Conference to mark the 25th anniversary of the renewed Baltic States held in Riga

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

International scientific conference "25 years of Renewed Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia: Experience of Baltic States in Europe" took place at the Latvian Academy of Sciences (LAS) on 22 April. Conference was organized by LAS and LAS Baltic Center for Strategic Studies in cooperation with Riga Stradiņš University, College of Law, Utena University of Applied Sciences and Baltic International Academy. Delegations from Lithuania and Estonia attended the conference, including the rector of Utena University of Applied Sciences Gintautas Bužinskas (Lithuania) and a renowned Estonian professor emeritus Ando Leps. Professors and doctoral students from several Latvian universities participated as well.

Last Updated Thursday, 28 April 2016

The Latvian Academy of Sciences mourns the loss of Professor Juris Ekmanis

Thursday, 14 April 2016

It is with great sadness that the Latvian Academy of Sciences announces that Vice President and former President Professor Juris Ekmanis died on 9 April, at the age of 74.

Last Updated Tuesday, 19 April 2016

The LAS Spring General Meeting re-elects president, elects new vice presidents

Monday, 11 April 2016

The Latvian Academy of Sciences (LAS) held its Spring General Meeting on 7th April 2016.

The Spring General Meeting re-elected Professor Ojārs SPĀRĪTIS, Dr.habil.art., as President of the LAS for the next  four-year term of office, commencing 1st May 2016.

Last Updated Monday, 11 April 2016

Spring General Meeting

Monday, 04 April 2016

Spring General Meeting
The Latvian Academy of Sciences (LAS)

Thursday, 7 April 2016 at 14.00
Portrait Hall of the Academy, 3rd floor
Akadēmijas laukums 1, Rīga


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.

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