Institutes & Centres

Centre of Lithuanistics

Centre of Lithuanistics was established on 26 January, 2016 with the aim to encourage and develop interest in Lithuania, the Lithuanian language, literature and culture, as well as to promote the cooperation of Balticists.

Main objectives:

  • to develop and maintain contacts with Lithuanian higher education and research institutions, to promote the cooperation with the centres of Baltic Studies in educational institutions in other countries,
  • to engage in joint projects with higher education establishments of Lithuania and centres of Lithuanistics in other countries,
  • to participate in exchange programmes within the cooperation with the Lithuanian higher education establishments.

Head of the Centre: Dr. philol., prof. Vilma Šaudiņa
Vienības Street 13 – 306
Daugavpils LV-5401, Latvia
Phone: +371 65424238

Centre of Russian Language and Culture

The centre was opened on March 03, 2010 with the support of the Russian World Foundation (“Russkij Mir”)

  • scientific conferences and methodical seminars in Russian language, literature and culture;
  • lectures on Russian culture for the youth;
  • support of the Bachelor, Master and Doctoral study programmes at the Faculty of Humanities;
  • courses of the Russian language for foreigners and all the interested;
  • relations with Higher Educational Establishments of Russia;
  • other educational, cultural and research institutions;
  • study abroad programs in Russian language;
  • study abroad programs in Eastern European studies.

Head of the Centre: Dr. philol., doc. Gaļina Pitkeviča
Vienības Street 13 – 101
Daugavpils LV-5401, Latvia
Phone: +371 65471571
E-mail: kc[at]

Oral History Centre

Oral History Centre was founded in 2003 with the aim to facilitate theoretical research and practical application of oral history, creating research institution and an archive of oral testimonies.

Main activities:

  • recording and documenting life stories of Eastern Latvian inhabitants and creation of an archive of oral testimonies;
  • the use of oral sources in research of important themes in Latvian 20th century history: every day life, the course of ‘sovietization’ in Eastern Latvia;
  • development of research skill of perspective historians;
  • methodological preparation of students, teachers and other persons in the field of oral history.

Head of the Centre: Dr. hist., prof. Irēna Saleniece
Vienības Street 13 – 310
Daugavpils LV-5401, Latvia
Phone: +371 65424238
E-mail: mvc[at]

Regional German Language and Country Studies Centre for Further Education
Head of the Centre: Laura Lipska
Vienības Street 13 – 402
Daugavpils LV-5401, Latvia
Phone: +371 65426535

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