INSTITUTE OF SOCIAL, ECONOMIC AND HUMANITIES RESEARCH (HESPI) of Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences (ViA HESPI) is established in 2013 as agency and in 2015 reorganised as a unit of the University. 


The  Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences is recorded in Scientific Register of the Republic of Latvia since 15 July, 2015.


To perform open and creative scientific activity based in professional academic and applied research, to make its results public and include them in the study programmes of Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences, as well as promote the applicability of these results in smart community development on international, national, regional and local level.


SOCIO-TECHNICAL SYSTEMS ENGINEERING INSTITUTE of Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences was established in 2006.

The Institute publishes international annual proceedings of scientific articles "ICTE in Regional Development. Procedia Computer Science". Proceedings involved in SCOPUS/Elsevier.

Successfuly implemented FP7 projects:  FP7-ICT -2009-5 CHOReOS (2010-2014) “Large Scale Choreographies for the Future Internet”; FP7-ICT-2011-7 FUPOL (2011-2015) “Future Policy Modelling”.


Director Dr.phys. Ojārs Balcers, ojars.balcers@va.lv