TQC 2020 will take place in the House of Nature – The Academic Centre of University of Latvia.
Address: Jelgavas iela 1, Riga, Latvia
University of Latvia
The University of Latvia with its 15,000 students, 13 faculties and more than 20 research institutes is one of the largest comprehensive and leading research universities in the Baltic States. The University offers more than 130 state-accredited academic and professional study programmes. At University of Latvia, research is conducted in over 50 research fields which represent four main areas of inquiry: the humanities, sciences, social sciences, and education sciences. The University of Latvia pays great attention to the development of international collaboration. At present the University of Latvia has signed more than 500 agreements with 326 institutions in 31 European countries within ERASMUS programme.
Riga is more than 800 years old. Each century has left its marks in the architecture in the Old Town and City Centre here the cultural heritage coexists with the quick pace of modern living. Architecture of Riga is beauteous and diverse. Heritage of 800 years old Gothic churches, built by founders of Riga, medieval buildings in the Old Town, exquisite Art Nouveau, as well as wooden buildings make Riga a true pearl of architecture. More reasons to visit Riga
Getting to Riga
Riga International Airport is the biggest in the Baltic States. It offers flights to 60 destinations in the entire world. The largest number of direct flights is offered to Riga from destinations in Europe and Asia, and from elsewhere Riga is easily reachable using transit flights. Schedule and map of flights is available here: www.riga-airport.com
Riga has a developed bus traffic to many cities in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, the Great Britain, France etc. Trip from Berlin to Riga lasts approximately 22 hours. Riga International Coach Terminal is located in the very center of the city. Time table of bus traffic is available here.
Tallink ensures regular ferry traffic on the Stockholm – Riga route. The trip lasts approximately 16 hours. Riga Passenger Port is located in ~ 15 minutes walking distance from the center of Riga, but a trip with taxi will last ~ 5 minutes. Approximate fee for the taxi – 5 EUR.
More information about ferry traffic between Stockholm and Riga can be found here.
How to reach the venue from the Riga International Airport by:
A cheaper option is to take bus No 22 which goes to the center of Riga. The ride is approximately 30 minutes long and the bus leaves every 10 – 30 minutes, from 05:45 a.m. till 00:05 a.m.
To get on the bus at the airport look for bus stop located opposite the terminal behind the car park P1.
A one way ticket bought at the bus driver costs 2,00 EUR.
A ticket for an unlimited number of trips is valid 24 hours from its first usage costs 5,00 EUR.
If you buy your ticket before commencing your trip at the airport services and tourism information bureau “Welcome to Riga”, a regular one-way ticket will cost you only 1,15 EUR.
Please consult detailed timetable
The most reliable taxis from the airport to Riga city are “Baltic Taxi”(light green) and “Red Cab” (red or white-and-red) cabs.
Hint ! You are free to take any cab disregarding its place in a row.
Journey time to the centre of Riga city is approximately 15 minutes.
Average cost per trip by taxi to Riga city centre: 12 EUR – 15 EUR.
Taxi tariffs are published on the passenger side door of each taxi cab.