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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.

Barsevskis A.,Daugavpils University
Baltic Journal of Coleopterology | Year: 2013

Eight new species of the genus Doliops Waterhouse, 1841 (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) are described and illustrated: D. anichtchenkoi sp. n., D. gutowskii sp. n., D. savenkovi sp. n., D. shavrini sp. n., D. sklodowskii sp. n., D. stradinsi sp. n, D. valainisi sp. n. and D. vivesi sp. n. New faunistic data for 17 species are given. A check-list for the genus Doliops Waterh. is proposed. The key for determination of species related to D. curculionoides Waterh. is given. The shape of the aedeagus is employed in the determination of Doliops Waterh. for the first time. To the present day, 42 species (including new) of the genus Doliops Waterh. are known, which are distributed in the Philippine archipelago and some islands south of Taiwan. Source

Osipovs S.,Daugavpils University
Fuel | Year: 2013

In the present work, a cold solvent trapping (CST) and solid-phase adsorption (SPA) methods for determining concentration of tar compounds have been chosen for comparison. When the cold solvent trapping method is used, the producer gas flows through a series of impingers containing 2-propanol, whereas in a solid-phase adsorption method it passes through two adsorbent cartridges loaded with 500 mg of aminopropyl-bonded silica, and 100 mg of activated coconut charcoal. During the experiment, 52 compounds were identified by the cold solvent trapping method and 48 compounds by the solid-phase adsorption method. The SPA method is more accurate than those using impingers, especially for determining such volatile organic compounds as benzene, toluene, and xylenes, due to the use of a second sorbent, activated coconut charcoal. By contrast, the CST method proves to be more accurate for determining components of heavy tar due to a much larger volume of the sampled gas. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. Source

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. Source

Bukejs A.,Daugavpils University
Acta Zoologica Lituanica | Year: 2010

Faunal data on the species of the genus Chrysomela Linnaeus, 1758 are presented. A total of 634 specimens of this genus were reviewed. Bibliographic information on this genus in Latvia is summarised for the first time. The annotated list including 7 species and the illustrated key of Latvian Chrysomela Linnaeus, 1758 are given. Source

Barsevskis A.,Daugavpils University
Baltic Journal of Coleopterology | Year: 2014

Eight new species of the genus Doliops Waterhouse, 1841 (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) are described and illustrated: D. ageometrica sp. n., D. balalaikinsi sp. n., D. daugavpilsi sp. n., D. huruki sp. n., D. kivlenieceae sp. n., D. jirouxi sp. n., D. serapavginae sp. n., D. tamutisi sp. n. New faunistic data for 23 species are given. Two new taxonomic changes are proposed: Doliops confluens Kriesche, 1928 stat. nov. (from D. siargaoensis confluens Kriesche, 1928), D. geometrica Waterhouse, 1841 = D. geometrica conjuncta Kriesche, 1928 syn. nov. An updated check-list of the genus Doliops Waterh. is proposed. The genus Doliops is now represented by 54 species. © 2014 Baltic Institute of Coleopterology. All rights received. Source

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