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Call for papers to Special Issue of Scandinavian Journal of Public Administration

Urban Governance in Europe: Preparing for Diversity, Social Sustainability and Migration

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ULFSS Lecturers Are Inspired by the Urban Planning Conference in Oslo

The international symposium “Urban governance in Europe: Preparing for Diversity, Social Sustainability and Migration” was held on September 28-30 in Oslo. The symposium was inspiring event with presentations, discussions and ideas related to urban governance in the modern world.

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Study Experience from Norway

Sociology student Kristīne Kalvāne has spent half a year, studying in Norway.

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Latvian researcher's findings in Oslo: Norwegians are studying well-being

Thanks to the project of the EEA and the Norwegian grant program "Mobility in Political Science and Sociology" (EEA / NFI / S / 2015/024), several faculty members at the Faculty of Political Science and Sociology of the University of Latvia, including myself, had the great opportunity to go mobility trip to Oslo and Akerhus University College (Norway).

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Excellent visit to Oslo and Akerhus University College

Research assistant Anete Vītola has visited Oslo and Akerhus University College in April in order to study development of social innovations in Norway.

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Professor Henrik Sætra visits FSS with a lecture of game theory in political analysis

The workshop and a lecture for the young researchers on game theory leaded by prof. Henrik Sætra from Ostfold University College (Norway) was held on April 19, 2016 at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Latvia.

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First Impressions - Studies in Norway

Ostfold University College- a small Castle of Light in the Ostfold- provides a unique opportunity to get known not only Scandinavian culture, but also French, German, Spanish, Russian, Polish and a lot of other cultures in one place, discussing and analyzing political, economic and social situation among exchange students.

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What others are
saying about us

The Baltic culture is fascinating to me: Riga, with his different styles; from Art Noveau, over soviet to modern style offers the city a lot of historical moments and different faces. Also I wanted to discover the whole region: The nature offers great pictures for the human eye.
MARCEL SCHULZ, exchange student, University of Greifswald in Germany
I wanted to learn a language, which is smaller – to know a language that is out of the ordinary makes a person interesting at the job market. Everybody speaks English, but who speaks Latvian?
MARCEL SCHULZ Exchange student, University of Greifswald in Germany
I found professors at the UL to be welcoming and supportive in both schoolwork and adjusting to living in a different culture. Some of the perspectives on migration discussed by my fellow students were very different than my own and I was forced to engage in challenging discussions and reflect on my own beliefs and understandings.
BERIT ENGSTROM (USA), Erasmus Mundus MISOCO student
Riga is a beautiful city, and I never got tired off walking and biking around everywhere! I could have chosen to spend a semester in Germany, Ireland or Latvia, and I'm grateful that I chose Latvia for the culture, people, and my academic experience.
BERIT ENGSTROM (USA), Erasmus Mundus MISOCO student
The Faculty of Social Sciences provides interesting seminars with small groups and high quality.
MARCEL SCHULZ, exchange student, University of Greifswald in Germany
I enjoyed the MISOCO programme a lot – mainly because I had a chance to see different teaching and studying approaches and I could get information about wider range of resources... Staying in Riga was very interesting and I consider myself lucky that I went there ..it offers different point of view than you can get in Western Europe.
LENKA PAVELKOVA (CZ), Erasmus Mundus MISOCO student

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