University of Liepaja


Liepaja University is one of the oldest higher educational institutions in Kurzeme region (Latvia) with large experience and academic traditions. Since 2008 it has become a multi-profile state financed regional higher education institution, split over the 4 faculties: Faculty of Management and Social Sciences, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Faculty of Humanitarian sciences and Arts, Faculty of Pedagogy and Social work. Liepaja University is accredited state higher educational establishment, which implements study programmes at all three study levels: Bachelor, Master and Doctorate studies. There are about 1400 students in Liepaja University and more than 20 thousand graduates. Every year about 30 study programmes are implemented. Basic study profiles are Humanitarian Science and Arts, Natural Sciences, Mathematics and IT Services, Social Sciences and Entrepreneurship, Social Welfare, Teacher Education and Pedagogy.

Liepaja University develops innovative research in four research institutes and several research centres and laboratories. Implementing scientific and academic staff cooperation, Institute of Educational Sciences and Faculty of Pedagogy and Social work do research in the field of Educational Science. Our vision is to provide outstanding scientific studies in the field in regional, national, and the global context by implementing multidimensional research, pedagogical studies, and innovations, providing internationally significant scientific research outcomes in the field, thus contributing to higher education and social services development.

The LiepU is an active member of national and international collaboration networks between institutions of higher education and is a member of several international educational mobility programmes. As preschool education is a significant part of teacher education, we have developed collaboration with the Liepaja board of Preschool education as well as with preschool educational institutions. Our research interests are concerned with the improvement of quality of preschool education and the implementation of innovative approaches into practice. We believe that study and research processes have a very important role in developing a dynamic, open, and knowledge-intensive university.

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