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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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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,...
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.
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