University of Latvia: Statistics

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Rank Ranking
#989 of 14,131 In the World
#370 of 2,785 In Europe
#1 of 28 In Latvia
#1 of 21 In Riga
#324 of 1,352 For Atomic and Molecular physics
Top50% For 17 other topics

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
45%
Enrollment
15,250
Type
For-profit
Funding
Public-private
partnership
Highest Degree
Doctorate
Website
www.lu.lv
Languages
Latvian;English

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate45%
Admissions RequirementsCompetitive entrance according to the results of the centralized examination following general or special secondary school certificate
Academic CalendarSeptember to June (September - January; February-June)
Enrollment15,250
Full time employee1,250
Student:staff ratio12:1

Publications & Citations

Publications
8,554
Citations
123,620

University of Latvia majors

by publication & citation count

Physics
3,018 / 42,090
Chemistry
2,747 / 38,219
Engineering
2,672 / 31,276
Materials Science
2,128 / 26,440
Biology
1,103 / 30,571
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
1,041 / 15,079
Medicine
931 / 23,865
Environmental Science
786 / 13,763
Atomic and Molecular physics
648 / 10,714
Computer Science
515 / 4,824
Business
480 / 2,367
Condensed Matter Physics
355 / 5,619
Optical Engineering
344 / 4,207
Psychology
304 / 4,092
Political Science
293 / 1,009
Economics
293 / 3,174
Demography
277 / 11,832
Geography and Cartography
240 / 3,634
Mathematics
240 / 1,919
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
188 / 1,251
Ecology
185 / 4,970
Sociology
179 / 1,138
Chemical Engineering
156 / 1,267
Environmental Management
149 / 3,519
Biochemistry
146 / 3,239
Nanotechnology
143 / 4,237
Art & Design
134 / 302
Inorganic Chemistry
126 / 2,163
Nutrition and Food Science
99 / 1,215
Communications and Public Relations
99 / 734
Radiochemistry
98 / 1,070
Math Teachers
98 / 170
Development Studies
97 / 1,688
Oncology and Cancer research
96 / 4,408
Education Majors
94 / 202
Environmental Chemistry
93 / 1,777
Quantum and Particle physics
90 / 1,457
Geology
89 / 1,113
Agricultural Science
85 / 2,267
Human Resource Management
82 / 84

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 25 12
1992 38 36
1993 35 71
1994 58 161
1995 73 194
1996 81 304
1997 134 407
1998 116 445
1999 118 662
2000 155 940
2001 182 981
2002 178 1214
2003 203 1672
2004 211 2043
2005 261 2257
2006 234 2771
2007 270 3454
2008 302 3725
2009 288 4211
2010 360 4632
2011 462 5477
2012 473 6013
2013 557 7029
2014 605 7711
2015 689 8422
2016 593 9585
2017 554 10581
2018 637 11573
2019 653 13854
2020 771 16679
2021 702 19053

Tuition

UndergraduateGraduate
Local students $1,750$1,750
International students $3,750$3,750

The University of Latvia has financial aid programs and on-campus housing.

Programs and Degrees

Programs Associate's degree Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Design | Arts | Humanities +++
Business | Politics | Social Sciences +++
Languages | Culture | Linguistics +++
Nursing | Health | Pharmacy | Medicine +++
Engineering | IT
Maths | Natural Sciences ++
Doktora Astronomy and Space Science, Biology, Chemistry, Communication Studies, Computer Science, Demography and Population, Economics, Educational Administration, Environmental Studies, Geography, Geology, Law, Linguistics, Management, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Medicine, Pedagogy, Pharmacy, Philology, Philosophy, Physics, Political Sciences, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology, Theology

University of Latvia alumni

  1. Mikhail Tal

    Mikhail Tal
    Born in
    Latvia Flag Latvia
    Years
    1936-1992 (aged 56)
    Enrolled in the University of Latvia
    In 1958 graduated with Staatsexamen in Russian
    Occupations
    chess playerjournalistchess composerwriter
    Biography

    Mikhail Nekhemyevich Tal was a Soviet Latvian chess player and the eighth World Chess Champion. He is considered a creative genius and one of the best players of all time. Tal played in an attacking and daring combinatorial style. His play was known above all for improvisation and unpredictability. It has been said that "Every game for him was as inimitable and invaluable as a poem". His nickname was "Misha", a diminutive for Mikhail, and he earned the nickname "The Magician from Riga". Both The Mammoth Book of the World's Greatest Chess Games and Modern Chess Brilliancies include more games by Tal than any other player. He also held the record for the longest unbeaten streak in competitive chess history with 95 games (46 wins, 49 draws) between 23 October 1973 and 16 October 1974, until Ding Liren's streak of 100 games (29 wins, 71 draws) between 9 August 2017 and 11 November 2018. In addition, Tal was a highly regarded chess writer.

  2. Efim Shifrin

    Efim Shifrin
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1956-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    stage actoractordirectorstand-up comedianfilm actor
    Biography

    Efim Zalmanovich Shifrin (Russian: Ефи́м (Нахи́м) Залма́нович Шифри́н; born March 25, 1956) is a Soviet and Russian actor, humorist, singer. Creator and artistic director of "Shifrin-Theater".

  3. Agata Muceniece

    Agata Muceniece
    Born in
    Latvia Flag Latvia
    Years
    1989-.. (age 33)
    Occupations
    actortelevision presentermodel
    Biography

    Agata Edgarovna Muceniece is a Latvian actress and model, and television presenter.

  4. Renārs Kaupers

    Renārs Kaupers
    Born in
    Latvia Flag Latvia
    Years
    1974-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    television presentersongwriterfilm actortelevision actorsinger
    Biography

    Renārs Kaupers is a Latvian pop singer and songwriter.

General info

Alternative names LU
Latvijas Universitate
Founded 1919
Accreditation Ministry of Education and Science (Izglītības un Zinātnes Ministrija)
Motto Scientiae at patriae
For science and fatherland
Colors dark blue, silver, white
Academic structure Faculty of Biology
Faculty of Computing
Faculty of Physics, Mathematics and Optometry
Faculty of Geography and Earth Sciences
Faculty of Chemistry
Faculty of Humanities
Faculty of Theology
Faculty of History and Philosophy
Faculty of Medicine
Faculty of Business, Management and Economics
Faculty of Law
Faculty of Education, Psychology and Art
Faculty of Social Sciences
Affiliations and memberships European University Association (EUA)
Network of Universities from the Capitals of Europe (UNICA)
Utrecht Network
ISEP
European University Foundation (EUF)
AUF
Baltic Sea Region University Network (BSRUN)

Location and Contacts

Address Raina Boulevard 19
Riga, Riga, 1586
Latvia
City population 615,000
Phone +371 (67) 033 997

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