DSP programmes implemented by the Institute staff
The RTA Operational and Development Strategy 2016-2023 states that full-cycle studies is a priority in developing study programmes, including through cooperation with other higher education institutions in Latvia and abroad to create joint study programmes. The RTA Human Resource Development Plan 2018-2023 envisages creating a new doctoral programme in social science – Economics and Entrepreneurship – together with other Latvian universities for the study direction Management, Administration and Real Estate Management which would contribute to attracting academic staff with a doctoral degree, rejuvenation of the academic staff and generating a synergy of studies and research. Accordingly, RTA, together with Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences and Ventspils University of Applied Sciences, plans to license and introduce a joint doctoral programme Economics and Entrepreneurship in the first half of 2020. The Institute’s finances and human resources are sufficient for designing and introducing the doctoral programme.
Postdoctoral research projects
An important type of financial support is a financial instrument of the European Regional Development Fund for postdoctoral researchers that focuses on developing the research capacity and careers of new scientists (postdoctoral researchers). In 2017, such support was granted to Leading Researcher A.Gaveika (research project “EU External Border Security, the Internal Security of Latvia”). The research project proposal focused on achieving the goals of the Smart Specialisation Strategy and growth priorities.