North Vidzeme Biosphere Reserve Scientific-Practical Conference

Annual Conference

Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences

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On December 15, 1997, North Vidzeme Biosphere Reserve was internationally recognized in the UNESCO Man and the Biosphere Programme. On 30 November 2017, ViA hosted North Vidzeme Biosphere Reserve 20th Anniversary Scientific-Practical Conference “Biosphere Reserve: Timeline and Life Line.”

The Nature Conservation Agency of Latvia and Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences invited guests to look back at the twenty years of activities in areas such as the management of the biosphere reserve, the monitoring, the implementation of the landscape ecological plan and the management of habitats, as well as to hear guest speakers on the opportunities for economic development in protected areas (P. Fredman, Sweden; T. Kokovkin, Estonia) and public involvement in nature conservation (R. Biassone, Iceland).

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Student scientific research conference

In 2017, Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences hosted its 11th Student scientific research conference. It covered:

  • Education, communication and governance
  • Tourism and leisure
  • Engineering

The conference aims to further students' participation in research, develop their creative skills and professional growth. Students from Latvia and abroad are invited to take part, all participants receive a certificate of attendance.

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Institute of Social, Economic and Humanities Research of Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences (HESPI) Research Events

Research discussion afternoons

Everyone is velcome to take part in an informal and friendly event discussing research work of various professionals.

Location: Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences, Cesu street 4, room 114.


The night of scientists

Just as elsewhere in Europe, Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences also hosts events to celebrate scientists and their achievements.

Each year activities are different and everyone is invited to take part.

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International Tourism Conference

In 2016, Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences took part in an international conference "Experience, innovation and challenges in the tourism sector: global trends with local solutions."

The conference welcomed lecturers from across the world who looked at topics that are relevant to the future of Latvian tourism and hospitality sector  and its future.

  • Location branding and event organisation
  • Gastranomic tourism and the tasts of the Baltics
  • Trends, innovation and technological solutions in tourism.

ViA 8th conference - practical seminar for teaching staff

Another conference that ViA hosts every year is its educational seminar for the teaching staff across Latvia, which encourages people who work in the education sector to learn new teaching methods and understand the new generation  of students and the needs of employers. 

If you'd like to take part in the next conference, please look out for more detail here.

ViA Scientific Practical Conference

ViA Scientific Practical Conference is planned for April 2019