Reasons to study at RTU

RTU is a modern internationally recognized university. It is the only polytechnic university in Latvia and the largest university in the country – it educates and trains almost 15 thousand students. RTU is focused on becoming a third generation university that not only provides high quality education, but also conducts advanced research and ensures innovation and technology transfer, practically implementing scientific discoveries. In the nine faculties of RTU it is possible to obtain high quality education not only in engineering, but also in social sciences and humanities. Study programs implemented by RTU have been positively evaluated by international experts and are officially accredited. RTU is constantly developing its infrastructure by constructing a campus on Ķīpsala Island. On completion, the campus will be the most advanced engineering study centre in the Baltic Region.

Ķīpsala Campus

The Campus houses a full range of facilities a student might need – faculties, library, laboratories, students’ hostel, Students Parliament, Student Service Center, creative laboratories and interest centers, swimming pool, promenade and a shopping center.

Vibrant social life

Develop your talent singing, dancing, acting or playing music in one of the artistic groups of RTU or doing sports in one of RTU sports teams.

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings particularly appreciated the cooperation RTU maintains with entrepreneurs and industry

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018 has particularly appreciated the cooperation RTU maintains with entrepreneurs and industry.

Source: Riga Technical University


European Higher Education Organization

European Higher Education Organization is a public organization carrying out academic, educational and information activities on higher education in Europe. The EHEO general plan stresses that: Higher education systems require adequate funding and, as an investment in economic growth, public spending in higher education should be protected. The challenges faced by higher education require more flexible governance and funding systems, which balance greater autonomy for education institutions with accountability to stakeholders. Thus, EHEO plans: improve academic and scientific interaction of universities; protect the interests of universities; interact more closely with public authorities of European countries; popularize European higher education in the world; develop academic mobility; seek funding for European universities.

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