The Research Institute for Business and Social Processes (hereinafter the Institute) is a constituent unit of the Faculty of Economics and Management (EPF), Rezekne Academy of Technologies (RTA). In the result of reorganisation of the Scientific Institute of Regionalistics (REGI) in 2016, the scientific divisions of RTA were integrated into the faculties, thereby establishing a network of scientific divisions; the Research Centre for Business and Social Processes was established within the network. Based on an assessment of the performance of the scientific divisions done in 2018, it was concluded that the Research Centre for Business and Social Processes qualified for the status of an institute, and it was reorganised into the Institute.
The Institute has set the following goal – to strengthen and increase the current research capacity contributing to scientific research in social sciences and related interdisciplinary sciences in Latvia, Europe and the world and providing practical support in the study directions implemented by the EPF and to RTA as a whole.
At the Institute, research takes the form of systematic research by academic staff in their areas of research interest and is also a component of the study process in the relevant RTA study programme. Within the scope of research, the Institute: