The Riga Technical University's (RTU) Distance Learning Center is supported by the PHARE program "Cross-border co-operation in distance education". Established in 1997, the Distance Learning Center's aim is to involve RTU and other higher education institutions in the development of distance education in Latvia.

More to the point, the goal of the Distance Learning Center is to organize the development and adaptation of distance learning courses, as well as the learning processes needed for the acquisition of these courses. The center is involved in IT international projects (membership Horizon 2020), as well as distance education study organization, and teachers' courses and e-activities.