Riga Technical University RTU, one of the largest universities in the Baltics has a long history dating back to 1862. It now uses advanced teaching methods, new technologies and an innovative EMI approach to offer exciting studies in Engineering Sciences, Technologies, Natural and Environmental Sciences as well as in Architecture and Engineering Economics.
RTU’s strategy is based on two pillars: the strengthening of internationalisation and increased collaboration with the business sector. It aims to establish itself as a Centre of Excellence for the use of the latest technologies and scientific achievements and the exchange and implementation of innovative ideas.
Having participated in several TEMPUS and ERASMUS MUNDUS projects and with more than 200 agreements with foreign universities, industrial enterprises, state and local government organisations, RTU ensures global outreach and also that every student gains practical experience through internships supplemented by research projects run by the Competence and National Research Centres.
RTU’s Internationalisation strategy aims to foster cooperation with acknowledged education and research institutions around the world, using this to enhance the quality of education and support intercultural understanding. Its strategy includes specific aims to strengthen Internationalisation at home, including the development of joint curricula for local and international students and enhancement of intercultural study components for a wider layer of students and staff.