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  • In collaboration with the University of Latvia has been opened the first Microsoft Innovation Centre in Baltic countries and Northern Europe
    Microsoft Innovation Centre opening ceremony. Photo: Toms Grīnbergs.

    In mid-September, attended by the President of Latvia, Raimonds Vējonis, an opening ceremony was held for the University of Latvia and Microsoft Innovation Centre – the first technological innovation platform of its kind in the region of Baltic countries and Northern Europe. Objective of this centre is to strengthen the cooperation between partners of the ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) industry, science, non-governmental organisations and public sector, development of export capable IT solutions and digital transformation within Latvia.

  • 336 exchange students have begun their studies in the University of Latvia
    University of Latvia exchange students.
Photo: Toms Grīnbergs.
    Antra Sprēde, Communication and innovation department

    336 exchange students have begun their studies in the University of Latvia (UL) in the autumn semester of 2017, from which 69 will continue their studies in the university for the whole academic year, informs Ieva Ģerģe, the international coordinator from the International Mobility Unit.

  • Valdis Dombrovskis: EIB financing will enable many generations of UL students to achieve excellence
    Rafal Rybacki, Head of EIB Public Sector Lending Operations Division in the Baltic States and Northern Europe and Rector of the University of Latvia, Professor Indriķis Muižnieks

    The agreement signed by the University of Latvia (LU) and the European Investment Bank (EIB) to grant 30 million euro loan for construction of the Academic Centre will enable students to fully realize their potential and help them achieve excellence, asserts Vice-President of the European Commission, Valdis Dombrovskis.

  • 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.

  • 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.