The University of Latvia pays great attention to the development of international collaboration in order to promote international identification, exchanges and to strengthen good reputation. 
The University of Latvia has been always active in international collaboration. Nowadays the objective is to focus on the content and quality in order to make internationalization a balanced element of education and research. 
The internationalization processes take place in the following areas:

  • bilateral cooperation agreements (with 207 universities in 50 countries);
  • membership in the international university organizations and networks;
  • participation in international educational and research programmes and projects;
  • exchanges of students and teachers (exchange statistics);
  • international cooperation on the faculty, institute, department and individual levels.

By participating in international university organizations and active membership in networks such as EUA (The European University Association), UNICA (Network of Universities from the Capitals of Europe), BSRUN (Baltic Sea Region Universities Network), UTRECHT Network, Campus Europea/EUF the University of Latvia strives to intensify different types of exchanges and to widen possibilities for internationalization of studies and research.

Active participation within bilateral partnership agreements and European programmes has promoted wide cooperation activities within ERASMUS+ programme. The number of agreements with European partner universities has grown tremendously within last 5 years anticipating more intensive exchanges of students and teachers. At present the University of Latvia has signed 1020 agreements with 447 institutions in 33 European programme and 38 Inter-institutional agreement with 17 partner countries. 

The University of Latvia is also active in initiating and participating in ERASMUS+ projects (Capacity Building, Strategic Partnership, Knowledge Alliances, Jean Monnet). The University of Latvia strategy is to introduce innovative methods in education, to pay more attention to the development of staff competences. The ERASMUS+ projects help much the UL to achieve these strategic goals. One of the latest examples is the ERASMUS+ KA 203 project "Best+" (www.blendedmobility.eu) with the aim to create a new form of professional development for university staff using blended mobility.
The University of Latvia is the only Latvian institution with active participation in Erasmus Mundus programme. Successful participation in ten Erasmus Mundus Action 2 projects: JoinEU-SEE I, II, III; Triple I I, II; Aurora I, II; Centauri; Lot 3b; Mover; AESOP; LEADER has remarkably increased the number of international exchange and degree students from Western Balkan countries, Russia, Central and Southeast Asia, South Africa. The University of Latvia participated also in MISOCO Joint master’s degree programme International Migration and Social Cohesion.

The University of Latvia has become an attractive place to study both for full time and exchange international students. The number of available programmes and courses on English increase every year. The University of Latvia is glad that the faculties are active in involving visiting professors within the study process. 
Cooperation in research has been also very active and productive. Participation in the 7th RTD Framework Programme Horizon 2020, EU, UNESCO etc. projects has ensured unity of studies and research, has allowed to develop top level research projects and to create Centres of Excellence, e.g.: UNESCO Biomedical Research and Study Centre, EU Solid State Physics Institute, EU Institute of Physics.

Contacts:

Institutional coordination:
Mrs. Alina Grzibovska
Head of International Relations
University of Latvia
19 Raina blvd., Room 134
Riga, LV1586
Latvia
phone: +371 67033997
e-mail: ad@lu.lv

University of Latvia has 207 partner institutions in 50 countries

Albania
Aleksandër Moisiu University of Durrës

Argentina  
Universidad Austral
Instituto Universitario Italiano De Rosario 

Australia
University of Melbourne 
Monash University, Faculty of Arts
 
Austria
Open medical Institute (a program of the "Association of Friends of the American Austrian Foundation")

Azerbaijan
Baku State University
Azerbaijan State Economic University

Bahamas
Cherub College

Belarus
Belarusian State University
Institute for Nature Management, National Academy of sciences
Vitebsk State Order of Peoples' Frienship Medical University

Belgium
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

Brazil
Centro Universitario La Salle (Informācija par universitāti
Centro Universitário Internacional - UNINTER 
Regional University of Northwestern Rio Grande do Sul

Bulgaria
Konstantin Preslavsky University of Shumen

Canada
University of British Columbia, Faculty of Arts 
McMaster University
York University 

