Daugavpils, Latvia
Daugavpils, Latvia

Daugavpils University is a public university in Daugavpils, Latvia, and the largest regional university in the country.Daugavpils University was founded in 1921 as Teachers’ seminary. In October 13th, 2001, Daugavpils University received its’ present name. Daugavpils University has become the biggest state educational institution in Eastern Latvia, which offers to achieve higher education of all scientific grades, acceptable in Europe and all over the world.Five faculties in Daugavpils University - Faculty of Humanities, Faculty of Social science, Faculty of Natural science and Mathematics, Faculty of Music and Arts and Faculty of Education and Management - are represented by 51 study programmes that train biologists, programming engineers, physicists, intercultural relations managers, institutional managers, economists, psychologists, artists, linguists, interpreters, career consultants and other specialists. All programmes, realized in Daugavpils University, are licensed and accredited that guarantees their state, European and worldwide approval. Daugavpils university diploma has been certified by European Commission.The main research disciplines of DU scientists are Literary Science, Linguistics, History, Biology, Environmental science, Physics, Economy, Sociology, Psychology, Education and Art. DU has thirteen research centres, alomost all of them have allocated the means of various EU projects and have purchased modern equipment , which allows to conduct high level research in various fields. DU has long traditions of organizing various conferences, e.g. Scientific Readings, Slavonic Readings, various thematic conferences in all branches of science. DU has an advantage to be located in multicultural environment. We cooperate with various institutions worldwide. Students of Daugavpils University have many opportunities to study and practise abroad, getting an extra experience and a new view on knowledge received in Daugavpils University. Students can use Erasmus + mobility options to study for one or two semesters at one of the European partner universities of Daugavpils University. Students are able to receive Else Marie Tschermak foundation’s funding to study or participate in different activities of high importance abroad.Our students have a wide range of possibilities to fulfil themselves not only in studies, but also in different activities, working in Students’ Council, Student’s Journal “Lai Top!”, Latgale Students’ Centre, joining The Association of Young Scientists of Daugavpils University “DUJZA”, Art Teacher Union, Health Care Centre, Natural Research and Environmental Education Centre. Students can also obtain a foreign language, take part in students’ dance ensemble “Laima” and do sports at the Sport Complex of Daugavpils University. Every student, inquisitive and interested in science, has an opportunity to work in research Institutions and centres, to participate in scientific festivals or international conferences. Wikipedia.


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Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: CSA-SA | Phase: SSH.2013.6.3-1 | Award Amount: 1.66M | Year: 2014

MYWeB takes a balanced approach to assessing the feasibility of a European Longitudinal Study for Children and Young People (ELSCYP) through prioritising both scientific and policy imperatives. Striking the appropriate balance between science and policy is guaranteed through the use of an evaluation/appraisal methodology which ensures that the outcomes will be methodologically robust, technically feasible and will represent value for money. A full scale pilot study in six countries means original empirical data on field experiences will provide direct evidence of the feasibility of an ELSCYP. Engagement with a wide range of stakeholders including policy-makers at a European, Member State and regional level ensures that the project outcomes take into account the broadest range of policy makers. Questions about the value added that a longitudinal survey can offer over a cross-sectional survey will, therefore, be fully informed by policy agendas. Children and Young People are integrated into the project plan to contribute to the operationalisation of notions of well-being as well as in understanding the best modes of conducting an ELSCYP. The MYWeB consortium contains researchers from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds and provides expertise in the areas of children and young peoples well-being, childhood care; education; the environment in which a child grows up, childhood/youth work and leisure and participation. In addition, all teams are experienced in undertaking questionnaire survey research. Each Delivery Partner and Collaborator in the consortium is part of the FP7 funded MYPLACE project and have direct experience of working with one another on a large and complex project and the requirements to deliver to contract. The consortium contains a team with international repute in the methodology of longitudinal surveys ensuring that the project outcomes are informed by cutting edge scientists working in this field of methodology.


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Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP-IP | Phase: SSH-2010-5.1-1 | Award Amount: 9.97M | Year: 2011

MYPLACE explores how young peoples social participation is shaped by the shadows (past, present and future) of totalitarianism and populism in Europe. Conceptually, it goes beyond the comparison of discrete national political cultures or reified classifications of political heritage (postcommunist/liberal democratic); it is premised rather on the pan-European nature of a range of radical and populist political and philosophical traditions and the cyclical rather than novel nature of the popularity they currently enjoy. Empirically, MYPLACE employs a combination of survey, interview and ethnographic research instruments to provide new, pan- European data that not only measure levels of participation but capture the meanings young people attach to it. Analytically, through its specific focus on youth and the historical and cultural contextualization of young peoples social participation, MYPLACE replaces the routine, and often abstract, iteration of the reasons for young peoples disengagement from politics with an empirically rich mapping of young peoples understandings of the civic and political space that they inhabit. In policy terms, MYPLACE identifies the obstacles to, and facilitators of, young peoples reclamation of the European political arena as a place for them.


