International Workshop

Wednesday, 06 August 2014

G. F. Stender (1714 - 1796) and the Enlightenment
in the Baltics in European Contexts

International Workshop

Rīga - Jelgava - Viesīte - Sunākste

4 - 6 September, 2014

Programme (pdf)

Last Updated Friday, 22 August 2014

Professor Nureddine Ashammakhi visited Latvian Academy of Science

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

On 18th July, 2014, Latvia was visited by General Director of the National Agency for Scientific Research of Libya, Professor Nureddine Ashammakhi. Professor Ashammaki came to Latvia because of his big interest in the Latvian unique method of treating cancer - virotherapy, he also visited various medical centers and institutes, where he met with scientists. Professor Ashammaki was pleasantly surprised by the infrastructure of Latvian medical centers and institutions, a variety of ongoing medical and pharmaceutical projects, as well as some scientific areas, which develops particularly rapidly. At the end of the visit, on the initiative of Professor Nureddine Ashammakhi, a memorandum on development of cooperation in the fields of science, medical tourism and pharmaceuticals was signed between the National Agency for Scientific Research of Libya, Latvian Academy of Sciences, Latvian Virotherapy Center and Latvian Medical Export Association. Memorandum presents the starting point for the possible future cooperation between Latvia and Libya in the field of medicine and science.


Cooperation between Latvia and Russia in the field of science and virotherapy

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

On June 17th, 2014 Latvia was visited by the famous Russian scientist, Director of the Research Institute of Oncology at the Bashkortostan State Medical University, Chairman of the Public Chamber of the Republic of Bashkortostan, professor Shamil Gantsev. It was his first foreign visit after the new convocation of Public Chamber, indicating that Russia is interested in cooperation with Latvia in the field of healthcare and medicine. During his visit professor Gantsev met with the President of the Latvian Academy of Sciences, academician Ojars Sparitis and chief oncologist of Latvia, head of scientific department in the Riga Eastern Clinical University Hospital, prof. Dace Baltina. The parties discussed possibilities of cooperation in the field of science and innovation, plans for joint projects between Latvia and Russia in the field of virotherapy.


Meeting of European Academies Science Advisory Council, 22-23 May 2014, Latvian Academy of Sciences, Riga

Monday, 02 June 2014

The independent organisation of European academies on scientific advising meets biannually, usually in a country preparing for the EU presidency. Thus, the Latvian Academy of Sciences was pleased to host this year's spring meeting of the European Academies Science Advisory Council (EASAC).

Last Updated Wednesday, 04 June 2014

The Walter Zapp prize has been awarded

Friday, 23 August 2013

The 2013 Walter Zapp prize has been awarded to the professor of physics Janis Spigulis (University of Latvia) for outstanding inventions in the fields of fiber optics and biophotonics. The prize for the best inventor is being awarded every second year since 2005 jointly by the company Minox (Germany), the Latvian Academy of Sciences and the Patent Office of the Republic of Latvia.

The distinguished inventor Walter Zapp (born on 4 September 1905 in Riga, deceased on 17 June 2003 in Switzerland), having invented the world-famous camera VEF-Minox, has contributed greatly to the promotion of the name of Latvia worldwide. The production of the Minox camera was begun by the State Electrotechnical Factory (VEF) in Riga (1938-1942) and after the war was continued in Germany.

In 2001 Walter Zapp visited Riga and received the diploma of the Honorary doctor of the Latvian Academy of Sciences.

The official award ceremony is to be held on 4 September 2013 at 3 p.m. at the Latvian Academy of Sciences.

Last Updated Friday, 23 August 2013
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