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In honour of Boris Teterev, a philanthropist and long-time supporter, graduate and Honorary Doctor of Rīga Stradiņš University (RSU) who passed away a year ago, RSU has decided to name the university's most modern auditorium located at the RSU Medical Education Technology Centre, 26a Anniņmuižas Boulevard, after him.


Photo credit: Ilmārs Znotiņš

'Boris Teterev made a significant contribution to RSU's development. The foundation, co-founded by Boris and Ināra Teterev, has financially supported the RSU Academy of Intelligence, students and lecturers for many years, as well as helped to develop the university’s development strategy. Boris Teterev’s kindness and joy of life will always remain in our memory,' RSU Rector Professor Aigars Petersons explains. 'The collaboration between the foundation and the university has always been mutually understanding and supportive. We thank Ināra Teterev for the continuing support from the family's charity foundation in creating new projects that are valuable for society.'

Professor Aigars Pētersons points out that  'naming the most modern auditorium at RSU after Boris Teterev will remind every student, lecturer and guest of the university about Boris Teterev’s selfless contribution to higher education and science. Boris Teterev was, still is and will remain a role model for every RSU graduate.'

In view of the epidemiological precautions to limit the spread of COVID-19, a celebration in honour of this event will take place in March 2021, when RSU will host the Second International Research Week with several international conferences, discussions and workshops bringing together several hundreds of researchers and students from all over the world.

Boris Teterev was born on 5 November 1953 and passed away on 21 September 2019. In 1980, he graduated from the Riga Medical Institute (now – RSU). After that he practiced for nine years in Riga City Hospital No. 4 and Riga City Hospital No. 5. He later turned to entrepreneurship. In 2010, together with his wife Ināra Teterev, he founded a family charity foundation.

The support of the Boris and Ināra Teterev Foundation has been important to hundreds of students, lecturers, scientists and graduates. By awarding various scholarships to students and lecturers, as well as financing study course modernisation projects, the foundation has supported RSU since the beginning of its activities and continues to do so. In 2020, the foundation provided funding to the university for research into COVID-19 allowing RSU researchers to conduct their work much faster and more actively for the benefit of society as a whole.