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1 LATVIA Higher Education LATVIA Higher Education Zaneta SAVICKIENE September 25, 2008.

2 Funny fact The Christmas tree comes from Latvia. The first known incidence of decorating a tree is in 1510 when pagans of Northern Europe in Latvia celebrated their winter solstice, also known as Yule.

3 Higher Education System in Latvia Binary: academic and professional Three group of programs (academic, professional and applied professional) Universities and Non – university HEI 54 HEI

4 Higher Education System in Latvia College 1st level Professional Higher Education (2-3 year) 1st level Professional Higher Education (2-3 year) Independent institution or within Higher Education Institution (HEI) Independent institution or within Higher Education Institution (HEI) University type HEI Academic programs, research Academic programs, research Non-University type HEI Professional programs (Bachelor and Master!) Professional programs (Bachelor and Master!) No PhD programs No PhD programs

5 Higher Education System in Latvia Academic Higher Education Bachelor programs (3-4 years) Bachelor programs (3-4 years) Master programs (1-2 years) Master programs (1-2 years) Professional Higher Education (PHE) 1st level (2-3 years) Professional qualification 1st level (2-3 years) Professional qualification 2nd level (2-3 years) Professional Bachelors degree 2nd level (2-3 years) Professional Bachelors degree Professional Masters degree (1-2 years) Integrated 5-6 year PHE programs in Medicine and Law

6 Higher Education System in Latvia Postgraduate Education: Doctoral studies 3-4 years Doctoral programs in Latvian HEI Science Science Legislation Legislation Technology Technology Humanities Humanities

7 Universities Daugavpils University Daugavpils University 2. 2.Latvia University of Agriculture Latvia University of Agriculture 3. 3.University of Latvia University of Latvia 4. 4.Riga Stradina University Riga Stradina University 5. 5.Riga Technical UniversityRiga Technical University

8 State Institutions of Higher Education Banking Institution of Higher Education Banking Institution of Higher Education 2. 2.J.Vitols Latvian Academy of Music J.Vitols Latvian Academy of Music 3. 3.Latvian Maritime Academy Latvian Maritime Academy 4. 4.Latvian Academy of Culture Latvian Academy of Culture 5. 5.Art Academy of Latvia Art Academy of Latvia 6. 6.National Academy of Defence of Latvia National Academy of Defence of Latvia 7. 7.Police Academy of Latvia Police Academy of Latvia 8. 8.Latvian Academy of Sports Education Latvian Academy of Sports Education 9. 9.Liepaja University Liepaja University Rezekne Higher School Rezekne Higher School Stockholm School of Economics in Riga Stockholm School of Economics in Riga Riga Graduate School of Law Riga Graduate School of Law Riga Teacher Training Education Management Academy Riga Teacher Training Education Management Academy Ventspils College Ventspils College Vidzeme CollegeVidzeme College

9 Private Institutions of HE 1. Baltic International Academy 1. Baltic International Academy Baltic International AcademyBaltic International Academy 2.Business Institute "RIMPAK Livonia" 2.Business Institute "RIMPAK Livonia" Business Institute "RIMPAK Livonia"Business Institute "RIMPAK Livonia" 3.Higher School of Economic and Culture 3.Higher School of Economic and Culture Higher School of Economic and CultureHigher School of Economic and Culture 4.Information Systems Management Institute 4.Information Systems Management Institute Information Systems Management InstituteInformation Systems Management Institute 5.Latvian Christian Academy 5.Latvian Christian Academy Latvian Christian AcademyLatvian Christian Academy 6.Higher School of Psychology 6.Higher School of Psychology Higher School of PsychologyHigher School of Psychology 7.Riga Institute of Aeronavigation 7.Riga Institute of Aeronavigation Riga Institute of AeronavigationRiga Institute of Aeronavigation 8.Riga International School of Economics Business Admin 8.Riga International School of Economics Business Admin Riga International School of Economics Business AdminRiga International School of Economics Business Admin 9.School of Business Administration Turiba, Ltd 9.School of Business Administration Turiba, Ltd School of Business Administration Turiba, LtdSchool of Business Administration Turiba, Ltd 10.Higher School of Social Work, Social Pedagogics "Attistiba" 10.Higher School of Social Work, Social Pedagogics "Attistiba" Higher School of Social Work, Social Pedagogics "Attistiba"Higher School of Social Work, Social Pedagogics "Attistiba" 11.Higher School of Social Technologies 11.Higher School of Social Technologies Higher School of Social TechnologiesHigher School of Social Technologies 12.International Higher School of Practical Psychology 12.International Higher School of Practical Psychology International Higher School of Practical PsychologyInternational Higher School of Practical Psychology 13.Institute of Transport and Telecommunications Institute of Transport and TelecommunicationsInstitute of Transport and Telecommunications

