Soldiers story

Eigits Dāvis Timermanis commenced his collaboration with the University of Latvia Foundation in 2009 by extending his support to foundation’s scholarship Ceļamaize (“Bread for the Journey”) and book donations to the University of Latvia.

2011 was the year of the initial talks regarding Timermanis’ wish to support the most diligent and purposeful University of Latvia students of doctoral study programmes. In a meeting at the office of the then Rector, Professor M. Auziņš, it was agreed that the support will be targeted specifically at the students of social sciences engaged in practical research.

Consequently, at the end of 2012, the University of Latvia Foundation received a donation from Eigits Dāvis Timermanis in the form of three real estate properties, the revenues yielded by which should be used to support excellent students performing research significant for the national economy.

To date, Timermanis’ scholarships have been granted to three doctoral students from the Faculty of Business, Management and Economics: Ieva Pūķe, Madara Apsalone and Kristīne Petrovska. Ieva Pūķe received support for a research project on the factors affecting marketing process in young exporting companies. Madara Apsalone accomplished a research work “The Role of Socio-Cultural Factors in 8 Promotion of Knowledge Management and Organizational Innovations as the Source of Long-Term Competitiveness of Small and Medium Enterprises in Latvia”, whereas Kristīne Petrovska presented the assessment of systemic risks in the banking business using as an example Latvia as a small and open economy.

Roberts Dāvīds Timermanis, the father of Eigits Dāvis Timermanis, was an alumnus of the University of Latvia. In 1932, R. D. Timermanis entered the University of Latvia Faculty of Economy and Legal Sciences, the Department of Economy, and graduated in 1937.

In 2018, at the request of the University of Latvia Foundation, Eigits Dāvis Timermanis gave 3500  euros for establishment of the Alumni Trail in the University of Latvia Botanical Garden. This donation is dedicated to the memory of his father as the alumnus of the University of Latvia.

Thanks to the support rendered by Eigits Dāvis Timermanis, two historians — Professor Ēriks Jēkabsons and Mg. hist. Reinis Ratnieks — have collected archive materials and other sources that have resulted in a book about Captain Roberts Dāvīds Timermanis. This volume contains a consuming material for those who are interested in Latvia’s military history of the first half of the 20th century and the history of national resistance.

The University of Latvia Foundation hereby expresses its gratitude to Eigits Dāvis Timermanis for his support rendered to the leading University of Latvia researchers and projects.

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