Dr.oec. Agita Līviņa

Director, Lead Researcher
Research areas: 
Sustainable development, sustainable tourism planning, protected areas, dark tourism, regional planning and development, indicators
Biography: 
Agita Līviņa is a Professor in the Faculty of Society and Science at Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences, and a Lead Researcher, Director of HESPI. She is a Chairperson of the UNESCO Chair Man&Biosphere in the institute. She is an expert of Latvian Council of Science in the field of economics and management. Her research interests are tourism planning, including heritage and protected areas, and talent attraction for small and medium urban areas. She was a Fulbright scholar on research in 2012 at the University at Buffalo, the State University of New York, USA. She received the Fellowship of the Government of India for the International training course in 2014 at the English and Foreign Language University in Hyderabad, India. She holds a PhD in regional economics since 2005 and a master’s degree in geography (regional development), bachelor’s degree in environmental sciences.