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The motto of RSU is excellence and innovation. Although the University has been named after the capital city Rīga and one of the most prominent figures in Latvian medicine, Professor Pauls Stradiņš, we believe that the abbreviation “RSU” also stands for our values.

Remarkable change and development


Centered on Students

  • Recognised as a student-centred institution by international experts of the PASCL programme by the European Students’ Union
  • Excellent student-teacher ratio of 11:1 in study programmes in social sciences and in clinical subjects of study programmes in health sciences
  • Majority of teaching staff - medical professionals and/or researchers
  • English language proficiency of teaching staff regularly tested
  • Continuous education for teaching staff at the RSU Centre for Educational Growth
  • Student feedback through course evaluations and other instruments are highly valued
  • Academic excellence scholarships for international students
  • More than 150 Erasmus+ partner universities
  • Mentor programme for international students
  • Open University for individual study courses to be taken
  • Individual support to international applicants by the International Admissions Office throughout the application process
  • Orientation Week with diverse activities for first semester international students
  • Cultural and social events for international students
  • RSU Study Centre at Rīga East Clinical University Hospital

Healthcare Study Programmes

  • 10 study programmes in English medium
  • All healthcare study programmes nationally accredited until 2023
  • Leading medical and healthcare university in the Baltics
  • RSU diploma recognised world-wide
  • Personalised approach to learning - class size of 8 to 15 students 
  • Hands-on practical training in Medical Education Technology Centre
  • Close affiliation with leading hospitals in Riga and regions of Latvia
  • Internships at partner hospitals in Germany, Italy and Israel
  • State-of-the-art medical education training equipment
  • Theatrum Anatomicum with cadavers, 3D anatomy visualisation tables
  • One of the most advanced dentistry pre-clinical training centres in Northern Europe
  • Interactive learning technologies and top quality dental filling materials

Study Programmes in Social Sciences

  • 2 study programmes in English medium
  • 20 years of experience in providing study programmes in social sciences
  • New study programmes in social sciences in English medium developed every year
  • RSU diploma recognised world-wide
  • Multicultural study environment
  • Personalised approach to learning - class size of 10 to 15 students
  • Study subjects taught by leading experts of international relations in the region
  • Simulation-based and problem-based studies
  • Team-teaching, interactive studies, interlinked courses
  • International partnerships in Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland, India and other countries
  • Projects in cooperation with the RSU's Business Incubator
  • Study visits abroad