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Riga Technical University

4.0 out of 5 (72 ratings / 65 reviews) Riga, Latvia
Riga Technical University is the largest technological university in the Baltic States with rich history and clear future vision aimed at promoting excellence in student academic results, research, and global issues in cooperation with the industry and foreign partners. We believe that together we can make a better world.

About

History

Riga Technical University (RTU) was established in 1862 as a multi-discipline polytechnic higher educational establishment. It was devised following the model of the most advanced technical universities of that time – Zurich and Karlsruhe universities, and became a foundation that allowed Riga to develop into a remarkable industrial centre in Europe at the beginning of the 20th century.

Education

RTU has sustained its role in the education system of Latvia. Nowadays, RTU is accredited, internationally recognised European university that implements academic and professional study programmes of advanced quality. RTU has been highly evaluated by the international experts within the Institutional Evaluation Programme carried out by the European University Association (EUA), who recognised in their report  that strategically RTU is moving in the right direction on the way to becoming a modern university of the third generation.

 

Research

RTU carries out research in the fields that are essential for the national economy of Latvia and educates and trains highly qualified specialists that are in great demand and competitive in the international labour market.

Career

RTU Career Centre was established in October, 2007, to enable cooperation and communication between the university, students, graduates and companies as well as to assist student integration in the labour market and development of his/her career.

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University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2020
701 50
2019
751 -100
2018
651
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2020
1001 -200
2019
801
2018
801
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.

Services

Housing services

Riga Technical University offers accommodation on condition that you have already registered or will be registered as a student at RTU at the beginning of the Accommodation Period and remain registered student throughout the Accommodation Period.

Library services

The RTU Scientific Library is the oldest higher school library in Latvia. The formation of the Library dates back to 1862 with the establishment of the library of the Riga Polytechnic – the first higher school in Latvia – based on the donation of 1048 books by the Riga Manufacturing and Stock Exchange Committee, which laid the foundation of the Library collection.

Medical services

Insurance is an obligatory requirement to claim for residence permit ID card.

The insurance should be the following:

  • Valid throughout the territory of Schengen Zone;
  • Cover the entire period of the intended stay;
  • With the minimum coverage of EUR 43 000.

Student Life

Campus life

ĶĪPSALA CAMPUS DORMITORY

  • The dormitory is located on Ķīpsala campus providing students with the advantage of close by faculty buildings, city centre and a big shopping mall.
  • The dormitory has a big “back yard” – a grass covered field where you may play various sports, lie on the grass, etc.
  • The dormitory building is arranged in various blocks (A, B, etc.) either with 9 or 11 floors. The rooms are arranged into apartments. Each apartment has three double shared rooms, a kitchen, bathroom, toilet and corridor.

Student Reviews

In search of great projects for becoming true Engineer
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Riga Technical University is one of the best amount the technical Universities. My purpose was to come and study to gain masters degree, and also to be experienced, now I'm working (practice) in construction company to be familiar with construction, especially with European Codes, now I'm a little bit experienced in my field, and want to continue my career on other great,...

Awesome Msc. in Environmental Science at RTU
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

The program is amazing! We are having so many different aspects and field trips, laboratory works, professors are very helpful and they have great knowledge and skills to share and teach. I am very happy with the level of knowledge I am getting here and I think I have great chances at pursuing doctors with this base the university has given me so far.

Overall assessment of the university
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

It is considered one of the best universities in Latvia. But, regarding studies I wasn't fully satisified. They attach master students some unnecessary subjects like pedagogy instead of econometrics. Facilities are good and overall, university is 6,7 out of 10

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