Head of the Research Institute of Regional Studies

Professor, Dr.paed.,
Velta Ļubkina

Velta.Lubkina@ru.lv
26121040
Atbrīvošanas aleja 115, room 105.
0000-0002-8127-1325

Secretary of the Research Institute of Regional Studies

Lecturer, Mg.oec.,
Anita Puzule

anitapuzule@inbox.lv
Atbrīvošanas aleja 115, room 104.

Research Institute for Regional Studies (RIRS) is a structural unit of Rezekne Higher Education Institution consisting of the former Latgale Sustainable Development Research Institute (LSDRI), the institute of Latgale National Economy research (ILNER), Research Institute for Regional Studies (RIRS) and Personality Socialization Research Institute (PSRI).

RIRS is established using materially technical base and human resources of the joined institutes. RIRS has been functioning since March 1, 2011.

RIRS 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. RIRS performs scientific research and pedagogical activities and participates in the implementation of doctoral study programmes.

The vision of RIRS

RIRS is an innovative and scientific research centre of regional studies that is competitive in research area in Latgale, Latvian and Europe. RIRS carries out researches in regional studies and is involved in solving regional issues, cooperating with governmental and local institutions and providing suggestions for the implementation of regional plans and policy.

The mission of RIRS is to develop the theory and methodology on regional studies and apply it in research and strengthening territorial cohesion in Latgale and other regions. By increasing scientific research capacity, RIRS contributes to sustainable development of the region of Latgale.

The aim of RIRS is to carry out fundamental and applied researches and educational work in social, environmental, engineering sciences and humanities for sustainable regional development, comply with the development policy of the European Union and ensure publicity and commercialization of the results of scientific researches.

RIRS works in 4 scientific research areas: Environmental and Engineering science, Humanities, Social sciences and the area of Personality socialization research.

The staff of the research institute of regional studies

Research Area of Environmental and Engineering Sciences

Name, surname

Scientific degree

Position

Scientific area, subarea

E-mail

Edgars Čubars

Dr.sc.ing.

Leading researcher

Environmental science, environmental engineering

edgars.cubars@inbox.lv

Pēteris Grabusts

Dr.sc.ing., Expert of the Latvian Council of Science

Leading researcher

Computer science, data processing systems and computer networking

Peteris.Grabusts@ru.lv

Lyubomir Lazov

PhD

Leading researcher

Electrical engineering, electrical technologies and automatics

lyubomir.lazovs@ru.lv

Anna Mežaka

 Dr.biol., Expert of the Latvian Council of Science

Leading researcher

Biology, ecology

anna.mezaka@ru.lv

Ziedonis Miklašēvičs

Dr.sc.ing.

Leading researcher

Forestry science, forest operations and machinery

Z.Miklasevics@lvm.lv

Gotfrīds Noviks

Dr.habil.geol.,

Expert of the Latvian Council of Science

Leading researcher

Environmental science, environmental engineering

Gotfrids.Noviks@ru.lv

Pēteris Vucenlazdāns

Dr.paed.

Leading researcher

Pedagogy, school pedagogy

vpics@inbox.lv

Research Area of Humanities

Name, surname

Scientific degree

Position

Scientific area, subarea

E-mail

Zane Cekula

Dr.geogr.

Leading researcher

Geography, applied geography and geomatics

zane.cekula@lgia.gov.lv

Ingars Gusāns

Dr.philol.

Leading researcher

Literary science, history of foreign literature

Ingars.Gusans@ru.lv

Heiko Friedhelm Marten

Dr.philol

Leading researcher

Linguistics, applied linguistics

daffke@zedat.fu-berlin.de

Deniss Hanovs

Dr.art.

Leading researcher

Art science, culture theory

hanovs@inbox.lv

Aleksandrs Ivanovs

Dr. hist.

Leading researcher

History, historiography and subsidiary historical sciences

aleksandrs.ivanovs@du.lv

Angelika Juško – Štekele

Dr.philol.

Leading researcher

Folklore studies, Latvian folklore studies

angelika@ru.lv

Sanita Lazdiņa

Dr.philol., Expert of the Latvian Council of Science

Leading researcher

Linguistics, applied linguistics

sanita.lazdina@ru.lv

Vladislavs Malahovskis

Dr.hist.

Leading researcher

History, history of Latvia

vladism@inbox.lv

 

Olga Senkāne

 

Dr.philol.

 

Leading researcher

Literary science, comparative literary studies

 

olga.senkane@ru.lv

Ilga Šuplinska

Dr.philol.

Leading researcher

Literary science, history of Latvian literature

ilga13@inbox.lv

Piotr Zazula

PhD

Leading researcher

Literary science, history of foreign literature

piotr.zazula@op.pl

Antra Kļavinska

Dr.philol.

