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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.


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!

VACCINATION FOR FOREIGNERS

15.09.2021.

Foreign students are invited to apply for vaccination. You can apply for a vaccine against Covid-19 infection:. 1. If you have a bank account registered in Latvia, on the website www.manavakcina.lv....

STUDY PROCESS 2021/2022

30.08.2021.

. About the study process in 2021/2022 academic year. Dear applicants and students!. Study year 2021/2022 will start soon. We hope you have a good rest and are ready for new challenges!. We are very...

MEDIAHACK 2021

19.05.2021.

Students of all programs are invited to participate in the hackathon MediaHack 2021. From June 3 to 6 this year, an international online hackathon MediaHack 2021 will be held in Latvia, dedicated to...

EKA GRADUATES IN THE TOP

21.04.2021.

The latest study of the MES: EKA graduates on the first place in employment!. The monitoring data of the Latvian Ministry of Education and Science on the employment of graduates of higher education institutions...

LIBRARY IS WORKING

16.03.2021.

Library is working as usual. Librarian is back, and the library is working!. UPDATE! The library works remotely only, consulting by phone, email and transferring book excerpts.. Due to the distance...

ENTRY TO LATVIA

23.03.2021.

International students may enter Latvia. According to the decision of the Latvian government on 21 January 2021, international students may travel to Latvia if they meet all the travel restrictions set...

FUTURE HEROES

09.03.2021.

EKA Business Incubator takes part in a project that educates about environmentally friendly cars. In cooperation with the EKA Business Incubator and with the help of the Head of the Business Incubator,...

STATE SCHOLARSHIP 21/22

25.02.2021.

Call for applications for the Latvian state scholarships 2021/2022 is open. In accordance with bilateral agreements on co-operation in education and science concluded between Latvian government and a...

WORKSHOP WITH MURAL

03.02.2021.

EKA docents learn the online collaboration platform MURAL. During the Academic Conference organized by EKA and Alberta College, a Virtual Creative Workshop on the online collaboration platform MURAL...

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