The opening of the House of Letters is expected in the autumn of 2023. And like the House of Science, it is a part of the second stage of the development of the University of Latvia Academic Centre. Currently, the House of Letters is in the construction stage.

Rector of the University of Latvia, Indriķis Muižnieks: “Step by step, the next project of the Academic Centre of the University of Latvia is successfully moving towards the set goal. The already existing buildings - the House of Nature and  the House of Science - with a comfortable and pleasant environment for studies and research, are one of the most attractive higher education institutions in the Baltic region, and its potential will increase with each project implemented. With the opening of the House of Letters, most of the faculties of the University of Latvia will be located in one place, which will provide an opportunity to work and develop in cooperation and synergy, and allow Latvia's largest university to become even more attractive and competitive both locally and internationally."

The purpose of the House of Letters project is to implement the construction project of a new building for the humanities and social sciences in the Academic Centre of the UL.

 

1. The House of Letters is the most ambitious investment in humanities and social sciences since the restoration of independence of the Republic of Latvia.

2. The House of Letters will unite faculties and institutes together, allowing students to expand their horizons and collaborate interdisciplinary, promoting the synergy of study and research directions and the emergence of new discoveries.

3. The Academic Centre, including the House of Letters, will enable the introduction of more and more research and development-oriented technologies in Latvia, contributing in the long term to the training of a qualified workforce and positively influencing economic growth in the country as a whole.

  • Faculty of Business, Management and Economics;
  • Faculty of Humanities;
  • Faculty of Pedagogy, Psychology and Art;
  • Faculty of Social Sciences;
  • Faculty of Theology;
  • Faculty of History and Philosophy.
  • Institute of Philosophy and Sociology;
  • Latvian Language Institute;
  • Institute of Latvian History;
  • Cross-industry innovation center;
  • Business incubator;
  • Student council;
  • Radio Naba;
  • Library.
  • 500-seat auditorium;
  • 200 m2 gym;
  • Exhibition Hall;
  • Meditation room;
  • 2 atriums.

Indicators

Data

Useful area, m2

26k

Land area, m2

45.5k

Number of floors

Basement + 8

Number of jobs

847

Number of visitors per day, on average

4900

Total investment, EUR (with VAT)

49M

Energy consumption, kWh

106 kWh/m2 per year