World Congress of Latvian Scientists "Research Latvia" 2023 Announced

The Congress is one of the widest-reaching events in Latvian science, gathering Latvian science ecosystem stakeholders from all over the world. The Congress will feature Latvian and diaspora researchers, young researchers, students, international and local partners, as well as representatives from national and international public administration institutions and politicians.

"We must view the Congress as an investment, as a platform for exchanging ideas and contacts, and as a base for making discoveries that have the potential to transform into useful products and services. The Congress will address pertinent global challenges, and how science, including science in Latvia, is involved in tackling them," State Secretary of the Ministry of Education and Science Līga Lejiņa remarked at the advisory board meeting of the Congress.

The previous Congress in 2018 gathered 750 participants from 24 countries, establishing researchers’ networks and advancing connection with their strategic partners from the private and public sector, as well as highlighted the role of science in the society.

Researchers actively participate in processes that make Latvia stronger and make its people safer and happier. Research excellence is the basis for a knowledge society that builds a resilient state and a mature democracy. Wide collaborative networks and strong international bonds between scientists broadens the horizons and opportunities for Economic growth. Over the course of two days, participants of the Congress "Research Latvia" will discuss and analyze issues concerning the role of science in tackling global challenges as well as the value of scientific knowledge in social, cultural and economic development.

The Congress is organised by the Ministry of Education and Science in collaboration with the Chancery of the President of Latvia, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Latvian research universities (LU, LLU, RTU and RSU), the Council of Rectors of Latvia, the Latvian Council of Science, the Latvian Academy of Science, the Association of Latvian Young Scientists, the Latvian Dental and Medical Association, the World Federation of Free Latvians, the Union of European Latvians, the American Latvian Association, the organization "Economic Co-operation and Investment for Latvia" (movement #esiLV) , and the Employers’ Confederation of Latvia.

Participation in the Congress "Research Latvia" is free of charge for registered participants.