This building is the first stage of the Academic Centre development programme. The House of Nature was opened in 2015. The new building provides an opportunity both for students and academic staff to conduct world-class studies. In the wide laboratory space scientists use nature based elements to create many new scientific products and patents. Practical collaboration among geographers, chemists and other field experts allows to develop interdisciplinary studies.

The following faculties of the University of Latvia are located in The House of Nature since September 2015:

  • Faculty of Geography and Earth Sciences;
  • Faculty of Chemistry;
  • Faculty of Biology.

Also students from the Department of Optometry and Visual Science of the Faculty of Physics and Mathematics as well as students of the Pharmacy Bachelor and Master programs of the Faculty of Medicine are studying in the Nature House.

Lessons of the University of Latvia School of young chemists, School of young geographers of Egils Birznieks and the School of young biologists are also held in The House of Nature.

  • Total indoor area: 18 540 m2
  • 30 auditoriums in total
  • There are 45 student training laboratory rooms and 69 research laboratory rooms located in the building   
  • Faculty of Biology;
  • Faculty of Geography and Earth Sciences;
  • Faculty of Chemistry;
  • Department of Optometry and Visual Science of the Faculty of Physics and Mathematics;
  • Pharmacy Bachelor and Master programs of the Faculty of Medicine.
  • Institute of Microbiology and Biotechnology;
  • Institute of Chemical Physics.