The most recent research interests of Zane Sime revolve around the EU science diplomacy towards the Southern Neighbourhood and the EU-India educational diplomacy in a broader context of the Asia-Europe Meeting.
Zane holds a MA in European Politics and Policies from KU Leuven (Belgium) and a Master’s degree in Political Science from the University of Latvia. In her dissertations she analysed various governance aspects of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region.
Zane has obtained professional experience as an international civil servant at the Secretariat of the Council of the Baltic Sea States and a national civil servant in Latvia.
At UNU-CRIS, Zane is working on the Regional Integration Knowledge System (RIKS) project. She is working on RIKS under the supervision of Professors Glenn Rayp and Samuel Standaert and in addition working on research and higher education cooperation among European and North African-based institutions.