Study in Ventspils: A Warm Heart from Afar


Ventspils University College is a cultural melting pot both on the national level and internationally. Different people come together and create an amazing environment for studies, sports activities, relaxation with friends, strolling around the city and pure enjoyment of life. Some people choose to dive into the world of languages and learning the art of converting one piece of text from one language into another and even manage to spend their time volunteering and giving back to the world. This is the story of Umidakhon from Uzbekistan

What brought you to Ventspils University College?

My plan was to get a qualified education. Especially, I wanted to study in Europe. There was this one time when I was searching for information on different topics about international universities, and on Instagram I saw the story of Abdulaziz. I became really interested. He talked about Ventspils University College, expressing his opinion, sharing interesting experiences of studies in VUC. That’s why I decided to come to study in Latvia, particularly, in Ventspils University College. Lasīt vairāk


Students of Ventspils University College Obtain a First Place in International Event for High-altitude Balloons


The project of the electronic engineering students of the Ventspils University College (VUC) has obtained the title “Best Design” in the international event for high-altitude balloons Global Space Balloon Challenge. The project was carried out by Bachelor and Master students of study programme “Electronics”, as well as alumni, including Gints Dreifogels, Kaspars Prūsis, Atvars Nikolajevs, Pēteris Pitāns un Mikus Freimanis. Lasīt vairāk


Partners of Faculty of Translation Studies Listed among the Best in the World


According to the Dean of the Faculty of Translation Studies of Ventspils University College (VUC), Skrivanek Holding SE, a long-term partner of the Faculty, has entered the top 100 of the “Who’s Who in Language Services and Technology: 2017” rankings. Lasīt vairāk


National Postal Service Provider Latvijas Pasts Issues a Postmark with Latvia’s first Satellite Venta-1 for the World Space Week


Latvijas Pasts, the national postal service provider, has issued a new postmark and envelope, depicting Latvia’s first satellite Venta-1. The stamping of the postmark on its first day of issue is planned to take place on October 6, 2017, in post office Rīga-50, located in shopping centre Origo, Riga, from 8 AM until 7 PM. Lasīt vairāk


Ventspils Unviersity College Visited by Representatives from Confucius Institute


An introductory visit from the representatives of the Confucius Institute, the director prof. Pēteris Pildegovičs, director prof. Shang Quanyu, secretary Laura Zātiņa and teacher Dong Fang, took place at Ventspils University College (VUC) on Tuesday, September 12. The meeting was also attended by the newest addition to the VUC academic staff, teacher Ling Pan, who is going to teach “Chinese Basics” and “Chinese Society, Culture and Traditions” to VUC students and pupils of Ventspils secondary schools. The guests were welcomed by the Vice Rector for Studies Raita Rollande, Assistant Professor and director of the study programme “Languages and Intercultural Communication” Vita Balama, Dean of the Faculty of Translation Studies Guntars Dreijers and Foreign Affairs Specialist Rasa Zālīte. Lasīt vairāk


Chinese Language, Culture and Traditions Studies in Ventspils University College


Starting from the beginning of September, Pan Ling, a lecturer from China, will reside in Ventspils University College (VUC) for the whole study year, in order to give lectures on Chinese Language to the university and secondary school pupils, as well as to consult the VUC International Office in matters related to cooperation with China. Lasīt vairāk


International Conference on Languages and Cultures Taking Place in Ventspils University College


On September 14 and 15, 2017, the first international interdisciplinary conference “Bridging Languages and Cultures” with 57 participants from 14 different countries will be held in Ventspils University College (VUC). Lasīt vairāk


The Third Floor of the Ventspils University Student Dormitory has been Re-opened after Renovation


The opening ceremony of the 39 newly renovated rooms (with a total of 72 beds) on the third floor of the VUC student dormitory was held on September 5, 2017. The key speakers of the ceremony were the VUC Rector Kārlis Krēsliņš, the Chairman of the Ventspils City Council Aivars Lembergs and representatives of the VUC Student Council. In addition, the event was attended by the Wind Mother, a fictional dormitory administrator, who was giving out useful advice on how to improve the life in the dormitories. Lasīt vairāk


Ventspils University College is Organizing an International Conference on Applied Astroinformatics and Space Data Processing in the Baltics


On August 23 and 24, 2017, the Engineering Research Institute “Ventspils International Radio Astronomy Center” (ERI VIRAC) of Ventspils University College is organizing the fifth annual international conference „Baltic Applied Astroinformatics and Space data Processing” (BAASP). It is an applied, scientific conference of the Baltic region. Scientists from Latvia, Sweden and Russia will discuss current issues in astrophysics, interdisciplinary solutions in information and data processing in connection to the observation of the space and space objects, including the observation and remote sensing of the Sun and Earth using satellites.

One of the presentations will feature an interesting report on the launch of the European Cosmos Agency’s satellite Turbulence Heating Observer (THOR), the accurate measuring of the magnetic and electric fields, as well as the measuring of plasma particles in the solar system, which will reveal how turbulent outflow of plasma accelerates separate particles. Lasīt vairāk


Students are Ready to again Participate in the International Event for High-altitude Balloons


Electronic engineering students of the Ventspils University College (VUC) will participate in the international event for high-altitude balloons Global Space Balloon Challenge also this year with their project IRBE – 3. New and well-though-out ideas, generated and physically implemented through hard work, are now seeing daylight and will prove themselves during the mission flight, which is planned to be launched in this August.

The students have designed a new and functionally improved prototype of the primary payload spacecraft, developed to have better heat insulation within the spacecraft than the predecessors. It is critically important for the electronic subsystems and batteries, because, when the balloon will enter the troposphere, the air temperature can drop to -50 degrees Celsius, and improper heat insulation can lead to disturbances in the operationality of the previously mentioned systems or even their complete shutdown. Lasīt vairāk