For the third successive year the concept of the Latvian Academy of Sciences Yearbook has been developed as an informative and comprehensive overview of the achievements of Latvian science over the past year. The latest edition addresses academics, researchers, investors, science policy experts and other professionals and stakeholders both in Europe and across the world. Printed copies of the edition will reach these audiences with the help of Latvian diplomatic and business missions, while the digital version of the edition is already published at the Latvian Academy of Sciences’ website (Publishing > Annual Reports).
Editor-in-chief of the Yearbook Dr.habil.art. Ojārs Sparītis, Vice-President of the Latvian Academy of Sciences (LAS), characterizes the new edition:
“The Yearbook introduces with the changes in the management of LAS in 2020, and provides a practical insight into the tasks of administrative and scientific coordination structures, as well as the necessary information concerning the elected personnel. The introductory part of the Yearbook comprises articles on issues of the state education and science strategy, among which I would like to highlight a modern and research-oriented project of the future Ventspils Innovation and Science Centre. The main sections of the Yearbook present innovative discoveries in medicine and pharmacology, reports on achievements in fundamental and applied research in the fields of information technology and energy, material sciences, astrophysics, and chemistry. Biology, agriculture and healthy food industry as important science branches to the economy of Latvia are represented by the leading specialists. Representatives of the humanities and social sciences reveal recent findings in ancient Egyptian history and history of the Balts, as well as visual arts and demography.”