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Rīga • Ethnic, Family Studies • Medicine, General, Internal
Jelgava • Agriculture, Fisheries, Food • Forestry • Cultural Studies
The university originated as the Agricultural Department at the Riga Polytechnical Institute in 1863, which in 1919 became the Faculty of Agriculture at the University of Latvia. It became an independent institution in 1939, when it was established as the Academy of Agriculture in the Jelgava Palace, which had been renovated for that purpose. It was renamed to the Latvia University of Agriculture in 1990.
Languages, Philology, Linguistic Studies
The university was founded in 1921 as a teachers’ college and received its present name on 13 October 2001. DU has become the biggest public educational institution in Eastern Latvia and is a member of the European University Association and EU²S², the European Union association of universities of small member states.
The University consists of five faculties: Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Music and Arts and Education and Management. These are divided into 51 study programmes that train biologists, programming engineers, physicists, intercultural relations managers, institutional managers, economists, psychologists, artists, linguists, interpreters, career consultants and other specialists. The university offers Doctoral, Bachelor and Diploma level studies.
The main foci of research at DU are Literary Science, Linguistics, History, Biology, Environmental Science, Physics, Economics, Sociology, Psychology, Education and Art. The university has thirteen research centres, and has benefited from EU Structural Funds since 2004 (e.g. purchasing of ZEISS laser scanning microscopes).
A large Russian-speaking enrollment facilitates cooperation with universities outside of the European Union in the CIS, e.g. Scientific Readings, Slavonic Readings, and various thematic conferences.
Students can use Erasmus+ mobility options to study for one or two semesters at European partner universities. Students are able to receive funding from the Else Marie Tschermak Foundation in Denmark to study or conduct research abroad.
Student life is organised through the Students’ Council, the campus newspaper “Lai Top!” (To the top!), the Latgale Students’ Centre, the Association of Young Scientists of Daugavpils University “DUJZA”, the Art Teacher's Union, the Health Care Centre and Natural Research and Environmental Education Centre. Students can also acquire a foreign language, take part in the students’ dance ensemble “Laima” and utilize a Sport Complex. Student, inquisitive and interested in science, have an opportunity to work in research institutions and centres.
Rīga • Business
Rīga • Business • Mathematics, Statistics, Finance • Bank, Insurance • Management
In 2007 BA School of Business and Finance celebrated its 15th anniversary. It supports United Nations initiative and follows the Principles for Responsible Management Education. On December 11 BA School of Business and Finance announced its decision to achieve Investors in Excellence Standard (a national standard which is based on the concepts of Excellence and the nine criteria of the widely used European Excellence Model (EFQM)). In 2007/2008 BA School of Business and Finance has been recognized as one of 1000 world’s best Business Schools!
Today it offers undergraduate, graduate and post - graduate programmes in Economics and Entrepreneurship, Business Administration and Finance. The study processes have gained an explicit international dimension. Graduates are nationally and internationally recognized entrepreneurs, managers, consultants, experts and professionals.
Rīga • Art
Graduation photo of the Landscape Workshop of the Latvian Art Academy, 1942. Seated in the middle of the front row is professor Vilhelms Purvītis. Left of him is Mārtiņš Krūmiņš.
Rīga • Music
Rīga • Law
Rīga • Health Care Sciences, Services
Rīga • Economics • Business
The school was founded in 1994 by the Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) with the support of the Swedish government, and the Latvian Ministry of Education on behalf of Latvia.
The mission of SSE Riga is to provide state-of-the-art education in economics and business that contributes to the economic and social development of the region, in particular the Baltic countries. This mission also includes research of relevance to the Baltic countries as well as active participation and promotion of public debate. Since 2010 SSE Riga is owned by a foundation established by the Stockholm School of Economics (SSE), the University of Latvia (LU) and the SSE Riga Alumni Association.
SSE Riga employs modern teaching methods, including group work, summer internships and case studies, and has exchange programs with many leading business schools in Europe. It is thus not surprising that SSE Riga has quickly built a strong reputation for offering the highest-quality business education among employers and applicants in the Baltics.[not verified in body]
Jelgava • Cultural Studies
After the partitions of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth, Jelgava became part of the Russian Empire and the gymnasium unsuccessfully petitioned to become a university. Nevertheless, it became an important cultural hub not only for Latvians, but also Lithuanians. Many famous professors had lectured in Academia Petrina for example Johann Benjamin Koppe (1775), Johann August von Starck (1777-1781) and Wilhelm Gottlieb Friedrich Beitler (1775-1811).
During World War I, the school was evacuated to Taganrog in Rostov Oblast while its 42,000-volume library was burned by troops of Pavel Bermondt-Avalov. During World War II, the historical school building was almost completely destroyed, therefore school was reestablished in new premises. Original building was later restored and now functions as the Ģederts Eliass Jelgava History and Art Museum.
Rīga • Business • Management
RBS was the first higher education institution in the Baltics to offer MBA programs in English, granting its graduates an internationally recognized Masters of Business Administration degree. From 2012, Riga Business School will offer a Bachelor of Management in International Business in collaboration with the BI Norwegian Business School.
The school has a solid reputation and more than 970 MBA graduates, the majority of who occupy leading managerial positions both in Latvia and abroad. RBS is the only school in the Baltics offering North-American style MBA both in teaching standards and structure, containing intensive case studies, group work and active classroom involvement over at least two years of studies.