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Research Institute for Regional Studies (RIRS)

RIRS is a unit of the Faculty of Education, Languages, and Design. It is the only scientific institution in the Baltics that deals with the development of regional studies as a new scientific area, implementing regional policy of the European Union and promoting the development and sustainability of the region.

The goal of the RIRS is to carry out cross-disciplinary research in the field of humanities and social sciences, ensuring studies of the Latgale region in the context of Europe and the world; to develop the scientific basis of the institute; to facilitate practical application and commercialization of the research results, as well as integration of them into study process and society in general.

RIRS works in such scientific research areas as:

  • Humanities, including, history and archaeology, languages and literature, philosophy, ethics and religion, music and art, and other humanities;
  • Social sciences, including, education, sociology, social and economic geography.


Professor, Dr.paed.,
Velta Ļubkina



Lecturer, Mg.oec.,
Anita Puzule

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