Toms Torims

Mr Toms Torims

External Science Adviser to the President
toms.torims [at]

Since 2017, as a professor at Riga Technical University, Toms Torims, External Science Adviser to the President of Latvia, has been a scientific associate of the European Center for Nuclear Research (CERN) and Latvia's representative in this organization. In addition to his work as a professor and science diplomacy, T. Torims conducts research in the field of the latest production technologies, with a particular focus on the application of particle accelerators in medicine and industry. He has experience in business, public administration, science and research, as well as in the work of international institutions. Prof. Torims has led a number of international research projects and has been active in major scientific collaborations. He is fluent in five languages.


2006 – Doctor of Engineering, Riga Technical University

2003 – Master of Social Sciences, European Studies, University of Latvia

2001 – Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology, Riga Technical University

1999 – Qualification of Engineer, Riga Technical University


  • Latvian
  • English
  • Russian
  • French
  • Italian

Professional activity

From 2017 Scientific Associate at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Latvian representative at CERN

2022–2023 – Member of the Daugavpils University Council

2019–2023 – External Adviser to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia on scientific cooperation

2017–2018 – Adviser to the Minister of Education and Science of the Republic of Latvia on Science

From 2008 – Researcher, Teaching Fellow and Professor at Riga Technical University

2005–2016 – European Commission official, EU maritime safety inspector, The Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries

2003–2005 – Latvian Register of Fishing Vessels, State Fisheries Administration, Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Latvia

1996–2003 – Executive Director of Ltd. ‘Rēdertehserviss’


2021 – Officer of the Order of the Three Stars

2021 – Certificate of Merit from the Ministry of Education and Science

2018 – Certificate of Acknowledgement of the Ministry of Education and Science