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From 16 September, the open-air large-scale exhibition Science Inspires! will be available to all in the square outisde the Origo shopping centre in central Riga. The exhibition tells the story of 50 scientists who are creative and inspiring personalities in modern Latvian science. Four researchers from Rīga Stradiņš University (RSU) were also included in the exhibition: Asst. Prof. Dr. iur. Karina Palkova, Asst. Prof. Dr. biol. Inese Čakstiņa-Dzērve, Assoc. Prof. Ivars Vanadziņš and Assoc. Prof. Arvīds Irmejs.

The exhibition consists of a photo portrait and description of each researcher. Using a QR code, visitors can watch a three-minute video on their smartphones that introduces each scientist and field they represent.


‘With this exhibition, we want to address the public and invite everyone to look into the wide and amazing world of science! We can proudly say that science creates, surprises and drives us further!’ explains Anita Muižniece, the Minister for Education and Science.

In this exhibition, people from 17 scientific institutions in Latvia reveal the versatility of various branches of science.

When creating the exhibition, the Ministry of Education and Science points out that the development of Latvia is based on the creation of new knowledge and the ability to use it competently. Scientists make up the part of society that develops our knowledge base through their never-ceasing curiosity, constant interest, enthusiasm and ambition. The accumulated knowledge shapes our understanding of the world and promotes continuous self-development as well as sustainable development.

The exhibition Science Inspires! is a part of the project Integrated national level measures for strengthening interest representations for research and development of Latvia as part of European Research Area implemented by the Ministry of Education and Science.