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RTU Development fund

What to Support?

Riga Techinical University Development Fund is launching and granting different scholarships to bachelor, master and doctoral students. These scholarships are available to RTU students, as well as other Latvian high school students who have achieved excellent and outstanding results in studies, participated in research work (demonstrating their research skills) and prepared an application for a topic or final study work according to scholarship competition regulations.

Scholarships are created in collaboration with the Development Fund`s reliable partners.

Core Aims of the Development Fund

The primary aim of the Development Fund is to carry out activities aimed at providing public goods, attracting donations and grants from organisations, legal entities and individuals in order to help tertiary technical education establishments. Our priority is for RTU to become a modern centre of education, science and culture in Latvia.

Everyone has the opportunity to make donations to the Development Fund for the implementation of core aims. In this way, projects which are given the highest priority for university development are supported.


With the aim of facilitating the training of highly qualified specialists in education, science, culture and sports (in terms of education), promoting Latvian students’ and young scientists’ creative skills, as well as enabling their efficient use and development, RTU Development Fund administers and allocates scholarships to the best RTU students.

Thanks to the support of benefactors, the Development Fund annually organizes about 290 different scholarship competitions for students, researchers and scientific collaborators.


RTU Development Fund has helped the staff of Riga Technical University implement a number of important projects. Donations are mainly designated either to a certain faculty of RTU or for a particular purpose. The support is mainly provided in the form of tangible donations (materials, products, software, equipment), and other tangible forms of assistance, for example, the implementation of renovation projects.

Thanks to the support of benefactors, the Development Fund has assisted in the implementation of projects related both to improvement of infrastructure and student training.

Infrastructure Projects

One of the fundamental values of the RTU Development Fund is the continuous development of education and science as well as the improvement of the learning environment and infrastructure.

Major infrastructure improvement projects help students acquire knowledge and skills in the fields of technical sciences, establish new labs, and improve the learning environment.

Ideju Fonds – a website as a meeting point for student projects and their investors

There is a comprehensive and easy to use e-environment platform, “Ideju Fonds”, for  project authors and potential supporters, in order to exchange information and make informed choices within the project “RTU Attīstības fonds – moderns un inovatīvu e-pakalpojumu sniedzējs”. The homepage, idejufonds.rtu.lv, is the meeting point for idea creators and supporters who can realize projects together for different target groups – projects can be made in sport, education, science, culture or any other fields.

RTU Development Fund invites creative and ambitious innovative idea creators and potential project organizers to submit their projects to Ideju Fonds and get additional funding and support for idea implementation.

For potential cooperation partners, the e-environment is an excellent way to see all Ideju Fonds projects in a comprehensive database and to find the most appropriate projects for their field, as well as to give support and funding for the realization of the idea. In this way we can help entrepreneurship grow and develop and support ambitious project creators to reach their goals.

92,07% of the project is funded by the European Union and the European Social Fund. The State Chancellery is responsible for administrative activities, in cooperation with the Society Integration Foundation.

Only due to the selfless support and generous donations of our supporters is the Development Fund able to implement its core aims.