10 State Colleges Social Integration State Agency - College RRC Social Integration State Agency - College RRC 2. 2.Daugavpils Medicine College Daugavpils Medicine College 3. 3.Jekabpils Agrobusiness College Jekabpils Agrobusiness College 4. 4.Latvian Culture College Latvian Culture College 5. 5.Liepaja Maritime College Liepaja Maritime College 6. 6.Liepaja Medicine College Liepaja Medicine College 7. 7.Malnava College Malnava College 8. 8.Olaine College of Mechanics and Technologies Olaine College of Mechanics and Technologies 9. 9.P.Stradins Health and Socail Care College P.Stradins Health and Socail Care College Riga 1.Medicine College Riga 1.Medicine College Riga Civil Engineering College Riga Civil Engineering College Riga Medicine Collega Riga Medicine Collega Riga Technical College Riga Technical College Riga Enterpreneurship College Riga Enterpreneurship College Red Cross Medicine Collega Red Cross Medicine Collega Not translated - Ugunsdrošības un civilās aizsardzības koledža Not translated - Ugunsdrošības un civilās aizsardzības koledža State Police College State Police College State Border Guarding CollegeState Border Guarding College

11 Private Colleges Alberta College Alberta College 2. 2.College of Accounting and Finance College of Accounting and Finance 3. 3.Laws College Laws College 4. 4.Not translated - Kristīgās vadības koledža Not translated - Kristīgās vadības koledža 5. 5.Latvian Business College Latvian Business College 6. 6.Business Administration College Business Administration College 7. 7.Not translated - SIA "Karjeras izaugsmes koledža" Not translated - SIA "Karjeras izaugsmes koledža" 8. 8.Cosmetology CollegeCosmetology College

12 Accreditation the Higher Education Quality Evaluation Centre (HEQEC) 54 Higher Education Institutions (including 20 colleges)

13 World Ranking University of Latvia 1041 Riga Technical University 2042 Rezekne Higher School 2548 Vidzeme College 3749 Institute of Transport and Telecommunication 4050 Latvia University of Agriculture 4241 Daugavpils University 4834

14 Admissions Academic year starts in September, ends in June ends in June Admission is not centralized. Admissions take place June – July Deadline differs from institution to institution.

15 Foreign credentials Expert conclusion of Academic Information Center of Latvia Expert conclusion of Academic Information Center of Latvia Decision on admission by HEI

16 Tuition fees Certain number of students are state funded (1/3 of all number) Certain number of students are state funded (1/3 of all number) Institutions may set a tuition for additional number of students Vary from 800 and Euro State provides loans for Latvian citizens

17 Students benefits Places in students dorms are limited Foreign students usually lives in separate rooms with common kitchen on the floor (60 Euro per month) Discounts for public transportation

18 Foreign students by country Lithuania525 (38%) Russia351 (25%) SriLanka68 (5%) Estonia59 Estonia59 Armenia18 Armenia18 Kazahstan14 Kazahstan14 Georgia10 Georgia10

19 Stockholm School of Economics in Riga Academic Bsc. and professional EMBA Admissions Previous education level diploma Previous education level diploma State exam.in Math and English (home country) State exam.in Math and English (home country) SSE admission test (logical aptitude test,math, essay in English) SSE admission test (logical aptitude test,math, essay in English)www.sseriga.edu.lv

20 Riga Graduate School of Law Very small institution-about 60 students per year LL.M in International and European Law LL.M in International and European Law 1 or 2 year studies depending on credits from previous education level Part time studies available as well Part time studies available as wellAdmissions Bachelors degree of Law or equivalent Bachelors degree of Law or equivalent TOEFL or IELTS TOEFL or IELTS EU 3000 EUR per year, non EU 6000 EUR per year EU 3000 EUR per year, non EU 6000 EUR per yearwww.rgsl.edu.lv

21 Riga Technical University One of the oldest technical universities in Northern Europe (founded in 1862) More than students (~200 international) 12 programs in English Tuition fee Euro per year Previous education level diploma, TOEFL or IELTS Agreement with Kazakstan

22 Riga Stradins University Programs in English already for 16 years Faculty in Medicine (6 years) M.D. Faculty in Medicine (6 years) M.D. Faculty of Stomotology (5 years) D.D.S. Faculty of Stomotology (5 years) D.D.S. Faculty of Pharmacy (5 years) M.Ph. Faculty of Pharmacy (5 years) M.Ph. Faculty of Rehabilitation (4 years) B.Sc. Faculty of Rehabilitation (4 years) B.Sc. Faculty of Nursing (4 years) B.Sc. Faculty of Nursing (4 years) B.Sc. 120 students from 18 countries120 students from 18 countries High education quality and less expensive: 6000EUR/yearHigh education quality and less expensive: 6000EUR/year Secondary education diploma, including 2 sem.with folloving subj.:Biology, chemistry, PhysicsSecondary education diploma, including 2 sem.with folloving subj.:Biology, chemistry, Physics

23 University of Latvia Largest university 13 departments More than students Variety of full time programs in English Doctoral studies in 22 disciplines Contact: More information:

24 University of Latvia Bachelor of Business administration (4 years), International business MBA together with Steinbeis Un. Medicine (6 years), Master degree program in Computer sciences (five different specializations, elective courses), Master program in Management of Information Systems 3 module program, Master degree program in Baltic sea region studies (2 years)

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