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Sunday, 21.12.2014, 18:33
The European Humanities University (EHU) was honored to host seven distinguished candidates who were invited to campus as finalists for the position of University Rector this week.
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The annual award for achievement demanding public respect – the Cicero – has been awarded to two pillars of the education system – Ivars Kalvins (Director, Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis) and Marcis Auzins (Rector, University of Latvia, LU), reports LETA.
While on a working visit in Belgrade, Lithuanian Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius met with Prime Minister of the People’s Republic of China, Li Keqiang, to discuss possibilities for closer political and economic cooperation, development of relations in transport, agriculture, and education, as well as China + 16 format and its outlook for the future, reported BC government’s press service.
The first “research call” to European scientists attracted 3273 applications, 10% of which were successful. Among the grantees, 143 are in the domain 'Physical Sciences and Engineering', 124 in 'Life Sciences' and 61 in 'Social Sciences and Humanities'. The awarded €485 million contributes to supporting a new generation of top scientists in Europe.
Latvian women are the most active business founders in Europe, making up 10% of the total number of women (aged between 18 and 64) in the country, however, the gap between the number of businessmen and businesswomen is still huge, according to the latest "Global Entrepreneurship Monitor 2013/2014" by the Baltic International Center for Economic Policy Studies, in collaboration with the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga, informs LETA.
Large scale transformations with the main aim of building a democratic lawful state with a social-oriented market economy and formation of a strong civil society took place after gaining independence in Uzbekistan in 1991, reported BC the Embassy of Uzbekistan in Riga.
The majority of Latvian residents prefer to read printed books, while only a minor part prefers electronic books. Furthermore, 45% say that the daily routine allows them to read for more than two hours a day, according to a survey conducted by publishing house Drukatava.
Striving to create the maximum comfort to its students and teaching stuff in academic activity, creativity and recreation the University of Latvia was the first in Baltic States to apply in its activity a breakthrough project developed by Apple called iBeacon.
Several hundred teachers gathered before the Saeima building in Riga this morning in order to protest against low wages, informs LETA.
The Education and Science Ministry has closed 98 schools in Latvia since 2009, according to LETA's estimates.
The Lithuanian Parliament adopted amendments to the Law on Higher Education and Research enabling higher education institutions to rent state assets to third persons under property trust agreements, reports LETA/ELTA.
A sponsorship agreement worth more than EUR 100,000 has been signed by Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) and UAB Intermedix Lietuva, the Lithuanian branch of Intermedix, a US company that provides IT solutions for the US healthcare market, informs BC the press service of Invest Lithuania.
Estonian Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas ceremoniously awarded first digital e-resident identity cards in the United States to Steve Jürvetson and Tim Draper at a business forum that took place at Draper University in California on Monday, reports LETA, referring to the government communication unit.
On 8 December, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Edgars Rinkevics, met with the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Education and Culture of the Principality of Liechtenstein, Dr. Aurelia Frick, who had arrived in Latvia for a working visit, reported BC the Latvian MFA.
The Estonian parliament's Finance Committee decided on Monday, at the proposal of the Ministry of Education and Science, to increase in the draft state budget for the year 2015 the minimum monthly wage of full-time teachers to 900 euros per month, LETA/Postimees Online reports.