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On 29 August, the Department of Health Psychology and Paedagogy at Rīga Stradiņš University (RSU) opened their new premises at 5 Jāņa Asara Iela.

‘Your contribution is fantastic: new study courses and programmes, and more than 30 books and studies. The department’s fifth anniversary is an acknowledgement of its maturity. You have deserved new premises for a long time as you are very important to the university. These premises are a reward for doing a good job,’ said RSU Rector Professor Aigars Pētersons at the opening of the event in his address to the department’s employees. Professor Inga Millere, the Dean of the Faculty of Public Health and Social Welfare, expressed her gratitude to the management of the university for the opportunity to develop the faculty even further.

‘We carefully analysed students’ needs and took the suggestions put forward by the department’s employees into consideration when creating the department’s work environment.  We are grateful for all our colleagues at RSU who were involved in this process. We are excited about the up-to-date equipment, especially the simulation room, which will provide an opportunity for us to apply various methods for developing psychological counselling competences, and the consultation room, which provides an environment to develop high quality research. This opening event coincides with the department’s fifth anniversary,’ said Professor Kristīne Mārtinsone, the Head of the Department of Health Psychology and Paedagogy.

The Department of Health Psychology and Paedagogy will offer 147 study courses in 20 RSU study programmes in the academic year 2019/2020. These courses will be delivered by 18 lecturers, eight of which hold doctoral degrees, five are doctoral students, while four lecturers are planning to commence their doctoral studies in October. Additionally over ten visiting lecturers will work at the department this academic year, among them a Fulbright Scholarship recipient.