Universities in Latvia

Universities of Latvia

2 years ago

Where are the world’s best universities? Well, almost anywhere-including Latvia! In Latvia, you can find a lot of top-ranking universities that take their place next to some of the biggest international universities.

Latvia has Universities, colleges, medical schools, engineering, and law schools offering significant Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Ph.D. programs.

So here are some best universities in Latvia.

The University of Latvia

The University of Latvia promotes Latvian society and state development programs, which provide students an excellent opportunity for higher education, professional skills, and personal development through science and creative work. Founded in 1919, the University of Latvia is one of the largest and leading research universities in  Latvia with more than 14 000 students, 13 colleges,  more than 20 research institutes, and independent study centers.

The University of Latvia has various Master’s degree and Bachelor’s degree programs in Pedagogy, Social Sciences (Economics, Communication Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Law, Management), Natural Sciences (Biology, Physics, Geology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Geography, Environmental Sciences), Humanities (Philology, Philosophy, History, Theology) and Health Sciences. It also provides advanced degrees and doctoral degrees.

University in Latvia
University in Latvia

As research is one of the main parts of this university, so it pays attention to international collaboration for the development of their research work.

The UL Academic Library which was founded in the year 1524,  is one of the oldest libraries in Europe. There are around 3.3 million books in the library which are said to be from the 13th century now. The University of Latvia also has UL sports centre in its premises which offers students around 40 lessons in 12 different type of sports, students can choose any of the sports according to their interest, the various type offered by the UL sports centre are Basketball, Wrestling, Football, Fitness group classes, Table Tennis, Cross country Skiing, Floorball, Self Defence, Volleyball, Kendo, UL Football League and UL Basketball League.  

Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies

Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies is one of the leading universities in Latvia, focusing on the development of life quality of society through the use of natural resources. Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technology (LLU) was established in 1939 and its Faculty of Agriculture was founded in 1863, which has strong support from several universities overseas. This university was a fast-growing institution during the period when Latvia regained its independence.

This university has 8 faculties: Agriculture, Veterinary Medicine, Engineering, Food Technology, Climate and Civil Engineering, Forestry, Computer Technology, Economics, and Social Development. Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technology offers a wide range of Masters, Bachelors, and MBA programs, such as

University in Latvia
University in Latvia

Master in Agricultural Engineering, Masters in Sociology of Organizations and public administration, Master of Engineering in food science, Master of Engineering in Information Technology, and Masters in veterinary Medicines.

Bachelor courses offered by this university are Bachelors in Food Quality and Innovations, Bachelor in Sociology of Organizations and Public Administration, B.Sc. Economics and Professional Bachelor in Information Technologies for Sustainable Development. As an MBA is one of the major and most demanding programmes in the world this University also offers Masters’s in Business Management.

The Latvian University of Life Sciences and Technology library is the largest agricultural literature library in Latvia and also the source library for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the national information systems center AGRIS and CARIS.

Riga Technical University

Riga Technical University is the largest technical university in Latvia with a rich history and a clear future vision. It aimed at promoting excellence in student academic achievement, research, and global issues in cooperation with industry and foreign partners. Riga Technical University (RTU) was initially established as a polytechnic educational institution in 1862. It was designed on the model of the most advanced technical universities of its time.

University in Latvia
University in Latvia

Riga Technical University offers various Bachelor’s, Masters and Doctorate programmes:

Bachelor Study programmes at Riga Technical University

  • Bachelors in Aviation Transport
  • Bachelors in Chemical Technology
  • Bachelors in Civil Engineering
  • Bachelors in Computer Systems
  • Clothing and Textile Technology
  • Bachelors in Economics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronic and Mobile Communication
  • Engineering Technology, Mechanics and Mechanical engineering
  • Bachelors in Entrepreneurship and Management Programme
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Bachelors in Material Sciences
  • Organization & Management of International Economic Relation
  • Medical Engineering and Physics
  • Technical Translation
  • Telecommunications

Master Study Programmes at Riga Technical University

  • Aviation Transport
  • Business Finance
  • Business Informatics
  • Chemical Technology
  • Civil Construction and Real Estate Management
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computerized Control of Electrical Technologies
  • Cyber Security Engineering
  • Design Engineering
  • Digital Humanities
  • E-Learning Technologies
  • Railway Transport
  • Production Engineering

Doctorate Programmes at Riga Technical University

  • Automation and Computer Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Production Engineering
  • Power and Electrical Engineering
  • Telecommunications
  • Transport Engineering

Riga Technical University provides programmes in every stream related to almost every subject, which is useful for the student’s future as well as for the growth of the country.

Riga Stradins University

The University of Riga Stradins trains doctors, dentists, pharmacists, and healthcare professionals, as well as rehabilitation, public health, social and legal specialists.

Riga Stradins University was established in the year 1950, the building of this university was donated by the pre-war patron Kristaps Moberg’s for educational purposes. This University was named after one of Latvia’s most famous medical professors Pauls Stradins, and the capital Riga.

University in Latvia
University in Latvia

Riga Stradinš University is a top academic research university in Latvia offering various programs such as medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, rehabilitation, and nursing sciences in the Republic of Latvia. RSU also brings out important research in different fields such as social sciences, humanities, and law, as well as technical sciences in relation to the application in medicine.

RSU offers various Under Graduate and Doctorate Degrees in the field of Dentistry, International Business, Medical Engineering and Physics, Medicine, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy, and Physiotherapy.

Doctorate programs offered by RSU are Business Administration, Communication Culture and Multimedia, Law, Medicine, Pharmacy, Political Science, physiology, and Sociology.

Latvia is a wonderful country for studies abroad in Europe as it has prestigious degrees known worldwide. Latvia is an admirable country in terms of its large education system and The cost of living in Latvia for international students is very low as compare to other parts of Europe.

Ankit Jain

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