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  • 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.

  • Pēteris Pildegovičs: It Is My Destiny to Create Chinese-Latvian Dictionaries
    Pēteris Pildegovičs. Foto: Toms Grīnbergs, LU Mediju un mārketinga centrs.
    Guntis Rozenbergs, UL Media and Marketing Centre
    20.11.2016

    On November 4-5, an important forum is held in Latvia – the New Silk Road "16+1" format summit with participation of 16 prime ministers of Central Europe and Eastern Europe and the prime minister of People’s Republic of China. Simultaneously a symposium for the sinologists of these 16 countries will be organized by the University of Latvia (UL) and the UL Confucius Institute (CI). Furthermore, the guests will be presented with the results of six years of work by Professor Pēteris Pildegovičs, UL Confucius Institute Director – "Latvian-Chinese and Chinese-Latvian Dictionary". This year UL CI celebrates its fifth anniversary. More about the Institute and its achievements in the interview with Pēteris Pildegovičs.

  • 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.