Interdisciplinary Research Institute

Registered in the Latvian register of scientific institutions: 27.03.2013. Director of the Institute: prof., dr. Skaidrīte Gūtmane. 6 senior researchers and 2 researchers are working at the institute. Contacts:; phone (+371) 29 266 532. Cooperating institutions (alphabetic order of countries):
  • St. Climent Ohridski University of Sofia (BU),
  • Sankt Georgen Graduate School of Philosophy and Theology (DE),
  • University of Tartu (EE),
  • Diaconia University of Applied Sciences (FIN),
  • Finnish Theological institute (FIN),
  • Orthodox Academy of Crete (GR),
  • Semmelweis University (HU),
  • University of Babes-Bolyai (RO),
  • Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas (LT),
  • Klaipeda University (LT),
  • Vilnius Academy of Fine Arts - Kaunas Art institute (LT),
  • Lithuanian University of Educational Sciences (LT),
  • Academy of European Culture and Art (NE),
  • Highschool of Theology and Mission in Ansgar (NO),
  • Mullsjo Highschool (SE).
Research centers and nets:
  • EUROCS (Research Organization of European Civic Society) (BE),
  • HIVA (Higher Institute for Labor Studies) (BE),
  • EZA (European Center for Workers' Questions) (EC - DE),
  • IDZ (Internationales Diakonatszentrum) (DE),
  • CIRIUS (The Danish Centre for International Cooperation and Mobility in Education and Training) (DK),
  • Semaines Sociales de France (FR),
  • IMH (Institute of Menatla Health - Semmelweis University) (HU),
  • Association  of Christian Artists (NE).
Values of international cooperation:
  • Application of the integrative theology method in interdisciplinary research,
  • Research of relations between various fields of knowledge,
  • Building active research nets and knowledge transfer using original platforms,
  • Cooperative platforms for incarnation of the values of the Church.
Main directions of the corporate research:
  • Interdisciplinary research,
  • Social dialogue and research of European social processes usin the method of integrative theology,
  • Orthodox theology and art,
  • Ekotheology,
  • Inter-cultural dialogue,
  • Translation of the Patristic literature in Latvian and installation of proper terminology.