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History and Traditions

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Having grown out of Rīga Medical Institute, Rīga Stradiņš University offers medicine and health care studies and dynamic social science studies steeped in historic traditions, but incorporating the latest world trends.

RSU's teaching staff are professionals in their areas of expertise and are opinion leaders in society. Our diplomas open the way to interesting professions in both Latvia and in the wider world. Former students of the University's medicine and healthcare programmes treat patients in Latvia’s largest hospitals and outpatient clinics. The former president of the Republic of Latvia Valdis Zatlers (pictured below), who previously had a successful career in the fields of traumatology and orthopaedics, is an alumnus of RSU.

The study system at RSU is based not only on memorising, but also on the development of analytical and critical thinking. The social sciences study programmes use the module system, where a maximum of three subjects are studied at one time and tests are taken at the conclusion of studies in each respective subject.

You can start creating your academic career during your time at the University: among many other societies, there is also the Student Scientific Society. Our students produce more than 200 scientific research papers each year.

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Former President of the Republic of Latvia Valdis Zatlers with RSU Erasmus student Jacques Bloi from the Netherlands during 11 November 2010 celebrations in Rīga

Rīga Stradiņš University, 16 Dzirciema Street, Rīga, LV-1007, Latvia, +371 67409261 (UTC +2), international@rsu.lv