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.

Director

Professor, Dr.paed.,
Velta Ļubkina

Velta.Lubkina@rta.lv
26121040
0000-0002-8127-1325

Secretary

Lecturer, Mg.oec.,
Anita Puzule

Anita.Puzule@rta.lv
26413185

RIRS Academic Council

Dr.philol. Sanita Lazdiņa - Chair;

Dr.paed. Aivars Kaupužs – Vice Chair;

Dr.paed., RIRS Director Velta Ļubkina – Council Member;

Dr.hist. Vladislavs Malahovskis - Council Member;

Dr.paed., Mg.sc.ing., Mg.art. Aina Strode - Council Member.

RIRS Academic Council has been elected on 13 January 2017 to serve a three-year term.

Research directions and action strategy

  1. Fundamental and applied research in social and cultural spheres for sustainable regional development in the following research areas:

1.1. Humanities, including history and archaeology, languages and literature, philosophy, ethics and religion, music and arts, and other humanities;

1.2. Social sciences, including, education, sociology, social and economic geography.

  1. Commercialization of scientific research results and integration into economics, study process and society; development of recommendations for policy makers.
  2. Promotion of scientific and intellectual capacity of the region.
  3. Ensuring and promotion of international recognition for scientific research results.
  4. Promotion of lifelong learning.
  5. Scientific research infrastructure modernization.

Researchers of the RIRS participate in various research projects (RTA projects and cooperation projects)

ERASMUS+ Capacity Building project “Internationalisation and Modernisation of Education and Processes in the Higher Education of Uzbekistan/IMEP” 561624-EPP-1-2015-1-UK-EPPKA2-CBHE-SP - ERASMUS+ CBHE.

Implementation period: 2015 - 2018

CONTACTS

REZEKNE ACADEMY OF TECHNOLOGIES

RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR REGIONAL STUDIES (RIRS)

Director, project manager

Dr.paed., Velta Ļubkina

Atbrīvošanas aleja 115, room 105, Rezekne, LV-4601, Latvia

Phone: +371 26121040

E-mail: Velta.Lubkina@rta.lv

HOME PAGE: http://imep.bimm.uz/

 

National project: National research programme INOSOCTEREHI “Innovative Solutions for Social Tele-rehabilitation in the Schools of Latvia in the Context of Inclusive Education”

Implementation period: 2014 - 2017

CONTACTS

REZEKNE ACADEMY OF TECHNOLOGIES

RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR REGIONAL STUDIES (RIRS)

Director, project manager

Dr.paed., Velta Ļubkina

Atbrīvošanas aleja 115, room 105, Rezekne, LV-4601, Latvia

Phone: +371 26121040

E-mail: Velta.Lubkina@rta.lv

HOME PAGE: http://www.telerehabilitation.lv

 

Project “Developing of Social Psychological Support Service System through Implementation of Method of Positive Coping Strategies and Enhancement of Social Inclusion for People in Vulnerable Groups” (POZCOPING) Project index LLI-163

Implementation period: 2017 - 2019

CONTACTS

REZEKNE ACADEMY OF TECHNOLOGIES

RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR REGIONAL STUDIES (RIRS)

Director, project manager

Dr.paed., Velta Ļubkina

Atbrīvošanas aleja 115, room 105, Rezekne, LV-4601, Latvia

Phone: +371 26121040

E-mail: Velta.Lubkina@rta.lv

REZEKNE ACADEMY OF TECHNOLOGIES

POZCOPING project coordinator

 Dr.paed., Līga Danilāne

Atbrīvošanas aleja 115, room 104, Rezekne, LV-4601, Latvia

E-mail: Liga.Danilane@rta.lv

 Erasmus+ 

Enriching lives, opening minds 

 

“Izglītības stratēģijas pieaugošo izglītībā”/ “Education Strategies adult education”,  Partnership Escalade project No.2015-1-IT02-KA204-015049

Implementation period: 2015 - 2017

Participants from RTA:

G.Marzano, V.Ļubkina, J.Dzerviniks, A.Kaupužs, N.Kivkucāne, T.Pīgozne, G.Stafeckis, A.Puzule

HOME PAGE:

http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/projects/eplus-project-details-page/?nodeRef=workspace://SpacesStore/e2cd2b13-3e62-4c16-aaca-1aa0b3c4ab19

 

“Jaunas starpdisciplināras metodes izveide karjeras konsultēšanā/Innovative methods for implementing interdisciplinarity in career counselling”  No.016-1-LV01-KA201-022681

Implementation period: 2016 - 2019

Participants from RTA:

 G. Strods, M. Igavens, K. Laganovska,

A. Kļavinska, S. Murinska-Gaile

HOME PAGE:

https://www.facebook.com/careerBaltics/

 

ERASMUS+ project “Reading with Ease and Fun – REF”, 2015-1-BG01-KA201-014354

Implementation period: 2015 - 2017

Participants from RTA:

M. Rozenfelde, S.Ušča

HOME PAGE: easereading.org

 

“Dzimumsocialitāte kultūras un varas mijattiecībās: Latvijas un Norvēģijas diversitāte”/ Gender, Culture and Power: Diversity and Interactions in Latvia and Norway” No.NFI/R/2014/061

Implementation period: 2015 - 2017

Participants from RTA:

I. Šuplinska, A. Juško -Štekele

 

EU programme  “Europe for Citizens”, sub-project “The Past for Common Future”

Implementation period: 2016 - 2017

Participants from RTA:

I.Šuplinska, A.Juško-Štekele, A.Kļavinska, I.Gusāns, V.Malahovskis

 

ISCH COST Action IS1306  New Speakers in a Multilingual Europe - Opportunities and Challenges

(COST is supported by the  EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation Horizon 2020)

Implementation period: 2013 - 2017

Participants from RTA:

S.Lazdiņa, H.F.Marten

 

“Ārzemju baltistikas centru un Lietuvas zinātnisko institūciju sadarbības veicināšana”/ “Strengthening of collaboration between Baltic Studies centres abroad and Lithuanian institutions of higher education and research” No.09.3.1-ESFA-V-709

Implementation period: 2015 - 2021

Project coordinator:

Antra Kļavinska

Atbrīvošanas aleja 115, room 116, Rezekne, LV-4601, Latvia

Phone: +371 28357259

E-mail: Antra.Klavinska@rta.lv

 

The Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Latvia project “100th Anniversary of the First Latgale Congress”

Implementation period: 2015 - 2017

Participants from RTA:

I.Šuplinska, M.Igaveņs, V.Malahovskis

The Ministry of Education and Science  of the Republic of Latvia project “Regional Studies”

Implementation period: 2013 - 2017

Participant from RTA:

I.Šuplinska

 

National research programme “Letonica”, sub-project “Value Aspects in Letonica”

Implementation period: 2014 - 2017

Participants from RTA:

I.Šuplinska, S.Lazdiņa, A.Juško-Štekele

 

 

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