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
Established 1938
Type Public
Rector Irina Pilvere
Administrative staff
Students 4778 (2013)
186 (2013)
Location Jelgava, Latvia

The Latvia University of Agriculture (Latvian: Latvijas Lauksaimniecības universitāte) is a university in Jelgava, Latvia, specializing in agricultural science, forestry, 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.[1] It became an independent institution in 1939,[1] when it was established as the Academy of Agriculture in the Jelgava Palace, which had been renovated for that purpose.[2] It was renamed to the Latvia University of Agriculture in 1990.[1]


  1. ^ 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. 
  2. ^ "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