RTU Honorary Doctors

Āris Žīgurs

1965

Latvia
For his valuable contribution to RTU development, support of the university academic and research activities, devoting his professional knowledge and vast experience to our university for many years. Honorary Doctor of RTU (2014).

Vytautas Milašius

1934

Lithuania
For significant contribution to close collaboration between RTU and Kaunas University of Technology in the field of scientific research, evaluation of scientific qualifications, methodic elaborations and development of common programmes.
RTU Honorary doctor (2012).

Franco Milano

1942

Italy
For significant contribution to modern medical physical technologies applications, long-term cooperation in the frame of  the «Erasmus» program, providing teaching and practice in the area of  medical physics in Italy.
RTU Honorary doctor (2012).

Eberhard Blümel

1953

Germany
For significant contribution of international scientific cooperation between RTU Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology and Europe’s largest application-oriented research organization Fraunhofer Society.
RTU Honorary doctor (2012).

Rik W. de Doncker

1958

Germany
For significant contribution to the perfection of the study process at RTU and the development and promotion of international scientific cooperation in the field of electrical engineering.
RTU Honorary Doctor (2010).

Edvīns Vedējs

1941

USA
For significant contribution to the perfection of the study process at RTU and the development and promotion of international scientific cooperation in the field of organic chemistry.
RTU Honorary Doctor (2009).

Olli Antero Seppänen

1944

Finland
For significant contribution to the perfection of the study process at RTU and the development and promotion of international scientific cooperation in the field of heating, ventilating and air conditioning.
RTU Honorary Doctor (2009).

Kjell Gunnar Hoff

1946

Norway
For significant contribution to the development and implementation of modern higher education programmes, and the organization and promotion of long-term cooperation between RTU and Norwegian higher schools.
RTU Honorary Doctor (2007).

Ivars Kalviņš

1947

Latvia
For significant contribution to the promotion of scientific cooperation between RTU and the Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis.
RTU Honorary Doctor (2007).

Francesco Profumo

1953

Italy
For the contribution to the promotion and development of academic, scientific and international cooperation, providing an opportunity for RTU academic staff and post-graduate students to participate in various international research projects in Italy.
RTU Honorary Doctor (2006).

Juris Binde

1955

Latvia
For significant contribution to the development of contemporary study programmes at RTU, promotion and development of scientific activities in the field of telecommunications, as well as for improvement of RTU infrastructure.
RTU Honorary Doctor (2006).

Jānis Bubenko, Jr.

1935

Sweden
For significant contribution to the perfection of the study process at RTU in the field of information technology, and promotion of scientific cooperation with Swedish universities.
RTU Honorary Doctor (2004).

Andrzej Bledzki

1944

Germany/Poland
For significant contribution to the improvement of the study process at RTU and promotion and development of cooperation among scholars in the field of polymer composite materials.
RTU Honorary Doctor (2004).

Rudolf Taurit

1934

Germany
For significant contribution to the improvement of the study process at RTU in the field of medical engineering and physics, and promotion of cooperation with German universities.
RTU Honorary Doctor (2004).

John Middleton

1946

Great Britain
Professor of the University of Wales.
RTU Honorary Doctor (2003).

Juris Ekmanis

1941–2016

Latvia
For significant contribution to the promotion of scientific activities of Riga Technical University and further development of Latvian engineering sciences.
RTU Honorary Doctor (2002).

Anders Flodström

1944

Sweden
For significant contribution to the development of scientific cooperation between RTU and the Stockholm Royal Technical Higher School, as well as for the establishment and successful management of the Association of the Universities of the Baltic Sea Region – BALTECK.
RTU Honorary Doctor (2002).

Valdis Jākobsons

1938

Latvia
For significant contribution to the development of pharmaceutical and medical chemistry focused higher education, science and production in Latvia.
RTU Honorary Doctor (2001).

Guntis Bole

1934

USA
For significant contribution to the promotion and development of the study process at the faculties of Architecture and Civil Construction.
RTU Honorary Doctor (2001).

Henri Muller-Malek

1932

Belgium
For significant contribution to the implementation of the modern teaching methodology at RTU.
RTU Honorary Doctor (2000).

Stephen Dunnett

1944

USA
For significant contribution to the development of the RTU Riga Business School.
RTU Honorary Doctor (1998).

Alģirdas Matukonis

1920–2013

Lithuania
For outstanding achievements in textile technology, for significant contribution to the training of RTU scholars and academic staff, and promotion of international relations among scholars.
RTU Honorary Doctor (1996).

Tālis Millers

1929

Latvia
For outstanding achievements in chemical technology, significant contribution to the training of the new generation of engineers, scholars and academic staff of RTU, as well as for great contribution to the organization of scientific activities.
RTU Honorary Doctor (1996).

Anatoly Netushil

1915–1998

Germany
For outstanding achievements in acoustic research, for significant contribution to the development of the RTU tuition and scientific basis and promotion of international relations among scholars.
RTU Honorary Doctor (1995).

Heinrich Hellmann

1915–2000

Germany
For outstanding achievements in acoustic research, for significant contribution to the development of the RTU tuition and scientific basis and promotion of international relations among scholars.
RTU Honorary Doctor (1995).

Heribert J. Oel

1925–2006

Germany
For outstanding achievements in the development of chemical technology, for significant contribution to the improvement of the qualification of RTU academic staff and promotion of international relations among scholars.
RTU Honorary Doctor (1995).

Reinhards Vītols

1925

Great Britain
For outstanding achievements in the development of engineering sciences, for significant contribution to the improvement of the qualification of RTU academic staff a significant contribution to the promotion of international relations of Latvian engineers.
RTU Honorary Doctor (1994).

James Kenney

1947

USA
For outstanding achievements in the development of business and engineering science studies in Latvia, for substantial contribution to the establishment of the RTU Riga Business School and promotion of international cooperation among universities.
RTU Honorary Doctor (1994).

Andris Palejs

1933–2012

Canada
For outstanding achievements in the development of engineering sciences in Latvia and for substantial contribution to the promotion of international relations of Latvian engineers.
RTU Honorary Doctor (1991).

Jānis Bubenko

1911–2002

Sweden
For outstanding achievements in pedagogical and research activities in different fields of power engineering, for active promotion of scientific cooperation between RTU and Swedish higher schools.
RTU Honorary Doctor (1991).

Juris Soikāns

1920–1995

Germany
For outstanding achievements in pedagogical and research activities in cyberaesthetics.
RTU Honorary Doctor (1991).

Gundars Ķeniņs-Kings

1926–2015

USA
For outstanding contribution to the development of the national economy of the Republic of Latvia and training of specialists.
RTU Honorary Doctor (1991).

Gunārs Birkerts

1925

USA
For outstanding achievements in architecture by creating unique public buildings, and for the invaluable contribution to the development of the science of architecture.
RTU Honorary Doctor (1990). 

Arvīds Upesleja-Grants

1920

USA
For outstanding achievements in engineering sciences, as well as for the creation of unique road construction projects and the supervision of their structural implementation.
RTU Honorary Doctor (1990).

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