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Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: CSA-SA | Phase: FP7-PEOPLE-2011-NIGHT | Award Amount: 63.24K | Year: 2011

The main objective of the Project is to raise the awareness of the larger public, especially young people, about science as well as to familiarize them with the scientists profession; to show the impact of sciences such as chemistry, materialsciences and others on everyday human life; to show researchers as ordinary people; to bring researchers closer to the Latvian society and to attract young people to research careers. Aim of the activities is to enhance public recognition of researchers and their role in Latvian society. A number of relaxing, attractive, amazing and interactive events will be organised in six towns - Riga, Daugavpils, Rezekne, Jelgava, Valmiera and Ventspils. The project will be realised by joint efforts of the Latvian Academy of Sciences, 4 Universities, several research institutes and with participation of museums and library. The CHEMI will be preceded by a promotion campaign in mass media. The scope of activities will include development of a European stands, organisation of a Caf Scientifique; scenic play performed by researchers; arranging a series of events with scientific interactive experiments, meetings discussions and quizzes in research institutes and universities.


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Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: CSA-SA | Phase: FP7-PEOPLE-2009-NIGHT | Award Amount: 58.73K | Year: 2010

The main objective of the Project is to raise the awareness of the larger public, especially young people, about science as well as to familiarize them with the scientists profession; to show the impact of sciences such as biology, chemistry and environmental science on everyday human life; to show researchers as ordinary people; to bring researchers closer to the Latvian society and to attract young people to research careers. Aim of the activities is to enhance public recognition of researchers and their role in Latvian society. The theme of the Research Fun in Latvia is Life in diversity. The theme will not be strictly followed. A number of relaxing, attractive, amazing and interactive events will be organised in five towns - Riga, Daugavpils, Rezekne, Jelgava and Ventspils. The project will be realised by joint efforts of the Latvian Academy of Sciences, 4 Universities, several research institutes and with participation of museums and library. The Research Fun will be preceded by a promotion campaign in mass media. The scope of activities will include development of a European stand, organisation of a Caf Scientifique; scenic play performed by researchers; arranging a series of events with scientific interactive experiments, meetings discussions and quizzes in research institutes and universities. An opinion survey will be performed to size up the viewpoints of public on the event and researchers profession. The opinion poll results and analysis of Internet comments on the event will allow to evaluate the impact of Research Fun and collect ideas for future activities. The event will be documented in video-film for demonstration on TV and recording in DVD for wide distribution.


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Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: CSA-SA | Phase: FP7-PEOPLE-2009-NIGHT | Award Amount: 81.42K | Year: 2009

The main objective of the Projectis to raise the awareness of the larger public, especially young people, about science as well as to familiarize them with the scientists profession; to show the impact of sciences such as astronomy, chemistry, medical science, and physics on everyday human life; to show researchers as ordinary people; to bring researchers closer to the Latvian society and to attract young people to research careers. Aim of the activities is to enhance public recognition of researchers and their role in Latvian society. The theme of the Researchers Night in Latvia is Stars in our lives. The theme will not be strictly followed. A number of relaxing, attractive, amazing and interactive events will be organised in fve towns - Riga, Daugavpils, Rezekne, Jelgava and Ventspils. The project will be realised by joint efforts of the Latvian Academy of Sciences, 4 Universities, and research institutes with participation of museums and library. The Researchers Night will be preceded by a promotion campaign in mass media. The scope of activities will include a poster competition among children and adults, establishing a European stand, organising a Caf Scientifique; a concert with participation of musicians researchers; scenic play performed by researchers; public meeting with Marie Curie scholarship holders; arranging a series of events with scientific interactive experiments and quizzes in research institutes and universities. An opinion survey will be performed to size up the viewpoints of public on the event and researchers profession. The opinion poll results and analysis of Internet comments on the event will allow to evaluate the impact Researchers Night and collect ideas for future activities. The event will be documented in video-film for demonstration on TV and recording in DVD for wide distribution.


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Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: CSA-SA | Phase: FP7-PEOPLE-2012-NIGHT | Award Amount: 71.16K | Year: 2012

The objective of the Project is to raise the awareness of the larger public, especially young people, about science as well as to familiarize them with the scientists profession; to show the impact of sciences such as chemistry, energetic and material sciences on everyday human life; to bring researchers closer to the Latvian society and to raise the interest of young people about research Aim of the activities is to enhance public recognition of researchers and their role in Latvian society. The theme of the Researchers Night in Latvia is The Energy Story. A number of relaxing, attractive, amazing and interactive events will be organized in eight towns - Riga, Salaspils, Daugavpils, Rezekne, Jelgava, Cesis, Valmiera and Ventspils. The project will be realized by joint efforts of the Latvian Academy of Sciences, several Universities, and research institutes and with participation of museums and libraries. The Researchers Night will be preceded by a promotion campaign in mass media. The scope of activities will include establishing a European stand, organizing a Caf Scientifique; scenic play performed by researchers; public meeting with Marie Curie scholarship holders; arranging a series of events with scientific interactive experiments and quizzes in research institutes and universities. An opinion survey will be performed to size up the viewpoints of public on the event and researchers profession. The opinion poll results and analysis of Internet comments on the event will allow evaluating the impact Researchers Night and collecting ideas for future activities.


