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Research Landscape in Latvia


The National Information System of Research Activityis an information system (data base) established and maintained by the Ministry of Education and Science. Visit the data base to find information on scientific institutions, scientific employees (researchers), experts, scientific activity and research results in Latvia.


National Research Policy

  • Priority Directions in Science 2018 - 2021 - nine priorities set for Latvia in fundamental and applied research for the period 2018–2021.
  • Smart Specialisation Strategy - the smart specialization strategy (RIS3) was developed in order to focus public R&D investment in programs that create future domestic capability and interregional comparative advantage. This strategy provides a balanced support tool kit to strengthen innovation capacity of the Latvian economy.


Research in Latvia – Fact sheets, Evaluations, Reports, Scoreboards

To see where Latvia is situated in global research processes, you may read the Highlights from the OECD Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard 2017 - The Digital Transformation: Latvia (November 2017) or check the European Innovation Scoreboard 2017 – Latvia, as well as the European Research Area - Progress Report 2016. Country Snapshot - Latvia.