The Council of Rectors of Latvia is a collegial consultative institution that coordinates the cooperation of higher education institutions. It is formed by rectors of all state-accredited higher education institutions. Its role and fields of activities are defined in the Law on Higher Education Institutions (see Section 64.), and the Regulations No. 578 (as of July 11, 2006) of the Cabinet of Ministers – “Regulations of the Rectors’ Council” (Latvian only).
The Council of Rectors of Latvia is a member of the European University Association.
To elaborate and submit proposals to the Minister of Education and Science regarding the development of higher education and the science sector
To discuss issues regarding the establishment of joint study programs, the use of academic staff and infrastructure
To provide proposals and opinions regarding draft laws and other regulatory enactments in the field of higher education and science
To prepare proposals regarding the distribution of state budget funds to higher education institutions
To represent the higher education institutions of the Republic of Latvia internationally
To deal with other issues related to the activities of higher education institutions within the scope of its competence
Various forms of cooperation between higher education institutions have existed before that, however, the year 1995 was considered to be the formal moment of establishing the Council of Rectors of Latvia, when the Council was referred to in the Law on Higher Education Institutions.