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  • Photo: Toms Grīnbergs
    UL invites to attend forum “The Formula of Latvia 2050. Development scenarios” on October 20
    17.10.2017

    Rector of the University of Latvia (UL) Indriķis Muižnieks, President of the Latvian Mobile Telephone Ltd. Juris Binde, former President of Latvia Valdis Zatlers, Partner of the investment banking and financial advisory company Prudentia Ģirts Rungainis, and Head of the forum series project Mārcis Auziņš invite to participate in the discussion forum “The Formula of Latvia. Development Scenarios”.

  • Let’s view the sky through telescope
    17.10.2017

    On October 5, 2017, the University of Latvia Astronomical Tower, which works under the auspices of the Museum of History of Science and Technology, started its 32nd demonstration season. Since restoration of the tower access, more than 10 000 people have looked through the tower’s telescope. It is planned that this season will gather more visitors, because the tower is open two evenings a week

  • Seminar about data management to take place at University of Latvia on October 27 17.10.2017

    On Friday, October 27, at 12:00, during the International Open Access Week, the National Open Access Department will organize a practical seminar “Open Research Data and Data Management” at the UL Academic Centre of Natural Sciences in Riga, Jelgavas iela 1, room 107. It will be broadcasted live at 12:00.

  • Best European experts to participate at International Conference in Pharmacology
    17.10.2017

    October 19–20, the 2nd International Conference in Pharmacology “From Cellular Processes to Drug Targets” will take place at the University of Latvia (UL) Academic Centre of Natural Sciences, bringing together lecturers from Slovenia, USA, Lithuania, Germany, Great Britain, Estonia, and Latvia. The conference is organized by the Department of Pharmacology of the UL Faculty of Medicine, in collaboration with the Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis and Latvian Society of Pharmacology.

  • Registration for international symposium in cognitive sciences is open
    10.10.2017

    University of Latvia (UL) invites to register for the 12th International Symposium of Cognition, Logic and Communication “Impact of Visuospatial Skills on Learning” which will take place from October 31 to November 1. World-class experts will present their papers during symposium – prof. David Uttal (Cognitive Sciences, Psychology, Northwestern University, USA) and prof. Bob Coecke (Computer Science, Oxford University; UK), and prof. Mike Stieff (Learning Sciences, University of Illinois-Chicago, IL, USA). Registration for open “MadScience” lecture and symposium is open until October 25.

  • Meeting with journalist from Iraq “Why don’t you ask us?”
    09.10.2017

    On Wednesday, October 11th, at 14.00 in University of Latvia Social sciences faculty a meeting with Haneen Jameel - - will take place in Jesaja Berlins auditorium.

  • The Founder of the Bibliotheca Alexandria and Emeritus Librarian Dr. Ismail Serageldin
    Dr. Ismail Serageldin: In advancing world we need to think outside the box
    09.10.2017

    We need to think outside the box – with this statement the Founder of the Bibliotheca Alexandria and Emeritus Librarian Dr. Ismail Serageldin began his lecture “Opposing fake news and alternative facts: current challenges in the 21st century. Public awareness of media literacy” on September 28 at the Small Hall of the University of Latvia (UL).

  • Conference in honour of Professor Arturs Ozols
    06.10.2017

    The Chair of Latvian and General Linguistics and the Chair of Baltic Linguistics of the University of Latvia’s Faculty of Humanities invite submissions of abstracts for the 54th International Academic Conference in honour of Professor Arturs Ozols “Latvia’s Centenary. Grammar: from Karl Mühlenbach’s “Teikums” (Sentence) (1898) to the Present” to be held on March 15–16, 2018.

  • Photo: Toms Grīnbergs.
    The building of UL House of Science has started
    04.10.2017

    Wednesday, September 27, the foundation stone of the University of Latvia (UL) House of science – the second of the three new UL Academic Centre study and research buildings in Torņakalns, was laid.

  • UL House of Nature stamp. Photo: Toms Grīnbergs.
    Ceremonial release of postage stamp dedicated to UL House of Nature
    04.10.2017

    Thursday, September 28, the Small Hall of the UL hosted the ceremony for the release of the postage stamp and cover dedicated to the University of Latvia (UL) House of Nature.

  • Rector Indriķis Muižnieks.
Photo: Toms Grīnbergs
    Rector of UL Indriķis Muižnieks at Ceremonial Senate meeting: We have changed this year
    04.10.2017

    Thursday, September 28, on the 98th anniversary of the University of Latvia (UL) the Ceremonial Senate meeting took place in the Great Hall of the UL. Three Honorary Doctorates were presented and 54 new doctorate degrees awarded in the Conferment Ceremony. The Rector of the UL, Prof. Indriķis Muižnieks stated that the University has changed this year.

