Joint Masters in International Tourism and Events Management
via This project is supported by the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Union

Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences (ViA / in Latvian: Vidzemes Augstskola) was founded as UAS in 1996 and is located in Valmiera (Northern Latvia).

Valmiera is the largest city in Vidzeme with 25 100 inhabitants and it lies on the crossroads of several important routes, 100 km from Riga and 50 km from the Estonian border.

ViA is a higher education and scientific research centre whose mission is to foster the development of the Vidzeme Region/Northern Latvia by offering modern high quality and competitive higher education, by doing research and by successfully cooperating with partners in Latvia and abroad.

It aims to establishing itself as one of the most innovative regional academic educational and research centres in the Baltic space.

ViA has 1210 students, 117 employees and 6 units (Faculty of Business Administration and Economics, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Social Sciences, Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality Management, Language Study and Examination Centre and Lifelong Learning Centre.

ViA offers accredited 7 Bachelor’s, 4 Master’s and 1 PhD level study programmes, as well as 3 college level programmes.

ViA is international by participating in mobility/exchange programmes, in a number of networks, arranging Baltic International Summer School, international conferences, projects and research, guest lecturing.

Baltic International Summer School (BISS) is the summer programme hosted since 1999 at ViA for participants from all over the world. Besides lectures and workshops on key topics, students are also given the opportunity to learn the Latvian language, explore and discover the Baltic States and make new friends from all over the world. More information on BISS:

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