The University of Latvia constantly has been the national, leading and most influential institution of higher education in Latvia. In terms of the total number of students, the University of Latvia is also the largest university in the country. It is the largest high-profile university in Latvia, which has an important role not only in the development of the entire education system, but also in the overall growth of the country’s economy.

UL is a modern centre of academic and professional studies, which together with research in natural sciences, humanities, social sciences, technical sciences and medicine provides various types and levels of higher education opportunities as for the residents of Latvia, as for other country residents. UL plays a crucial role in the development of society’s academic traditions, national economy, education, environment and health protection, the Latvian language and culture. The opinion of the University of Latvia is important for decision-making in public administration.

Scientific activity at the University of Latvia takes place not only in the faculties, but also in the scientific institutes. The University of Latvia conducts research in more than 50 research areas. Scientists from the University of Latvia have developed significant research that has contributed to the competitiveness of the national economy and the improvement of the quality of life in the society. UL is developing as a modern academic institution that provides an environment and infrastructure for outstanding achievements in research, studies and creativity.
UL is developing rapidly – in the coming years one of the most modern student and research centres in the Northern Europe will be established in Torņakalns – the Academic Centre of the University of Latvia. In 2015, the House of Nature opened its doors; in 2019, the House of Science entered the service, where are located unique laboratories not only in the scale of Latvia, but also in the Baltic States. In the coming years, the territory of the Academic Centre will be supplemented by the House of Letters, where the faculties of social sciences and humanities will be located, as well as institutes and the Library, but after that it is planned to build a Technology Centre, service hotels, an academic area, as well as modern sports infrastructure, car and bicycle parking places.

Facts about the University of Latvia:
Faculties – 13
Affiliates – 7
Scientific institutes – 17
College – 3
Number of students – 15 250
Foreign students – 888
Employees – 3118
Study programs – 148
The number of scientific publications in 2019 – 2433
Cooperation agreements concluded by the University of Latvia with other higher education institutions – 227

28 Sept 2020