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From 29 June to 2 July, the Rīga Stradiņš University (RSU) summer graduations will take place in the courtyard of the main building and in Inspiration Park. At these ceremonies, graduates of the bachelor's and master's study programmes from nine faculties and the RSU Liepāja branch will receive their diplomas. This year, almost every seventh student out of all 1,142 graduates is an international student. For health and safety reasons, graduates have to provide an interoperable COVID-19 vaccination, test and recovery certificate (EU Digital COVID Certificate). 

The university kindly requests that graduates’ family and friends follow the live broadcast of the graduation ceremonies via the RSU website.

This summer's graduates include 824 medical and healthcare students, including 67 from the Liepaja branch, and 158 international students. 318 social science students will also be receiving their diplomas.

The graduation marathon week started on Tuesday, 29 June with ceremonies for the Faculty of Dentistry and the Faculty of Pharmacy. Next up that day were the biomedical specialists and young doctors, from the Faculty of Medicine.  

Graduates from the Faculty of European Studies held their ceremony on Wednesday, 30 June. This faculty has taught young professionals in the areas of regional, national and international policy, prospective entrepreneurs, advertising and marketing experts. The baton will be passed on to the Faculty of Communication whose graduates have specialised in photography, media studies, multimedia communication, sociology of organisations and management, psychology, public relations, social anthropology, strategic and public relations management, and journalism.

Students from the Faculty of Law held their ceremony first on Thursday, 1 July followed by the graduates of the Faculty of Public Health and Social Welfare and the RSU Liepāja branch. These students have obtained their degrees in fields such as public health, social work, supervision, nutrition, midwifery, health psychology, health management and nursing, including specialisation in anaesthesia, intensive and emergency care, out-patient care, mental health, in-patient care, and surgical care. 

Among the graduates are 67 nurses from the Liepāja branch. Physician assistants, medical massage specialists and psychologists are also graduating from the branch this summer. 

The university’s international students will receive their diplomas on Friday, 2 July, at 11:00. Among the 158 students, the majority (or 142) will graduate from the Medicine programme, while the rest will graduate from the Dentistry programme. The Faculty of Rehabilitation will close out the summer graduation marathon at 15:00 on Friday, when the new physiotherapists, audiologists / speech therapists, occupational therapists, orthotics and prosthetics specialists, rehabilitation specialists, as well as nutrition experts will receive their diplomas.

It is mandatory to wear a face mask on RSU territory during the graduation ceremonies.

More information about the graduation ceremonies is available on the RSU website.