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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Call for participation in Workshop for young scholars and postgraduate students 21.02.2017

    The Center for Gender Studies at the University of Latvia is pleased to open a call for participation in the interdisciplinary workshop for young scholars and postgraduate (M,PhD) students Digital Diaspora: Gender, Identity, Belonging which will be held on June 20-21, 2017, at the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Latvia (Visvalža 4a, Riga). The workshop director: Dr. Marija Semjonova (Coordinator of the Center for Gender Studies), marjsem@gmail.com

  • Centre of Indian Studies and Culture (University of Latvia) celebrates a new start.
    16.02.2017

    In the brisk and bright winter morning of the 9th February 2017, Centre of Indian Studies and Culture celebrated the inauguration of its new premises at Baznicas street 5. The event was presided by the Ambassador of India to Sweden and Latvia, H.E. Monika Kapil Mohta, who had arrived from Stockholm. Guests were greeted by Vice-Rector of the University, Ina Druviete and Director of the Centre, Agita Baltgalve. Professor Sigma Ankrava – founder of the Centre and Pro Vice Chancellor of Haridvar Dev Sanskriti Vishwavidyalaya Univeristy Dr. Chinmay Pandya participated in a live talk via skype.

  • A special conference is organised to debate the role of strategic thinking and possible problem solving in state and business affairs
    03.02.2017

    The international conference “Strategic thinking. Creative. State and business” will take place on the 3rd of March, 2017 in Academic Centre of Natural Science of the University of Latvia and host entrepreneurs, opinion leaders of national institutions and communication experts.

  • Legal theorists from Central and Eastern Europe will meet in Riga 30.01.2017

    The XII Annual Conference of the Central and Eastern European Network of Jurisprudence (CEENJ) entitled "Jurisprudence in Central and Eastern Europe: Work in Progress 2017" is organized by the University of Latvia Faculty of Law with the support of the leading law firms in Latvia – COBALT, Eversheds Bitāns, FORT Legal – and Professor Kārlis Dišlers' Foundation.

  • In the Estonian National Museum. Photo: Kirsti Salmi-Niklander.
    Researchers from University of Latvia participated in the international project’s “LIVINGMEMORIES” partner workshop in Tartu
    30.01.2017

    On January 25 to 27 project’s “Living Together with Difficult Memories and Diverse Identities” (LIVINGMEMORIES) partner workshop took place in Tartu, in the University of Tartu. Project is implemented in the program ERA.NET RUS PLUS (EU-FP7). Research groups from the University of Helsinki, which is the leading partner of the project, Perm National Polytechnic University, University of Tartu, Goethe University of Frankfurt am Main, Koç University in Istanbul and University of Latvia participated in the seminar in Tartu. In April 2016 project’s partner meeting on the same scale was organized in the University of Latvia.

  • The opportunity to use the web survey software tool QuestionPro for studies and work
    20.01.2017

    University of Latvia has acquired free of charge license of the web survey software tool QuestionPro for three years. The license obtained through the University Sponsorship Program provides that the tool can be used by students and by academic and administrative staff. Each user of QuestionPro – a student, an employee or department/faculty – obtains his/her own account.

  • Associate Professor Jānis Neimanis receives the Themis Award 03.01.2017

    At the end of year, on December 29, Themis Award winners 2016 were announced in the Supreme Court of the Republic of Latvia. Professional Themis Award was given to Jānis Neimanis, Judge of the Department of Administrative Cases and Associate Professor of the University of Latvia Faculty of Law.

  • Oskars Gruziņš
    Chibow early stage researcher Calls for Participants on Latvia's Radio1
    21.12.2016

    Oskars Gruziņš member of the European Union’s Marie Curie Initial Training Network, “Children born of war – past, present and future project,” from the University of Latvia, participated in an interview on Latvian Radio channel 1.

  • University of Latvia wishes you Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
    20.12.2016

    University of Latvia wishes you Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

  • Collective photo of the incoming exchange students of the autumn semester 2016! 15.12.2016

  • Prof. Sanford Goldberg lecture "Assertion, Silence, and the norms of public reaction" 15.12.2016

    Prof. Sanford Goldberg lecture "Assertion, Silence, and the norms of public reaction"

  • Register to the Conference “Developments in Optics and Communications”
    15.12.2016

    Dear students and young scientists,

    We are pleased to invite you to the 13th international conference “Developments in Optics and Communications 2017” (DOC 2017), organized by the University of Latvia SPIE and OSA Student chapters. The event will take place in April 6 – 7, 2017 in Riga, Latvia.

  • Call for Papers of the 10th International Conference “Jews in a Changing World” 09.12.2016

    The Council of Jewish Communities of Latvia, the Museum „Jews in Latvia” and the Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Latvia invites you to take part in the 10th International Conference „Jews in a Changing World”, which will be held during April 26–28, 2017, in Riga. The conference is dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Latvia and will emphasize the contribution of Jews to Latvia’s development.

  • Project coordinators together with EC representatives.
    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
    29.11.2016

    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.