Researcher

Linguistics, Baltic linguistics

antra.klavinska@ru.lv

Sandra Ratniece

Dr.philol.

Researcher

Literary science, literary theory

sandra_rat@inbox.lv

Sandra Murinska-Gaile

Dr.sc.comm.

Research assistant

Communication science, communication theory

Sandra.Murinska@inbox.lv

Solvita Pošeiko

Mg.philol.

Research assistant

Linguistics, general linguistics

solvita.poseiko@gmail.com

Sandra Ūdre

Mg.philol.

Research assistant

Linguistics,

Comparative and contrastive linguistics

sandraiudrei@inbox.lv

Research Area of Social Sciences

Name, surname

Scientific degree

Position

Scientific area, subarea

E-mail

Sandra Ežmale

Dr.oec., Expert of the Latvian Council of Science

Leading researcher

Economics, regional economics

sandra.ezmale@rsez.lv

Lienīte Litavniece

Dr.oec.

Leading researcher

Economics, regional economics

litavniece@inbox.lv

Renāte Lukjanska

Dr.oec.

Leading researcher

Economics, regional economics

renate.lukjanska@zinis.lv

Irēna Silineviča

Dr.sc.ing.

Leading researcher

Economics, regional economics

Irena.Silineviča@ru.lv

Oļegs Užga – Rebrovs

Dr.sc.ing., Expert of the Latvian Council of Science

Leading researcher

Information technologies, system analysis, modelling and designing

rebrovs@tvnet.lv

Anda Zvaigzne

Dr.oec., Expert of the Latvian Council of Science

Leading researcher

Economics, agricultural economics

andazvaigzne@inbox.lv

Inta Kotāne

Mg.oec.

Researcher

Management science, business management

inta@ru.lv

Area of Personality Socialization Research

Name, surname

Scientific degree

Position

Scientific area, subarea

E-mail

 The Laboratory of Pedagogical Technologies

Marina Marčenoka

Dr.paed., Expert of the Latvian Council of Science

Leading researcher

Pedagogy, school pedagogy

marina-mar4enoka@inbox.lv

Gilberto Marzano

Dr.philoz.

Head of the laboratory of pedagogical technologies

Pedagogy, social anthropology

gilberto.marzano@ru.lv

Aina Strode

Dr.paed., Expert of the Latvian Council of Science

Leading researcher

Pedagogy, high school pedagogy

 Aina.Strode@ru.lv

Līga Danilāne

Dr.paed.

Researcher

Pedagogy, school pedagogy

 Liga.Danilane@ru.lv

Inta Rimšāne

Dr.sc.

administr.

Researcher

Management science, educational management

 rimsane@yahoo.com

 The Laboratory of Special Pedagogy

Svetlana Ušča

Dr.paed., Expert of the Latvian Council of Science

Leading researcher

Pedagogy, branch (special) pedagogy

 svetlanausca@inbox.lv

Ilga Prudņikova

Dr.paed., Expert of the Latvian Council of Science

Researcher

Pedagogy, branch (special) pedagogy

ilga2@inbox.lv

Mārīte Rozenfelde

Mg.paed.

Researcher, head of the laboratory of special pedagogy

Pedagogy, branch (special) pedagogy

Marite.Rozenfelde@inbox.lv

 The Laboratory of Social Pedagogy and Rehabilitation Technologies

Aivars Kaupužs

Dr.paed., Expert of the Latvian Council of Science

Leading researcher, head of the laboratory of social pedagogy and rehabilitation technologies

Sport science, sport pedagogy

 aivars.kaupuzs@inbox.lv

Velta Ļubkina

Dr.paed., Expert of the Latvian Council of Science

Leading researcher, head of REGI

Pedagogy, social pedagogy

velta.lubkina@ru.lv

Ēriks Kalvāns

Dr.psych.

Researcher

Psychology, social pedagogy

yello@inbox.lv

Ženija Truskovska

Dr.paed.

Researcher

Pedagogy, social pedagogy

zenija_truskovska@inbox.lv

 Implemented scientific directions in Rezekne Higher Education Institution

  1. Mechanical Engineering, Metalworking, Instrument Engineering, Material Science.
  2. Information and Communication Technologies, Computer Science.
  3. Smart Energetics and the Use of local renewable resources.
  4. Service Businesses, including Hospitality and Tourism Industry.
  5. Regional Studies, including the Reservation and Transformation of Latgalian Language, Culture and Traditions of Creative and Culture Industry according to the nowadays needs.
  6. Technologies of Social Wealth and Rehabilitation and Human Safety.
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