The VUAS Constitution of 13 December 2007 was approved by the Saeima (parliament) in the Law on the Constitution of Ventspils University of Applied Sciences (“LV”, 208 (3784), 29 December 2007; Ziņotājs, 3, 14 February 2008); VUAS was accredited as of 10 December 1999. (Accreditation form No. 014).
On May 20 May 2013, VUAS received the status of scientific institution (registered in the Registry of Scientific Institutions), confirming that it has fulfilled the national criteria for a scientific institution: at least half of all academic personnel are holders of a Doctor of Science degree, the higher education institution publishes scientific articles and has scientific infrastructure at its disposal, and so on. The VUAS has three faculties: the Faculty of Economics and Management, the Faculty of Translation Studies, and the Faculty of Information Technology. Altogether, 14 bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral study programmes are available at the University of Applied Sciences. Approximately 900 students are currently enrolled.