  • Photo: Vilmārs Bērziņš.
    “Aristotelis” – All Students Celebration. After 50 years vital new student celebration awaiting fresh vision
    28.11.2016

    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.

  • Faculty of Social Sciences will host lecture by Ambassador of Armenia Tigran Mkrtchyan
    24.11.2016

    HE Mr. Tigran Mkrtchyan, Ambassador of the Republic of Armenia to Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia will read a lecture “Foreign relations of Armenia: future prospects” on 29th of November at 18.15 in University of Latvia, Faculty of Social Sciences 325. auditorium.

  • Call for papers: The Baltic states at 99: Past, Present and Future 24.11.2016

    The 12th Conference on Baltic Studies in Europe, University of Latvia, Riga, Latvia, 19-21 June, 2017

     

  • Pēteris Pildegovičs. Foto: Toms Grīnbergs, LU Mediju un mārketinga centrs.
    Pēteris Pildegovičs: It Is My Destiny to Create Chinese-Latvian Dictionaries
    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.

  • University of Latvia congratulates with the 98th anniversary of Latvia!
    17.11.2016

    University of Latvia congratulates students, lecturers and the staff with the 98th anniversary of Latvia!

     

  • Communication theoretician Nick Couldry and Laura Ardava.
    Researcher Laura Ardava from University of Latvia participates in the ECREA conference in Prague
    14.11.2016

    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).

  • Exhibition of works by Sanita Čevere and Anda Lase at the Library at Kalpaka Boulevard
    11.11.2016

    As from 16 November, 2016, the Library at Kalpaka Boulevard 4 will host exhibition ”Nature/Borders” by Sanita Čevere and Anda Lase. The sculptures of Sanita Čevere and graphics of Anda Lase search for the sometimes subtle and incomprehensible borders and wonder: are there any borders in nature without the presence of a human?

  • Geography professor Arild Holt-Jensen lectures in University of Latvia
    04.11.2016

    World acclaimed University of Bergen (Norway) Geography Professor Arild Holt-Jensen lectures at the University of Latvia Academic Center of Natural Sciences (LU DAC) and RTU Architecture Urban Planning from 7 to 11 November.

  • André Riehl, first time in Baltics, guest-⁠lecture (in English): "NIDRĀ YOGA - Yoga of very deep relaxation and tension free concentration"
    02.11.2016

    Thursday, 3rd November at 18:30 – 20:00 in Riga, Faculty of Humanities of the University of Latvia, Visvalža iela 4a, room 202.

    To reserve a place, please contact: by e-⁠mail indiancentre@lu.lv, or phone: 29465455

     

  • Major representatives of European Legal Thought will gather at the University of Latvia
    24.10.2016

    Every two years the Faculty of Law of the University of Latvia (UL) organizes a scientific event, which is significant not only in the Latvia, but also in the context of the Baltic region and even Eastern Europe. VI International Scientific Conference of UL Faculty of Law “Constitutional Values in Contemporary Legal Space” will be held on November 16-17, 2016, gathering outstanding representatives of legal thought and science from numerous European Union member states, partner institutions and organizations of the University of Latvia.

  • The international conference “The Church and Totalitarian Regime: Secularisation and Strategies of Survival”
    19.10.2016

    It is a pleasure to invite you to take part in the international scientific conference “The Church and Totalitarian Regime: Secularization and Strategies of Survival” that will be held in Riga, 27-28 October 2016, in the Centre of Humanities and Social Sciences of the University of Latvia (Kalpaka boulevard 4).

  • Nuno Monteiro – the most significant scholar of international politics to ever visit University of Latvia
    18.10.2016

    On 20th of October at 18.15 Faculty of Social Sciences (FSS) of University of Latvia (LU) will host guest lecture by professor Nuno Monteiro from Yale University. Theme of the lecture will be “Theory of unipolar politics”. Event is organised in cooperation with Latvian National Defence Academy.

  • International conference about youth of diverse cultural backgrounds
    10.10.2016

    On the 14th and 15th of October 2016, at the University Latvia in the faculty of Pedagogy, Psychology and Art will take place international conference “Fostering Active Participation Among the Youth of Diverse Cultural Backgrounds”.

  • A book on EU law will be opened with a lecture form a judge at the Court of Justice of the European Union 29.09.2016

    On the occasion of the book release "European Union Law II – the Substantive Law" (Eiropas Savienības tiesības. II daļa. ES Materiālās tiesības) which was supported as a project by the Baltic-German University Liaison Office, the Faculty of Law of the University of Latvia and the Embassy of Germany in Latvia, all interested are invited to the official book presentation on October 4, 2016.

  • Lecture and practical seminar on Early Childhood intervention
    27.09.2016

    Friday 30th of September from 13:00 to 15:30: Lecture on Early Childhood intervention with a focus on Games as a tool for diagnosis and intervention in early childhood and practical seminar will take place at the Scientific Institute of Pedagogy of the Faculty of Education, Psychology and Art of the University of Latvia, Jurmalas gatve 76, room G13, by Spanish lecturer Dr. Víctor del Toro Alonso, professor at the Universidad Complutense of Madrid.