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Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: CSA-SA | Phase: FP7-PEOPLE-2013-NIGHT | Award Amount: 72.29K | Year: 2013

The objective of the Project is to raise the awareness of the larger public, especially young people, about science as well as to familiarize them with the scientists profession; to show the impact of sciences such as natural sciences, social sciences and humanities on everyday human life; to bring researchers closer to the Latvian society and to raise the interest of young people about research. Aim of the activities is to enhance public recognition of researchers and their role in Latvian society. The theme of the Researchers Night in Latvia is Unseen Science. A number of relaxing, attractive, amazing and interactive events will be organized in six towns - Riga, Daugavpils, Rezekne, Jelgava, Valmiera and Ventspils. The project will be realized by joint efforts of the several Universities, Latvian Academy of Sciences and research institutes and with participation of museums, Botanical garden and libraries. The Researchers Night will be preceded by a promotion campaign in mass media. The scope of activities will include establishing a European stands, organizing a Caf Scientifique; scenic play performed by researchers; public meeting with scietntists; arranging a series of events with scientific interactive experiments and quizzes in research institutes and universities. An opinion survey will be performed to size up the viewpoints of public on the event and researchers profession. The opinion poll results and analysis of Internet comments on the event will allow evaluating the impact Researchers Night and collecting ideas for future activities.


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Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: CSA-SA | Phase: FP7-2008-PEOPLE-NIGHT | Award Amount: 83.27K | Year: 2008

The main objectives of the Project are to familiarize larger public, especially young people, with the scientists profession; to show the impact of sciences such as chemistry, medical science, biochemistry and physics on everyday human life; to show researchers as ordinary people; to bring researchers closer to the Latvian society and to attract young people to research careers. Aim of the activities is to enhance public recognition of researchers and their role in Latvian society. The theme of the Researchers Night in Latvia is materials for people smart, new, or in everyday used common materials. The theme will not be strictly followed. A number of relaxing, attractive, amazing and interactive events will be organised in four towns - Riga, Daugavpils, Rezekne and Jelgava. The project will be realised by joint efforts of Latvian Academy of Sciences, 5 Universities, and 2 research institutes (including 1 researchers support organisation) with participation of knowledge-based SMEs and spin-offs. The Researchers Night will be preceded by a promotion campaign in mass media. The scope of activities will include a photo competition among children and adults, establishing a European stand, organising a Caf Scientifique; a concert and a rock concert with participation of musicians researchers; scenic play performed by researchers; public meeting with Marie Curie scholarship holders; arranging a series of events with scientific interactive experiments and quizzes in research institutes and universities. An opinion survey will be performed to size up the viewpoints of public on the event and researchers profession. The opinion poll results and analysis of Internet comments on the event will allow to evaluate the impact Researchers Night and collect ideas for future activities. The event will be documented in video-film for demonstration on TV and recording in DVD for wide distribution.


The type and additional material from adjacent territories of species of the genus Lesteva Latreille, 1797 of Iran are revised. Eight species are recognized, three of which are described as new: L. (s.str.) frischi sp.n. (Iran, Esfahan), L. (s.str.) schawalleri sp.n. (Iran, Elburs) and L. (s.str.) antennata sp.n. (Iran, Golestan). Two synonyms are proposed: L. (s.str.) binotata Reitter, 1901 = L. (s.str.) syriaca Luze, 1903, syn. n., L. (s.str.) longoelytrata longoelytrata (Goeze, 1777) = L. (s.str.) soror Smetana, 1967, syn. n. A key to species known from Iran and new provincial records for L. (s.str.) binotata Reitter, L. (s.str.) longoelytrata longoelytrata (Goeze), L. (s.str.) maculipennis Luze, 1903 and L. ( Lestevidia ) punctata Erichson, 1839 are provided. L. (s.str.) binotata Reitter and L. (s.str.) maculipennis are redescribed. Aedeagi of all new species, L. (s.str.) binotata, L. (s.str.) longoelytrata longoelytrata and L. (s.str.) maculipennis, as well as the antennae of all species and the variability of elytral maculae for two redescribed species are illustrated. Copyright © 2014 Magnolia Press.

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