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 The University of Economics and Culture (UEC)

The UEC 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 UEC 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 UEC is recognised in all the EU countries and other countries of the world. The academic staff includes both local and foreign lecturers.

The UEC 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 University College of Economics and Culture was founded on July 23, 1998.
  • On February 8, 2001, the UEC received Accreditation Sheet of the University College of Economics and Culture (No. 017). On November 16, 2006, the UEC was granted permanent accreditation.
  • 67% of the UEC academic staff are lecturers with Doctor Degree.
  • The UEC 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 University College of Economics and Culture partners is expanded with new partners. Every year students and lecturers participate in exchange programmes.
  • The UEC 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.
  • Since 2017 UEC is a member of Higher Education Export Association of Latvia

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


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