About Riga Technical University

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.

RTU is 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.

At the moment there are almost 15 000 students studying here, including:

  • 400 Doctoral degree students;
  • 3200 Master degree students;
  • 10000 Bachelor degree students.

The world is changing and the university has 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.

For more information visit www.rtu.lv/en/