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Welcome to Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences

Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences was founded in 1996. ViA offers high-quality and flexible study programmes that successfully balance theory and practice. These are adapted to the current needs of society and changes in the labour market. The quality of the studies is ensured by experienced and professional teaching staff, advanced study methods, as well as by students who know what they want to achieve and how to succeed.

The mission of Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences is to promote the sustainable development of knowledge society on regional and national level, providing the private and public sectors with high-level professionals, as well as conducting research to address societal challenges.

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The Tourism Competitiveness Management master is a industry-driven master programme that strengthens the competences needed in strategic management of competitive tourism businesses.


The Northern gateway to Gauja National Park

Valmiera, 107km from the capital of Latvia, delights visitors with its beautiful nature and its cultural and historic monuments, along with hosting interesting cultural and sporting events, and providing breathtaking stories and legends.

Valmiera and its surroundings are the perfect place for enthusiasts of active tourism. In the summer, everyone has the opportunity to travel across the whole of Valmiera and its surrounding areas by bicycle, or go for a hike. In winter, enthusiasts of active recreation can go cross-country skiing both in Valmiera’s surrounding areas and on the ski track in the J Daliņš Stadium. 

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