Columbia
Universidad Nacional de Columbia (2017)

Croatia
University of RijekaFaculty of Economics

Czech Republic
Charles University in Prague

Denmark
University of Aarhus 

Egypt
Cairo University

Estonia
University of Tartu (BAISS)
University of Tartu (Joint declaration on strategic cooperation between the universities of Latvia, Tartu and Vilnius)
Tallinn University (BGS
Baltic Defence College

Finland
University of Eastern Finland 
University of Helsinki 
University of Turku 
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd (2015, Memorandum: RTU, LLU un BIRTI)

France
Pierre & Marie Curie University (UPMC)
University of Evry Val d'Essonne

Germany  
HTW Berlin - University of Applied Sciences
University of Bremen
University of Applied Sciences Dortmund  
Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen Nuernberg
University of Greifswald  
Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg 
Friedrich Schiller University Jena 
University of Kaiserslautern
University Leipzig 
Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz  
Philipps-Universität Marburg 
Merseburg University of Applied Sciences (FH)
Westfälische Wilhelms University of Münster 
University of Rostock 
Stralsund University of Applied Sciences

Georgia
Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University 
Kutaisi Akaki Tsereteli State University
Sulkhan - Saba Orbeliani Teaching University  
Caucasus International University 
Tbilisi State Medical University
Georgian National University - SEU (2017)
Tbilisi Humanitarian Teaching University (2018)

Greece
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (2017)

India
Banasthali University 
University of Hyderabad
Jawaharlal Nehru University
University of Madras 
Manipal University
Dev Sanskriti Vishwavidyalaya 
The Arya Vaidya Chikitsalayam & Research Institute 
Swami Vivekananda Yoga University 
Insitute Sanskrit Bhasha Santha 
Chitkara University (2017)

Iceland
University of Akureyri

Israel
Ben-Gurion University of Negev, Beer-Sheva

Italy
University of Bari
University of Catania (2017)
University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (2018)
University of Perugia (2018)

Japan
Akita International University  
Bunkyo Gakuin University 
Hokkaido University 
Yamagata University
Kansai Gaidai University
Kwansei Gakuin University
Waseda University
Tsukuba University 
Tokushima University (2017)
Kanagawa University

Kazakhstan 
Kh. Dosmukhamedov Atyrau State University 
M.Auezov South Kazakhstan state University 
Kazakh National Pedagogical University named after Abai 
Karaganda Economic University of Kazpotrebsoyuz  
Karaganda State Medical University
Pavlodar State University named after S.Toraighyrov
Pavlodar State Pedagogical Institute 
Kazguu University JSC 
Kazakh Institute of Oncology and Radiology 
Semey State Medical University 
Taraz State Pedagogical Institute (2017)
JSC Astana Medical University (2017)
M.Kozybayev North Kazakhstan State University (2017)
Innovative Medical Technologies (2018)
L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University
JSC "Center for International Programs" (2018)

Lithuania
European Humanities University 
Mykolas Romeris University 
Vilnius University (BAISS) 
Vilnius University (Joint declaration on strategic cooperation between the universities of Latvia, Tartu and Vilnius) 
Vytautas Magnus University
Lithuanian University of Health Sciences (2017)

Malaysia
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia 

Mexico
University of Sonora 

Montenegro
University of Montenegro

Moldova
State Medical and Pharmaceutical University 'Nicolae Testemitanu'

Norway
University of Oslo

People's Republic of China
Beijing Foreign Studies University (Memorandum)
Communication University of China
Hunan Normal University
Lanzhou University
Northeastern University
Northwestern Polytechnical University 
North China Institute of Science and Technology 
Shanghai University of Finance and Economics 
South China Normal University 
Xi'an Shiyou University 
Hanban/Confucius Institute Headquarters and South China Normal University
Institute of Agricultural Environment and Resource (Shanxi Academy of Agricultural Sciences), Shanxi Academy of Agricultural Sciences (2017)
Beijing International Studies University (2017)
China University of Mining and Technology-Beijing (2018)

University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
Lingnan University (Hong Kong) (2017)

Poland
University of Bialystok 
Gdansk University 
Kielce University of Technology 
Szczecin University 
University of Warsaw
The Institute of Theoretical and Applied Informatics, Polish Academy od Sciences (2018)

Portugal
University of Aveiro

Slovak Republic
University of Economics in BratislavaFact Sheet

Spain
University of Granada
University of Salamanca (2017)

Republic of Korea
Kyungpook National University
Incheon National University 
Hankuk University of Foreign Studies 
Kangwon National University 
Pukyong National University 
Pusan National University  Fact Sheet 
Chonbuk National University 
Hanyang University (2017)

Russia
Lomonosow Moscow State University
Lomonosow Moscow State University, Department of Chemistry (2018)
Moscow State Institute of International Relations
Moscow State University of Economics, Statistics and Informatics
Institute of General History, Russian Academy of Sciences
St. Petersburg State University
 
St. Petersburg State University of Economics and Finance  
Dostoevsky Omsk State University 
Petrozavodsk State University (with Botanical garden)
Petrozavodsk State University (2018) Fact sheet Guide
Pskov State University 
Pskov branch of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration
Nizhny Novgorod State Pedagogical University 
Lobachevsky State University of Nizhni Novgorod
The Russian Geographical Society  
Russian State Federal enterprise "State Scientific Dermatovenerology Centre of High Technology Medical Aid Federal Agency"
Samara State Technical University 
Mari State University 
Plekhanov Russian University of Economics (2018)

Sweden
Linkoping University 
Stockholm University

Taiwan
National Sun Yat-sen University
National Taiwan University
National Tsing Hua University
National University of Kaohsiung 

Thailand
Rajamangala University of Technology Srivijaya (RMUTSV)
Thammasat University 

Turkey
Yildiz Technical University

Ukraine
Taras Sevcenko Kiev National University
National University of Pharmacy 
Volodymyr Dahl' East-Ukrainian National University

National Pedagogical Dragomanov University
Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University 
Ivan Franko National University of Lviv
Lviv Institute of Banking of The University of Banking of The National Bank of Ukraine 
Oles Honchar Dnipropetrovsk National University 
Odessa I.I.Mechnikov National University 
Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University 
Main Astronomical Observatory, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine 
Uzhhorod National University 
Poltava National Pedagogical University named after V.G. Korolenko
National University of Ostroh Academy 
Simon Kuznets Kharkiv National University of Economics (2017)
Sumy State University (2018)

United Kingdom
University of Sunderland

USA
Boise State University College of Business and Economics  
University of California San Diego Extension 
Kansas State University 
University Wisconsin Eau-Claire 
University of Central Oklahoma
West Chester University of Pennsylvania (2017)
University of Oregon
University of South Florida (2018)

Uzbekistan
Urgench State University 
Tashkent Financial Institute
Samarkand State University (2017)
The Andijan State University (2017)
Tashkent Chemical-Technological Institute (2017)
Tashkent Medical Academy (2017)

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Zane Svilāne
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Laura Fomina
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Department of History and Archaeology
Asoc.Prof. Raimonds Cerūzis

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Department of Philosophy and Ethics
Dr. Artis Svece
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Faculty of Humanities

Dr. Anastasija Vedela
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Faculty of Law

Madara Marija Ose
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Faculty of Medicine

Ivars Pēkainis
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Faculty of Physics and Mathematics 

Department of Physics
Dr. Jānis Cīmurs
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Department of Mathematics
Assoc. Prof. Ingrīda Uļjane
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Department of Optometry
Dr. Ieva Timrote
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Faculty of Social Sciences

Aleksandra Kjakste
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Faculty of Theology

Dr.theol., Doc. Jānis Rudzītis-Neimanis
Phone: +371 67034441
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