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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

Rīga Stradiņš University uses a modern quality improvement approach to ensuring high study and research quality, focused on continuous improvement and development of the University in pursuit of excellence.

Quality policy is based upon the strategy and values of the University and it includes three basic principles: a student-centred approach, partnership and quality.

In 2002 Rīga Stradiņš University was the first institution of higher education in Latvia to certify a quality management system in accordance with the requirements of the international standard ISO 9001.

In October 2017 the quality management system of Rīga Stradiņš University was recertified in accordance with standard ISO 9001:2015, which confirms that as a result of the joint work of its employees and students the University has been continuously improving, developing its management system, striving for excellence and enhancing the quality of education, continuing to integrate into the single European Higher Education Area.


Rīga Stradiņš University, as a socially responsible employer, cares about the environment and implements a sustainable, energy-efficient policy, applies energy-efficient solutions and ensures achievement of energy efficiency goals.

In 2017 Rīga Stradiņš University received an international ISO 50001 certificate confirming that the RSU energy management system is certified in accordance with the requirements of this standard.

With the introduction of the energy management system, Rīga Stradiņš University has committed itself to introducing energy-efficiency solutions, which is the basis for rational and efficient energy use and, in the long run, will ensure a reduction in the total energy consumption of the university.


The scope of certification of Rīga Stradiņš University is: higher education, life-long learning, research, assessment of research results, knowledge and skills, issuing of documents certifying acquisition of higher education, higher professional education, academic and scientific degrees.