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The University of Latvia has been founded in 1919 and currently, with its more than 14 000 students, 13 faculties and over 20 research institutes and independent study centers, is one of the largest comprehensive and leading research universities in the Baltics. The University offers more than 130 state-accredited academic and professional study programs.

At the University of Latvia, research is conducted in over 50 research fields which represent four main areas of inquiry: the humanities, natural sciences, social sciences. The University of Latvia pays great attention to the development of international collaboration.

The University of Latvia devotes great attention to the development of international collaboration to promote its identity internationally and to strengthen the reputation of the University worldwide. To date, the University of Latvia has signed 136 bilateral agreements worldwide and more than 700 agreements with 368 institutions in 32 European countries within the ERASMUS+ program. Both incoming and outgoing exchange students use one of the available student mobility agreements: ERASMUS+, ERASMUS MUNDUS (Aurora, AESOP, LEADER), CAMPUS EUROPAE, ISEP, bilateral agreements, and agreements between countries.

More information at www.university.lv/cooperation ERASMUS MUNDUS is a cooperation and mobility program in the field of higher education that aims to promote dialogue and understanding between people and cultures through cooperation with third countries. Partnerships between European and third-country higher education institutions include scholarships and fellowships for mobility at all academic levels (undergraduate, master’s, doctorate, postdoctoral and staff). The University of Latvia is currently a partner in 9 ERASMUS MUNDUS projects.

QS World University Ranking

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.

Quality management at the University of Latvia

Due to the fact, that everyone has a different understanding of the quality subject, various definitions of this term have arisen over time. These definitions cover different fields – from the quality of products to organization management. Within the framework of the EU Phare Multi-Country Program’s in Higher Education project “Quality Assurance in Higher Education”, the Quality Assurance Manual for Higher Education was published. Authors of the Manual offer few conceptions of quality, which are most relevant to higher education, namely:

1) Quality as excellence – conception’s goal is to strive to be the best.

2) Quality as “fitness to purpose” – quality of something for a specific purpose.

3) Quality as transformation – while students’ goals and views are changing, the university is able to vary with them and achieve their needs, i.e. adapt.

4) Quality as a threshold - the university sets certain norms and criteria. Any unit that reaches or surpasses these norms and criteria is deemed of quality.

5) Quality as minimum standards - a broad definition of desired knowledge, skills and attitudes of graduates.

6) Quality as enhancement – the university should improve continuously.

To ensure quality at every level of the organization, the university should establish appropriate quality management system.

The priority of quality assurance in higher education is stated both by European legislation and practices (Bergen communiqué - Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area) and by Latvian state legislation. These documents emphasize the necessity of implementation of internal quality assurance system in the universities.

Quality management and audit department are responsible for development and implementation of quality assurance system in the UL.

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This program combines language studies with culture and regional studies in relation to the language module chosen by the student. The language courses are taught by nati ... [+]

This program combines language studies with culture and regional studies in relation to the language module chosen by the student. The language courses are taught by native speakers. The Bachelor program is targeted towards maintaining continuity of the research work in Asian studies; it aims at ensuring the quality of knowledge and skills needed to pursue further professional or academic studies at MA level.

Program coursesBachelor’s degree program „Asian Studies” curriculum

Program modules

The program is divided into four language modules:

Japanese language module; Sinology module: Chinese, Classical Chinese (Wenyan); India and Indonesia module: Hindi or Tibetan or Indonesian language; Middle East module: Arabic or Turkish language. Study period and time of classes ... [-]
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The aim of the program„ Business Administration” with specialization in International Business is to prepare the students to develop their own business in an internationa ... [+]

The aim of the program„ Business Administration” with specialization in International Business is to prepare the students to develop their own business in an international environment or to work as a highly qualified specialist in state, private and international institutions. The graduates will have a full range of competencies to work in the field of entrepreneurship in the context of laws and regulations. Students will be trained to work both - individually and in groups; they will also develop their presentation skills, analytical skills, and critical thinking skills, which are necessary both for the labor market to remain effective and for business organizations to develop in a changing economic environment. The planned results will cover the following competencies: orienting in the processes of the contemporary international economy and business and the ability to analyze them by using statistical, econometric and other methods of quantitative and qualitative analysis; understanding the basics of every legal aspect of the entrepreneurship in order to participate efficiently in the activities of international trade, finance and other fields; abilities to orient in global economic environment and to take decisions in the circumstances of global competition. The study program is for foreign and Latvian residents.... [-]

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The study program is aimed at academic studies in Chemistry and preparation of specialists in Chemistry. ... [+]

In 2012 the Program has been awarded the label of “Chemistry Eurobachelor” by the Labelling Committee of the European Chemistry Thematic Network Association (ECTNA, Certificate Nr. EB1104, 18.04.2012.)

