Riga Technical University is the first university of technology in the Baltic countries. Long lasting traditions, advanced teaching methods, new technologies and innovative approach provide the University with the opportunity to ensure research excellence and offer exciting full-time or part-time studies. RTU is an accredited internationally recognized European University which consists of 9 faculties. RTU collaborates with the enterprises of major industries in Latvia and abroad as well as with state and local government institutions. Supported by European Structural Funds, RTU is taking active part in various research projects as well as in establishing of Competence Centers and national Research Centers.