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Riga Summer School 2018 Welcomes Applications

Call for applications for participation in Riga Summer School 2018 is now open. The Department of Communication Studies of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Latvia organizes this international summer school for students from all over the world in the Latvian capital from August 5 – 18, 2018, focusing on “Content Production for Digital Media”.
Some scholarships are available for students for participation in Riga Summer School 2018.
The application deadline is 23:59 on May 21, 2018.

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Professor Alexander Moen from Simon Fraser University (Canada) visits Department of Political Science

Professor of the Simon Frazer University (Canada) Alexander Moen visited the Department of Political Science on 16 April, 2018. During his visit, he had a meeting with the Head of department Asoc. Prof. Iveta Reinholde and lecturers in order to discuss opportunities for collaboration between universities.

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Professor Žaneta Ozoliņa visits Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

Professor of the Department of Political Science Zaneta Ozolina visited the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences on April, 2018. During her visit, she had a meeting with Mr Huang Ping, the head of the Institute of European Studies and Mr Liu Zuokui, the director of the department of Central and Eastern European Studies.

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Annual discussion on reforms in Ukraine- opportunity to expand collaboration between future professionals

The annual discussion about challenges and prospects for development of Ukraine was held in 4 April with more than 30 future professionals from Latvia and Ukraine in the fields of social sciences and law. The discussion brought together undergraduates of Department of Political Science and Spring School’s students representing Department’s partner universities from Ukraine.

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The 5th conference on change in public governance “HOW TO IMPROVE THE ORGANISATION OF PUBLIC SERVICE PROVISION?”

Asoc.prof. Iveta Reinholde participated in the 5th conference on change in public governance “How to Improve the Organisation of Public Service Provision?” organised by Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania and Mykolo Romeris University (Lithuania).

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International conference Riga Readings in Social Sciences (RRSS) 2018 announces call for papers and panels

University of Latvia (UL) Faculty of Social Sciences (FSS) Advanced Social and Political Research Institute (ASPRI) announces call for papers and panels for the 2nd Riga Readings in Social Sciences (RRSS) “Baltic Sea Region: One Hundred Years On”. The conference will take place on November 22-23 this year at the University of Latvia, Faculty of Social Sciences (Lomonosova St. 1A, Riga, Latvia). Working language: English.

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Guest lecture “Current Issues in Turkish Foreign Policy”

On 10 April 14.30, in the Faculty of Social Sciences, room 204, Asoc. Prof. dr. Mehmet Zeki Günay will give a guest lecture “Current Issues in Turkish Foreign Policy”.

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Lectures on food security: Canada and Central Asia

Department of Political Science, Faculty of Social Sciences and Faculty of Geography and Earth Sciences kindly invite to take part in guest lectures of assistant professor Zulfiya Tursunova who is a Chair of Peace and Conflict Studies at Guilford College in North Carolina United States.

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What others are
saying about us

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 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
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 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
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

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