Riga Technical University


Riga Technical University (RTU) is the oldest university in Latvia, and it has long-standing traditions dating back to 1862. It is an accredited, fully state-owned, international recognized European level university.

  • RTU is the only engineering university, providing engineering programmes and business studies in Latvia. At present it is one of the largest technical universities in the Baltic Sea region and gathers nearly 16,000 students at nine faculties in various study programmes.
  • All European countries according to the Lisbon Convention on Recognition of Qualification Concerning Higher Education in the European region, signed in April 1997, recognize the diploma issued by the Riga Technical University. RTU degree are also recognized in Russia, the United States, China, India, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Canada, Uzbekistan, Georgia and other countries.
  • Among university graduates there are presidents, prime-ministers and ministers of several European countries, key figures in Latvia’s business and industry.
  • RTU international students have a great opportunity to participate in exchange programme ERASMUS in any other partner university in Europe as well as based on mutual agreement between several countries students have a chance to apply for scholarships.
  • Research at RTU is an integral part of the study programmes. The strategic goal of fundamental and applied research is the development of new materials and technologies for industry.
  • Riga Technical University was awarded a quality mark-<<IEP approved>> by the experts of the European University Association’s Institutional Evaluation Programme.
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