- 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.
- 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), firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- “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: 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!
- 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 email@example.com, 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.
- Economics and management students and teacher mobility between University of Latvia and University of Agder 23.09.2016
Starting from 1st August 2015 till 30th September 2016 at the Faculty of Economics and management has been implemented activity “Scholarships” within EEA/Norway Grants project. The overall aim of the project is to establish, develop and strengthen educational co-operation in the economics and management area between the University of Latvia and the University of Agder.
- Sign up for a new challenge Start-up Camp Riga-Cambridge until 27 September 19.09.2016
The second Start-up Camp Riga-Cambridge will take place from September 28 to November 12. Cross-disciplinary students from all universities are invited to develop their business ideas with experienced lectors and entrepreneurs from Latvian and Cambridge universities. Authors of the most successful ideas will have the opportunity to participate in the second part of the Camp in Cambridge (UK) during January 2017.
- BALTIC SPACE COAST project selected for step 2 of Interreg Baltic Sea Region Program 19.09.2016
The BALTIC SPACE COAST project of the University of Latvia has been selected by the Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme to proceed to Step 2 of the project development and selection process by the Monitoring Committee of the Interreg Programme that met in Hämeenlinna on 13 and 14 September 2016. The Monitoring Committee based its choice on the outcome of the quality assessment and joint strategic considerations. The Committee selected 51 organizations from Latvia are involved in 75 projects selected. The Baltic Space Coast project is one of two projects being coordinated by Latvia.
- Students are invited to register and re-register at the Library of UL 15.09.2016
1st year students of the bachelor study programs and those on the 1st year of the master study programs whose bachelor’s degree wasn’t obtained at UL are invited to register to the Information System of the University of Latvia (LUIS).
- University of Latvia rises by 50 places in the prestigious QS World University Rankings 07.09.2016
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.
- The University of Latvia announces postdoctoral competition 01.09.2016
The University of Latvia (UL) announces the opening of the competition for Preliminary Selection of Postdoctoral Applications for submission to the State Education Development Agency (SEDA) for the research application selection round for Activity 126.96.36.199 “Post-doctoral Research Aid” of the Specific Aid Objective 1.1.1 “To increase the research and innovative capacity of scientific institutions of Latvia and the ability to attract external financing, investing in human resources and infrastructure” of the Operational Programme “Growth and Employment”.
- Participation of Solar Tree from Institute of Solid State Physics, University in Latvia, in Bella SkyWay festival in Torun (Poland) 30.08.2016
“Staro 100” (organizers of light festivals “Staro Riga” in Riga (Latvia)) suggested the light object Solar Tree made by Designer Talivaldis Muzikants and Institute of Solid State Physics of University of Latvia (UL) as participants to Bella SkyWay festival in Torun (Poland), August 23-28, 2016.
- Japanese language course Autumn semester 2016 23.08.2016
In cooperation with Yamagata University (Japan) University of Latvia offers the
possibility to gain insight into the basics of Japanese language and get introduced
to the Japanese culture through participation in Japanese language course.
- Gastric Cancer Prevention Working Group meeting 22.08.2016
August 25-26, 2016 the University of Latvia will be hosting an international Gastric Cancer Prevention Working Group meeting.
- Short documentaries about history of Latvia produced in Riga Summer School 2016 are available online 22.08.2016
On Wednesday evening, August 17 the premier of four short documentaries created by students of Riga Summer School 2016 was held at the Goethe Institute in Riga. The atmosphere was creative and the event richly attended. This year seventeen students from China, Nepal, Germany, Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland, Lithuania, Turkey, Kazakhstan, and Latvia were working together on short documentary films. Riga Summer School 2016 is being organized for the sixth time by University of Latvia, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Communication Studies. This year’s topic of the summer school is "Living Together with Difficult Memories and Diverse Identities" or “LIVINGMEMORIES” due to the summer school’s cooperation with identically titled international social science and humanities research project.
- Exhibition of students’ posters “Music” at the Library at Kalpaka Boulevard 18.08.2016
“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.
- The premiere of short documentaries produced in Riga Summer School 2016 will be held tomorrow 16.08.2016
Riga Summer School 2016 organized by University of Latvia, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Communication Studies is ongoing for the second week. This year seventeen students from China, Nepal, Germany, Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland, Lithuania, Turkey, Kazakhstan, and Latvia are working together on short documentary films. The director of Riga Summer School is Kaspars Rūklis. This year’s topic of the summer school is "Living Together with Difficult Memories and Diverse Identities" or “LIVINGMEMORIES” due to the summer school’s cooperation with identically titled international social science and humanities research project.
- Riga Summer School 2016 dedicated to difficult memories and identities has been opened 09.08.2016
In the evening of August 6 this year Riga Summer School 2016 was opened and it will last for almost two weeks until August 18. Pleasant welcome picnic took place at the Latvian Institute (Pils St. 21, Riga). Riga Summer School is an international program for creating short documentaries and is targeted at journalism, media and film study students from all over the world. Students from China, Nepal, Germany, Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland, Lithuania, Turkey, Kazakhstan, and Latvia have gathered this year to work on a joint project. This year’s topic of the summer school is "Living Together with Difficult Memories and Diverse Identities" or “LIVINGMEMORIES” due to the summer school’s cooperation with identically titled international social science and humanities research project.
- Researcher from University of Latvia participates in the international conference on memory of the Holocaust 01.08.2016
From July 19 to 22, 2016 project “LIVINGMEMORIES” researcher Didzis Bērziņš from University of Latvia, Faculty of Social Sciences took part in the international conference “The Presence of the Holocaust in society, politics and culture”.
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