Agreement to be Concluded on Development of LOFAR Station in Ventspils International Radio Astronomy Centre


On December 5, 2017, at 13:00, an agreement between Ventspils University College (VUC) and AstroTec Holding B.V. (AstroTec), subsidiary of radio astronomy institute ASTRON in the Netherlands (ASTRON), will be concluded on the development of a LOFAR station in the Ventspils International Radio Astronomy Centre (VIRAC). LOFAR is the next-generation sensor programmable radio telescope, which allows to receive 1-2 levels weaker radio signals and, hence, collect data from objects further away from Earth. Lasīt vairāk


Saeima of the Republic of Latvia Praises Interpreters from Ventspils University College


Ventspils University College (VUC) has received praise for the students of the Faculty of Translation Studies (FTS). In 2013, Saeima initiated cooperation with VUC, by involving the students of VUC FTS in the implementation of an international grant programme, providing internship opportunities for two students from Germany. Every year since Saeima two student interns from the professional Bachelor study programme “Translation German-Latvian-Russian or English”. Lasīt vairāk


International Week ’17

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From November 13 to November 16, Ventspils University College (VUC) will be organising the International Week ’17 with a wide variety of events, attracting both Latvian and international students and academic staff. Lasīt vairāk


Study in Ventspils: From Hungary with Love


Ventspils is a city of many souls. It has the soul of the sea, the soul of the forest and the soul of a small and vibrant Latvian student hub. Wherever one looks there will be opportunities to be seized and shaped into a bright and strong future. For it to become a reality, one of the definite requirements include language skills and relentless work towards improvement. This is the story of the second year student Monika Majoros from Hungary. Lasīt vairāk


Students from Ventspils University College Visited Hannover University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Germany


From October 23 to October 30, a group of students from the study programme “Electronics” and “Computer Science” of the Faculty of Information Technologies (FIT) of Ventspils University College (VUC) visited Hannover University of Applied Sciences and Arts (HUASA) in Germany under the framework of an exchange programme. Lasīt vairāk


Ventspils University College Takes Part in Trading Mission to Shanghai


Rector of Ventspils University College (VUC) Kārlis Krēsliņš is going to participate in a trading mission for education professionals, which takes place in Shanghai and Ningbo, People’s Republic of China (PRC), and which is organised by the Investment and Development Agency of Latvia (IDAL) from October 26 to October 29. The mission is comprised of representatives from VUC, Turiba University, Riga International School of Economics and Business and Business administration (RISEBA), as well as board member of “Linearis Translations” Voldemārs Brēdiķis and the Head of the IDAL Representative Office in Shanghai and Ningbo, China, Kaspars Rožkalns. Lasīt vairāk


VUC Researcher Undergoes Training at Charles University in Prague


Researcher of the Faculty of Translation Studies of Ventspils University College (FTS VUC) Silga Sviķe underwent training in the Institute of Czech National Corpus (ICNC) of the Charles University in Prague under project “New Botanical Dictionary: Lexicographical Concept and Working Model”. VUC researcher was invited by the Head of the ICNC Dr. philol. Michal Křen and was backed by the support from the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic for research in 2017/2018 academic year. Lasīt vairāk


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