LIVE: Construction of the House of Letters

UL Academic Centre

The Academic Centre is a road to future that is being developed by the university. That already is and will be an environment for growth of talent, enterprise and collaboration. The Academic Centre is a guideline that is guiding Latvia towards excellence. It transforms scientific ideas into quality of life, mounts the next weave technology and economy development thus reclaiming Riga city’s place in Baltics as an innovation leader, which was lost hundred years ago.

“The development of the Academic Centre will allow the university to concentrate its study and reasearch activities and will enable effective and rational use of the infrastructure and human resources. The centre will give an impulse of development not only to the higher education in Latvia, but also to its economy, environment and culture. The overarching goal of studies and research should be the quality of life in the era of big data and digital society.” Indriķis Muižnieks, rector of the University of Latvia.

The University of Latvia continues active work on the creation of the Academic Centre. The House of Nature opened its doors in 2015, the House of Science in 2019, while the construction of the House of Letters is currently underway, which is planned to open in the second quarter of 2025. Preparations are currently underway for the next stage of development - the House of Sports is planned to open in 2026, the House of Health and House of Students and Guests in 2027, and the House of Technologies in 2029.