UNICA Rectors Seminar at the University of Latvia


The UNICA Rectors Seminar "Role of Social Sciences and Humanities in Innovation” will be kindly hosted by the University of Latvia, Riga, 30 September - 1 October 2019, in the framework of the of 100th anniversary celebrations of the University of Latvia.


The event will consist of two parts:

  • 30 September: University of Latvia - 100: International Symposium “University and Society; Renewed Focus on National Growth and Values”
  • 1 October: UNICA Rector’s Seminar “Role of Humanities and Social Sciences in Innovation”


The University of Latvia has been founded as one of the symbols of the independent Republic of Latvia that itself has been founded only few months earlier.

The International Symposium will draw attention to several currently important matters in the development of the countries, including demographic situation, development of the European society, the role of education in modern society. 

The Rectors seminar will look at contemporary and alternative approaches of research in humanities and social sciences and their added values in the innovation processes.  


Programme: preliminary programme will be available in June




September 29, 2019: UNICA Steering Committee meeting (for SC members only) 


September 30, 2019

  • 10.00-12.30 Ceremonial meeting of the Senate
  • 13.30- 17.00 International Symposium “University and Society; Renewed Focus on National Growth and Values” 
  • 19.00 Concert “CENTUM” in celebration of University of Latvia Centenary at Latvian National Opera and Ballet Theatre
  • Evening Reception


October 1, 2019

  •  09.30 – bus transfer to the new Academic Centre
  • 10.00 – 13.30 Rector’s seminar “Role of Social Sciences and Humanities in Innovation”
  • 13.30 - 14.30  Lunch
  • 14.40 - 15.30 Tour around the new campus – Academic centre of the University of Latvia
  • 18.30 Dinner


Registration: the online registration will open in June


Monday, 30 September, 2019 to Tuesday, 1 October, 2019
Host Institution: 
University of Latvia
University of Latvia, Riga