University News - Riga Stradiņš University

Last Duke of Courland’s cause of death revealed

08:31, 10 January, 2017

The last Duke of Courland and Semigallia Peter von Biron departed this life 217 years ago. Documents found in the European digital library have given Ieva Lībiete, medical historian and lecturer at RSU, the possibility to draw closer to the secret embraced by the dust of history as to the true cause of Duke’s death.

RSU recognised for effective inclusion of students with special needs

12:28, 23 December, 2016

Last month, Minister for Education and Science Mr Kārlis Šadurskis presented a certificate of appreciation to RSU Dean of International Student Department Smuidra Žermanos for promotion of social inclusion and significant contribution to ensuring access to education for students with disabilities.

First in the Baltics to introduce video cameras in dental training

10:00, 23 December, 2016

RSU Faculty of Dentistry is the first in the Baltics to introduce special video cameras in preclinical dental training. The head-mounted cameras allow filming and recording manipulations performed by dental students.

Time capsule immured in foundations of new student hostel

09:05, 16 December, 2016

time-capsule-hostel-introA symbolic time capsule containing a message to future generations was immured in the foundations of the new RSU Student Hostel at 5 Dārza Street on 12 December.

Anatomical Theatre – where death is given due respect

08:37, 13 December, 2016

anatomical-theatre-students-introEarlier this month we caught up with the director of RSU Institute of Anatomy and Anthropology, also known as the Anatomical Theatre, Professor Māra Pilmane to talk about the subjects of training prospective physicians and 21st century’s morals and ethics.


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