Riga Stradiņš University (RSU) is a public university located in the city of Riga, Latvia. The Stradiņš name in the university’s title is owed to members of the Stradiņš family who have had a significant influence on the course of community and academic life in Latvia for over a century.
Riga Stradiņš University’s nine faculties provide undergraduate as well as postgraduate level studies in various programmes. High school students as well as doctors of science have the opportunity to study at RSU and enhance their education, and make a contribution to the creation of knowledge and new technologies. Currently there are 9 faculties at the university.
There is also a department for international students studying at RSU, the International Student Department
University students can choose full-time studies, which require undivided attention as well as part-time studies, which can usually be combined with work.
The total number of students is approximately 10,000, while the total number of RSU employees stands at around 1,800, with 370 academic staff members. The language of instruction at RSU is primarily Latvian, however an increasing number of faculties and departments additionally offer programmes in English for international students studying Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing, Physiotherapy, Public Health, Health Management, International Business and Start-up Entrepreneurship and International Governance and Diplomacy, etc. RSU offers its students innovative and developed study environment – renovated buildings, Wi-Fi free campuses, latest technologies in student teaching and practical training. Medical students have their studies at different study bases including RSU’s Theatrum Anatomicum. In senior years, students undergo their practical training at RSU’s Medical Education Technology Centre. The same applies to the teaching methods and technology solutions for students studying dentistry.
Even though 87% of international students are from the EU/EEA countries, RSU students represent 70 different countries creating an active multicultural study and social environment at RSU.