Why RTU?

Why RTU?

Here are just a few reasons why RTU should be at the top of your list:

World-class faculty

Embark on your academic journey alongside our esteemed faculty, whose expertise encompasses ground-breaking research in an extensive scope of academic pursuits. 

  • 120 Professors
  • 122 Associate professors
  • 207 Docents
  • 160 Lecturers, assistants
  • Total: 609
  • 297 Leading researchers
  • 252 Researchers
  • 219 Research assistants
  • Total: 768

Academic Excellence and Employability

With a strong emphasis on practical learning and research-based education, our programmes are designed to equip students with the skills and industry knowledge needed to excel in their chosen fields.

  • Ranked in the 201st-250th band in the prestigious QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2022 which confirms that our study programmes are rated highly internationally and that RTU effectively prepares specialists to navigate and excel in today’s competitive job market.

Cutting-Edge Facilities

From state-of-the-art laboratories to modern lecture halls, RTU provides students with access to next-generation facilities and resources, so you will be set up for success from day one.

Science and Innovation Centre

Design Factory

High-Performance Computing Centre

Scientific Library


International Cooperation

With a diverse community of students and faculty from around the globe, RTU offers an enriching multicultural experience. 

  • 5298 international students from 101 countries
  • 556 mobility partner universities
  • RTU is one of the European Universities of Technology (EUT+)
  • RTU participates in yearly Erasmus+ exchange programmes 

Forefront of Innovation

Our faculty and students collaboratively tackle complex global challenges, eliciting impactful advancements in a broad spectrum of subject areas.

  • 6 categories are explored in our research endeavours
    • Energy and Environment
    • Cities and Development
    • Information and Communication
    • Transport
    • Materials, Processes and Technologies
  • Security and Defence
  • 31 laboratories, 38 Institutes, 15 research centres
  • 1565 RTU Publication in SCOPUS and WoS


Whether you are pursuing a degree in engineering, computer science, business, or any other field, Riga Technical University offers an excellent foundation for your educational and career aspirations.