Riga Technical University

World University Rankings 2024
Impact Rankings 2023
European Teaching Rankings 2019
6A Kipsalas Street, Riga, LV-1048, Latvia

About Riga Technical University

There is a rich history to Riga Technical University (RTU), which was opened as a polytechnic in 1862 and is the oldest technical university in the Baltic region. The university is an urban campus in the city of Riga, the capital of Latvia.

Currently there are around sixty courses taught in English at the university, from undergraduate to PhD level.

The RTU scientific library was founded with the university, and is the oldest higher learning based library in Latvia. In 2006, the library was accredited as being of national importance, and currently contains over 1.9 million units of information.

Additionally, RTU is a member of the Erasmus+ scheme for EU students.

Among the most notable people to teach at RTU is Wilhelm Ostwald, who won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1909. Alumni of RTU include spaceflight pioneer Friedrich Zander, former Latvian prime minister Valdis Dombrovskis, and architect Moisei Ginzburg.

Study with RTU’s world-class faculty and take advantage of dedicated research mentors who operate at the intersection of people, information, and technology. With an enrolment of 14,000, including 4,000 international students that represent more than 105 different countries, RTU offers a highly diverse community to students, faculty, and staff.

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Key statistics

  • 34 : 66
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
  • 45%
    Proportion of ISR Publication
  • 22%
    Percentage of International Students
  • 31.7
    No. of students per staff
  • 10,830
    Number of FTE Students
Based on data collected for the (1) 2024 World University Rankings

Subjects taught at Riga Technical University

  • Physical sciences

    • Chemistry
  • Engineering & technology

    • General Engineering
    • Civil Engineering
    • Chemical Engineering
    • Electrical & Electronic Engineering
    • Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
  • Business & economics

    • Business & Management
    • Accounting & Finance
    • Economics & Econometrics
  • Computer science

    • Computer Science
  • Arts & humanities

    • Architecture