CURRICULUM VITAE

 

first name

Dina

last name

BĒRZIŅA

date and place of birth

24 November 1956, Rīga

nationality

Latvian,

 

married, 3 children

Address: 1- 6 Lašu St., Jūrmala,

Latvia, LV-2010

e-mail: dinab@latnet.lv

Language proficiency:

Latvian

mother tongue

English

good

Russian

good

German

beginner level

Education:

2000

Central European University, Summer University - Business and Ecology, Certificate

1999-2000

The Australian Council for Education Research Ltd, School Quality Monitor

1999

Deutches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; Koordinierungsstelle EG der Wissenschaftsorganisationen "Intensive training Course for European Research Advisers from Accession States", Certificate

1993

University of Latvia, Faculty of Physics and Mathematics - MSc Phys.

1975-1980

University of Latvia, Faculty of Physics and Mathematics, Graduating Diploma

Work experience:

expert/consultant

EC 5th, 6th Framework Programme, Latvian National Contact point system (Growth and IST programme), May 1999 - Present

researcher/lecturer (environmental technologies, ISO 14000 standards)

University of Latvia, Institute of Atomic Physics and Spectroscopy EC Centre of Excellence for Basic Research in Nanoscale Physics and Applications,

Oct 1976- Jan 1995, Nov 1997 - Present

adviser in environmental education

University of Latvia, Centre for Environmental Science and Management Studies,

Jan 1995 - Nov 1997

researcher (atomic spectroscopy)

University of Latvia, Institute of Atomic Physics and Spectroscopy

Oct 1976- Jan 1995

Participation in projects:

EC 5th Framework Programme Project: International Conference on Integrative approaches towards sustainability, Contract N. HPCF-CT-2002-00102, 2002 present

EC Eureka Environmental Project EUROTRAC-2, 2000 2002

NGO "ZERI- Balticum Foundation" (Zero Emissions Research Initiative), Co-fouder, 2001 - Present

ESSENCE network, Project "Criteria for the greening of (non-environmental) programmes in higher education in Europe", Steering Group, 2001

Baltic States' RTD Community in EU FP5, EC No.ICA1-CT-2000-50009, 2001

EC 5th Framework programme in Science and Technology, Expert-Evaluateur (No.EE19981A26425) in the field of Global Change, 2000 - Present

Baltic Training Network on FP5 "Next Steps", EC ICA1-CT-1999-50003, 2000

Physics and Sustainable Technologies, Latvian Fund for Environmental Protection, 1997-2000

EU PHARE/ TEMPUS Project JEP 09364-95, 1995-1998

OECD PISA, TIMS and CIVIC projects of the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, 1994 - Present

Comparative Study of the Role of Scientific Expertise in Environmental Policy Making and Management in Norway and Eastern Europe, Norwegian Institute of Urban and Regional Research, 1995-1996

Norwegian- Latvian project "Environmental Education in Latvia", Norwegian Ministry of Education, 1994-1998

Project "Environmental Handbook-Encyclopaedia", UNESCO, 1993-1995

EU PHARE/ TEMPUS Project JEP 4797-92, 1992-1995

Research on High frequency electrodeless discharge light sources, above 10 international references, 1979-1993

Professional training:

Central European University, Summer University, "Business and Ecology", Budapest, Hungary, July 2000

Local Agenda 21 Workshop and Baltic Agenda 21 Forum, Environmental Awareness on Sustainable Development, Jūrmala, Latvia, Apr 2000

The Australian Council for Education Research Ltd, School Quality Monitor (SQM) training, Riga, Latvia, Mar 1999 and Mar 2000

Deutches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt - Koordinierungsstelle EG der Wissenschaftsorganisationen, Intensive Training course for European Research Advisers from Accession States, Bonn, Germany, Nov 1999

Central European University, Curriculum Resource Centre, Budapest, Hungary, March 1999

Baltic University Programme, Teaching Sustainability, Jūrmala, Latvia, Dec 1998

University of Bath, Sustainable lighting technologies, (TEMPUS mobility), Bath, UK, Aug 1998

        University of Bath, Environmental education and policy, (TEMPUS mobility), Bath UK, Apr 1997

