RISEBA University of Applied Sciences
RISEBA University of Applied Sciences is a type of private higher educational institution fully accredited by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Latvia. Founded in 1992, RISEBA was among the first private higher education institutions in Latvia established as a stand-alone business school. Today RISEBA is among the 10 largest higher education institutions in Latvia (both public and private) with over 3000 students, including 200 international students who attend 17 study programmes of different fields and levels, and almost 9000 alumni. RISEBA has three campuses located in Riga and one in Daugavpils (the second largest city in Latvia). National accreditation is a cornerstone of RISEBA’s recognition in Latvia and abroad. In June 2013, RISEBA obtained full accreditation by the state for all of its study programmes (the accreditation was granted for 6 years, the maximum duration). International accreditations are vital to RISEBA’s recognition abroad. RISEBA holds International Quality Accreditation by CEEMAN (Central and East European Management Development Association). RISEBA is the first and the only higher education institution in Latvia that in 2014 earned EPAS accreditation by EFMD (the European Foundation for Management Development) for the bachelor’s programme “European Business Studies” and master’s programme “International Business”. Within the EACEA Lifelong Learning Programme, ERASMUS RISEBA has over 80 bilateral agreements with other HEIs from 23 countries of the European Union. RISEBA also holds 8 bilateral exchange agreements with non-European HEIs from China, Georgia, Kazakhstan, and the Russian Federation. Additionally, RISEBA has 7 double-degree agreements with HEIs from Germany, Finland, France, Sweden, and the Russian Federation.