The University of Latvia has been founded in 1919 and currently, with its more than 14 000 students, 13 faculties and over 20 research institutes and independent study centres, is one of the largest comprehensive and leading research universities in the Baltics. The University offers more than 130 state accredited academic and professional study programmes. At the University of Latvia, research is conducted in over 50 research fields which represent four main areas of inquiry: the humanities, natural sciences, social sciences. The University of Latvia pays great attention to the development of international collaboration.   Faculty of Medicine offers accredited study programmes - Professional Study programme in Medicine and Dentistry, Bachelor and Master programmes in Pharmacy and Nursing, as well as Doctoral Study Programme in Medicine and Pharmacy.   The Department of Pharmacology takes part in the realization of 4 study programmes and offers several study courses to students, including Basic and Clinical Pharmacology, Phytomedicine etc. The Department is in tight collaboration with several institutions both in Latvia and abroad. Main scientific field of the Department is Neuropharmacology and Neurodegenerative Diseases Research.