an informal atmosphere, spending an evening conversing over dinner or a glass of wine and enjoying nice company are favourite traditions among the members of the RSU Alumni Association. Dins Šmits, Chairman of the Board of the RSU Alumni Association, points out that even when it isn’t possible to gather together in groups members have still expressed a desire to meet: ‘The current situation in the world makes us think outside the box. Knowing that our members always look forward to the next meeting, we got an idea that would allow us to meet in a very convenient way – without leaving home or risking our health. This way our members who live outside Riga and Latvia were able to join as well!’

More than 20 graduates from Latvia and abroad participated in Intellectus. Among them was the Latvian Minister of Health, Ilze Viņķele, who welcomed the idea: ‘I am really pleased that the RSU Alumni Association has chosen a creative approach to bringing graduates together, finding a new solution to their usual traditions. The evening turned out to be exciting, and I hope that this tradition will continue in the future.’

The winners of the quiz were determined after 10 rounds during which teams of 3–5 graduates answered questions about culture, geography, RSU history and other topics. The competition was fierce and finally the team Funny Sodium Channels won with a narrow two-point lead.