Creating Riga’s first campus
The University of Latvia is developing a new campus in Tornakalns neighbourhood in Riga. The pilot case concentrates on research for opportunities of the university and business cooperation, the integration of various businesses on the campus and connecting links between the neighbourhood and the campus. Our goal is to better understand synergy between the campus and the city and to facilitate interactions among various parties: academics, students, businesses, local inhabitants, other higher education institutions, municipality and state.

Riga pilot case is a collaboration between Riga Planning Region and University of Latvia. Contact us!
  • December 12, 2017

Expert discussion in Riga regarding cooperation models for developing campuses

Recently, Riga Planning Region (RPR) presented the potential cooperation models for developing the knowledge hub on the west bank region of River Daugava (Pārdaugava) in Riga, and invited the experts to a discussion on creating successful cooperation models, also involving the representatives from municipalities, educational institutions, as well as entrepreneurs. Presentation and the discussion is […]

  • June 6, 2017

Experts: “Resilience” has new meaning in building academic centres in the World

This May, an event dedicated to the topic of creation and sustainability of university campuses was organised in Riga, upon the initiative of Riga Planning Region (RPR) and University of Latvia. As seminar experts pointed out, campuses should provide solutions to numerous challenges of today, as well as to be an integral part of the […]

  • May 23, 2017

Meet-up of Live Baltic Campus partners at seminar in Riga

Upon the initiative of Riga Planning Region and the University of Latvia, the partners of Live Baltic Campus project have been invited to Riga, and they will participate at a seminar on 23rd and 24th of May. The discussion will focus on a successful development of sustainable campuses in Riga. As stated by Emils Rode, […]

  • May 12, 2017

UL and RISEBA FAD: Design studio on mobility culture in the new campus area

On 27 April 2017 more than 16 spatial planning and architecture students from the University of Latvia (UL) and RISEBA Faculty of Architecture and Design gathered for a design session on the future of mobility in the new campus area of Pardaugava. The challenging brief for the studio stated that in the coming decade, the left […]

  • April 21, 2017

RISEBA FAD Research Meeting: The Future of Academic Campuses in Riga

On April 6, the Live Baltic Campus project partners in Riga gathered at the Faculty of Architecture and Design of RISEBA University. Under the thematic auspices of the Knowledge Mile in Riga, the meeting was dedicated to the mid-term review of the extensive original research performed by architecture students concerned with the future of academic […]

  • March 28, 2017

Ideas and discussions – valuable takeaways from the Livable City Forum in Tartu

Many thanks to our Estonian partners for the round of discussions at the Livable City Forum. These three days were worthwhile, inspirational and rich in valuable ideas for our future work, so we asked our experts to share their impressions and suggestions. Guntars Ruskuls, director of the Strategic Planning division of the City Development Department […]

  • February 14, 2017

UBC study started at the University of Latvia

On 2 February 2017, the University of Latvia (UL) signed an agreement with consulting company “Dynamic University” Ltd. for performing a study on University-Business Collaboration (UBC) opportunities at the UL and how these can be supported by the new Tornakalns campus infrastructure. The study will be performed through questionnaires and interviews, workshops and focus groups […]

  • December 29, 2016

Riga Planning Region will provide an opinion on development strategies of the leading universities of Latvia

The experts from Riga Planning Region have been invited to participate in the commission drafted by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Latvia. The task of experts is to provide their opinion on development strategies of two main higher education institutions in Latvia, namely, the University of Latvia and the Riga […]

  • September 30, 2016

Latvian National Radio hosted a discussion on campus

While being en route to the goal of improving the quality of study process of universities in Latvia and their international recognition in order to increase the influx of students from abroad, it is crucial to develop a suitable environment for students, similar to many university towns in Western Europe. Pardaugava, part of Riga on […]

  • June 2, 2016

Riga has hosted an experts’ discussion on the role of campuses in urbanisation of knowledge

The part of Riga known as Pārdaugava (the Left Bank of River Daugava) has already become a significant academic centre and hub of knowledge, given the fact that around half of all students of Latvian higher education institutions are studying in the area. With campuses being developed there, the role of Pārdaugava in urbanisation of […]

  • May 18, 2016

Design and the City – Notes from the Lab

Just a few weeks after our study tour in the Netherlands, again I found myself in Amsterdam: this time to participate in the conference Design and the City. The experience started for me with a two-day Lab of Labs – a ‘design charrette‘ led by seasoned designers from around the planet. I took part in the one called ‘Fields […]

  • May 10, 2016

Experts discuss the development of an integrated urban environment initiated by Riga Planning Region

Tornakalns is one of central areas of Riga in Pardaugava (the Left Bank) that has been modified little over the years, yet this area will undergo major changes in near future. Currently, the University of Latvia has started to work on developing an academic centre and a campus in Tornakalns. However, this is only one […]

  • January 25, 2016

Creating Riga’s First Campus

University of Latvia is one of the leading universities in the Baltic States, and the centre of academic education in Latvia. In terms of the number of students, it is one of the largest university in the Baltic States. University of Latvia provides education and conducts research in a number of fields, with a focus […]