Meeting international students

Continuing our policy of sharing our knowledge and experience, we welcomed 35 international students from Finland, Denmark, Iceland, Lithuania and Estonia on February 24, 2015.

The students heard firsthand from IES’s executive director Inese Suija-Markova and external affairs expert Uģis Rotbergs about our experience in using state-of-the-art technology. We challenged the students’ preconceptions by showing how art and science can combine and enable us to overcome human sensory limitations while also helping to solve complex environmental challenges.


The students were most excited about IES’s future plans, where we plan to develop the institute-owned old Cēsis brewery as a regional centre of excellence synergizing art, science and culinary in search of innovative solutions to preexisting problems by enabling people to abandon their preconceived notions.


The visit was organised in collaboration with Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences during Nordplus Ekoteknord Intensive Programme “Lean Canvas”.

We hope to see the students again once the brewery is opened full-time.