Mission, vision and values
About Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies
The Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies (LBTU) implements its strategy as a modern, open, inclusive, innovative university with a sustainable development vision in various areas of the national economy. Life sciences, which are also integrated into other areas of strategic specialisation determined by LBTU, are considered to be the unique field of the University’s activity.
LBTU is a science university – a leader in the creation of innovations related to the bioeconomy and related industries and in the sustainable use of natural resources in the Baltic Sea region, contributing to the introduction of innovations in the national economy to promote the balanced development of Latvia’s regions and improvement of the quality of life of society.
Creation of an internationally competitive, innovative, creative and sustainable future for the development of society.
The Latvian University of Life Sciences and Technologies is a modern, nationally and internationally recognised science university – a leader in the creation of innovations related to the bioeconomy and related industries and in the sustainable use of natural resources in the Baltic Sea region.
Community - we are a community that respects common values and traditions, ensures openness, diversity, equality and inclusion, supports the well-being of each community member, while defining the duties and responsibilities of each member in achieving the common goal.
Academic freedom - we value the rights of every individual, giving community members the opportunity to educate students, engage in research, study and acquire knowledge without restrictions imposed by institutions or societal pressures.
Knowledge - we are convinced that research-based knowledge is the main driver for development. We create such knowledge by contributing to the development of Latvia and the world.
Development - we believe that improvements in the research and education environment ensure continuous and planned development.
Quality and integrity - our employees and students perform every duty and task conscientiously and with high responsibility.
Sustainability - we are aware of our responsibility for what is happening around us. To us, being responsible means to see challenges, search, find and implement sustainable solutions based on true knowledge, respecting ethical and moral principles. We act with an understanding of goals and achievable results, ensure continuity of action and are responsible to partners.
Collaboration - we encourage collaboration between employees, students, alumni and partners of all levels and fields.
Creativity - our staff and students create and maintain an environment that inspires, encourages and supports ideas and creativity that result in original and meaningful works and solutions.
Openness - it is important for us that everyone who wants to receive and create knowledge, develop ideas and creativity can belong to the University. We are open to thoughts, ideas, knowledge and complementary cooperation based on tolerance and non-discrimination.