Education and Science

International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Wednesday, 22.11.2017, 07:35

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Collaborative problem-solving skills of Estonian pupils the best among EU OECD member states

Collaborative problem-solving skills of Estonian pupils the best among EU OECD member states

22.11.2017

Estonian 15-year-old students achieved the best score among European countries in a global PISA collaborative problem-solving assessment based on data for 2015, informs LETA.

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Riga’s stakeholder identification and prioritization in the planning process of sustainable energy development

Riga’s stakeholder identification and prioritization in the planning process of sustainable energy development

21.11.2017

Sustainable energy development of the city must be based on the plan. The energy actions described in city Sustainable Energy Development Plans (SEAPs) will be difficult to successfully implement without strong support from city leaders and commitment from public and private stakeholders.

Nordic Capital: Latvia occupies the 17th place in the country ranking of brain business jobs

Nordic Capital: Latvia occupies the 17th place in the country ranking of brain business jobs

21.11.2017

ECEPR just released the report "The Geography of Europe's Brain Business Jobs" by Dr. Nima Sanandaji and Prof. Stefan Fölster. The report is financed by the investment firm Nordic Capital.


New report on information war against Ukraine published in Estonia

New report on information war against Ukraine published in Estonia

16.11.2017

The applied research center of the Estonian National Defense College has published another report that analyzes the information operations of the conflict in Ukraine, writes LETA/BNS.

eKool eyeing expansion beyond Estonia by end-2018

eKool eyeing expansion beyond Estonia by end-2018

16.11.2017

The eKool web application for students, their parents and schools has set its sights on expanding beyond Estonia and is working on a 269,000-euro project that should help it achieve that goal by the end of 2018, reports LETA/BNS.


15.11.2017

European Education Area by 2025: potentials for growth, jobs and unity

European Commission has formulated its vision on creating a European Education Area by 2025. With the debate on the future of Europe in full swing, the Commission’s leaders are concentrating their efforts on collective steps to overcome the forthcoming challenges and making the EU more resilient to possible risks. Increasing educational potentials as drivers for jobs and growth is in the common interests of all EU states.

15.11.2017

Estonian EconMin, construction sector in Singapore sign building information modeling agreement

The Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications and representatives of the Estonian construction sector in Singapore on November 13th signed an agreement, the aim of which is in cooperation with universities to enhance the level of implementing Building Information Modeling and Management (BIM), informs LETA/BNS.

14.11.2017

Inequality remains a challenge in education and training in several EU states

The EU member states have to do more to overcome inequalities in education systems. Education has a special role in building a fairer society by offering equal chances to everybody. That was the outcome of a new Commission's Monitor published recently.

13.11.2017

Tallinn to start trials of self-driving buses in 2018

Even though many issues related to self-driving cars and buses remain yet to be solved, Tallinn will try and bring together regular bus service and a self-driving bus performing the so-called last mile in at least one location next year, Eesti Paevaleht writes, cites LETA/BNS.

10.11.2017

The implementation of the social policy for 25 years of Independence of the Republic of Uzbekistan

The world economy knows many examples of fairly rapid growth of the economy of the state; first of all, these are Asian countries – Singapore, South Korea, the provinces of the People’s Republic of China – Hong Kong and Taiwan. What is the phenomenon of such rapid economic development in Uzbekistan?

09.11.2017

Average monthly pay of teachers in Estonia to rise to EUR 1,380 in 2018

The salaries of both kindergarten teachers and school teachers of Estonia will increase in 2018, and the average monthly salary of school teachers will rise to at least 1,380 euros a month, the Ministry of Education and Research said on November 8th, reports LETA/BNS.

08.11.2017

Estonia opens first space business incubator ESA BIC

Estonia in cooperation with the European Space Agency (ESA) at the Tallinn Science Park Tehnopol on November 7th opened the space business incubator ESA Business Incubation Center (ESA BIC) Estonia, which is the first of its kind in the Baltics and 17th in the whole of Europe, informs LETA/BNS.

08.11.2017

Strategic directions in the European science and research

At the “Future and Emerging Technologies” debate, Commission Vice-President Andrus Ansip underlined that combined and coordinated efforts among the EU institutions and the member states are needed towards gaining fore-front positions in the world. Some new directions have been mentioned: “human brain project”, which provides additional understanding of the human brain and its diseases, as well as graphene and quantum research projects.

07.11.2017

Latvia short of some 10,000 employees in science-related fields

Latvia is short of some 10,000 employees that could work in science-related fields, because lured by better-paying jobs, such professionals tend to migrate to foreign countries, Raimonds Aleksejenko, the Economics Ministry’s deputy state secretary for entrepreneurship matters, said on Latvian Radio on November 6th, cites LETA.

06.11.2017

Economic growth and convergence in the Baltic States

The Baltic states regained independence from the Soviet Union in August 1991. The years before had been marked by economic hardship, food shortages and high inflation. When the new governments set out to reform the economies and introduce market-based economic systems a key objective was therefore to support economic growth and raise living standards towards levels in Western Europe. The convergence path turned out to be more twisted and challenging than anticipated.

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