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  • European Commission selected the Master program “Educational Treatment of Diversity” of the University of Latvia as one of the best practices of pedagogical studies in Europe

    In the frame of the project ¨Preparing teachers for diversity: The role of initial teacher education”, the Directorate-General Education, Sport and Culture of European Commission has selected 15 cases of the best pedagogical practices in Europe. One of them is the interuniversity Master program “Educational Treatment of Diversity - ETD” that is realized at the Scientific Institute of Pedagogy of the Faculty of Education, Psychology and Art of the University of Latvia.

  • Exchange students appreciate the experience gained at the University of Latvia
    Exchange students near University of Latvia. Photo: Toms Grīnbergs
    Antra Sprēde, LU Komunikācijas un inovāciju departaments

    In academic year 2016/17, the University of Latvia (UL) accepted 517 students under Erasmus+ and other exchange programmes. The students admit that they had wonderful experience at the UL both in studies and in getting to know new people.

  • The European Commission will invest 15 million Euro in the Centre of Excellence of the Institute of Solid State Physics of the University of Latvia
    Project coordinators together with EC representatives.

    On November 23, 2016 during the conference “Spreading Excellence and Crossing Innovation Divide” organized by the European Commission in Brussels, the Director-General of DG Research and Innovation Robert-Jan Smits and Commissioner of Research, Science and Innovation Carlos Moedas announced the winners of “WIDESPREAD 1-2014: Teaming” competition. The Institute of Solid State Physics, University of Latvia (ISSP UL) is the only scientific institution in the Baltic Sea region, which was granted support from the European Commission for the Horizon 2020 program “Spreading Excellence and Widening Participation”. 169 submitted proposals were evaluated in a two stage process, and a multinational group of experts selected ten best projects. The project CAMART2 (Excellence Centre of of Advanced Material Research and Technology Transfer) from Latvia was ranked as the 5th best project.

  • “Aristotelis” – All Students Celebration. After 50 years vital new student celebration awaiting fresh vision
    Photo: Vilmārs Bērziņš.

    Every student of the University of Latvia (UL) started their studies with Aristotle celebration. This year, we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the traditional Aristotle’s day – already for the 50th time, on August 31, UL freshmen meet in Dome Square for the ceremony followed by the procession to their Alma Mater. Times have changed, but the tradition continues to live and develop. There is no other Latvian or even Baltic university, celebrating start of the academic year on such a large scale.

  • Researcher Laura Ardava from University of Latvia participates in the ECREA conference in Prague
    Communication theoretician Nick Couldry and Laura Ardava.

    On November 9 to 13 this year project’s “LIVINGMEMORIES” researcher Laura Ardava from University of Latvia, Faculty of Social Sciences participated and gave a presentation at the 6th European Communication Conference “Mediated (Dis)Continuities: Contesting Pasts, Presents and Futures” in Prague, Czech Republic. Conference was organized by European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA).

  • University of Latvia rises by 50 places in the prestigious QS World University Rankings

    This year, University of Latvia (UL) has risen by 50 places in one of the world’s most prestigious rankings of higher education institutions – QS World University Rankings, and now occupies 651th–700th place, according to the data released September 6. In 2015, UL was ranked 701th–800th. UL is the first and, so far, the only higher education institution in Latvia to be included in the ranking of this level, and the significantly improved position clearly shows that UL firmly stands among the world’s top 5% of universities.

  • Exhibition of students’ posters “Music” at the Library at Kalpaka Boulevard

    “Music”, an exhibition of works by 3rd year graphic design students of the professional Bachelor study programme “Art”. The Faculty of Pedagogy, Psychology and Art of the University of Latvia, will be opened for public viewing at the Library at Kalpaka Boulevard 4 from August 17th until November 15th, 2016.