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The Institute was founded in 1981 as Latvia Academy of Sciences Philosophy and Law Institute, transformed into Latvia Academy of Sciences Philosophy and Sociology Institute, then into University of Latvia Philosophy and Sociology Institute. Since April 1, 2006 Institute carried the name University of Latvia Agency – academic institute (LU FSI), but since 01.01.2016 the name of the institution is Institute of philosophy and sociology, University of Latvia.


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LU FSI is the only institute in Latvia that has been engaged within a period of thirty years in an integrated interdisciplinary investigation in the spheres of the humanities and social sciences – philosophy, academic study of religions, oral history, in the solution of ethnic and social integration problems as well as migration issues. Central to the research are history of Latvian ideas and sociology in order to develop the humanities and social sciences as the basis of Latvia intellectual culture, to enlighten society, combine research with the study process, to present internationally acknowledged information on the history of the development of Latvian culture, society, philosophy and ideas, to investigate contemporary social processes and identities in Latvia, to foster scientific terminology development in the Latvian language, to translate the works of foreign philosophers and sociologists into Latvian, to strengthen international cooperation in the humanities and social sciences, solving the essential problems of sustainable and humane development of Latvia, Europe and the world. The specific task of the Institute is substantiation of social values and their subsequent incorporation into society.
 


 


Networks

European Consortium for Sociological Research

Fédération Internationale des Sociétés de Philosophie

 


Journals

We run two scientific peer-reviewed journals:

Religious-Philosophical Articles (SCOPUS)

Ethnicity


 


  Academic staff

 

Leading researchers

Dagmāra Beitnere Solveiga Krūmiņa-Koņkova Ritma Rungule
Raivis Bičevskis Maija Kūle Aivars Stranga
Ella Buceniece Rihards Kūlis Igors Šuvajevs
Ilgvars Butulis Aija Priedīte-Kleinhofa Jānis Taurēns
Ainārs Dimants Ilze Koroļeva Jānis N.Vējš
Inesis Feldmanis Aīda Rancāne Velga Vēvere
Māra Kiope Māra Rubene Andrejs Vilks
Svetlana Kovaļčuka Inese Runce Antonijs Zunda

 

 

 Researchers

Aleksandrs Aleksandrovs Inta Mieriņa Edmunds Šūpulis
Andrejs Balodis Agita Misāne Ilze Trapenciere
Ieva Garda-Rozenberga Maruta Pranka Vladislavs Volkovs
Māris Goldmanis Nadežda Pazuhina  
Ģirts Jankovskis Rinalds Zembahs  
Ieva Kārkliņa Sigita Sniķere  

 

 

Research assistants

Māra Grīnfelde Maija Jankovska Elvīra Šimfa
Igors Gubenko Māris Kūlis Uldis Vegners

 

 

Senior specialists

Ināra Cera Vallija Rone Māra Zirnīte

 

 


 Administration

Director:  
Dr.habil.phil. academician Maija Kūle 

Deputy director:
Dr.sc.soc. Ilze Koroļeva

Deputy learned secretary.:
Dr.phil. Elvīra Šimfa



                                                                                                                                                                                    

 

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Added: 03.01.2011     Last changes: 02.02.2016