Faculty of Engineering Economics and Management (FEEM) and Riga Business School (RBS) of Riga Technical University (RTU) have been highly valued in Eduniversal Business Schools Ranking, for the first time ranking in the 4 palms league that represents Top business schools with significant international influence in business and management education. Overall ranking consists of five palms leagues. Until now, RTU was in the 3 palms league.


RTU received the acknowledgement of being awarded 4 palms in the 9th Eduniversal World Convention which was held at Curtin University, Perth, Australia, from 28 November to 1 December and which was attended by RTU rector academician Leonīds Ribickis, Vice Dean for Academic Affairs Inga Lapiņa and Director of the Quality Management and Record Management Department of RTU Juris Iljins.

RTU FEEM and RBS are ranked high – in the 4 palms league, which includes 200 business schools with excellent evaluation and significant international influence, moving one league up compared with last year’s rating and affirming the progress of RTU strategic priority execution.

The most influential among the business schools in Eduniversal 5 palms league are Harvard Business School, Yale School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management.

The 9th Eduniversal convention focussed on issues of internationalization of higher education and innovation in business and management education. L. Ribickis participated in the panel discussion “The Internationalisation of Education: The Export of Education and its Value of National and Regional Economies”. During the discussion, RTU rector shared his experience in building a modern, internationally recognized and competitive university, by attracting foreign students, by constantly raising international awareness of the quality of studies and research results, focusing on internationalisation as the RTU strategic priority, as well as mentioning the challenges that the university faces in the process of international cooperation.

Eduniversal is a ranking and rating business by the French rating agency and consulting company SMBG. It is an organization that specializes in higher education and vocational orientation. Every year, it assesses 1,000 best universities and business schools of more than 150 countries; it also assesses Master programs on a global scale, including 4,000 Master and MBA programs with specialization in 30 different fields. Part of the overall assessment consists of Deans vote representing 1000 best universities and business schools in 154 countries.

Eduniversal aims to create a list of the world’s best higher education institutions in order to help students to choose the most appropriate world universities and business schools on the basis of recommendations from recognized educational experts. Besides that, Eduniversal promotes international mobility of students and academic staff.

Ranking includes the best higher education institutions participating in the implementation of business and management education, of different reputation and level of ambition in nine geographical regions of the world (Far East Asia, Eastern Europe, Africa, Central Asia, Eurasia and Middle East, Latin America, Oceania, Western Europe and North America).

More information about the ranking – http://www.eduniversal-ranking.com



Professor Aivars Vilnis Krastiņš, Director of RTU International Business and Customs Institute, received the award sign of the State Border Guard of the Republic of Latvia for merits in the development of the State Border Guard.
Congratulations on receiving the significant award!



Riga Technical University (RTU) is placed in the group of universities ranked 201–250 in one of the world’s leading university rankings – Times Higher Education (THE) BRICS & Emerging Economies University Rankings 2017 TOP 300.

RTU Rector, academician Leonīds Ribickis emphasizes: «Being among the world’s 250 best emerging economies universities proves that in recent years scientific research results of RTU are recognized not only in Latvia, but also worldwide. This success is even brighter by the fact that we are ahead of many better-funded universities, thanks to RTU academic staff and students’ intentions and vigor.»

RTU accession to THE BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) & Emerging Economies University Rankings 2017 TOP 300 is an important event not only for RTU, but also for the Latvian higher education system as a whole, as it proves its international competitiveness. Ranking results indicate that RTU is one of the 50 emerging economies universities, and one of 41 public universities included in the list of the finalists or top 300 universities.

The ranking results published on 30 November are based on university performance, which is estimated according to five areas of activity, and the rank is determined by the total assessment: studies (study environment – 30%), research (volume, income and reputation – 30%), citation (research impact – 20%), international perspective (staff, students, research – 10%) and industry income (knowledge transfer – 10%). Ranking methodology has been developed, with special emphasis on university cooperation with industry and the international perspective assessment, because exactly these indicators are particularly important in the context of emerging economies.

Peking University (China) is ranked 1st in THE BRICS rankings this year, followed by Tsinghua University (China) in the 2nd place, and Lomonosov Moscow State University (Russia) in the 3rd place. Apart from RTU, the University of Latvia is placed in the group of universities ranked 201–250.