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The EKA University of Applied Sciences (EKA)

The EKA is located in Riga, Lomonosova Str. 1, building 5 – the street is named after the great scientist whose activity combined creative, academic, and professional traditions. The building, where the EKA is located today, was built in 1909. Now the building is fully renovated and its technical equipment fully conforms to standards of higher education institutions of Europe.

According to the Lisbon Convention on the Recognition of Qualifications concerning Higher Education, Diploma issued by the EKA is recognised in all the EU countries and other countries of the world. The academic staff includes both local and foreign lecturers.

The EKA offers modern study environment – real and virtual lecture rooms, modern library where you can find large variety of books and periodicals, audio materials, video materials, electronic data basis, and informative Internet resources in Russian, English, German and other languages.

Some facts and dates:

  • The EKA University of Applied Sciences was founded on July 23, 1998.
  • On February 8, 2001, the EKA received Accreditation Sheet of the EKA University of Applied Sciences (No. 017). On November 16, 2006, the EKA was granted permanent accreditation.
  • 67% of the EKA academic staff are lecturers with Doctor Degree.
  • The EKA has concluded ERASMUS cooperation agreements with higher educational institutions in France, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Macedonia, the Netherlands, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, Germany, and Hungary. Every year the list of the EKA University of Applied Sciences partners is expanded with new partners. Every year students and lecturers participate in exchange programmes.
  • The EKA is a member of the Baltic University Programme that unites 160 universities in 14 countries of the Baltic Sea region.
  • In 2013, the University hosted the first Fulbright programme scholar. The programme is financed by the US State Department.
  • EKA is a member of several Latvian and international associations, for example: Higher Education Export Association of Latvia, Latvian Information and Communications Technology Association​, Latvian Association of Private Universities, Latvian Employers Confederation, Baltic Management Development Association.
  • In 2019 EKA achieved ranking top positions in U-Multirank rating among Latvian private higher education institutions
  • In a study conducted by the Ministry of Education and Science in 2020, graduates of EKA bachelor′s programs in 2017 ranked first among Latvian private higher education institutions and third place among all Latvian higher education institutions.
  • The monitoring data of the Ministry of Education and Science on the employment of graduates of higher education institutions in 2019 published in April 2021 show that EKA graduates rank first among Latvian private higher education institutions and rank at the top immediately after the largest state higher education institutions.
  • In 2022 EKA is in Top 1 position in U-Multirank rating among Latvian private higher education institutions


The Strategy of the EKA University of Applied Sciences

Students of the EKA choose dynamic, creative and modern life style – they are the same as their university! Come and join us, your study years will be unforgettable!

EXPERIENCE STORY

23.09.2022.

A graduate′s experience story: Niroshan Pathiraja, graduate of EKA. September 23 at 6:30 p.m. on Zoom:. https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84012540640?pwd=TDBHZ0RzN3J3Q0NabU9GcWwxeDh0Zz09. Following...

2ND ROUND OF THE MAKE IT

31.08.2022.

Acceptance of student applications in the 2nd round of the “MaKE IT” Innovation Grant Programme begins. Information published on 31.08.2022.. Starting Thursday, September 1, the acceptance of student...

STUDENTARY AS A CINEMA

30.08.2022.

Freshman, come to EKA Open "Studentary as a cinema"!. During this event, you will get to know other first-year students from your and other programs, learn more about the activities of the university...

SPECIAL DISCOUNTS

18.07.2022.

Discounts for current students, who will attract potential students. Enjoying your time in Latvia and our University? Help others to change their life!. We offer special discounts for current students,...

EKA IN U-MULTIRANK TOP

21.06.2022.

EKA ranks 1st in the U-Multirank ranking among private universities. In the evaluation of the annual rating “U-Multirank”, the EKA University of Applied Sciences(EKA) is ranked first...

WORKING HOURS IN JUNE

21.06.2022.

EKA working hours during the Midsummer holidays. 22.06. until 3 p.m.. 23.06.-26.06. closed.  .

GRADUATION SCHEDULE

21.06.2022.

The graduation ceremony will take place on June 29 at 12.00 and 14.30 in the square near EKA. 12.00. Tiesību zinātne Vadības zinības / Management Biznesa vadība / Business Administration Radošais...

SP HOODIE

31.03.2022.

Warm up on a cool evening with an EKA SP hoodie!. Great news - now you can get your EKA students′ council sweater!. A small logo on the front and a light bulb of ideas, courage and creativity...

SUPPORT FOR UKRAINE

16.03.2022.

EKA will fund 10 study places for students from Ukraine. In order to provide support to the people of Ukraine, the Board of EKA University of Applied Sciences has decided to establish special grant for...

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