Institute of Economics of the Latvian Academy of Sciences
The main activities of the Institute of Economics (founded in 1946), are focused on academic and applied socio-economic and other types of research, development and implementation of projects in areas of technology and economy. The mission of the Institute is to investigate prospects in promotion of the development of the regional and national economy, providing research-based expert assessments and analysis on the current processes in the economies of Latvia, Baltic States and European countries, as well as recommendations for economic development.
European Policy Research Institute
The objective of the European Policy Research Institute (EPRI, established in 2018) is to develop and implement research projects and programmes, ensure the quality and involvement of scientists in cross-disciplinary research and cooperation in European policies. The functioning of the EPRI is aimed at providing researchers and other stakeholders with the opportunity to acquire knowledge of the interdisciplinary challenges of European integration, implementation of the topical research and projects for the development of the society, particularly in the context of economic, legal, political and sociological aspects, with a view to promote visibility of the Latvian Academy of Sciences in the international scientific environment.
The State Scientific Qualification Committee
The State Scientific Qualification Committee is a consultative and coordinating institution monitoring the awarding of the scientific degrees in Latvia. It was established in 2005 in accordance to the Regulations of the Cabinet of Ministers No 165. The Committee organises the reviewing procedure of Doctoral Thesis by appointing relevant experts. Thesis have to be submitted by the candidates and have to be approved by the Promotion Council of the university. The Committee is also responsible for the development and maintaining the data base of the defended Doctoral Thesis.
Council of the State Scientists Emeritus
Council of the State Scientists Emeritus is a collegial institution deciding on annual quotas for the state scientists emeritus, making a selection of the appropriate candidates for this status, and making proposals to the Latvian Academy of Sciences concerning the applicants to whom the status of the state scientist emeritus is to be granted.
Terminology Commission of the Latvian Academy of Sciences
Terminology Commission of the Latvian Academy of Sciences deals with development, examination, and approval of terms. Although the terminology creation of national importance was started in Latvia already in 1919 when the Terminology Commission for the Ministry of Education (which operated until 1921) was established, the current commission was born simultaneously with the Latvian Academy of Sciences, when it gathered for its first meeting on 2 September 1946. Since then the commission has held more than thousand meetings, organised working groups, prepared many terminological resources (dictionaries and bulletins), and its subcommissions have arranged several thousands of their own meetings.