3rd Baltic Region Workshop on Environmental Science and Management Studies, Jūrmala, Latvia, Nov 1996

University of Bath, Global warming and climate change, (TEMPUS mobility), Bath, UK, Jan 1996

Roskilde University Centre, Environmental education, (TEMPUS mobility), Roskilde, Denmark, Apr 1995

Participation in international Conferences:

Symposium "Umwelt und Universitaten in Europa", Prague, Czech Republic, 2003, invited lecturer

COPERNICUS Conference "Higher Education for Sustainability - Towards the World Summit on Sustainable Development (Rio+10)", Lüneburg, Germany, 2001, presentation on round-table

6th AuDes Conference "Bridging Minds and Markets", Venice, Italy, 2001, report

2nd Pan-European Conference "EURO ENVIRONMENT 2000", Aalborg, Denmark, 2000, report

Eco-Management and Auditing Conference, University of Leeds, UK, 1999, report

Main qualifications:

secretarial and administrative skills, project management,

computer literacy

interpreter (written): special texts (Environmental/Science education, Global climate change, Spectroscopy) English - Latvian - English

inter-personal skills

driver's license

Main publications:

1.    Bērziņa D., Bērziņa I. (2003) Natural Science programmes at the Universities of Latvia, Proceedings of the Conference "Integrative approaches towards sustainability ", Peter Lang GmbH, Frankfurt European Academic Publishers, Germany, (in print)

2.    Bērziņa D. (2003) Natural Science programmes at the Universities of Latvia, Proceedings of the Symosium " Umwelt und Universitaten in Europa", University of Konstanz, Germany, pp.119-128

3.    Bērziņa D., Āboliņš J., Ūbelis A. (2001) - Science for Sustainable Technologies at the University of Latvia, Proceedings of the 6th AuDes Conference "Bridging Minds and Markets", Venice, Italy, pp.256-260

4.    Bērziņa D., Āboliņš J., Ūbelis A. (2000) - The Project of "Physics and Sustainable Technologies" at the University of Latvia, Proceedings of the 2nd Pan-European Conference "EURO ENVIRONMENT 2000", Aalborg, Denmark, 3 pages, CD: ISBN 87-988254-0-2

5.    Bērziņa D. (1999) - Sustainable Technologies and ISO 14000 Standards at the University of Latvia, Proceedings of the 1999 Eco-Management and Auditing Conference, University of Leeds, UK, pp.52-61

6.    Bērziņa D. (1999) - Siltumnīcas efekts un klimata maiņa [Greenhouse effect and climate change]- Source book in Latvian, Rīga, Publishers: VIDE [Environment], 81p

7.    Ernšteins R., Bērziņa D. (1997) - Vide un sabiedrība: Vides kvalitāte un pārvalde (Fakti un skaitļi) [Environment and society: Environmental quality and management]- Source book in Latvian, Rīga, Publishers: VIDE [Environment], 147p

8.    "The use of knowledge in post-socialist environmental management" (1996) - Joint working paper, Latvian contribution, Oslo, NIBR, 130p

9.    Bērziņa D., Ernšteins R., Jūrmalietis R. et all (1995) - Vides izglītības rokasgrāmata - enciklopēdija [Environmental education handbook-encyclopaedia]- Source book in Latvian, UNESCO & Publishers: VIDE [Environment], 319p

10. Bērziņa D., Putniņa S., Rēvalde G. (1992) - Experimental investigation of electrodeless discharge lamps, IV ECAMP, Abstracts, Pt.2, p.61

11. Skudra A., Bērziņa D., Putniņa S., Rēvalde G. (1991) - Augstfrekvences bezelektrodu starojuma avotu izgatavošana un spektrālie mērījumi [High frequency electrodeless light sources: design and spectral characteristics], Congress for the Latvian scientists of the World, Abstracts, Pt.5, p.85

12. .., .., .., .. [Bērziņa D., Putniņa S., Rēvalde G., Skudra A.] (1990) - [High frequency Mercury isotope electrodeless light sources for analytical spectroscopy], Conference abstracts, p.58.