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Senior Management

Aigars Pētersons
Rector, Academic Staff
Agrita Kiopa
Vice-Rector for Science
Toms Baumanis
Vice-Rector for Administration and Development
Jānis Gardovskis
Head of the Unit, Academic Staff, Chair of the Senate
Tatjana Koķe
Vice-Rector for Studies, Academic Staff
Guntis Bahs
Vice-Rector for Health Studies, Academic Staff

RSU Senate

The Senate is the highest academic decision-making body of the University. It is responsible for the excellence, development and compliance with internationally recognised quality standards of the University's education, research and creative activities. The Senate regulates the academic, creative and scientific activities of the University. The Senate protects and ensures the academic freedom of academic staff and students within the framework of the autonomy of the University.

The new RSU Senate was elected at the Constituent Assembly on 23 September 2021. Its first working session took place on 12 October 2021.

Senate Chair

Members of the Senate

Uldis Doniņš
Head of the Unit, Researcher, Research Administration
Aigars Pētersons
Rector, Academic Staff
Nora Jansone-Ratinika
Director, Academic Staff, Leading Researcher
Māra Pilmane
Head of the Department, Academic Staff, Director
Toms Baumanis
Vice-Rector for Administration and Development
Elīza Marta Stangaine
Head of Academic Affairs
Sarmīte Zeire
Office Manager
Jānis Gardovskis
Head of the Unit, Academic Staff, Chair of the Senate
Ilze Grope
Dean, Academic Staff
Andris Sprūds
Dean, Academic Staff
Ivars Vanadziņš
Academic Staff, Director
Daiga Behmane
Vice-Dean, Leading Researcher, Project Manager, Head of Study Programme
Karina Palkova
Academic Staff, Head of Study Programme, Leading Researcher
Gunta Lazdāne
Academic Staff, Leading Researcher
Dace Rezeberga
Head of the Department, Academic Staff, Leading Researcher
Kitija Bite
Assistant Professor (acting)
Ilze Akota
Head of the Department, Academic Staff
Dace Gardovska
Head of the Department, Academic Staff, Director of Strategic Relations
Tatjana Koķe
Vice-Rector for Studies, Academic Staff
Anda Rožukalne
Head of the Department, Academic Staff
Ludmila Vīksna
Head of the Department, Academic Staff, Chair, Convent of Councillors
Mārtiņš Daugulis
Head of Study Programme, Academic Staff
Andris Jumtiņš
Head of the Department, Academic Staff
Toms Pulmanis
Vice-Dean, Academic Staff
Aivars Lejnieks
Head of the Department
Anna Jete Gauja
Chair of the Board, Student Representative
Alise Stugle
Student Representative
Zenons Beļskis
Student Representative

Convent of Councillors

RSU Convent of Councillors is an advisory institution whose principal task is to advise the RSU Senate and the rector on matters pertaining to the university’s development strategy. The members of the Convent of Councillors are elected for the term of three years in an open vote by the RSU Senate. Considering the traditions of the university, the status of a councillor is regarded an expression of honour towards the elected members. The meetings of the Convent are chaired by the Convent’s chairperson appointed by the Senate.  

Tasks of the Convent of Councillors

  • To advise the Senate and the rector on matters pertaining to the university’s affairs which fall within the area of authority of the members of the Convent;
  • To provide an opinion on the university’s strategy, internal draft regulations and other draft documents;
  • At the initiative of the Convent or according to the recommendations of the Senate or the rector, to develop the university’s strategy, internal regulations or other draft documents.

The Convent of Councillors may initiate the discussion on some specific matter at the Senate or the Constitutional Assembly, likewise to request and receive from the university’s officials and structural units any documents or information required for the work of the Convent.

The Convent of Councilllors meets on proposal by the Chairman or by no less than one third of Council members.  Minutes are kept of all Convent meetings and decisions are made via open ballot.

Convent of Councillors members

Jānis Gardovskis
Head of the Unit, Academic Staff, Chair of the Senate
Ludmila Vīksna
Head of the Department, Academic Staff, Chair, Convent of Councillors
Valts Ābols
Academic Staff
Dins Šmits
Chair, Academic Staff, Academic Staff

Academic Arbitration Court

The Rīga Stradiņš University (RSU) Academic Arbitration Court is a collegial institution that reviews petitions by university personnel contesting administrative acts or actual actions issued by the university. The court considers issues specified in the Law on Higher Education Institutions and the University Constitution, as well as performs other functions in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.

The Academic Arbitration Court examines the applications collectively in a group made up of three arbitrators. The submitter of the petition must indicate the parties involved in the dispute, the decision that is being contested or the factual statements of the case, the claim and the facts (documents, digital records, etc.) that substantiate the claim.

The Academic Arbitration Court’s decisions are binding for Rīga Stradiņš University, its staff and institutions.

Decisions can be subject to appeal in accordance with the procedures established by the Administrative Procedure Law.

Māra Pilmane
Head of the Department, Academic Staff, Director
Kitija Bite
Assistant Professor (acting)
Artūrs Kurbatovs
Student Representative