The Advanced Social and Political Research Institute (ASPRI) is the research institute of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Latvia. Since its creation in 2004, the task of ASPRI has been to coordinate interdisciplinary research projects involving the academic staff and graduate students of the four departments in the faculty, which are political science, sociology, communication studies, information and library sciences. Visit: University of Latvia has been founded in 1919 and currently, with its 13 faculties and over 20 research institutes and independent study centres, is one of the largest comprehensive and leading research universities in the Baltic States. University of Latvia, the only classical university in Latvia, has been a national centre of higher education for almost a century. The University of Latvia devotes great attention to development of international collaboration to promote its identity internationally and to strengthen the reputation of the university worldwide. To date, the University of Latvia has signed 136 bilateral agreements worldwide. Visit: