7 reasons to study in Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences

Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences (ViA) is a state higher education institution, which offers 16 study programmes at the Faculty of Society and Science and the Faculty of Engineering.  ViA offers high-quality and flexible study programmes that successfully balance theory and practice. These are adapted to the current needs of society and changes in the labour market. The quality of the studies is ensured by experienced and professional teaching staff, advanced study methods, as well as by students who know what they want to achieve and how to succeed.

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  1. EUROPEAN LEVEL STUDIES AT VIDZEME UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES

Not only practical experience that is highly valued by employers, but also the opportunity to study in programs that responds to the challenges and needs of the modern world.

In English Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences offers bachelor level study program – Information Technologies and  5 master level study programs – Business Environment Administration, Media and Information Literacy, Strategic Communication and Governance, Cybersecurity Engineering, Virtual Reality and Smart Technologies and also PHd in Socio-technial System Modelling.

  1. LEARN FROM THE BEST

Our lecturers come from and maintain links with industry. Many of them have their own business, they are leading professionals in companies and field specialists, for example, Accenture Latvia representatives, president of Latvian Mobile Telephone etc.

  1. TRANSFORMED TEACHING

We have transformed our curriculum with a new range of contemporary, flexible courses. We have built practice-based learning and international opportunities into every stage of our programmes.

  1. INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE

Partnerships with more than 100 higher education institutions in around 45 countries. More than 150 internship partners worldwide. Collaboration with EkoTekNord, Businet, EAIE, ATLAS, Microsoft Academy, IEEE Computer Society etc. Erasmus+ and Nordplus exchange opportunities. International Study Module for exchange students. Annual Baltic International Summer School.

  1. HELPING YOU INTO WORK

We have strong links with the business community which helps students to find job already in study process or shortly after graduation.

  1. AN INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACH

Study programme design, ensuring that students develop skills and understanding across multiple disciplines, which in return will help them excel working across various sectors as their career progresses.

  1. THE FACILITIES YOU NEED

ENGINEERING CAMPUS (Tērbatas street 10) - Contemporary classrooms, Digital learning eco-system, Virtual reality and augmented reality laboratory, Computer network laboratory, Mobile technology laboratory, Radio frequency identification laboratory, Cybersecurity laboratory, Electronics laboratory, Mechatronics laboratory, Energy efficiency laboratory, Study rooms.

SOCIETY AND SCIENCE CAMPUS (Cēsu street 4) – Library, Contemporary classrooms, Digital learning eco-system, Multimedia laboratory, Spatial analysis laboratory, Student Union, Study rooms.

Have any question? Write to internationa@va.lv

Since 2018, ViA has been implementing three new Master's degree programmes in English, which have been developed as part of the project "Development and Approbation of New Master's Programs for the Promotion of International Competitiveness of Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences" (No.8.2.1.0 /18/A/011.) In total, five Master's degree programmes in English will be developed: "Media and Information Literacy", "Virtual Reality and Smart Technologies", "Cyber Security Engineering", "Strategic Communication and Governance" and a tourism study programme in cooperation with Satakunta University of Applied Sciences in Finland.

The total budget of the project is EUR 500 000, of which 85% is financed from the European Social Fund and 15% from the state budget of Latvia. The project will be implemented from April 2019 till November 2023 and is supported by the European Social Fund (ESF).