University of Latvia



University of Latvia, Riga, Latvia

Website: http://www.lu.lv/eng/

Information Sheet: 2017-18 Information Sheet

Videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=imgfxxILLtI

Description:

University
The University of Latvia with its 15,000 students, 13 faculties and more than 20 research institutes is one of the largest comprehensive and leading research universities in the Baltic States. The University offers more than 130 state-accredited academic and professional study programmes. At University of Latvia, research is conducted in over 50 research fields which represent four main areas of inquiry: the humanities, sciences, social sciences, and education sciences. The University of Latvia pays great attention to the development of international collaboration. At present the University of Latvia has signed more than 500 agreements with 326 institutions in 31 European countries within ERASMUS programme.

City
Riga is the capital and the largest city of Latvia, with around 643,368 inhabitants. Founded in 1201 its historical centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, noted for its Art Nouveau/Jugendstil architecture and 19th century wooden architecture. Over the past few years, hip cafes have spread like wildfire throughout the city centre, and hundreds of crumbling facades are being restored to their brilliant, art nouveau lustre. Riga also has a thriving arts scene, and is the home of several successful theatres including the Latvian National Opera and the Latvian National Theatre.

Other
Please see the following link for housing options: http://www.lu.lv/eng/services/accommodation/

 

Faculties
Biology
Computing
Chemistry
Economics and Management
Education, Psychology and Art
Geography and Earth Sciences
History and Philosophy
Humanities
Law
Medicine
Physics and Mathematics
Social Sciences
Theology