Congratulations on the beginning of the new academic year

Dear students!

The new study year is expected with indescribable joy and desire to implement novelty plans to execute new cooperation opportunities both in Europe and beyond its borders as well as to use the energy accumulated during the summer to continue to grow and improve. In 25 years, RISEBA has become a modern, competitive and international university that supports the development of the country by paying taxes, which has been recognized and highly appreciated by State Revenue Service this year. However, the highest achievement of the institution has always been the opportunity to educate knowledgeable and strong students, Starting from this year young and experienced entrepreneurs, staff and project managers, financial experts and business consultants, architects, and other creative industry representatives can receive their education in 22 study programmes.

Last year we were very happy to open Aistere Hall, that has become one of the largest event venues in Pardaugava, besides that, we have introduced a new tradition in our university – "RISEBA Career Day" – as well as restored the facade of Architect A. Asenkampfs’ eclectic style building at 3 Meza Street, which has been the central home of RISEBA University for 20 years. There is no doubt that also this year will be full of challenges to face, both, pleasant ones as well as not so pleasant as, for example, the changes to the Law on Higher Education, that will prevent new students from enrolling in Russian language programmes starting from the year 2019. But each challenge gives even greater strength and determination to choose higher goals and to continue our internationalization process in other EU languages. In this study year, we wish everyone to choose and pursue high goals by using the opportunities to gain international experience within the Erasmus+ programme, by participating in different projects and scientific conferences, by engaging in the Student Council and in sporting activities, or by developing and implementing your business idea in the RISEBA Creative Business Incubator. Be open to opportunities, let business meet art and make your studies unforgettable!

In the new academic year, I wish the whole RISEBA family to have a never-ending desire to learn, discover, create, rejoice and make the most of everyday life!

Rector, Dr.oec., prof. Irina Sennikova