The main research disciplines of DU scientists are Literary Science, Linguistics, History, Biology, Environmental Sciences, Physics, Economy, Sociology, Psychology, Education and Art. DU has thirteen research centres, alomost all of them have allocated the means of various EU projects and have purchased modern equipment (e.g. ZEISS laser scanning microscopes), which allows to conduct high level research in various fields.
DU has long traditions of organizing various conferences, e.g. Scientific Readings, Slavonic Readings, various thematic conferences in all branches of science.
DU has an advantage to be located in multicultural environment. We cooperate with various institutions worldwide. Students of Daugavpils University have many opportunities to study and practise abroad, getting an extra experience and a new view on knowledge received in Daugavpils University.Students can use Erasmus + mobility options to study for one or two semesters at one of the European partner universities of Daugavpils University. Students are able to receive Else Marie Tschermak foundation’s funding to study or participate in different activities of high importance abroad.
Our students have a wide range of possibilities to fulfil themselves not only in studies, but also in different activities, working in Students’ Council, Student’s Journal “Lai Top!”, Latgale Students’ Centre, joining The Association of Young Scientists of Daugavpils University “DUJZA”, Art Teacher Union, Health Care Centre, Natural Research and Environmental Education Centre. Students can also obtain a foreign language, take part in students’ dance ensemble “Laima” and do sports at the Sport Complex of Daugavpils University. Every student, inquisitive and interested in science, has an opportunity to work in research Institutions and centres, to participate in scientific festivals or international conferences.
Daugavpils University has two dormitories that are owned and operated by the University. We are capable of accomodating over one thousand people.
A student usually shares his/her room with one or two roommates. Students also share kitchens, showers and rest-rooms. All rooms are fully furnished and kitchens are equipped with cooking devices.
Students have to bring, borrow or buy things they need for food preparation. Linen and bedding can be borrowed from the university, but it is possible to bring your own.
Our dormitories is the best offer for students to live in Daugavpils, they are located close to study buildings and the price is very reasonable (aproximately 50 EUR, electricity and heating included). If it is necessary, DU provides room for students spouses. We also offer accomodation for our guests and visiting lecturers (the cost of accomodation is 14-20 EUR per night).
Students’ Journal ‘Lai Top!’
Students’ Dance Ensemble ‘Laima’
Latvian Christian Student Fellowship
Students’ Drama Club “Nākam gaismā”