  • Founder of Bibliotheca Alexandria Dr. Ismail Serageldin to deliver an opening lecture in reinstated lecture series “Readings by World Leaders” at the UL
    26.09.2017

    Thursday, September 28, the Founding Director of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina (Egypt) and Emeritus Librarian Dr. Ismail Serageldin will visit the University of Latvia (UL) and deliver a lecture “Fighting fake news and alternative facts: 21st century’s current challenges. Society’s understanding of media literacy”, continuing the Presidential Lecture Series “Readings by World Leaders” commenced in 2009.

  • University of Latvia.
Photo: Toms Grīnbergs.
    Birthday of UL to be celebrated with new postage stamp, reading by world’s leader and ball
    25.09.2017

    This year on September 28 the University of Latvia will be celebrating the 98th anniversary since its foundation. University’s birthday will be marked with special events throughout the day.

  • Academic Centre for Natural Sciences of UL.
Photo: Toms Grīnbergs.
    Special postage stamp dedicated to Academic Centre for Natural Sciences of UL
    25.09.2017

    “Latvijas Pasts” has issued a postage stamp and cover dedicated to the Academic Centre for Natural Sciences of the University of Latvia (UL). The cancellation of the stamp is going to take place in the Small Hall of the UL, Raiņa bulvāris 19, at 11:30 on September 28, coinciding with the celebration of the 98th anniversary of the UL.

  • University of Latvia. Photo: Toms Grīnbergs.
    University of Latvia is included in TOP 500 Graduate Employability Ranking
    25.09.2017

    The University of Latvia (UL) has been included in the QS Graduate Employability Ranking 2018, taking the 251–300th place in the university group.

  • University of Latvia hosts CRE:HUB partners and stakeholders form culture and creative industries
    22.09.2017

    On 5 and 6 September 2017 over 30 participants from CRE:HUB project on cultural and creative industries (CCI) visited important cultural and creative hubs of Latvia in Cēsis, Sigulda and Riga. The 4th study visit was organized and hosted by University of Latvia.

  • Microsoft Innovation Centre opening ceremony. Photo: Toms Grīnbergs.
    In collaboration with the University of Latvia has been opened the first Microsoft Innovation Centre in Baltic countries and Northern Europe
    15.09.2017

    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.

  • University of Latvia exchange students.
Photo: Toms Grīnbergs.
    336 exchange students have begun their studies in the University of Latvia
    14.09.2017

    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.

  • Centre of Indian Studies and Culture of the University of Latvia invites for courses in the fall of 2017
    12.09.2017

    Please, apply by the start date of the courses. For more information, see ISKC website: www.luindija.lv

  • Students are invited to apply for the international conference Riga Readings in Social Sciences (RRSS)
    05.09.2017

    University of Latvia (UL) Faculty of Social Sciences (FSS) Advanced Social and Political Research Institute (ASPRI) has announced call for papers for the student session at the 1st Riga Readings in Social Sciences (RRSS) “Civic society, inequality and post-crisis transformations”. The conference will take place on November 23 this year in the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Latvia (Lomonosova St. 1A, Riga, Latvia). Working language: English.

  • Two representatives of the University of Latvia participated in training seminar in Cairo, Egypt
    01.09.2017

    From August 21, 2017 till August 23, 2017 two representatives of the University of Latvia together with partners from Europe and Africa participated in training seminar “Teacher training – Constructive Alignment” which was organised within the Erasmus+ project “International Diploma for School Teachers in STEM Education / eSTEM” (activity 2: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices – Capacity building in higher education) at Ain Shams University (Cairo, Egypt).

  • Application for 8th model asem
    30.08.2017

    Apply for the 8th Model ASEM and engage with 150 participants from all 51 ASEM partner countries in a simulation exercise of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Process.

  • Opportunity to apply for the international conference Riga Readings in Social Sciences (RRSS) till September 15
    29.08.2017

    University of Latvia (UL) Faculty of Social Sciences (FSS) Advanced Social and Political Research Institute (ASPRI) has announced call for papers for the 1st Riga Readings in Social Sciences (RRSS) “Civic society, inequality and post-crisis transformations”. The conference will take place on November 23 this year in the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Latvia (Lomonosova St. 1A, Riga, Latvia). Working language: English.

  • Exchange students at the University of Latvia acquire intensive Latvian language course
    16.08.2017

    In August, 16 exchange students from China, Turkey, Germany, Austria, Taiwan, Lithuania and Slovakia began to attend intensive Latvian language course at the University of Latvia (UL). The course provides both an excellent opportunity to learn Latvian language and to get to know Latvian culture and traditions, confirms Ieva Ģerģe, the External Relations Coordinator at the University of Latvia.

