About Us


    Meza street 1/4-547
    Latvia, LV-1048

    Phone: +371 67089529
    Fax: +371 67089584

    E-mail: stpk @ cs.rtu.lv


In June 1994 researchers with a background and interest in systems research and systems design joined together and established the Department of System Theory and Design. The founding members of the Department are:

Dr. habil. sc. ing. Professor Janis Grundspenkis - the head of the department and Artificial Intelligence specialist Dr. sc. ing., asoc. Professor Janis Eiduks - database specialist

Dr. sc. ing., asoc. Professor Marite Kirikova - Information Systems design specialist lecturer Valdis Andersons.

Since then more researchers and lecturers have joined the Department (see Professors and Lecturers section).


The main mission of the Department is to prepare professional systems analysts. Students learn to analyze complex systems, and to design, develop and maintain information systems. Students are also prepared to do scientific research on developing methodological tools for systems analysis, development and computerized design. During their studies students acquire knowledge in database and information systems design, as well as extensive knowledge in the development of artificial intelligence systems.

International Cooperation


Department has agreements with Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden and University of Pittsburgh in USA about shared realization of doctoral student teaching program.
Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology has agreements with such universities as Ghent University in Belgium, Bremen University of Applied Sciences in Germany, Cranfield University in Great Britain, University of Ljubljana in Slovenia, Genoa University in Italy, and many others.
Agreements with these universities allow participation in international educational and research programmes and projects; exchanges of students and teachers; international cooperation on the faculty, institute, department and individual levels.