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Jan 7, 2016 9:38 AM CET

New neighbors in town!

In December Tele2 Shared Service Center greeted our new neighbors - the Academic Center of University of Latvia that is located just some 400 meters from our office and about one kilometer by walk. 

We think it is very important for us as industry to collaborate with Universities to create better future for all of us. To express our care we gave a present – Tele2 SSC reflectors for students and employees, perfect to use in these dark periods of the year.

Our hosts introduced us with facts about the new Academic Center and guided us through excursion through the building. To get onto the roof requires special permission and guess what? We got it! We were able to get on the roof and see the whole city of Riga as well as greet our office from that spot. We tried also to make a picture with us and the office in it. Can you spot the Tele2 office? 

During the introduction we learned some interesting facts about the Academic Center. In total it costed around 32 million euro to build and equip the new Academic center that now is one of the most modern study and research centers in the Europe. There are seven floors in the building and we found interesting fact that first two floors are open for visitors 24/7. You can go there and work with your computer or use the library to get some new knowledge in biology, geography or chemistry. We felt proud when we learned that Tele2 was the only operator that had mobile coverage in the whole building. 

We visited some very well equipped laboratories and classes. Vise Rector told they are very proud of their new fume cupboards, he told that each of them is in the same price as two Jaguar cars. Fun fact - Kim respond that he would choose those two Jaguars instead of fume cupboard – *we have to take into account that his major is not nature sciences.

Warm thanks to our hosts Vice-Rector for exact sciences, life and medical sciences Valdis Segliņš and chairpersons of student councils from two faculties: Raivis Nigolas from Faculty of Chemistry and Evelīna Puzo from Faculty of Biology. 

We challenge students to come to our office and we will show them some insight from our world!