Think tank

LU Filozofijas un socioloģijas institūta

Institute of philosophy and sociology

Riga, Latvia

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.

Contact details


Kalpaka boulevard 4 - 322 Riga, LV-1050 LATVIA


Northern Europe

Areas of focus

Operating languages
English , Latvian

Organisation details

Business model
University institute/center
Institutional affiliations
Year founded
Age (years)
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Leader(s) (2019): Maija Kūle
Leader gender: Female
Staff size
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Data notes

Last updated: 17/02/2020
Rating of data accuracy (find out more): Authenticated
Data sources consulted: Organisation´s website
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