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Discovery of RTU scientists will allow electronics industry to save billions

In their research, RTU scientists used zinc oxide liquid suspension of freely moving randomly spaced nanorods. In the electrostatic field, nanorods orient to the direction of electric field, and, as a result, the color of the liquid significantly changes.

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Research platforms

Research at RTU is organized on six research platforms. The objective of research platforms is to ensure multi-faculty and interdisciplinary research in the areas of great significance for the national economy and society.  Active and continuous analysis of market needs and commercial potential takes place within the research platforms.

Doctoral studies

RTU implements 21 accredited Doctoral study programmes in engineering, natural sciences, architecture, social and service sciences

Post-doctoral

A postdoctoral researcher is a person professionally conducting research after the completion of their doctoral studies (typically a PhD). The ultimate goal of a postdoctoral research position is to pursue additional research, training, or teaching in order to have better skills to pursue a career in academia, research, or any other fields.

Research Activities

The most significant international research in the last 20 years has been conducted within the framework projects of the European Commission and Horizon2020 projects. Since 2015 RTU has been implementing two projects funded by the European Space Agency. In 2016 RTU started the first research project in cooperation with the European Organization for Nuclear Research CERN.

For businesses and organizations

We ensure an entire range of services including consultations and launch of new products onto the market using all human resources, competences and tangible assets at the disposal of RTU bases on the values outlines by RTU, that is, quality, integrity, stability, cooperation, sustainable development and academic freedom.

Scientific service, equipment, and program register «Use science»

RTU UseScience is an online scientific service, equipment, and program register, which ensures RTU employees, students, representatives of enterprises and other institutions, as well as public users with the information regarding the research equipment, software, and the offered services, which are available at the RTU and UseScience partner institutions.

Open Access (OA) initiative

Open Access is the European initiative with the goal to promote and support free open access to electronic resources in education and academic environment.

Publications

Every year RTU scientists, academic staff, Doctoral students, and Master students publish their work results in scientific publications in Latvia and abroad.

Intelectual property

The main purpose of the Innovation and Technology Transfer Centre (ITTC) of the Riga Technical University is to promote the development and growth of RTU in the field of innovation and technology transfer, as well as to enhance the recognition and competitiveness of intellectual potential, to encourage the formation of environment that is positive and open to new technologies.

Patents

We offer all stakeholders the facilities supported by the Latvian Patent Bureau to promote commercialization of research results, support technology transfer, and facilitate manufacturing of new products developed at RTU.

Scientific Events

This section provides information about all scientific conferences organized by RTU, as well as about research achievements of RTU researchers and students. You will also find information about RTU researchers, who received awards from the European and Latvian institutions.

Design Factory

RTU Design Factory is a lively place that brings together research, education and the industry, creating a new hands-on learning culture and opportunities for radical innovation. It is hosted under the RTU Vice-Rector for Science office, and is open to all faculties of the university.

High Performance Computing Center

HPC allows solving complicated computing tasks in a short period of time. Computing is carried out on high-performance computers (shared memory mainframe, computing cluster) made from many parallel processors. Modern HPC is an essential element of any contemporary university, it is used for various purposes ranging from solving engineering tasks in Mathworks MATLAB environment to Big Data analysis and machine learning.  

RTU Press

RTU Press was established in 1964 to provide students, research and academic personnel with educational and scientific literature. In the course of time, RTU editorial and publishing units have survived different kinds of structural changes, but it has always provided RTU students and personnel with the required publications disregarding the socio-economic conditions.

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