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Riga Stradins University

One of the most modern universities in the Baltics with an extensive choice of study programmes in health care and the social sciences, a strong foundation in research and international recognition.

The year 2020 marks our 70th anniversary. Over these seven decades we have evolved from being a local medical institute to a modern European university in the fields of healthcare and social sciences. In these years more than 35,000 graduates have received powerful seed capital from the university – research-based competitive knowledge and skills developed using world-class technologies. Thousands of lecturers, researchers and administrative employees have been a part of the university community during this time, helping it to grow and become a flagship in the field.
Riga Stradins University is ranked 801 in QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities and has an overall score of 4.4 stars, according to student reviews on Studyportals, the best place to find out how students rate their study and living experience at universities from all over the world.

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The largest and most cosmopolitan of the three Baltic capitals, Rīga’s gothic spires and art nouveau style dominate the cityscape. It is quiet and reserved on the outside, but there is some powerful chemistry going on inside its hip bars, modern art centers, and in the kitchens of its cool experimental restaurants. Standing next to a gulf named after itself, Rīga is a short drive from the jet-setting sea resort of Jūrmala, which comes with a stunning white-sand beach. But if you are craving solitude and a pristine environment, gorgeous sea dunes and blueberry-filled forests, you can begin right outside the city boundaries.

Rīga is a cultural center with museums and concert halls known for its wooden buildings and medieval Old Town. Set on the Baltic Sea at the mouth of the River Daugava, it offers a wide range of water activities, from canal boat tours to beach swimming.
The cost of living in Rīga is 51% lower than in London.

Today the National Latvian Library building is a dominant landmark on the Riga cityscape. It has space for conferences and conventions, and other community events.  The new building has 13 floors and is 68 m high. Construction costs were given as 193 million euros.  480 people work there. Students have the privilege to study at the library and have the luxury of a restaurant in the building. The Library’s holdings today encompass more than 5 million titles, incl. about 18,000 manuscripts from the 14th century up to modern times. One of the characteristic cornerstones of the NLL, which characterizes every national library, is the formation of the collection of national literature, its eternal storage, and long-term access. The NLL is a center of theoretical research and practical analyses of the activities of Latvian libraries.

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Zizzilee van Niekerk

RSU South African Representative