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Vidzeme University of Applied

Sciences
Welcome to Latvia...
Vidzeme...
and
Valmiera!
Vidzeme University of Applied
Sciences
 State University of Applied Sciences
 One of the most innovate regional centres for
academic education and research
 1380 students, 145 staff members
 Study programmes in social sciences and
engineering in bachelor and master programmes
 International cooperation: Erasmus, Leonardo da
Vinci, HESP, Fulbright, Baltic International
Summer School, International conferences
ViA Mission
 Centre of higher education and scientific
research
 Promotion of the development of Vidzeme
region
 Competitive higher education meeting today's
needs
 Cooperation with research partners in Latvia
and abroad
Faculties
 Faculty of Business Administration and
Economics
 Faculty of Engineering
 Faculty of Social Sciences
 Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality
Management
 Language Study and Examination Centre
 Socio-technical Systems Engineering
Institute
Studies – theory and
practice
 Majority of staff members
are professionals in their
field and provide both
academic and professional
viewpoint of the sector

 Internships both in
Latvian enterprises and
abroad form an essential
part of the study process
Study Process
 Courses in Latvian and English
 2 and 4 year study programmes
 Exams and tests at the end of every
course
 Continuous assessment during the
course
 Independent study and research work
 Small numbers of students in classes

 Study methods: lectures,


seminars, group-work,
individual study,
assignments and projects
Grading System
In Latvia a ten-point grading system is used. Latvian credit system
is compatible with ECTS. The number of ECTS is found by
multiplying the number of Latvian credits by a factor of 1.5

Achievement level Grade Meaning Approx. ECTS


grade
Very high 10 With distinction A

9 Excellent A

High 8 Very good B

7 Good C

Medium 6 Almost good D

5 Satisfactory E

Low 4 Almost satisfactory E/FX

3-1 Unsatisfactory Fail


Study Facilities
 Free Internet access in
the dormitories, WiFi
Internet in ViA study
premises
 Up-to-date auditorium
equipement
 E-learning facilities
 Training laboratories
 Conference Hall
 Modern library
ViA in figures

Full tim e te aching


s taff 64

V is iting le cture rs 50

Adm inis trative s taff


74

Stude nts 1380


International Student
Support

■ Accommodation in renovated
■ student residences
■ Latvian mentors for each
student
■ Friendly and helpful staff
■ Latvian language courses
■ Organized events and trips
Student life
 Student Union activities
 University events and parties
 Theatre and cinema
 Various sports activities –
basketball, volleyball, frisbee,
swimming, tennis, orienteering,
canoeing, skiing and skating in
winter
Why Latvia and
Valmiera?
 Beautiful nature
 Reasonable living expenses
 Interesting culture
 Our very, very best students!!!
More information:

www.va.lv
international@va.lv