Latvia University of Agriculture

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Latvia University of Agriculture
Latvijas Lauksaimniecības universitāte
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Main building of the university in the Jelgava Palace.
Latin: Universitas agriculturae Latviensis
Former names
Jelgava Academy of Agriculture (1936–1944),
Latvia Academy of Agriculture (1944–1990)
Motto Proventus pro patria
Motto in English
For the Growth of the Fatherland[1]
Type Public
Established 1938
Rector Irina Pilvere
Administrative staff
Students 4778 (2013)
186 (2013)
Location Jelgava, Latvia
Colours              Yellow, white and brown
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The Latvia University of Agriculture (Latvian: Latvijas Lauksaimniecības universitāte) is a university in Jelgava, Latvia, specializing in agricultural science, forestry, food technology and related areas.


The university originated as the Agricultural Department at the Riga Polytechnical Institute in 1863, which in 1919 became the Faculty of Agriculture at the University of Latvia.[2] It became an independent institution in 1939,[2] when it was established as the Academy of Agriculture in the Jelgava Palace, which had been renovated for that purpose.[3] It was renamed to the Latvia University of Agriculture in 1990.[2]


The university consists of 8 faculties:

  1. Faculty of Economics and Social Development (2013)
  2. Faculty of Information Technologies (2001)
  3. Faculty of Agriculture (1863)
  4. Faculty of Environment and Civil Engineering (1947)
  5. Forest Faculty (1920)
  6. Faculty of Food Technology (1948)
  7. Faculty of Engineering (1944)
  8. Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (1919)


  1. ^ Zane Plone (September 12, 2013). "Stamp dedicated to 150th anniversary of Latvia University of Agriculture to be presented in ceremony". Latvijas Pasts. Retrieved 2016-05-07. 
  2. ^ a b c United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (2002). Latvia: Towards a Knowledge-Based Economy. United Nations. p. 23. ISBN 92-1-116822-8. 
  3. ^ "The Jelgava palace throughout the centuries". Latvia University of Agriculture. Retrieved 2011-03-09. 

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Coordinates: 56°40′01″N 23°45′37″E / 56.66694°N 23.76028°E / 56.66694; 23.76028