Education, Science and Culture centre
The Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies is the only higher agricultural education establishment in Latvia and it aims to: promote the intellectual potential for rural development in agriculture; encourage young people to acquire higher academic and professional education; develop research; contribute to the cultural development; study, maintain and perfect the gained experience from the Latvian people and pass it over to the future generations.
The university is multi-profiled. Besides the traditional study fields, LBTU also provides multiform unique study programmes related to advanced agriculture, veterinary medicine, food production, forestry and landscape architecture. The university is located in Jelgava - an old cultural city which is only 40 km from the capital of Latvia - Riga. Jelgava is recognized as a true student city.
Mission & Vision
The Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies (LBTU) Strategic Development Plan 2022-2027, was developed during 2022 and approved by the LBTU Senate on December 9, 2022. In order to perform its functions and implement its goals and objectives, the Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies has developed three activity programs: 1. Studies 2. Science 3. Administrative and financial support for studies and research work The goal of the Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies is to provide the possibility to obtain higher academic and higher professional education in agriculture, veterinary medicine, food technology, engineering, forestry science, social science, information technologies and environment management sectors as well as to develop science and to maintain and develop the Latvian intellectual potential and culture. The objectives of the LBTU: 1.To ensure the study quality corresponding with the standards of a national university what would allow educating competitive specialists for the Latvian and international labour markets. 2.To develop the scientific potential to participate in international research, to integrate the academic education and research what would ensure introduction of innovative, knowledge-based technologies into the Latvian national economy, especially, in the Zemgale region. 3.To ensure sustainable development for the university as a national education, science and culture institution:
- to strengthen the legal basis;
- to improve the organizational structure in accordance
- to the LBTU objectives; to develop cooperation with institutions, academic education and science institutions in Latvia and abroad, enterprises and professional organizations and regional institutions of Zemgale;
- to manage the LBTU material and technical basis effectively.
The LBTU mission To develop competitive intellectual capital on the basis of excellence in research, use of research results in the economy, high quality of education and effective management of the university. The LBTU vision the Latvia University of LIfe Sciences and Technologies is one of the leading universities of science and technologies in the Baltic Sea region, specializing in the sustainable use of natural resources aimed at the enhancement of quality of life for society.