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 the number of students, and 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.