UNICA Rectors Seminar at the University of Latvia
The UNICA Rectors Seminar “Role of Social Sciences and Humanities in Innovation” was 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 consisted 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 drew 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 looked at contemporary and alternative approaches of research in humanities and social sciences and their added values in the innovation processes.
- Presentation of the University of Latvia, by Ina Druviete, Vice-Rector, University of Latvia
- Future Priorities for Higher Education: Why Social Sciences and Humanities Matter, by Ann Katherine Isaacs, Vice-Chair of the Bologna Follow Up Group, Professor, University of Pisa
- Innovation in Researches of Cultural Heritage, by László Borhy, Rector, Eötvös Loránd University of Budapest
- The Human Factor: The role of Humanities in Innovation, by Hanna Snellman, Vice-Rector, University of Helsinki
- A Small Nation with a Big Vision: Bringing the Livonians into the Digital Space, by Uldis Balodis, University of Latvia Livonian Institute
- Ceremonial meeting of the UL Senate (photographer of the University of Latvia, Toms Grīnbergs)
- International symposium “University and Society: Renewed Focus on National Growth and Values” (photographer of the University of Latvia, Toms Grīnbergs)
- UNICA Rector’s Seminar “Role of Social Sciences and Humanities in Innovation” (photographer of the University of Latvia, Toms Grīnbergs)
- Photos from the Gala Concert at the Latvian Opera House (photographer of the University of Latvia, Toms Grīnbergs)
30 Sept. & 1 Oct. 2019
University of Latvia