University of Latvia (UL)
With more than 15 000 students, 13 faculties and over 20 research institutes and independent study centres, the University of Latvia is one of the largest public multidisciplinary research universities in the Baltics. At the University of Latvia, studies and research are conducted in various fields: humanities, natural sciences, social sciences and medicine.
In the current context of internationalization, the University of Latvia strives to attain the highest international standards in teaching and research in order to strengthen its reputation in other countries and in the academic environment internationally. This effort is supported by an important number of bilateral agreements of cooperation, Erasmus conventions and other treaties.
Significant measures are being taken by the University of Latvia to assure continuous modernization with such ambition objectives as: result-based teaching, accreditation of all of the study programs, new national financial support models, quality management and constant revision of study programs in order to assure their relevance for the job market, where special emphasis is made on creating connections between schools, companies and research facilities. Research is equally being implemented in the area of educational work that plays the role of an innovation, growth and excellency agent.
Language and culture-oriented studies have always been among the top priorities at the University of Latvia, in particular at the Faculty of Humanities that unites departments of Baltic, Slavic, Romance, Germanic, English, Asian and oriental languages and culture studies programs. Numerous research projects are being carried out in the field of linguistics and didactics. The University of Latvia is very open to international cooperation, and therefore considers GEReSH-CAM project an excellent opportunity for partnership development with ASEAN countries and institutions.
Fields of expertise:
• Deep knowledge of scientific research methods in humanities
• Experience in intercultural relations in the area of education and teaching, team management and diplomacy
• Vast experience in research in the field of linguistics, language didactics and communication
• Expertise in language for specific purposes teaching applied to business, law, medicine, etc.
• Research in sociolinguistics, language policies, norms and variations
The role of the University of Latvia in the project:
The University of Latvia will provide trainings for RUFA, RUPP and NIE on the following topic:
• Methodologies of research and innovation in human sciences with a specific focus on language didactics.
The University of Latvia will provide expertise to its Cambodian partners along with the following activities:
• Production of a detailed guide of practices in the field of research and innovation with a specific focus on human sciences.
• Creation of an interuniversity research center in human sciences
The University of Latvia will participate in the realization and the follow-up of the whole project via the pilot committee and the monitoring committee.
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