LATVIJAS UNIVERSITATE

The University of Latvia (LU) is the major academic centre in Latvia with 13 faculties and 20 research institutes and is the largest university in the Baltic States. Around 14 000 students are enrolled in 150 different study programmes. LU cooperates with more than 100 academic institutions around the world and hosting around 500 exchange students annually. From 2004-2014 the LU participated in more than 300 EU and EEA/Norge/INTERREG funded projects. The Centre for European and Transition Studies (CETS) is a structure of the University of Latvia established in 2000 at the University of Latvia. Its aim is to promote and support interdisciplinary academic and applied research on European issues, involving students from both European Union Member States and Third Countries. At CETS, our program incorporates economics, political science, law, public administration and regional policy issues.

The University of Latvia (LU) is the largest education and research organization in the Baltic States renowned for its research on material science, information/communication technologies, humanities, economics and business management, environmental protection and other areas.The LU participates in the National Research Centre for Information, Communication and Digital Signal Processing Technologies and is hosting the Competence Centre in Information and Communication Technologies, Business incubator, Innovation Centre and other structures. The UL has a substantial exchange network at the international and national levels, a number of internationally recognized publications and research works. The LU quality assurance system complies with the requirements of the ENQA and currently it is using the EFQM Excellence model leading to the excellence in education and research. LU is using the methodological approach to study programmes proposed by the EC project Tuning-Educational Structures in Europe.

The LU Centre for European and Transition Studies (CETS) is a LU structure, since 2000 engaged in multidisciplinary research and teaching on economics, political science, law, public administration, regional science. CETS is hosting the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence "Eastern Partnership in a Global Environment: Sharing European Excellence in Inter-Disciplinary Research and Teaching" (since 2011), Jean Monnet Ad Personam (since 2013) and other Jean Monnet projects (since 2001); Mari Currie Centre of Excellence (2006-2009) and the Master's programme in European Studies (since 2001). CETS has been involved in 6th and 7th Framework, as well as Horizon-2020 projects and numerous EU Interreg projects. It also attracts young researchers from EU ENP and Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries for shared experiences. CETS is recognised internationally as an institution that provides solid based approach as an innovator in interdisciplinary studies and research work in the Baltic States and supports European Studies Masters programme, offering students the possibility to study European economic, political and legal space, obtain deeper knowledge of the European integration processes, analyses of EU functional principles, procedures, major policies beyond disciplinary boundaries. The CETS is providing advices to public institutions on economic and social development in the context of European integration. CETS is an internationally recognized forum of debate for academics, postgraduates and practitioners from Latvia and abroad.