International cooperation

Internationalization strategy at LChrA is realistic: Latvia will never be the number one destination for foreign students, but as small academy we can offer students more personal and spiritually comfortable approach.

International profile:

LChrA participates in international networks and programmes with many organizations world-wide.

Respective EC organizations have recognized unique value of our study programs in regards to both content and methodology. The basis for the success story of Latvian Christian academy is rooted in THE INTERNATIONAL SUPPORTIVE COMITEE – both academic and socially political entity, gathering representatives from USA, Israel, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Belgium, France. Rector of Latvian Christian academy prof. Skaidrīte Gūtmane is member of the think-tank groups of several EC organizations.

Main directions:

  • Mobility of students, teaching and administrative staff as fundamental of European cooperation,
  • Implementation of international projects on European, Baltic and regional level,
  • International conferences, research grants for enhanced dialogue between higher education institutions,
  • Collaborative research and knowledge production.

Values for international cooperation:

  • Active networking and transfer of knowledge on unique platforms,
  • Solidarity, strengthening social cohesion,
  • Social dimension firmly embedded in the unique combination of values and principles of European dimension of higher education,
  • Competitiveness and cooperation.

LCA cooperates with following international partners and universities:

Universities and Academies


  1. European Association of Schools of Social Work

  2. University of Babes-Bolyai, Faculty of Orthodox theology (Romania)

  3. University of Oradea, Faculty of Orthodox theology (Romania)

  4.  Semmelweis University (Hungary)

  5.  Institute of Mental Health (Hungary)

  6.  Tartu University (Estonia)

  7.  Sophia University of Daniel Ohridski (Bulgaria)

  8.  Vilnius University of Vytautas Magnum (Lithuania)

  9.  Lithuanian Academy of Arts (Lithuania)

  10. St. Ignatius Loyola College, Kaunas (Lithuania)

  11. Vilniaus Pedagoginis Universitetas, Institute of Cultural and Art Education (Lithuania)

  12.  Diaconia University of Applied Sciences (Finland)

  13.  DIAK – network of seven universities (Finland and Great Britain)

  14.  Lahden Ammattikorkeakoulu Lahti University of Applied Arts (Finland)

  15.  European Academy of Culture and Arts (The Netherlands)

  16.  Finnish Theological institute (Finland)

  17.  Ansgar Teologiske Høgskole, Norwegian School of Theology (Norway)

  18.  Orthodox Academy of Crete (Greece)

  19.  Mullsjö Folk highschool (Sweden)

  20. Institute of Synergic Anthropology (Russia)

Research centers and networks

  1. EASA – European Association of Social Anthropologists

  2. EPSIN – European Platform for Social Integration (Belgium)

  3. ËTOK – Estonian Organization for Employers and Employees (Estonia) 

  4. EUROCS – European Civil Society (Belgium) 

  5. EZA – European Center for Worker’s Questions (EC, Germany) 

  6. CIRIUS – Danish Agency for International Education (Denmark)

  7. Israel Antiquities Authority (Jerusalem, Israel) 

  8. IDC – Internationales Diakonatszentrum (Germany) 

  9. Latvian Association of Professional Christian Education 

  10. LBAS – Latvian Free Trade Unions Association (Latvia)

  11. LDF – Lithuanian Labour Federation (EZA, Lithuania

  12. NAPA – The National Association for the Practice of Anthropology

  13. SHUV institute, Seattle (USA)

  14. International Association of Christian Artists (The Netherlands)

  15. Rockefeller Museum (Israel)

  16. Semaines Sociales de France (France)

Church organizations

  1. Latvian Orthodox Church
  2. Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church
  3. Roman Catholic Church in Latvia
  4. ECEN – European Christian Environmental Network
  5. IXE – Initiatives of Christians for Europe (Germany)
  6. RENOVABIS – European Catholic organization (Germany)
  7. International Bible Schools Association, Minneapolis (USA)
  8. Mission Possible (Latvia)
  9. SAM – Swedish Alliance Mission (Sweden)
  10. Skarpnack Lutheran Church in Stockholm (Sweden)
  11. Penasquitos Lutheran Church (California, USA)


ERASMUS mobility is regulated by the ERASMUS Students’ charter.

ERASMUS mobility pushes new ideas, creativity and innovation.

  • ERASMUS came to Latvia in 1999 and all stages of LChrA development were influenced by ERASMUS. We have grown and matured together with ERASMUS,
  • Students come back more open, confident and creative,
  • Staff gain a lot too by being able to exchange good practice with colleagues at partner universities,
  • Teachers get to see things from another perspective.