Task of the science is to serve
people.

– Tolstoy –

Science is the captain, and
practice the soldiers.

– Leonardo da Vinci –

Frontiers of science are like the
horizon: the more we approach
it, the more it moves away.

– Boiste –

The fantasy is more important
than knowing.

– Albert Einstein –

Science – it means organized
knowledge.

– Spencer –

Freedom for the science the
same as the air for a living soul.

– Poincaré –

Research area of all sciences is
endless.

– Pascal –

System of science must be
looked at as the system of
nature: all in it is endless and
necessary.

– Cuvier –

Scientific plan without working
hypothesis is a skeleton without
living body.

– Hirschfeld-

The main research subject of
mankind is the human.

– Goethe –

All is important in science.

– Heine –

Books must be results of
sciences, but sciences not results
of books.

– Bacon –

Scientist is not the one, who
gives the right answers, but the
one, who asks the right
questions.

– Claude Lévi-Strauss –

The more we will seek for the
truth outside us, the more we
will move away of it. The more
we will be able to understand
who we are, the more the truth
will assert us in ourselves.

– Antonio Meneghetti –

Before being dictated the nature
needs to be obeyed.

– Bacon –

A true scientist is not one who
has more acquired, but one who
has more understood.

– Leibniz –

Science – to know how the
being acts. To know the action
of the being.

– Antonio Meneghetti –

Science is benefactor of
mankind.

– Berthelot –

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Covid-19 crisis as the biggest challenge for the mental and physical health of Latvian society

During any crisis, it is important to control mental and physical health in society. It is not a secret that people’s behaviour or even mood in society can directly influence the economic and financial situation in the country. Therefore, it is needed to develop tools that can track the situation. The most obvious option now is population surveying, using this method it is possible to get the information from the citizens themselves.

Also, the significant aspect is to maintain and improve mental and physical health, when needed. Unfortunately, now the methods for this issue are not well-developed in Latvia. At the same time, Latvian residents are losing trust in the government and the level of anxiety is rising. Constant changes in the restrictive measures cause worrying in society. Also, some people are lost in the Covid-19 updates and tired of the continuous pressure. Besides, the only way out from the Covid-19 crisis is the vaccination of the population but in the country, there are serious issues with vaccination schedule and lack of vaccines in general, especially considering that AstraZeneca vaccine, which has the biggest share in the Latvian vaccine purchase, is now being tested and temporarily prohibited for use. Meanwhile, more than a half of the population is ready to be vaccinated.

Full publication can be found here.

*This article has been made in cooperation with China-CEE institute and is the intellectual property of China-CEE institute

COVID-19: Mental Health of Latvian Adolescents and Young People

Adolescents and young people are the population groups, which have the least risk to be infected by Covid-19 but most affected by the restrictions of the pandemic. It is related to the peculiarities of brain development – socializing, spending time with friends, physical and other activities in adolescence are not only desirable but fundamentally important experiences for healthy development.

These groups are the most vulnerable and mental health monitoring is of the utmost importance for them and their families. At the same time, exactly this group of people are forming the future of the country’s society, and the importance of their mental health has to be in the highest priority. The question is: how strongly Covid-19 has influenced the mental health of adolescents and young people? And what can be done to improve the situation?

Full publication can be found here.

*This article has been made in cooperation with China-CEE institute and is the intellectual property of China-CEE institute

Employment of graduates of higher education institutions in Latvia

Among young people in Latvia, there is a high level of emigration. This is a great challenge for the country as a whole as the problem of ageing society becomes more obvious and alarming. Therefore, the question of graduates employment and income is very important to keep young people from moving abroad. In this briefing, the analysis of graduates structure and level of income is provided to understand what are the prospects for Latvian graduates. By conducting yearly monitoring of graduates it is possible to show younger people who are not yet graduate college or university what are their opportunities and what is the overall tendency for the country.

Full publication can be found here.

*This article has been made in cooperation with China-CEE institute and is the intellectual property of China-CEE institute