Riga Polytechnic Institute got its current name – Riga Technical University – on 19 March 1990. Since then, the university has been reorganizing the study process, providing academic and higher professional education in the fields characteristic of the Latvian economy in accordance with the requirements of the European Union.
RTU has obtained a positive evaluation from international experts and is accredited by the Latvian Council of Higher Education. The study programs offered by RTU have also passed international expertise and are officially accredited.
Currently, RTU has nine faculties: Architecture; Civil Engineering; Computer Science and Information Technology; Electrical and Environmental Engineering; Electronics and Telecommunications; E-Learning Technologies and Humanities; Engineering Economics and Management; Mechanical Engineering, Transport and Aeronautics; Materials Science and Applied Chemistry. The External and Part-Time Studies Department is operating. RTU has regional study and science centres in Cēsis, Daugavpils, Liepāja and Ventspils.