The University of Latvia in a few words

The Faculty of Pedagogy and Psychologyensures the academic and professional training of the students, scientific research and creativity in pedagogy, psychology and educational science, as well as in philology, information science, art and some other fields. The total number of students in all study programmes and study forms is 4000. The total number of personnel is 200. The latest trend in research and study fields is education management. The intercultural approach is integrated in all blocks of studies. The Centre of Multicultural Education at the faculty belongs to the University. The aims and tasks of the centre is closely connected not only with teachers’ training but also with the research of education processes and the integration of topical tendencies of the society into the development of the faculty. The centre carries out the research projects and further education programmes for teachers in the fields of multicultural, multilingual, and civic education. The Centre of Multicultural Education is organized as a structural unit for the following purposes: to provide academic and professional education in multicultural and bilingual education, to develop research in multicultural and bilingual education, to train pre-staff and staff-teachers, scholars and policy makers or expert advisors in issues on ethnic groups in Latvia, to make publicity of the multicultural education in Latvia etc.