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Riga Summer School Concludes with Presentations of Student Social Media Clips

The eighth edition of Riga Summer School 2018, a University of Latvia Faculty of Social Sciences practical program for international students, concludes today with premieres of social media videos about their experiences in Riga during Latvia’s centennial year.

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Riga Summer School Participants to Produce Social Media Posts on Latvia’s Centennial

The focus of Riga Summer School 2018, a University of Latvia Faculty of Social Sciences practical program for international students, will be content production for digital channels and social media.

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The Summer School on European Studies for Chinese student’s has been realised in Department of Political Science

At the end of July Department of Political Science welcomed 40 students from China for the Summer School on European Studies

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Department of Political Science Strengthens Ties with Universities of Ukraine

In April Lecturer of the Department of Political Science Sigita Struberga had a visit in Kiyv. It was realised within the project “Training program of Ukrainian young professionals in University of Latvia – Spring School “EU studies – internal and foreign affairs”” financed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Latvia.

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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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What others are
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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
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
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

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