welcomenewmembers 1UNeECC is pleased to announce the addition of new members to its network in recent months. Following the joining of Politechnica University Timisoara, Lithuania's Vytauas Magnus University has also joined the membership. The latter is organising this year's UNeECC Annual Conference.

Latvia is also actively involved in ECoC preparations. Three organisations have indicated their intention to join our network: the Daugavpils City Municipality, the Daugavpils University and the Latvian Academy of Culture have also been accepted as members of UNeECC.

The network currently has 53 members from 26 countries, including one non-university member.

Here you can read the short introduction of the new members:

Politechnica University Timisoara (Romania)

Politehnica University Timisoara, a university of advanced research and education, is today one of the traditional Romanian schools, recognized nationally and internationally both through the work of generations of teachers and the outstanding work of prestigious academics. The mission of Politehnica University Timisoara resides in meeting the competence requirements of the societal environment by providing superior training at undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate levels and by creating new knowledge and technological solutions through empirical and applied research.

Read more: https://www.upt.ro/Universitatea-Politehnica-Timisoara_en.html  

Vytauas Magnus University (Lithuania)

VMU is a comprehensive university devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, research, arts and innovation, and fostering critical thinking, imaginative response as well as the desire and capacity for lifelong learning of our students who will have an impact on the world, locally and globally.

VMU has a reputation as a university with a globally oriented, free-spirited, liberal mindset. The time spent at VMU is a formative step in the lives of our students, facilitating not only career opportunities but also personal growth, strength of character and a sense of self-fulfilment.

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The Latvian Academy of Culture (Latvia)

The Latvian Academy of Culture (LAC) is an interdisciplinary culture and arts university, focusing on culture and art research, artistic creativity; it is also a centre for creative industries. The Latvian Academy of Culture has been a space for greetings, conversations, celebrations and daily life since 1990. LAC administers accredited academic Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral study programmes. Main five departments are: Department of Theory and History of Culture, Department of Sociology and Management of Culture, Department of Cross-cultural Communication and Foreign Languages, Department of Performing Arts and Department of Audiovisual Art.

Read more: https://lka.edu.lv/en/

Daugavpils University (Latvia)

Daugavpils University is the largest regional university located in Latgale – one of the most multilingual, multi-ethnic, and multi-religious regions in Latvia. It has five faculties (the Faculty of Humanities, the Faculty of Social Sciences, the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, the Faculty of Music and Art, and the Faculty of Education and Management) and two research institutes – the Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Institute of Life Sciences and Technologies with multiple research centres and departments. It offers 50 bachelor, master, and doctoral study programmes and has extensive experience of international collaboration in the past and on-going EU Programme for Research and Innovation (FP7, Horizon 2020) projects.

Read more: https://du.lv/

Daugavpils City Municipality (Latvia)

Daugavpils City Municipality is the city's highest self-regulatory institution. Daugavpils is the second largest development centre of national significance in Latvia, an important centre of socio economic development in the Baltic States near the EU Eastern border. Daugavpils is an industrial and educational centre, as well as an important cultural, sports and recreation centre. The State city of Daugavpils and Augšdaugava municipality - the largest in terms of population and the most economically significant State city with a functional territory in the Eastern Baltic, unique in its diversity, with creative, educated, and spiritually rich people, strong identity of Latgale and Sēlija and equally attractive environment for local people, entrepreneurs and tourists. Daugavpils moto is driving force for economic development in the Eastern Baltic.

Read more: www.daugavpils.lv

UNeECC is waiting dor the applications of universities and non-university institutions. You can apply here:  https://uneecc.org/members/how-to-join