Daugavpils University (DU) is situated in south-east part of Latvia. It was founded in 1921 and today is the biggest regional state university and the only university in Eatern-Latvia. DU has five faculties: the Faculty of Humanities, the Faculty of Social Sciences, the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, the Faculty of Music and Art and the Faculty of Education and Management. We offer 56 study programmes that train biologists, programming engineers, physicists, intercultural relations managers, institutional managers, economists, psychologists, artists, linguists, interpreters, career consultants and other specialists. At the moment the university has 4185 full-time and part-time students who study in academic or professional bachelor's, master's, and doctoral programmes.The main research disciplines of DU scientists are Literary Science, Linguistics, History, Biology, Environmental sciences, Physics, Economy, Sociology, Psychology, Education and Art. DU has eight research centres, almost all of them have allocated the means of various EU projects and have purchased modern equipment (e.g. ZEISS laser scanning microscopes), which allows to conduct high level research in various fields.
DU has an advantage to be located in multicultural environment. We cooperate with various institutions worldwide and recently we became a member of EUA. Our University participates in international Erasmus programme. We have 38 partners in 17 countries.
Professional Master’s study programme's "Intercultural Relation":
The objective of the programme is, proceeding from the knowledge acquired in bachelor study programmes, prepare professionals of the qualification matching international and local criteria who would be able to organize and supervise work in the sphere of intercultural relations solving problems in a new or unfamiliar environment in multicultural context.
• extending knowledge in cultural and intercultural issues from the theoretical and practical aspect, thus facilitating the understanding of the peculiarities of diverse cultures and cultural contacts;
• raising theoretical aptitude with the aim of improving students’ skills of producing, developing, and applying original ideas in their research;
• introducing students to the problems and functioning of modern mass media, communications and media, to the principles of analysing the information of Latvian and foreign mass media and other public information in the intercultural sphere;
• developing students’ competence of performing the activities of internal and external cultural communication at the institutions associated with intercultural relations;
• developing skills of predicting, coordinating and forestalling situations of intercultural crises;
• giving an opportunity of gaining experience in planning, organizing, and assessing intercultural events and projects.
The main research disciplines of DU scientists are Literary Science, Linguistics, History, Biology, Environmental sciences, Physics, Economy, Sociology, Psychology, Education and Art. DU has eight scientific institutes and centres, alomost all of them have allocated the means of various EU projects and have purchased modern equipment (e.g. ZEISS laser scanning microscopes), which allows to conduct high level research in various fields.