Advantages of Cooperation with Taiwan

Sunday, 20 December 2015

By Ojārs Spārītis, LAS President, 7 December 2015

Latvian delegation arrived in Taipei only a few days after the historic handshake on November 7 between the President of the People's Republic of China Xi Jinping and the President of the Republic of China (Taiwan) Ma Ying-jeou which served as proof of opportunities for the cooperation between the two countries1. Latvia was represented by Agrita Kiopa and Maija Bundule from the Ministry of Education and Science as well as by Janis Klovins (Jānis Kloviņš), Head of the Latvian Biomedical Research and Study Centre and Ojars Sparitis (Ojārs Spārītis), President of the Latvian Academy of Sciences. Science administration of the Republic Lithuania was also represented by a small delegation. A special programme was proposed to the author of this report, therefore, I believe it is my duty to inform about the impressions. The main conclusion made after visiting numerous science related institutes, technology centres, and universities is that a small but intellectual resource development oriented country can become an economically prosperous land of modern technologies and innovative industries.


Highlights from the 2015 LAS Autumn General meeting

Friday, 04 December 2015

On 26 November 2015, the Latvian Academy of Sciences (LAS) held its annual Autumn General meeting. The LAS President Ojārs Spārītis gave the opening speech.

The LAS Grand Medals 2015 were awarded to Professor Arvīds Barševskis and to Professor Andris Šternbergs. This award consists of an engraved medal, a personal diploma, and a cash award. For the second year in a row, the cash prize of EUR 10,000 (post-tax) is funded by the Boris and Ināra Teterev Foundation (http://www.teterevufonds.lv)


Introductory Visit of Israeli Ambassador at the Latvian Academy of Sciences

Thursday, 19 November 2015

On 17 November, Prof. Ojārs Spārītis, President of the Latvian Academy of Sciences, met with the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the State of Israel to the Republic of Latvia, Lironne Bar-Sadeh.


Liberté, égalité, fraternité!

Monday, 16 November 2015

Between 11 and 18 November,  Latvia is marking the so-called Patriotic Week. It opened with the remembrance events of Lāčplēsis Day commemorating  one of the crucial battles in the Latvian War of Independence at the beginning of the 20th century, when Latvian soldiers sacrificed their lives for a noble cause - the foundation of the independent State of Latvia.The patriotic week will be continued through 18 November with celebrations of the proclamation of the Republic of Latvia in 1918. Yet, unexpectedly, Latvia, like the rest of Europe and the whole of the world, was shocked by the tragedy in Paris where, as a result of several terrorist attacks on 13 November, hundreds of innocent people lost their lives.


General Meeting of the Latvian Academy of Sciences

Saturday, 07 November 2015


26 November 2015, 14 PM
Portrait Hall, 3rd Floor, 1 Academy Square, Riga

Last Updated Saturday, 07 November 2015
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