RIGA TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY inaugurates ‘Riga TU – Information and Study Centre’ in Chennai


Indian student aspirants can now benefit from the wealth of information and
guidance on higher level of educational opportunities at the European

Chennai, October 2019
Riga Technical University (RTU), the oldest technical university in the Baltics
announced, the launch of its first office, ‘Riga TU Information and Study Centre’ in
Chennai. This University is located at Latvia and run by the Latvian Government.
Located in Thyagaraya Nagar, the new study centre endeavours to provide better
service to students and cooperation partners across India by functioning as a
dedicated one-point source for the Indian student aspirants on the varied aspects of
studying at RTU.
In addition, the centre will also help with the following:
 Assess prospective student applications for various programmes, ensuring
easy and early assessment
 Provide development and managerial support to the double degree
programmes, including short term student exchange programmes
 Development and implementation support for foundation semester
 Overall incorporation of the office in the city
The occasion saw the esteemed presence of Prof. Igors Tipans – Deputy Rector,
International Cooperation and Studies Riga Technical University and Mrs. Zane
Purlaura – Deputy Director, International cooperation and Studies Riga Technical
University, who presented the country Latvia, the University Riga and the varied
study options for the Indian students.
About Riga Technical University (RTU)
RTU is accredited, internationally recognised European university that implements
academic and professional study programmes of advanced quality. RTU has been
highly evaluated by the international experts within the Institutional Evaluation
Programme carried out by the European University Association (EUA).

RTU hosts the largest number of students from India, across its various study
programmes there are more than 1000 students from different states of India
pursuing their higher education studies however the total population of international
students at RTU exceeds 3500 students. Internationalisation is one of the key
elements for a modern university to be successful. RTU is highly active in
international affairs but always keeps the interests of the student in its heart.
Riga Technical University believe that university should not just react to changes in
the society; it should be the driving force for change!
University’s Achievements:
To know. To be able. To create.
With such a slogan RTU welcomes the students to share with them the knowledge
that is necessary to promote the development of Latvia and the entire world.
 Energy and Environment,
 Cities and Urban Development,
 Information and Communication,
 Transport,
 Materials, Processes and Technologies,
 Safety and Security.
 415 researchers,
 30 laboratories,
 Advanced infrastructure,
 Innovation and technology transfer, cooperation with the industry.


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