  • Riga Summer School students invite to premieres of six short documentaries
    12.08.2017

    Riga Summer School 2017 will conclude this Saturday with world premieres of six short documentaries about different aspects of media and information literacy in Latvia. Everyone, especially people who are interested in media and information environments, are invited to premieres at the closing ceremony of the summer school on August 12 at 19:00 at the Goethe Institute in Riga. The entrance to the event is free of charge. Film titles, descriptions and team member names are attached below.

  • Riga Summer School team
    Riga Summer School 2017 will focus on media and information literacy
    31.07.2017

    Tomorrow students from 12 countries will arrive in Riga to participate in the seventh Riga Summer School – a hands-on documentary filmmaking program for international journalism, media and film students, organized by the Department of Communication Studies of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Latvia. This year the main topic of the summer school will be "Media and Information Literacy".

  • 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
    Valdis Dombrovskis: EIB financing will enable many generations of UL students to achieve excellence
    31.07.2017

    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.

  • International conference Riga Readings in Social Sciences (RRSS) announces call for papers
    25.07.2017

    University of Latvia (UL) Faculty of Social Sciences (FSS) Advanced Social and Political Research Institute (ASPRI) announces call for papers for the 1st Riga Readings in Social Sciences (RRSS) “Civic society, inequality and post-crisis transformations”. The conference will take place on November 23 this year in the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Latvia (Lomonosova St. 1A, Riga, Latvia). Working language: English.

  • The 2017 Eurasian Grassland Conference will take place at the University of Latvia
    29.06.2017

    The 2017 Eurasian Grassland Conference Semi-natural Grasslands across Borders will take place from 4th to 11th July 2017 at the University of Latvia. In total, 88 participants from 17 countries are registered.

  • Lecture: Advances in quantum dot lasers - from fundamentals to practical implementation
    21.06.2017

    June 26th 13.30 pm Professor Yasuhiko Arakawa from Nano-Quantum Information Electronics Institute, Tokyo University will visit the Institute of Solid State Physics University of Latvia. Lecture is co-organized by Institute of Solid State Physics, University of Latvia (ISSP UL) and Embassy of Japan in Latvia.

  • New study courses for Erasmus diplomats! 08.06.2017

    ULFSS’ master degree programme “Diplomacy” presents two new courses in English.

    Programme “Diplomacy” offers to specialize in international relations and permanently complements the list of the courses with the most timely knowledge that would be useful in work.

  • 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
    06.06.2017

    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 near University of Latvia. Photo: Toms Grīnbergs
    Exchange students appreciate the experience gained at the University of Latvia
    01.06.2017

    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.

  • Enlightenment Culture and Baltic Germans: A New Book Exploring Latvian Literary History in the 18th Century
    15.05.2017

    In May, Cambridge Scholars Publishing has released a book by Pauls Daija titled the Literary History and Popular Enlightenment in Latvian Culture.

  • Professor Susan Rothstein guest-lecture on “Counting and measuring: the evidence from 'furniture'”
    08.05.2017

    Accenture Latvia in cooperation with University of Latvia Faculty of Computing Alumni Association continues with 6th Mad Science Seminar held in Riga. This time you are invited to join us and our honored guest Susan Rothstein, Professor of Linguistics at Bar-Ilan University, on a journey exploring counting and measuring.

  • Guest-lecture by H.E. Mr. Alain Hausser on "Recent developments in bilateral relations between Latvia and Canada"
    08.05.2017

    Doctoral School “European Integration and Baltic Sea Region Studies (EIBSRS)” in cooperation with European Studies Master Program, Faculty of Business, Management and Economics, University of Latvia kindly invites you to a guest-lecture "Recent developments in bilateral relations between Latvia and Canada" by H.E. Mr. Alain Hausser, Ambassador of Canada to Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

  • Guest-lecture by Mr. Gilles Grin on "The Building of Europe: History and Current Challenges"
    08.05.2017

    Doctoral School “European Integration and Baltic Sea Region Studies (EIBSRS)” in cooperation with European Studies Master Program, Faculty of Business, Management and Economics, University of Latvia kindly invites you to a guest-lecture "The Building of Europe: History and Current Challenges" by Mr. Gilles Grin, PhD in International Relations. Director of the Jean Monnet Foundation for Europe, Lausanne, Switzerland.

