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Extracts from

the Statute of the Derived public person
"Latvian State Institute of Wood Chemistry"

I. General issues

1. Derived public person "Latvian State Institute of Wood Chemistry" (hereinafter – the Institute) is a state scientific institute under the supervision of the Minister of Education and Science. …

2. The Institute’s purpose of activity, according to the science and technology development policy established by the State, is to gain new knowledge and develop innovative technologies in order to contribute to the sustainable development and competitiveness of the wood chemistry and polymer chemistry sectors as well as to conduct activities related to the acquisition and development of scientific qualifications in accordance with the avenues of the Institute's scientific activities.

II. Functions and tasks of the Institute

3. The Institute has the following functions:

3.1. conducts fundamental research in the fields of wood science, wood chemistry and technology, polymer chemistry and technology;
3.2. conducts applied research to ensure the development of products derived from wood, other types of biomass, their components and other renewable raw material resources, and technologies of their obtaining;
3.3. in accordance with competence, carries out scientific expertise for the implementation of the policy of rational use of wood and other types of biomass and the representation of the interests and position of Latvia in the European Union and international institutions and processes;
3.4. according to competence, provides services in the field of research;
3.5. participates in and manages national and international research projects and research programmes;
3.6. in cooperation with universities, promotes the integrated development of science and higher education in the sectors of wood science, wood chemistry and technology, polymer chemistry and technology;

4. To implement these functions, the Institute:

4.1. develops an operational and development strategy and plans, specifying the results to be achieved and the resources they need;
4.2. promotes the practical use of the results of scientific research;
4.3. participates in project competitions to attract financial resources, enters into contracts for the implementation of scientific and educational programmes and projects;
4.4. develops and implements training and educational programmes and activities; involves students and PhD students in the Institute's scientific activities;
4.5. organises scientific conferences and seminars;
4.6. issues information materials, carries out editorial and publishing activities;
4.7. forms specialised scientific departments of the Institute – laboratories and groups. Their creation, reorganisation and termination take place in accordance with the main avenues of research and the financing obtained;
4.8. in accordance with competence, cooperates with state and municipality institutions, private persons, as well as international institutions;
4.9. in accordance with the procedures and in the amount specified in regulatory enactments, determines and charges a fee for the public services provided by the Institute;
4.10. receives donations, gifts and foreign financial assistance;
4.11. creates, reorganises and liquidates institutions and capital companies, takes part in associations and foundations, and capital companies;
4.12. carries out economic activity in accordance with the avenues of the scientific activities of the Institute;
4.13. performs other activities for the implementation of the mentioned functions.

III. Institute administration

5. The decision-making body of the Institute is the Scientific Council of the Institute. The establishment and operational procedures of the Scientific Council, as well as its competence, are determined by the Law on Scientific Activity and the Statute of the Institute’s Scientific Council, which is approved by the Institute’s general meeting of scientists. The Scientific Council of the Institute is elected by the general meeting of scientists of the Institute for a period of four years by a simple majority. The Scientific Council adopts the Statute of the Institute and elects the Director. The Chairman of the Scientific Council, without special authorisation, represents the Institute in matters related to the scientific activities of the Institute or the activities of the Institute in the field of higher education.
6. The Institute is managed by a collegial institution of scientists of the Institute – the Scientific Council and the Director.
7. The Institute’s Director is the Institute’s higher official implementing the Institute’s general administration and, without special authorization, represents the Institute on the matters related to the Institute’s administrative activities. ... The Institute’s Director, in accordance with the statutory procedure specified in the law of scientific activity, is elected by the Scientific Council for a period of five years. …
8. Scientists of the Institute participate in the general meeting. ...

Adopted on 31.03. 2009, amendments adopted on 14.03.2019.