New rector for Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies

On Wednesday, May 22, Irina Arhipova, the current Vice-Rector of the University and Professor at the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies, was elected Rector of the Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies (LBTU) in the third round. 

Irina Arhipova and Andra Zvirbule, Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Social Development, were the candidates for the position of Rector.

In the first and second rounds of the election, the candidates failed to collect the required number of votes, so only Arhipova, who had received the most votes in the second round, was advanced to the third round.

The competition for the post of Rector was launched on December 20 last year. Three candidates applied and were evaluated in three rounds before the elections, where candidates had to explain their strategic vision for the development of the university in the next five years.

The current Rector, Irina Pilvere, will finish her term in June. She has been in office for 10 years.

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