The Univeristy of Latvia (Latvian: Latvijas Universitāte) is one of the oldest universities in Latvia, having been founded in 1919. It is currently ranked 701-705th  in the world and fourth in the Baltics. The university has 14 020 students split in 13 faculties with 744 international students (as of 2015), making it one of the leading universities in Latvia in regards to exchange students.  At present the University of Latvia has signed more than 500 agreements with 326 institutions in 31 European countries within the Erasmus+ programme.

LU has been the home of ESN Riga since the founding of the section back in 2003 with both bodies working together to make the life of international students better with every year.

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