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International conference Riga Readings in Social Sciences 2019 is ready to start

The 3rd Riga Readings in Social Sciences (RRSS) annual international conference that will be held on the 14th and 15th of November in University of Latvia social science department asks: “What is the EU for - 15 years after the great enlargement?

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Call for Papers for the Undergraduate Students’ Conference “Smart Collaboration: Searching for Innovative Patterns and M

Latvia - China Academic Exchange Centre of the Department of Political Science at the University of Latvia is pleased to announce the call for papers for the undergraduate students’ conference “Smart Collaboration: Searching for Innovative Patterns and Methods” to be held at the Department of Political Science, University of Latvia from 27 to 28 November 2019. Deadline for submission of papers November 10.

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The 30th Annual European Society For Social Drug Research Conference Is Hosted In Riga

Latvia University Social Science Faculty in collaboration with the European Society for Social Drug Research (ESSD) and the Ministry of Interior hosts the 30th annual conference in Riga between the 26th to the 28th of September. ESSD is a European level conference that takes place in different European cities each year. Riga is the first of the Baltic cities to be chosen to host.

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The public lecture - scientific discussion “E-leadership in local government organizations”

September 16th, 1.00-3.00 p.m. the public lecture - scientific discussion of the project “E-leadership in local government organizations will be held at the University of Latvia.

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Extended call for papers and panels for International conference Riga Readings in Social Sciences (RRSS) 2019

University of Latvia (UL) Faculty of Social Sciences (FSS) Advanced Social and Political Research Institute (ASPRI) until August 15th extends call for papers and panels for the 3rd Riga Readings in Social Sciences (RRSS) "15 Years After the Great Enlargement – What is EU for?". The conference will take place on November 14-15 this year at the University of Latvia, Faculty of Social Sciences.

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International scientific project “E-leadership in local government organizations”

Four universities-partners (Siauliai University (Lithuania), Hamm-Lippstadt University of Applied Sciences (Germany), University of Latvia (Latvia) and University of Tartu (Estonia)) is implementing the international scientific project ʺE-leadership in local government organizationsʺ (01.06.2019-15.11.2019). This project of the Baltic-German University Liaison Office is supported by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) with funds from the Foreign Office of the Federal Republic Germany (agreement No. 2019/14 on financing the project of the Baltic german university liaison office /Nr.SU-27- (8.2)).

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International conference Riga Readings in Social Sciences (RRSS) 2019 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 3rd Riga Readings in Social Sciences (RRSS) "15 Years After the Great Enlargement – What is EU for?". The conference will take place on November 14-15 this year at the University of Latvia, Faculty of Social Sciences (Lauvas St. 4, Riga, Latvia). Working language: English.

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THE NORDIC BALTIC DOCTORAL NETWORK IN SOCIAL WORK (NBSW)

11TH SUMMER SCHOOL 26th -30th August 2019 Riga (Latvia) "MEASURING OUTCOMES OF SOCIAL WORK" will be hosted by the University of Latvia, Faculty of Social Science
The Nordic-Baltic Doctoral Network in Social Work (NBSW) is a joint network of the doctoral schools, universities and other institutions in social work in seven countries. The network provides research training for PhD students in social work in Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, but also for PhD students in social work from countries outside the network.

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What others are
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The Faculty of Social Sciences provides interesting seminars with small groups and high quality.
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
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

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