The project receives funding from the European Erasmus+ programme
Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices
Strategic Partnerships for school education
ROBOPISCES Innovative Educational Robotics strategies for Primary School Experiences
01/09/2019 – 31/08/2022
Partners from Croatia, Greece, Latvia, Ireland, Italy and Malta
University of Latvia (LU) with 13000 students, 13 faculties and more than 20 research institutes is one of the largest comprehensive research universities in the Baltic States with educational and research potential in humanities, social and natural sciences. The only higher education institution from Latvia ranked in the QS Top Universities ranking.
LU is especially proud that its degree of internationalization has been recognized as high in several rankings, such as QS Top Universities, Multirank, Interfax ranking. LU pays great attention to the development of international collaboration, and supports different schemes of mobility. At present, the LU has signed 148 bilateral agreements with universities around the world, more than 800 Erasmus+ agreements with universities in program countries and 29 agreements with universities in partner countries. LU is a successful partner in Erasmus Mundus projects JoinEU-SEE, Triple I, Lot 3b, Centauri, MOVER, AURORA and LEADER as well as Erasmus Mundus Joint-Master Program (MISOCO). In accordance with the mission and vision of the LU – most characteristic features of the Faculty of Education, Psychology and Art are continuous development and improvement in all of its aspects: new programs, flexibility, international cooperation, teaching staff and student exchange, wide and many sided research activities, enrichment of environment.
Through international relationships, comparative international studies (IEA ICCS, OECD PISA and TALIS), conferences (for example “Professors’ week”) and many international students, understanding tolerance, human rights and sense of belonging becomes the essence of the internal quality culture of both faculty and the university in general. As an example, the MA degree program “Educational Treatment of Diversity” was created in 2007 by four universities in Spain, Czech Republic, Germany and Latvia. The program is students’ workplace orientated. Therefore, the target audience are applicants from Latvia, the European Union, and countries worldwide with bachelor’s degree in Social, Human and Natural sciences. Studies are implemented in e-learning environment, as well as in presence meetings. E-courses have been implemented in all study programs.
The Faculty of Education, Psychology and Art is an independent structural unit of the LU. It engages in academic and professional education of students and carries out scientific research and innovation in pedagogy, psychology, education science as well as in philology, informatics, art and several other spheres. The Faculty is known for the continually evolving study process, varied as well as international scientific activities, development of new scientific directions etc.
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