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Monday, 30.05.2016, 19:27
Steps have been taken this year to establish in Turkey the first Latvian Society and the week-end school for Latvian children, the Latvian embassy in Turkey announced LETA.
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Vilnius University (VU) professor Virginijus Šikšnys is the first Lithuanian scientist invited to become an Associate Member of European Molecular Biology Organization – an association uniting and promoting excellence elite scholars of life sciences.
Past crises seem like small headaches compared to the challenges the European Union is facing today, Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves said speaking at the Stanford University on May 23rd, cites LETA/BNS.
Since the establishment of BAA Training’s Ab Initio School in 2011, the company has welcomed twelve students from Ukraine for various airplane and helicopter pilot license training courses in Lithuania. Over the years, Ukrainian students have carved their way to Lithuanian aviation school, which is then followed by the successful employment at the companies of their home country or abroad.
Latvian Robotics Championship will take place at the Electronics and Telecommunications Department of the Riga Technical University (RTU) on Saturday, May 28, featuring robotics enthusiasts and fans from all Baltic countries whose robots will compete in seven categories, informs LETA.
The Tartu-based company Frozen Kingdom OU is developing a game platform for children suffering from chronic illnesses and those being treated in a hospital, informs LETA.
US Internet giant Google will provide free-of-charge training about the Internet and the use of technologies in Lithuania in the framework of a digital skills training project, Google Growth Engine, informs LETA/BNS.
Commission proposed (18 May) its 2016 country-specific recommendations (CSRs), setting out economic policy guidance for all EU states for the next 12-18 months. In addition to efforts already identified in EU-2020 strategy, this economic guidance instrument focuses on priority reforms to strengthen the recovery of EU-28 economies by boosting investment, implementing structural reforms and pursuing fiscal responsibility.
On April 5, 2016, the WU Executive Academy and the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management invited the new Global Executive MBA class to Vienna's splendid Palais Coburg for a remarkable welcome reception: Despite the difficult economic climate and a decline in the global MBA market, the class is not only the biggest but also the most international cohort of students in the program's history.
The demographic decline will require Latvia to revisit the education system’s capacity, including numbers of schools and tertiary education institutions, and staffing levels, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) says in its review on Latvia's national policies for education, cites LETA.
A 15.9-million-euro project to overhaul the complex of the Estonian Academy of Security Sciences in Tallinn will get EU funding in the amount of 13.5 million euros, informs LETA/BNS.
Broader state and municipal support is needed for entrepreneurship in Latvia, said Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis (Greens/Farmers) at a forum hosted by Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences on May 13th, cites LETA.
There are 142 general education establishments in Latvia that have less than 70 pupils each, according to the information from the Education and Science Ministry, cites LETA.
Estonia has received the first files from Turkey with data on people, who need to be relocated as war refugees, informs LETA/BNS.
The Austrian embassy will stay in Riga and focus on boosting economic cooperation, informs LETA.