26. Leonids Ribickis, Rector of RTU. Riga Technical University.

Riga Technical University is the first technical university in the Baltic countries – its history dates back to 1862 when Riga Politechnical Institute was founded. Professor Wilhelm Ostwald, the founder of physical chemistry and Nobel Prize winner, Professor Paul Walden, who made significant research in organic chemistry and electro chemistry, and many other academics have made the name of Riga Politechnical Institute well-known all over Europe.

Today Riga Technical University is an accredited internationally recognised European university comprising 8 faculties and 35 institutes. It is the second largest university in Latvia by number of students and has the greatest number of state funded students. It provides internationally highly evaluated, accredited bachelor, master and doctoral study programmes in Engineering Sciences, Technologies, Architecture, Natural and Environmental Sciences and Engineering Economics.


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