Education in  the Soviet Latvia

Education in the Soviet Latvia

Education at all levels in Soviet times was available in both Latvian and Russian languages.

Alongside the University of Latvia, the Academy of Agriculture, the Conservatoire and the Academy of Arts new institutions of higher education are being set up. In 1946 the Latvian State Institute of Physical Education was opened. In 1950 the Riga Institute of Medicine was established. In 1952 Daugavpils Teacher Training College began its work, in 1954 – the Liepāja Teacher Training College. In 1958 the Riga Polytechnic was founded. In 1960 the Institute (University) of Civil Aviation Engineers was opened in Riga.

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