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

    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.

  • 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.

  • International conference Riga Readings in Social Sciences (RRSS) announces call for papers
    Dr. sc. comm. Laura Ardava, Scientific secretary of ASPRI

    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.

  • Exchange students appreciate the experience gained at the University of Latvia
    Exchange students near University of Latvia. Photo: Toms Grīnbergs
    Antra Sprēde, LU Komunikācijas un inovāciju departaments

    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.

  • 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.

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

    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.

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

    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).