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A modern, prestigious university, recognized in Europe and worldwide with a human as its main value.


Prepare highly qualified research staff, support outstanding science and effective transfer of technology to promote innovation and increase the global competitiveness of RSU.

Long term strategic objective

Become a research university, recognized in Europe and worldwide, a global intellectual activity centre.

Medium term objective

Offer and implement comprehensive academic and professional education, as well as research work opportunities in the following main sectors - medicine, health and social care, pedagogy, social sciences and natural sciences.

Research priorities and sectors

RSU three main research directions:

  • leading research branches;
  • development research branches;
  • multitask branches of science.

Quality management

Riga Stradiņš University is the first university in Latvia which was awarded with international quality management certification ISO 9001 (2002) by European certification organization Bureau Veritas Quality International. From that moment on the compliance of the quality management system with ISO standard is being regularly assessed by an external certifying organisation, as well as several internal auditors.

Repeated certification of the quality system was conducted in 2009 and 2014 in accordance with ISO 9001:2008 version. This is another proof that RSU continuously strives to improve quality of education and increase the prestige of the university, so that academic staff and students would wish to work and study at Riga Stradiņš University.


In 2017 Riga Stradiņš University received ISO 50001 certificate, which confirms that RSU energy management system is certified in accordance with the requirements of this standard.