Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences

Valmiera, Latvia
Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences (ViA), or Vidzemes Augstskola in Latvian, enrolled its first students in the autumn of 1996 and celebrated its 15th anniversary in September 2011. Its aim was to support economic, political and social development of Vidzeme region. In 2001, ViA acquired the status of a state university. Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences is establishing itself as a research and knowledge transfer point of the Vidzeme Region and its dynamic centre - the town of Valmiera. Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences is well known for its international profile, highly qualified academic staff and a balance between theory and practice. It is an independent hub of higher education and scientific research, providing modern and competitive higher education whilst successfully cooperating with partners in Latvia and abroad.
  • 4 Masters
  • Public Institution Type

About

Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences offers accredited Bachelors, Masters and PhD level study programmes, as well as college level programmes. Prospective students have a possibility to choose from studying full time, part time or by e-learning. ViA study programmes combine theoretical knowledge in the chosen sector and practical skills through local and international internships within the frameworks of various mobility programmes. Students can get acquainted with the work environment in state, municipal and non-governmental organisations, and also in the private sector. Cooperation with partner organisations abroad is the result of a long-term and stable collaboration with foreign universities, as well as study and internship exchange programmes. On the one hand, such approaches to studies provide fast integration into business environment and close links with employers on the other. ViA graduates are simultaneously granted a professional qualification, certified in the University diploma with a degree in their chosen field.

Research is one of the main priorities at Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences. Its strategic aim is to conduct applied research with an interdisciplinary approach in order to strengthen the quality of education in the university and integrate the results into development of Vidzeme region.

ViA is purposefully establishing itself as a research centre by attracting highly qualified academic staff, scientists and field experts. Interdisciplinary approach is inherent to ViA academic work and research. Main research areas include:

  • Using up-to-date ICTE solutions in system designing;
  • Theoretical and practical research of sustainable development of business environment;
  • Tourism and sustainable development;
  • Analysis of public administrations mechanisms and interdisciplinary studies in modern/contemporary communication;
  • Logistics information systems and RFID technologies;
  • General linguistics, applied linguistics, language acquirement, history of literature, intercultural communication.

Research

Research is one of the main priorities at Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences. Its strategic aim is to conduct applied research with an interdisciplinary approach in order to strengthen the quality of education in the university and integrate the results into development of Vidzeme region.

ViA is purposefully establishing itself as a research centre by attracting highly qualified academic staff, scientists and field experts. Interdisciplinary approach is inherent to ViA academic work and research. Main research areas include:

  • Using up-to-date ICTE solutions in system designing;
  • Theoretical and practical research of sustainable development of business environment;
  • Tourism and sustainable development;
  • Analysis of public administrations mechanisms and interdisciplinary studies in modern/contemporary communication;
  • Logistics information systems and RFID technologies;
  • General linguistics, applied linguistics, language acquirement, history of literature, intercultural communication.

Master's Programmes

Business & Management (2)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (2)
Computer Science & IT (1)
Engineering & Technology (1)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)

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