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.

"UL Academic Centre is the main driving force in building the knowledge mile in Riga. Tornakalns campus already has the most modern study and research environment in the Baltics, where almost 90% of the University's students and employees will be concentrated after the opening of the House of Letters. This not only confirms the strategic vision and rapid development of UL, but also makes a significant contribution to the creation of a knowledge society and a high added value economy. The status of the Academic Centre as an object of national interest is a confirmation that we are the country's strategic partner on the way to prosperity and sustainability," emphasizes UL rector prof. Gundars Bērziņš.

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, which we plan to open in 2025, is currently underway. At the same time, we are making preparations for the next round of development - House of Sports, House of Health, House of Students and Guests and House of Technology.