  • Second compendium with specially selected papers on constitutional values published 26.04.2017

    On November, 2016 the VI International Scientific Conference “Constitutional Values in Contemporary Legal Space” was held at the University of Latvia Faculty of Law, gathering outstanding representatives of legal thought and science from numerous European Union member states. The conference participants' scientific papers have been gathered in two compendiums; now also the second compendium with specially selected papers has been published.

  • 10th International Conference “Jews in a Changing World”
    20.04.2017

    The Council of Jewish Communities of Latvia, the Museum „Jews in Latvia” and the Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Latvia invites to attend the 10th International Conference „Jews in a Changing World”, which will be held during April 26–28, 2017.

  • Doctoral School of University of Latvia invites to guest-lectures about migration policy 19.04.2017

    Doctoral School "European Integration and Baltic Sea Region Studies (EIBSRS)" in cooperation with European Studies Master Program of the Faculty of Business, Management and Economics, University of Latvia invites to guest-lectures. The guest-lectures about migration policy will take place on Thursday, April 20, and Friday, April 21, 2017, at the Faculty of Business, Management and Economics (Aspazijas boulevard 5), room 409 at 18:15.

  • Fifth GF Summer School 2017
    18.04.2017

    GF in a Full Stack of Language Technology

    Rīga, Latvia

    14th–25th August 2017

  • International collaboration on fusion activities Visit of foreign delegation to University of Latvia 12.04.2017

    From 27th of March to 6th April within Memorandum on cooperation between Institute of Experimental and Theoretical Physics of al-Farabi Kazakh National Universityand University of Latvia visit of delegation of Institute of Experimental and Theoretical Physics of al-Farabi Kazakh National University took place. Three researchers from Kazakhstan, MSc. Inesh Kenzhina, MSc. Saulet Askerbekov, MSc. Gulnur Kantay acquainted with the laboratories, equipment of Institute of Chemical Physics of University of Latvia as well as with radiation safety further education programme for using opened and sealed radioactive sources.

  • University of Latvia will host an international conference on effective work of courts
    30.03.2017

    On 21 April 2017 the closing conference of the project “Supreme Courts as guarantee for effectiveness of judicial systems” managed by the Supreme Court of Latvia will be held at the University of Latvia (UL) Faculty of Law.

  • Summer school “After the Empire: the Collapse of Communism and Beyond” 24.03.2017

    University of Latvia in cooperation with the University of Tartu offers a summer programme “After the Empire: the Collapse of Communism and Beyond”.

  • Public lecture and discussion “The United States, Europe, and the Middle East in the New Political Era”
    22.03.2017

    University of Latvia invites you to public lecture and discussion “The United States, Europe, and the Middle East in the New Political Era” by Mr. David Harris, Chief Executive Officer of the American Jewish Committee (AJC). Opening remarks by Mr. Valdis Zatlers, Former President of the Republic of Latvia. Moderator of discussion: Prof . Daunis Auers, 29 March 2017, 17:30 University of Latvia, Small Hall.

  • BEST+ Riga - Intercultural competences 16.03.2017

    University of Latvia will host the Blended Erasmus+ Staff Training organised by the European University Foundation with the aim to improve the daily work and intercultural competences of the academic and administrative staff working with international colleagues and students from 29th till 31st May, 2017.

  • Riga Summer School 2017 Welcomes Applications
    15.03.2017

    Call for applications for participation in Riga Summer School 2017 is now open. The Department of Communication Studies of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Latvia organizes an international summer school for students from all over the world in the Latvian capital from August 1 – 13, 2017. Some scholarships are available for students for participation in Riga Summer School 2017. The application deadline is 23:59 on May 20, 2017.

  • SUSPLACE ESR ‘Social economy, social entrepreneurship’ 06.03.2017

    The SUSPLACE Early Stage Researchers (ESR) position ‘Social economy, social entrepreneurship’ is vacant again. We are looking for an Early Stage Researcher to be appointed for the remaining 24 months. The ESR position is hosted by the Latvia University – Faculty of Social Sciences: www.lu.lv/eng/ . The position is open for application till March 24, 2017.

  • Willem C.Vis starptautiskās šķīrējtiesas procesa izspēles X Rīgas priekšsacīkstes 2016.gadā. Foto: no Juridiskās fakultātes ahrīva
    University of Latvia will host the 11th Willem C.Vis Riga Pre-Moot
    02.03.2017

    Save the date! We are pleased to announce that the University of Latvia will be hosting the 11th Riga Pre-Moot for the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot on 9-11 March, 2017, in Riga, Latvia.

  • Guest Lecture "Silent mind, wholly life" by André Riehl
    02.03.2017

    How do we face daily life in our today society? Are there ways to discover a meaningful life linking personal needs and society demands? Guest Lecture "Silent mind, wholly life" by André Riehl.