The study program is aimed at academic studies in Chemistry and preparation of specialists in Chemistry.

Study courses cover the main directions of Chemistry: inorganic, organic, analytical, physical, and biological chemistry, and through electives and research some specialization is available in organic synthesis, in food chemistry, or in practical analytical chemistry. Students acquire also the necessary knowledge in mathematics, biology, and physics.... [-]

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The program is designed according to recommendations of the ACM/IEEE Computing Curricula. It is awarded Euro-Inf Quality Label by European Quality Assurance Network for I ... [+]

The program is designed according to recommendations of the ACM/IEEE Computing Curricula. It is awarded Euro-Inf Quality Label by European Quality Assurance Network for Informatics Education. After graduation students can continue studies at master level.

Program courses Study period and time of classes

The full – time degree program covers four academic years. Classes are mainly from 8.30am until 6 pm in the working days.

Career opportunities

Usually, students get their first work agreement after the second study year. Graduates can fully integrate into the international scope of IT specialists.... [-]

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The study program provides students with a solid base of anthropological knowledge and research skills upon which to build in their later academic or professional career. ... [+]

The study program provides students with a solid base of anthropological knowledge and research skills upon which to build in their later academic or professional career. It covers both the main themes in anthropological theory, economic and political anthropology, as well as the anthropology of gender and religion, and thus helps students to develop critical thinking and interdisciplinary analysis skills. The program is mostly orientated towards public anthropology and the Baltic region, but students are encouraged to develop and explore their own research topics with the support of experienced supervisors within our department.

Our senior program staff holds doctoral degrees from world’s best ranking universities and are active in the public sphere, encouraging also their students to express their opinions and research results in the mass media.... [-]

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The aim of the European Integration and Global Development bachelor program is to prepare professionals for careers related to the development processes in Europe and abr ... [+]

The aim of the European Integration and Global Development bachelor program is to prepare professionals for careers related to the development processes in Europe and abroad. Students will acquire the knowledge and skills needed to understand European integration and, by focusing on the interdisciplinary study of sociology, political science and communication will come to understand development as a global phenomenon. The Baltic experience will be utilized in order to illustrate the transformation towards a viable market economy, effective governmental structures and successful participation in European integration. Upon completion of the program, students will be able to analyze development processes and the European experience and assist in the promotion of mutual relations and cooperation between Europe and developing countries.... [-]

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The study program is unique in the Baltic States. Professional Bachelor’s study program “Industrial engineering” prepares highly qualified, competitive and competent expe ... [+]

The study program is unique in the Baltic States. Professional Bachelor’s study program “Industrial engineering” prepares highly qualified, competitive and competent experts. Successful completion of the program results in professional Bachelor’s degree in engineering sciences and professional qualification of “System management engineer”. The study courses are taught by a team of qualified, well-motivated and experienced academic personnel. Modern and creative study process allows the students to acquire knowledge, skills, and competencies in inter-field study programme, which combines engineering sciences, management sciences, and natural sciences courses.... [-]

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The aim of the program is to prepare highly qualified specialists who working in state, private and international institutions will have good command in issues of interna ... [+]

The aim of the program is to prepare highly qualified specialists who working in state, private and international institutions will have good command in issues of international economy and commercial diplomacy, will be able to take independent decisions, handle everyday tasks and cooperate with Latvian and foreign organizations, offices and enterprises.

The planned results of the program are the ensuring of the following general and specific competences: orienting in the processes of the contemporary international economy and the ability to analyse them by using statistical, econometric and other methods of quantitative and qualitative analysis; understanding about the basic conditions of commercial diplomacy in order to participate effectively in the activities of international trade, finance and other, including negotiations, signing of agreements, representing national or corporate interests etc.; abilities to orient in global economic environment and to take decisions in the circumstances of global competition.... [-]

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The program is interdisciplinary and is designed to prepare graduates for international careers in enterprises and organizations where knowledge of several languages and ... [+]

The program is interdisciplinary and is designed to prepare graduates for international careers in enterprises and organizations where knowledge of several languages and business is required. The program offers three language modules: French, Spanish, and German. All three modules comprise studying Business English, Financial English, English for Law, as well as general and business aspects of the module language. The program provides cultural studies through such courses as Intercultural Communication, Intercultural Business Relations, business studies through the basic management courses such as Marketing, Management Theory, Accounting Theory, Entrepreneurship in the EU, as well as the EU and international market specific study courses. Upon graduation, students are able to continue education in Master degree programs and second level professional study programs.... [-]

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