Bilateral co-operation

The encouragement of international contacts has always been one of the tasks of the Latvian Academy of Sciences (LAS). As of 1 January 2020, LAS has concluded 32 bilateral agreements on scientific cooperation with foreign partner Academies of Sciences.  Some of those agreements are under renewal. Part of cooperation agreements stipulate support to short-term scientific visits.

Procedure of scientific short-term mobility  

Researchers willing to make a short-term research visit to the Latvian Academy of Sciences have to submit an application for a research visit in Latvia at their respective academies of sciences. The application document has to include an invitation from a member of the Latvian Academy of Sciences or from a scientific institution in Latvia.

Bilateral exchange visits are performed on a cost-sharing basis - the hosting Academy covers the living costs of visiting scientists nominated by the partner academy in accordance to the bilateral Agreement. The Latvian Academy of Sciences welcomes visits to Latvian public universities and research institutions. The funding for hosting the visitors is drawn from the budget of the LAS.

Latvian researchers and members of the Latvian academy of Sciences Latvian scientists are eligible to apply for research mobility to the partner academies, they submit their applications at the International Relations unit of the LAS. The proposal has to be approved by LAS and the partner Academy in the host country.

Within the framework of the bilateral agreements with the Polish Academy of Sciences (PAS), the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS) and the Czech Academy of Sciences (CAS) reciprocal visits of researchers collaborating within joint research projects are encouraged as a priority.

Information: International Relations Depratment, Latvian Academy of Sciences

Dr. Ilze Trapenciere
Mr. Kristaps Broks
Akademijas laukums 1, Riga LV 1050
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  • Digital ecosystems implementation in art, culture and education (Gita Senka, Latvia Culture College; Assoc. Prof. Dr. Desislava Paneva-Marinova Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, BAS)
  • Multispectral and fluorescent imaging of skin tumors (Prof. Janis Spigulis University of Latvia Institute of Atomic Physics and Spectroscopy; Assoc. Prof. Ekaterina Borisova Institute of Electronics, BAS)
  • Optimization of a beneficial cooperation of bacteria and fungi in the process of hydrocarbons biodegradation (Dr. Olga Muter University of Latvia, Assoc. Prof. Zlatka Alexieva, Institute of Microbiology and Biotechnology, BAS)
  • Religion and identity in Bulgaria and Latvia (Dr. hist. Inese Runce, University of Latvia, Institute of Philosophy and Sociology; Assoc. Prof. Ekaterina Anastasova, Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Studies, BAS)
  • Persistent human herpesvirus infection as a trigger factor in development of autoimmune thyroiditis (Assoc. Prof. Modra Murovska, August Kirchenstein Institute of Microbiology and Virology, Riga Stradins University; Institute of Experi-mental Morphology, Assoc. Prof. Katerina Todorova, Pathology and Anthropology with Museum, BAS)


  • The past in the present. Post-soviet heritage in Poland and Latvia II (Dr. Ilze Boldāne-Zeļenkova, Institute of Latvian History, UL; Prof. Dagnoslaw Demski, Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology, Polish AS)
  • Livonia and the Polish-Lithuanian Republic from the Sixteenth to the Eighteenth Century (Mārīte Jakovļeva, Institute of Latvian History, LU; Prof. Boguslaw Dybas, Institute of History, Polish AS)
  • Polish-Latvian, Latvian-Polish linguistic and cultural connections (Dr. Anna Stafecka, Latvian Language Institute, LU; Dr. Malgorzota Ostrowka, Institute of Slavik Studies, Polish AS)


  • Thin membranes for optoelectronics - preparation and defect studies II(Prof. Jurijs Dehtjars, Institute of Biomedical Engineering and Nanotechnologies, RTU; Dr. Mihails Novotnijs, Institute of Physics, CAS)
  • Latvian-West Slavic linguistic and cultural connections:Past, Present, Perspectives (Dr. Anna Stafecka, Latvian Language Institute, LU; Dr. Miroslaw Jankowiak Institute of Slavonic Studies, CAS)