From 17 of January till 1 March the showroom of the RSU Museum at 16 Dzirciema Street is offering an exhibition, Our Rectoriad, dedicated to the five rectors of Rīga Stradiņš University and its predecessors, Rīga Medical Institute and the Medical Academy of Latvia.
2013 is a year of notable anniversaries: the 17th of January is the 115th birthday Professor Ernests Burtnieks (b. 1898, d. 1958), who was appointed rector of RMI in 1950 and remained in office until 1958; the 18th of April is the 120th birthday of his follower Professor Vasīlijs Kalbergs (b. 1893, d. 1983), rector of RMI from 1958 till 1963.
Professor Vladislavs Korzāns (b. 1931, d. 2002) was at the helm of the Medical Institute/Medical Academy for almost 30 years, from 1963 till 1992. His successor, Professor Jānis Vētra (b. 1959), was the rector of the Academy/Rīga Stradiņš University from 1993 till 2007. The current rector of RSU Professor Jānis Gardovskis (b. 1955) has been holding the position since 2008.
At the exhibition, each one of the five rectors is showcased in a separate display stand with a short description of their biographies, major achievements and relevant photographs. Visitors may bring photo cameras and have pictures of them taken with Professors Burtnieks and Kalbergs in a purpose-made stand!
The opening hours of the exhibition:
- weekdays from 10:00 till 18:00
- Saturdays from 10:00 till 15:00