Higher Education-related Organizations

Latvian Higher Education-related Organizations


uniRank publishes a list of Latvian higher education-related organizations. These organizations are public or private entities that focus on issues related to higher education. They may be involved in advocacy, research, policy development, accreditation, quality assurance or other activities related to higher education. These organizations may represent universities, students, faculty, research institutions or other stakeholders in the higher education sector.
Latvian higher education-related organizations can have an international, national, regional or local scope and coverage. uniRank's current higher education-related organizations classification includes 10 categories:

  1. Government Regulatory Organizations
  2. Accreditation or Quality Evaluation Organizations
  3. Qualifications Authorities
  4. University Associations or Alliances
  5. Professional or Industry Associations
  6. Advocacy Organizations
  7. Rectors, Vice-chancellors or Presidents Organizations
  8. Student Unions or Organizations
  9. University Rankings Organizations
  10. Other Higher Education-related Organizations

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Government Regulatory Organizations

This uniRank category encompass all federal, national, state, or local government bodies and agencies that are responsible for recognizing, overseeing, regulating and/or funding higher education institutions. Examples of such government regulatory organizations include Ministries of Higher Education, Departments of Higher Education and other similar government bodies with the authority and responsibility to govern the higher education sector. These organizations play a vital role in ensuring the quality and standards of higher education institutions within their respective jurisdictions.

Latvijas Republikas Izglitibas un zinatnes ministrija
Founded in 1990, the Latvian Ministry of Education and Science or Latvijas Republikas Izglitibas un zinatnes ministrija (Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Latvia) is a government organization responsible for overseeing and regulating the education and science sectors in Latvia.… learn more

Latvijas Republikas Kulturijas ministrija
Established in 1993, the Latvian Ministry of Culture or Latvijas Republikas Kulturijas ministrija, is a government agency responsible for the development and promotion of cultural activities in Latvia. The ministry is headed by a minister who is appointed by the Prime Minister and approved by the… learn more

Accreditation and Quality Evaluation Organizations

This uniRank category includes public or private entities responsible for assessing and evaluating the quality, standards and performance of higher education institutions as a whole or their specific programs. Accreditation organizations typically have established criteria and guidelines that institutions must meet to be accredited. These criteria often cover areas such as faculty qualifications, curriculum, student services, infrastructure, governance and educational outcomes. The evaluation process usually involves self-assessment by the institution, peer reviews, site visits and documentation reviews. Accreditation is typically granted for a specific period and institutions must undergo periodic reviews to maintain the accredited status of the institution or its programs. Quality evaluation organizations, also known as quality assurance agencies or quality councils, are also responsible for evaluating and ensuring the quality and standards of educational institutions and programs. Quality evaluation organizations often assess institutions based on factors such as educational outcomes, faculty qualifications, research output, student support services, infrastructure, and compliance with legal and ethical standards. Both accreditation or quality evaluation organizations may operate at the national, regional or international level. The evaluations conducted by these organizations serve multiple purposes. They provide information to prospective students, employers, and other stakeholders about the quality and credibility of institutions or programs. Additionally, the evaluations can help institutions identify areas for improvement and implement quality enhancement measures.
It's worth noting that accreditation and quality evaluation organizations can vary in their structures, methodologies and specific areas of focus. Different countries and regions may have their own accrediting bodies or quality assurance agencies with distinct frameworks and processes for evaluation

Akademiskas Informacijas Centrs
Akademiskas Informacijas Centrs (AIC) is the Academic Information Centre in Latvia. It is a state-owned non-profit institution that was established in 1995 and operates under the supervision of the Ministry of Education and Science.

AIC is divided into three departments:
1) The Quality Agency for… learn more

Augstakas izglitibas kvalitates novertešanas centrs
Established in 1994, the Higher Education Quality Evaluation Centre of Latvia (Augstakas izglitibas kvalitates novertešanas centrs, AIKNC) has three main groups of tasks:
The main aim of the Foundation is to organize examination and quality evaluation of higher education institutions and their study… learn more

Augstakas Izglitibas Padome
Augstakas Izglitibas Padome (Council of Higher Education) is an organization in Latvia that plays a crucial role in the country's higher education system. The council was established in 1995 and is responsible for overseeing and coordinating the development of higher education in Latvia.

The Higher… learn more

University Associations and Alliances

This uniRank category encompass all organizations or collaborative networks that bring together multiple universities or higher education institutions with a common purpose. These associations and alliances serve as platforms for cooperation, knowledge sharing and advocacy within the higher education sector. They promote collaboration among member institutions, address common challenges and work towards common goals. University associations and alliances may operate at the local, national, regional or international level.

European Council of Leading Business Schools
Established in 2013, the European Council for Leading Business Schools (ECLBS) is a registered non-governmental and non-profit educational association based in the European Union, with the Republic of Latvia as its registered location. ECLBS boasts a diverse membership, which encompasses over 40… learn more

Rectors, Vice-chancellors or Presidents Organizations

This uniRank category includes all associations or groups that bring together university leaders in executive positions. These organizations serve as platforms for collaboration, networking and collective advocacy on issues relevant to higher education leadership.

Latvijas Rektoru Padome
Latvijas Rektoru Padome (Latvian Rectors' Council) is an organization that represents the interests of higher education institutions in Latvia. It was established in 1993 and currently has 26 member institutions, including universities, colleges and academies.

The main role of the Latvian Rectors'… learn more

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