Low Soo Peng Latvia University

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Low Soo Peng Latvia University

  1. 1. University of LatviaUniversity of Latvia 2010
  2. 2. LatviaLatvia 2.2 million inhabitants
  3. 3. RigaRiga  Founded 1201  Largest city in the Baltic States and the 3rd largest (after St.Petersburg and Stockholm) in the Northern Baltic region  705 703 inhabitants
  4. 4. Distance from RigaDistance from Riga  Baltic Sea – 10 km  Vilnius (capital of Lithuania) – 296 km  Stockholm – 325 km  Tallinn (capital of Estonia) – 330 km  Helsinki – 430 km  Minsk (capital of Byelorussia) – 485 km  St. Petersburg – 592 km  Warsaw – 656 km
  5. 5. University of LatviaUniversity of Latvia
  6. 6. University of LatviaUniversity of Latvia Founded in 1919 One of the largest Universities in the Eastern Baltic region, largest in Latvia (23% of all students) Leading research university in Latvia
  7. 7. UL studentsUL students Total number of students 19600Total number of students 19600 ((October, 2010)October, 2010) StateState financedfinanced students 37%students 37% Tuition feeTuition fee is paid byis paid by 63%63% Full time studentsFull time students 76%76% Part time studentsPart time students 24%24% Males 30%Males 30% FemalesFemales 70%70% HumanitiesHumanities 31%31% Natural sciencesNatural sciences 24%24% Social sciencesSocial sciences 45%45%
  8. 8. UL sUL study programmestudy programmes  Bachelor - 32  Master - 39  Doctoral - 22  Professional - 24  Postgraduate Medical Education – 1 (35)
  9. 9. Study Programmes in EnglishStudy Programmes in English or Native Languageor Native Language  Bachelor’s Degree Programs: • MODERN LANGUAGES AND BUISNESS STUDIES • ENGLISH PHILOLOGY • GERMAN PHILOLOGY • FRENCH PHILOLOGY  Master's Degree Programs: • BALTIC SEA REGION STUDIES • EUROPEAN STUDIES • MBA (INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS) • EDUCATIONAL TREATMENT OF DIVERSITY • ENGLISH PHILOLOGY • GERMAN PHILOLOGY • FRENCH PHILOLOGY
  10. 10. UL Excellence CentersUL Excellence Centers • EU Solid State Physics Institute • Centre of Excellence for Basic Research in Nanoscale Physics and Applications • UNESCO Biomedical Research and Study Centre • UNESCO department at Institute for Enviromental Studies and Management • Jean Monnet Chair
  11. 11. UL servicesUL services The University assists with visa arrangements Student Service International Relations Department Orientation meeting & social activities Erasmus Student Network and Student Council
  12. 12. Erasmus Student Network andErasmus Student Network and Student CouncilStudent Council Excursions Introductions to faculties and university facilities Sports events Thematic parties
  13. 13. Estimated living expensesEstimated living expenses Accommodation in dormitory: € 90 to € 280 per month Accommodation deposit in dorms: 1 months rent (refunded) Food: € 200 per month Spending money: € 100 per month Public transport: € 13 to € 25 per month
  14. 14. AccomodationAccomodation Assistance in finding the housing Student dormitory (both local and international students) • fully furnished • free wireless internet http://www.hotelprima.lv/enghttp://www.hotelprima.lv/eng
  15. 15. UL social activitiesUL social activities 11 choirs 4 dance ensembles Student theatre Chamber orchestra Brass band Applied Art Studio
  16. 16. Having fun Latvian wayHaving fun Latvian way Bungee jumping Snowboarding Mežakaķis track Rodeļi Bobsleigh Catapult
  17. 17. Boat ride on Gauja river Aerodium/Sigulda Zorbing in Rāmkalni Paintball, horse rides, teniss, plane & hot air balloon flight, sauna Having fun Latvian wayHaving fun Latvian way
  18. 18. Thank you for yourThank you for your attention!attention! www.lu.lvwww.lu.lv linda.zidere@lu.lvlinda.zidere@lu.lv contact person for CENTAURI sarmite.rutkovska@lu.lvcontact person for CENTAURI sarmite.rutkovska@lu.lv

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