It was founded upon the decision of RTU Senate of 2 February 2009 (Minutes No. 528), based on the decision of the Council of the Faculty of Engineering Economics and Management (FEEM) of 19 January 2009 (Minutes No. 15), including two structural units – Department of Civil Construction and Real Estate Economics and Management, established by the decision of RTU Senate of 26 September 2005 (protocol No. 498) and the Construction Entrepreneurship and Real Estate Research Laboratory, established by the decision of RTU Senate of 2 February 2009 (Minutes No. 528). In 2014, the reorganisation of the FEEM took place, which resulted in the established of one more subordinate structural unit of the Institute of Civil Engineering and Real Estate Economics – the Department of Territorial Development Management and Urban Economics, based on the decision of RTU Senate of 27 January 2014 (Minutes No. 577).
Professor Ineta Geipele (since 2009)
To ensure the implementation of ICEREE study programmes, as well as ensure high-quality study process at other RTU programmes;
To carry out scientific and research activities in the following areas: sustainable development issues in construction economics, urban environment, real estate economics, as well as engineering economics and management; scientific and technological innovation transfer in the business environment; national socio-economic development issues; human capital and its role in today’s economy at the national and regional levels; Latvian polycentric development problems; urban economics etc.
RTU Institute of Civil Engineering and Real Estate Economics is a member of the International Real Estate Federation FIABCI – international academic Member and member of public organisations such as:
- European Society for Ecological Economics,
- Russian Society for Ecological Economics,
- International Federation of Operational Research Societies,
- Association of European Operational Research Societies.
Professional cooperation has been established in science and business with the following institutions:
- Association of Management and Administration of Latvian Housing,
- Latvian Real Estate Association,
- Latvian Association of Civil Engineers,
- Latvian House Managers Guild,
- Norwegian Chamber of Commerce and Industry,
- Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry,
- Latvian Association of Property Appraisers.
One of the major international cooperation agreements is the Memorandum of Understanding with the German East European Housing Construction and Development Association and the Technical University of Berlin, which enables ICEREE students not only to undertake internship abroad but also get acquainted with the latest scientific achievements in civil engineering, power engineering, renewable energy and real estate sectors by attending lectures and seminars by German colleagues not only in Germany, but also in Latvia.
ICEREE students are the only ones in Latvia who having received the FIABCI grant are internationally recognised in education, science and professional activities in real estate. More information is available HERE.
Study programmes implemented in English
|Study programme||Study level|
|Civil Construction and Real Estate Management||Professional Master study programme|
|Urban and Regional Engineering Economics||Professional Master study programme|
|Economics||Academic Master study programme|