Centre for Science and Technology Studies (ZTPC)

 of the Latvian Academy of Sciences

  Akademijas laukums 1, Riga, LV 1524, Latvia
Phone: +371 722 3567. Fax:  +371 782 1153. E-mail: jtk@lza.lv 

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Main fields of studies

          Research and innovation policy

          Evaluation of science and technology

          Science and technology indicators

          Inventions and inventors of Latvia

          Intellectual property

          Role of academic institutions

          Science and society, science communication

          International mobility of researchers


The Centre was founded at the Latvian Academy of Sciences in 1991 as the Scientometrics Research Group. Initially this unit focused on studies of science and technology indicators of Latvia and other Baltic countries, especially in the post-socialist period. In the later years an expansion of the research area from indicator studies to the investigation of broader aspects of R&D systems took place. In the late 1990s, the Group turned to research and innovation policy studies both in a national and an EU context ( Lisbon strategy, structural funds, European Research Area) with an additional focus of the recent years on science-society relations and mobility of highly skilled workforce. The Centre takes part in a range of international as well as national projects in the above-mentioned thematic areas.

Main Publications and Projects 

Core Team of the Centre

Dr. Janis Kristapsons, Head of the Centre

M.A., M.Sc. Anda Adamsone-Fiskovica  

M.Sc. Aija Lulle

Dr. Erika Tjunina