Currently is an Acting Senior Researcher at the University of Latvia and a Professor at Riga Technical University. Since February 2018 he has been employed as a Research Associate at the Centre for Korean Studies, University of Latvia.
He has been a Visiting Fulbright Scholar at Roosevelt University (USA), an Adjunct Research Associate at Monash University (Australia), a Research Associate at the University of Reading (UK), Visiting Professor at the University of Münster (Germany) and a Professor of History and Cross-Cultural Management at the Emirates College of Technology in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates).
Dr. Kaspars Klavins is the author of 11 scientific monographs, a number of chapters in different books and fundamental historical source publications, as well as the author of many scientific articles. He has written on medieval history, the history of modern ideas, social history, German studies, ecology, Arab culture, Islamic civilization and Chinese culture.