RTU has become a modern internationally recognized university, which conducts internationally competitive research and cooperates with reputable international research institutions, such as the European Organization for Nuclear Research CERN, European Space Agency, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, Fraunhofer Institute, Germany, and other.

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 Research

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 science

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


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

Intelectual property

Technology and Knowledge Transfer Centre (TKTC) is responsible for the protection and management of intellectual property.

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.

Science and Innovation Centre

Competencies of the team of highly qualified experts of the Science and Innovation Centre meet an excellent technical support – the best-equipped prototyping workshop in the Baltic States and supercomputing resources.

Center of High Energy Physics and Accelerator Technologies

The Center of High-Energy Physics and Accelerator Technology is a department at the Riga Technical University (RTU). Our researchers are working on various projects in both fundamental and applied science. The fundamental research is carried out at the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment, one of the four major experiments at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator situated at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) near Geneva, Switzerland.

RTU Press

The Riga Technical University Press is a leader in science and engineering publishing in Latvia. Its mission is to produce and deliver scientific literature to the students and faculties of RTU. It was established in 1965 as the publishing and printing department at the Riga Polytechnic Institute, and its major publishing language at the time was Russian. Now its major publishing languages are Latvian and English.

Technology and Knowledge Transfer Centre

Innovation and Technology Transfer Centre is the main unit responsible for intellectual property, innovation, technology transfer and collaboration between scientists and industry.