Ilga Šuplinska
Minister for Education and Science
Ilga Šuplinska
Minister for Education and Science
Last Updated: 01.02.2019

EDUCATION
2003 - PhD in Philology, University of Latvia
1995 - Master’s Degree in Philology, University of Latvia
1993 - Lecturer of Latvian Language and Literature, Philologist, University of Latvia
1988 - Dagda Secondary School 

ACADEMIC DEGREE, SCIENTIFIC DEGREE, ACADEMIC TITLES
From 2014 - Professor in Literature 
From  2009 - Lead Researcher
2008 – 2014 - Associate Professor
2003 - PhD in Philology
2002 - Assistant Professor
1995 - Master’s Degree in Philology
1994 - Lecturer 
1993 - Assistant

FURTHER EDUCATION
23 – 25 June 2014 - Professional Development Program  “Didactics in Universities”, theme “E-learning Platform Moodle 2.0” (Centre for Continuous Education, Rezekne Higher Education Institution, MoES) 
1-3 April 2014 - Professional Development Program   “Didactics in Universities”, theme “Fundamentals of  Development of Scientific Publications in Compliance with International Requirements” (Centre for Continuous Education, Rezekne Higher Education Institution, MoES) 
8-13 September 2013 - “Introduction of the Latgalian Language, Structure and Functionality of Lingvoterritorial Dictionary of Latgale”, Vytautas Magnus University  (Kaunas), 8 academic hours; within the framework of Erasmus 
Seminar “EBSCO Databases”, state agency Culture Information Systems Centre 
5 – 7 December 2011 - Professional Development Program  “Didactics in Universities”, theme “Results of Studies – from Theory to  Practice” (Centre for Continuous Education, Rezekne Higher Education Institution, MoES)
1 – 30 October 2010 - University of Greifswald, Department of Baltic Studies (prof. S.Kesler): development of 2 studies,  databases (collection of ~2000 questionnaires http://tilra.ru.lv) within the framework of project  “Linguistic, Cultural, Social and Economic Aspects of Territorial Identity in the Development of the Latgale Region” of the ESF program “Attracting the Human Resources to Science” . Participation in organizing the 3rd International Conference on Latgalistics
23 – 27 April 2010 - International courses organized by the Centre for Continuous Education of Rezekne Higher Education Institution in the project “Inter-competency and Dialogue through Literature”, 142075-LLP-1-2008-1-BG COMENIUS-CMP, 24 hours
27 – 30 April 2009 - “History of Latgalian Literature”, Stockholm University, Institute of  Baltic Languages, Finnish and German (8  academic hours) within the framework of ERASMUS

WORK AND POLITICAL EXPERIENCE
6 November 2018 – until now  - Member of the 13th  Saeima 
July 2018 – until now - Member of the New Conservative Party, Head of Rēzekne district 
2014 – until now  - Professor at Rezekne Academy of Technologies (until 2016 – Rezekne Higher Education Institution), Faculty of Education, Languages and Design 
2013 – 2015 - Head of the Department of Humanities
2012 – 2016 - Pro-rector at Rezekne Higher Education Institution, Head of the Scientific Council at  Rezekne Higher Education Institution 
2012 – until now - Member of the Board of Lithuania-Latvia Association 
2011 – 2013 - Head of the Scientific Council of the Research Institute for Regional Studies, Rezekne Higher Education Institution 
2009 – until now - Lead researcher at Rezekne Academy of Technologies 
2009 – 2012 - Chair of the Satversme meeting at Rezekne Higher Education Institution 
2009 – 2010 - Head of the Department of Humanities
2008 – 2014 - Associate Professor
2006 –  until now - Member of the Board of the Society of Latgalian Culture 
2006–2008 - Expert in the field of literature at the State Culture Capital Foundation 
2005 – 2006 - Head of the Literature Group, Latgale Research Institute, 
2004 – 2008 - Head of Philology Department
2003–2005 - Senior PR expert at Rezekne Higher Education Institution 
2003 – 2004 - PR expert at Rezekne Higher Education Institution, Acting Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Law 
1998 – 2016  - Deputy Chairperson of the Final Thesis Commission (program “Philology Senior”)
1995 – 2012 - Member of the Satversme at Rezekne Higher Education Institution
1995 – 2012 - Member of the Senate at Rezekne Higher Education Institution 
1994–2002 - Acting Head of the Department of Philology at Rezekne Higher Education Institution
1993–1994 - Assistant at the Baltic Philology Department at Rezekne Higher Education Institution

