Institute of Civil Engineering and Real Estate Economics (ICEREE)

Director

Professor Ineta Geipele (since 2009)

The main goals of the Institute:

  • To ensure the implementation of ICEREE study programmes, as well as ensure high-quality study process at other RTU programmes;
  • To carry out scientific and research activities in the following areas: sustainable development issues in construction economics, urban environment, real estate economics, as well as engineering economics and management; scientific and technological innovation transfer in the business environment; national socio-economic development issues; human capital and its role in today’s economy at the national and regional levels; Latvian polycentric development problems; urban economics etc.

The subordinate units:

  • Department of Civil Construction and Real Estate Economics and Management
  • RTU Scientific Research Laboratory of the Civil Engineering Management and Real Estate
  • Department of Territorial Development Management and Urban Economics

Research staff

Senior Researcher:

  • Dr.oec. Ineta Geipele
  • Dr.oec. Maija Šenfelde
  • Dr.oec. Jānis Vanags
  • Dr.oec. Tatjana Tambovceva
  • Dr.oec. Armands Auziņš
  • Dr.oec. Tatjana Štaube
  • Dr.oec. Sanda Geipele
  • Dr.oec. Juris Saulītis
  • Dr.hist. Kaspars Kļaviņš

Researcher:

  • Dr.sc.ing. Aivars Jurjāns
  • Dr.oec. Kristīne Fedotova
  • Dr.oec. Tatjana Survilo
  • Dr.oec. Ilze Judrupa
  • Dr.oec. Jurijs Grizāns
  • Dr.adm. Raja Kočanova
  • Dr.oec. Gita Actiņa
  • Dr.oec. Alise Vītola
  • Mg.oec. Linda Kauškale
  • Mg.oec., Mg.sc.ing. Edgars Pudzis

Research assistant:

  • Mg.oec. Baiba Pļaviņa
  • Mg.oec. Iveta Stāmure
  • Mg.oec. Uldis Kamols
  • Mg.oec. Renāte Muskate
  • Mg.oec. Iveta Puķīte
  • Mg.oec. Jānis Viesturs
  • Mg.sc.ing., MBA Ņikita Kočanovs
  • Mg.oec. Aleksandrs Švaikovs
  • Mg.oec. Kaspars Plotka
  • Mg.iur., MBA Jānis Uzulēns
  • Mg.oec. Ivo Gulbis

Doctoral students are involved in the research process, thus ensuring the training of young scientists and renewal of academic staff members, and improving the quality of the study process.

The list of Doctoral students who successfully defended their theses:

  • In 2018 – Dmitrijs Skoruks (scientific adviser: Professor Maija Šenfelde)
  • In 2016 – Alise Vītola (scientific adviser: Professor Maija Šenfelde)
  • In 2015 – Jurijs Grizāns (scientific adviser: Professor Jānis Vanags)
  • In 2015 – Gita Actiņa (scientific adviser: Professor Ineta Geipele)
  • In 2014 – Sanda Geipele (scientific adviser: Professor Tatjana Tambovceva)
  • In 2013 – Anželika Berķe-Berga (scientific adviser: Guest Professor Inna Dovladbekova)
  • In 2013 – Tatjana Štaube (scientific adviser: Professor Ineta Geipele)
  • In 2013 – Armands Auziņš (scientific adviser: Professor Jānis Vanags)
  • In 2012 – Kristīne Fedotova (scientific adviser: Professor Ineta Geipele)
  • In 2010 – Aleksejs Nipers (scientific adviser: Guest Professor Inna Dovladbekova)
  • In 2010 – Kristīne Jarve (scientific adviser: Professor Ineta Geipele)
  • In 2008 – Tatjana Tambovceva (scientific adviser: Professor Ineta Geipele)

Within the Institute of Civil Engineering and Real Estate Economics, at present, 10 new Doctoral students conduct their research at the Department of Civil Construction and Real Estate Economics and Management and 4 new Doctoral students – at the Department of Territorial Development Management and Urban Economics.

RTU ICEREE is:

Member of the International Real Estate Federation FIABCI-Baltic.

Member of public organisations:

  • European Society for Ecological Economics
  • Russian Society for Ecological Economics
  • International Federation of Operational Research Societies
  • Association of European Operational Research Societies

The most significant scientific monographs:

  • Ilze Judrupa, Maija Šenfelde «Latvijas reģionu konkurētspējas novērtēšana» (in Latvian), [Evaluation of Regions’ Competitiveness in Latvia], (2018)
  • Armands Auziņš «Zemes izmantošanas novērtēšana un pārvaldība» (in Latvian), [Evaluation and Management of Land Use], (2016)
  • Sanda Geipele «Nekustamā īpašuma tirgus attīstības vadīšanas sistēma Latvijā» (in Latvian), [Management System of Real Estate Market Development in Latvia], (2015)
  • Leonīds Krilovs «Ekonomiskās domas retrospekcija» (in Latvian), [Retrospective of Economic Thought]. Rīga: RTU Izdevniecība (2014)
  • Raja Kočanova, Ineta Geipele, Vizma Niedrīte «Stratēģiskās vadīšanas sistēma organizāciju ilgtspējīgai attīstībai» (in Latvian), [Strategic Management System for Sustainable Development of Organisations], (2013)
  • Kaspars Kļaviņš «Politikas un īpašuma filozofija» (in Latvian), [Philosophy of Politics and Property], (2012)
  • Kristīne Fodotova & Ineta Geipele «Konkurētspējīgi orientēta vadīšana koksnes produktu ražošanā Latvijā» (in Latvian), [Competitive-Oriented Management for Manufacturing Wood Products in Latvia], (2012)
  • Ineta Geipele, Sanda Geipele, Iveta Stāmure «Finansēšanas modeļi dzīvojamā fonda renovācijai Latvijā» (in Latvian), [Models of Financing Housing Fund Renovation in Latvia], (2012)
  • Jānis Vanags, Ineta Geipele, Jurijs Grizāns, Armands Auziņš, Sanda Geipele, Iveta Stāmure «Pilsētu un reģionu attīstības mijiedarbības sociāli ekonomiskie aspekti» (in Latvian), [Socio-economic Aspects of the Interaction of Urban and Regional Development], (2012)
  • Kaspars Kļaviņš «The Surveyor Times» from a European’s Vantage Point, Verlag Salzburg (2012)
  • Jānis Vanags «Rīgas osta – vēsture, pieredze, attīstība» (in Latvian), [Port of Riga – History, Experience, Development], (2010)

The administration and academic staff of the Institute take an active part in the international scientific journal editorial boards and international conference organising committees. Since 2013, the Institute of Civil Engineering and Real Estate Economics has been issuing the Baltic Journal of Real Estate Economics and Construction Management.