Lauma Muižniece, who graduated from the public administration doctoral program last summer with a PhD in technology governance, has been elected as the new director of the Latvian Council of Science.
Muižniece has previously served as a leading expert in technology transfer, Deputy Director of Technology Department, and most lately as Director of Technology Department at the Investment and Development Agency of Latvia. She has been a guest lecturer at the BA School of Business and Finance since 2012 and a research fellow at the Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University.
She defended her PhD thesis on "Small States and Knowledge Governance: the Case of Latvia" at the Nurkse Department in August 2021.
The thesis was supervised by Prof. Dr. Rainer Kattel (Nurkse Department, TalTech; IIPP, University College London) and Dr. Aleksandrs Cepilovs (Nurkse Department, TalTech).
The Latvian Council of Science (LCS) is an institution of direct administration under the supervision of the Minister for Education and Science of Latvia. The LCS aims to implement the state science and technology development policy, ensure expertise, implementation, and supervision of research programs and projects financed from the state budget, as well as from the European Union structural funds and other foreign financial instruments delegated in regulatory enactments.