PROJECT MANAGEMENT
2018 - Organiser, Coordinator of the camp  for children and teenagers  Sūpluok, Organiser of the event Series of Literary Conversations at the Lūznava Manor
5th – 6th  May 2017 - Organiser of the 4th Conference of Latgalians of the World Latgolys symtgadis kongress
2017 - Exploration of Folklore in Lūznava
2016 - 2017 - Coordinator of the Rezekne Academy of Technologies for the Programme Europe for Citizens
2016 - Coordinator of the event  Franča Kempa 140 godu atceris pasuokumi, Screenwriter of the film Senī omoti Dagdā, Screenwriter of the film Viļakys ticiejumi
2015 – 2016 - Lead Expert, Coordinator of the Rezekne Academy of Technologies for the Research Project Gender Socialization 
2015 - 2017 - Coordinator of the Ministry of Culture for the event Latgale Congress – 100 Content Developer for the educational video game  Īsapazeisim 
2015 - Editor of the translation of the L. Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland in Latgalian
2014–2016 - Coordinator of the Rezekne Academy of Technologies for the Project No 6 Value Aspects in Letonica 
2015 - Exploration of Folklore in Dagda
2014 - Screenwriter of the film Baļtinovys receptis
2013 – 2016 - Development of WEB technology-based educational aid on the development of linguistics in Latvia (www.lingvistiskakarte.lv), Executive of the LLC MapLant
2014 - Exploration of Folklore in Viļaka
2013 - Screenwriter of the film Kaunatys vītu vuordu stuosti, Exploration of Folklore in Baltinava County
2012 – 2014 - Author of the project The Virtual Past is a Keystone for the Future of Museums of the Latvia-Lithuania-Belarus Cross Border Cooperation Program
Content Developer for the educational video game Aizej tur, nezin kur, atnes to, nezin ko
9th – 10th  August 2012 - Organiser of the 3rd Conference of Latgalians of the World
2012 - Exploration of Folklore in Rēzekne County, Kaunata Parish
2010 – 2014 - Supervisor of the project Aspects of Lingvo Culturological Research in Latgale Region
2011 - Screenwriter of the film Ondrupinis roksti ,Exploration of Folklore in Dagda County, Andrupene Parish
2010 - Exploration of Folklore in Krāslava County, Auleja Parish, Screenwriter of the performance Rainis, Antons Kūkojs un latgaliešu kāzu ieražas
2009 – 2017 - Screenwriter of the film Aulejis anekdoti ,Editor of the publication Latgalistikys kongresa materiālu (2009-2017, ISSN 1691-5569) 
2009 – 2012 - Editor of the journal of humanities Via Latgalica 
2009 - Supervisor and Lead Manager of the ESF project TILRA, Exploration of Folklore in Ludza District, Cibla County, Author of the educational aid Cyblys meiklis
2008 – 2010 - Supervisor of the event Marija Andžāne –  100, Supervisor of sub-project of the Rezekne Academy of Technologies, Coordinator of the Rezekne Academy of Technologies for the Comenius project IDeAL
2008 - Supervisor of preparation and publication of the multi-audio disc Sūpluok  
2006-2008 - Supervisor of the project New Learning in the New Europe of the programme  SOCRATES/LINGUA
2006 - Exploration of Folklore in Rēzekne District, Nautrēni Parish
2005 - Exploration of Folklore in Daugavpils District, Vaboles Parish 
2004 -Exploration of Folklore in Preiļi District, Rušona Parish
27th – 29th  May 2004 - Organiser of the conference Regional Languages in the Modern Europe
2003 - Exploration of Folklore in Rēzekne District, Bērzgale Parish
2002 - Exploration of Folklore in Rēzekne District, Lendži Parish
2001 – until now - Organiser of the competition Latgalīšu volūdys, literaturys i kulturys viesturis olimpiade
2000 – until now - Organiser of the teacher summer courses Vosoruošona

LANGUAGE SKILLS 
Latvian, Latgalian – native, Russian and English – fluent, Lithuanian and German – basic