Rīga Stradiņš University holds a unique place in Latvia’s scientific field, providing a full research cycle from the laboratory to the hospital bed. This applies particularly to such research fields of public importance as oncology, infections, paediatrics, rehabilitation and dentistry.
RSU is a leading academic research institution in the fields of medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, rehabilitation and nursing sciences. Research in social sciences, humanities and law, for which RSU has a significant intellectual and theoretical base, is becoming increasingly important.
An ever-increasing attention is paid to the transfer of knowledge and technologies by integrating knowledge in the basic functions of the University, and also transforming knowledge in to products and services that are useful to the society.
There are five doctorate study programmes operating at RSU – medicine, pharmacy, sociology, law, political science and seven doctorate councils: with bases in medical science, internal medicine, surgery, medicinal biomechanics, dentistry, pharmacy, sociology.
RSU Scientific Department is in charge of all research and scientific activities organised by the University.