Riga Technical University is the first technical university in the Baltic countries – its history dates back to 1862 when Riga Polytechnic was founded.
Long lasting traditions, advanced teaching methods, new technologies and innovative approach provide the University with the opportunity to ensure research excellence and offer exciting full-time or part-time studies in RTU in Engineering Sciences, Technologies, Natural and Environmental Sciences as well as in Architecture and Engineering Economics.
Riga Technical University is an accredited internationally recognized European university that consists of 8 faculties and 35 institutes. It is the second largest university in Latvia by number of students, and it has the greatest number of state funded students.
It is ensured that each student of Riga Technical University gains practical experience during internships not only in Latvia but also abroad. More than 200 agreements on cooperation have been signed with European and other foreign universities. RTU collaborates with the enterprises in major industries in Latvia and abroad as well as with state and local government institutions. Supported by European Structural Funds, RTU is taking active part in various research projects as well as in establishing of Competence Centers and National Research Centers.
The implementation of RTU Development Project has started: construction of a single university campus «RTU – a City within the City» is underway at Kipsala, Riga. The Project envisages setting up one of the most advanced engineering study centers in the Baltic region thus providing students, researchers and industry representatives with up-to-date research opportunities and infrastructure.
Future of Riga Technical University lies in internationalization of research and in collaboration with business sector. International, vibrant and attractive research environment that is open to innovation and new technologies will ensure that RTU becomes the center of excellence where everyone will be able to get acquainted with modern technologies and latest achievements in science, as well as to meet people to exchange and implement innovative ideas.
The world is changing and we have to be prepared to take advantage of the challenges and opportunities offered. RTU is to become one of the leading universities in consolidating the research community in Latvia, Europe and the entire world.