Riga Technical University is the first higher education institution in Latvia that already in 1965 began construction of campus at Ķīpsala. The construction continues and it is planned that by 2020 a majority of university students are going to be educated at Ķīpsala Campus. Upon completion, RTU campus will become the most modern engineering study center in the Baltic States.

RTU is a modern internationally recognized university. It is the only polytechnic university in Latvia and the largest university in the country – it educates and trains almost 15 thousand students.RTU is focused on becoming a third generation university that not only provides high quality education, but also conducts advanced research and ensures innovation and technology transfer, practically implementing scientific discoveries.

In the nine faculties of RTU it is possible to obtain high quality education not only in engineering, but also insocial sciences and humanities.

Studies at RTU are implemented by nine faculties, including 33 institutes. RTU has affiliations in Daugavpils, Liepāja, Ventspils and Cēsis; it comprises Riga Business School, BALTECH – a consortium of seven engineering universities from the Baltic Sea Region, as well as Engineering High School.

RTU trademark is high quality internationally competitive engineering education based on more than a century-and-a-half old academic traditions appropriate to meet new technological challenges.

Study programs at RTU have been persistently developed in cooperation with employers to provide tertiary education in cutting-edge technologies and engineering that meets the needs of the global labor market. It helps RTU graduates to easily integrate in the labor market and to develop a successful professional career. At the same time RTU provides opportunities to pursue a career in science to the alumni who are interested in research, offering them the chance to enroll for Doctoral studies.

RTU is the largest university in Latvia by number of students and one of the largest universities in the Baltic States by number of foreign students.