Strengthening the Baltic-Nordic research collaboration

High-level conference 22.- 23. May 2014 in Tartu, Estonia

Time and place


Tartu, Estonia (Dorpat conference centre) 22.05.2014 to 23.05.2014

This conference aims to explore models of Baltic-Nordic research collaboration. In particular it will explore access to and joint use of research infrastructure, and funding opportunities of regional research collaboration between the Nordic and Baltic countries.

Areas with potential for collaboration include Ph.D. education and training, e-Infrastructure and eScience, within the natural, humanities and social sciences. The conference is primarily intended for policy makers, research funding agencies and research coordinators.

Opening remarks

Indrek Reimand, Vice-Chancellor of Estonian Ministry of Education and Research

Hallgrímur Jónasson, General Director, Rannís

Gunnel Gustafsson. Director, NordForsk

Keynote speakers

Prof. Jānis Kloviņš, Deputy Head of the Latvian Science Council, and the Director of the Latvian Biomedical Research and Study Centre; Prof. Lars Börjesson, Chalmers University of Technology; Marco Kirm, University of Tartu, Baltic Cooperation Prize, Science Link; Jesper Andersen, Director for MAX-IV.


The conference is jointly organised by the Nordic Council of Ministers, Estonian Ministry of Education and Research, Estonian Research Council, Latvian Ministry of Education and Science, Latvian Council of Science, the Research Council of Lithuania, the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Lithuania, and NordForsk.

Registration and Information

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