Radio astronomers score high marks in the competition for EU funding


10 million Euro for European consortium which also includes scientists from Ventspils.

RadioNet, a consortium of 28 leading institutions for radio astronomical research from 13 countries, which also includes Latvia, has been awarded 10 million Euro by the European Commission, to be used over the next four years. The speaker of the RadioNet consortium is Prof. J. Anton Zensus from the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy in Bonn (Germany). Latvia in consortium is represented by Engineering Research Institute „Ventspils International Radio Astronomy Centre” of Ventspils University College (VIRAC). Lasīt vairāk


PhD. Kārlis Krēsliņš elected as the new rector of the Ventspils University College


On Thursday, January 11, the Constitutional Assembly of the Ventspils University College (VUC) elected the current acting rector PhD. Kārlis Krēsliņš as the new rector.

Five people had applied for the vacant rector’s position – Jānis Caune, Sergejs Hiļķevičs, Kārlis Krēsliņš, Aivars Lasmanis and VUC former rector Gita Rēvalde. Lasīt vairāk


Ventspils University College Award of the Year and the Christmas Ball


Thursday, December 15 at 19:00 at Ventspils Creative House, the Ventspils University College (VUC) “Award of the Year 2016” took place. The event this year was dedicated to the star theme, therefore throughout the course of the evening this year’s brightest stars (people and events at VUC) were honoured. Lasīt vairāk


International Week at Ventspils University College


Languages and Intercultural Communication, Business Administration, Computer Science and Erasmus+ students in cooperation with the International Office are organizing the International Days at Ventspils University College.

Monday, November 21 at 13:00 till around 15:30 or 16:00 at D104 students will be presenting their countries, traditions and other interesting facts.

Wednesday, November 23 at 14:30 till 15:30 in VUC Library Liga Reitere will introduce everyone to Latvian folk spirit, folk dresses, accessories and the way how to wear them, but at 16:00 – … Food tasting party in A406 accompanied with stories about national foods and their recipes.



4th international young linguist conference „VIA SCIENTIARUM” 7-8 April 2017


Ventspils University College Department of Translation Studies


Liepāja University Department of Humanities and Arts

invites you to participate in the 4th international young linguist conference

„Via scientiarum”

7-8 April 2017

Liepāja, Latvia

Lasīt vairāk


Day trip to the windy city – Liepaja


On Wednesday, November 9, Erasmus+ and exchange students from Ventspils University College (VUC) went on a day trip to visit the third largest city in Latvia – Liepaja. In total, 22 students and three staff members participated in this trip. Lasīt vairāk


Students travel back in time in the House of Crafts


On Wednesday, November 2, Ventspils University College (VUC) Erasmus+ exchange students went to the House of Crafts. For the past 10 years, it has been operating as a branch of the Ventspils Museum, and guests can take tours, work in workshops and visit the souvenir shop. The museum is located in a house originally built as a school in 18th. Lasīt vairāk


The Night Orientation in retrospect


Night Orientation is an event that took place on Thursday October 20. This event is organised by Ventspils University College (VUC) Student Council (SC) in the forests of Ventspils every year.

All students and professors annually are welcomed to participate in teams of six and each year SC is surprised by the huge number of teams that apply. This year there were 21 teams in total, two of them consisted only of international students and one – of VUC staff. Lasīt vairāk


Ventspils University College (VUC) students visited the University of Hannover


From October 10 to 17, during an exchange programme, a group of Ventspils University College (VUC) students from the Faculty of Information Technologies bachelor’s study programme “Electronics” visited the University of Hannover. Lasīt vairāk


Ventspils International radio astronomy centre has been awarded a high, international level recognition in scientific excellence


On October 25, 2016, during an offsite meeting the European VLBI Network (EVN) board of directors made a decision to add Ventspils University College’s (VUC) Engineering Research Institution “Ventspils International Radio Astronomy Centre” (VIRAC) in Irbene as a full member to their organization. Lasīt vairāk