Rīga Stradiņš University (RSU) is a modern, prestigious university that is recognised in Europe and the world. The university's main value is its people and this results in research-based, high-quality, exportable higher education.
To train high-quality healthcare and social science professionals for the European and global community, and ensure that the knowledge, skills, competences and attitudes acquired during studies are in line with the highest European Union requirements and humane traditions, as well as form a solid basis for lifelong learning.
We believe in putting knowledge into practice.
We are inspired by people who are passionate about following their calling, whose goals serve society as well as themselves.
In our eyes education is power – it is a power that can bring about significant changes, but it requires ambition. We ourselves do not lack ambition, and we expect it from others.
We have set a high bar for ourselves on a European level as well as globally. We believe that research-based learning is the only path to new discoveries.
While it is good to be an expert in your field, combining and sharing that knowledge is even better. We believe that an interdisciplinary approach opens us up to finding solutions to modern-day challenges.
In the future that we are creating, there are no boundaries either on maps or to people’s potential.
By creating an international environment we are making a whole world of experience available at our fingertips.
Sustainable development goals
The United Nations (UN) has set 17 sustainable development goals as part of the resolution "Transforming our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development".
RSU is committed to achieving and implementing the UN's Sustainable Development Goals by participating in the Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings.
To become a world-class research university, and a global centre of intellectual activity.
To 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 platforms and directions
- Public Health;
- Social Sciences.
The three main research directions at RSU:
- leading fields of research;
- developing fields of research;
- cross-disciplinary fields.
RSU 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.
The quality policy is based upon the university's strategy and values and includes three basic principles: a student-centred approach, partnership and quality.
In 2002, RSU 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 2017, RSU implemented and certified an energy management system in accordance with the ISO 50001 international standard. In 2020, RSU re-certified their energy management system in accordance with the new version of the standard ISO 50001:2018, which confirms that RSU ensures constant maintenance of the energy management system and performs activities to improve RSU energy performance. RSU is committed to implementing energy-efficient solutions, which are the basis for rational and efficient use of energy and will ensure a reduction in the university's energy consumption in the long run.
As a socially responsible employer, RSU cares about the environment and implements a sustainable, energy-efficient policy, applies energy-efficient solutions and ensures achievement of energy efficiency goals.
In 2017, RSU 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, RSU 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.