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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Monday, 19.08.2019, 21:46

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Juris Borzovs to be nominated for University of Latvia's acting rector

Juris Borzovs to be nominated for University of Latvia's acting rector

19.08.2019

The Education and Science Ministry is planning to nominate University of Latvia Professor Juris Borzovs for the university's acting rector, according to the ministry's draft decree LETA had a chance to see.

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Enforcing sustainability: modern challenges and reforms in education (II)

Enforcing sustainability: modern challenges and reforms in education (II)

19.08.2019

National education facilities in the states shall be geared towards teaching SDGs and training necessary specialists. Hence, the second article shows that existing education institutions and teaching methods shall be reassessed fundamentally alongside the teaching methods. Sustainable economic growth needs new types of general and professional skills for SDGs’ practical implementation, the skills that have never been trained before.

airBaltic Training Pilot Academy to Build New Aircraft Hangar in Liepaja

airBaltic Training Pilot Academy to Build New Aircraft Hangar in Liepaja

16.08.2019

airBaltic Training has launched the construction of a new aircraft hangar in Liepaja. Today, on August 16, 2019, airBaltic together with Transport Minister of the Republic of Latvia Tālis Linkaits, partners from International Airport Liepaja, Liepaja’s city council and construction company LTD PICHE, gathered to celebrate the next step of the airBaltic new aircraft hangar construction process at International Airport Liepaja by inserting Time Capsule in the foundation of the hangar.


Latvia: Grant competition launched for co-financing of development cooperation and global education projects

Latvia: Grant competition launched for co-financing of development cooperation and global education projects

13.08.2019

The Latvian Foreign Ministry launches a grant project competition "Support for Development Cooperation and Development (Global) Education Projects Funded by the European Commission and Other International Aid Donors in the Recipient Countries Defined by the Republic of Latvia and in the Republic of Latvia", LETA learned from the ministry.

Estonia: Erasmus+ program supporting learning mobility with EUR 12.5 mln

Estonia: Erasmus+ program supporting learning mobility with EUR 12.5 mln

12.08.2019

The Archimedes Foundation is distributing altogether 12.5 mln euros for the learning mobility of Estonia's education field in the 2019 round of applications of the European Union's education, youth and sport program Erasmus+, informed LETA/BNS.


29.07.2019

Teaching sustainability: new global initiative

Higher education is a vital resource for knowledge and a sophisticated national policy in resolving numerous challenges. A decisive step towards active SDGs implementation through science, research and progressive teaching has been taken recently showing prospective steps in increasing the role of “teaching sustainability”. The European Commission and the EU member states shall take more active part in the initiative.

19.07.2019

How building a Tesla factory changed classwork for Lithuanian schoolchildren

A couple of years ago, while many countries were fighting to get the attention of Tesla’s investors, computer gaming fans in Lithuania managed to do that in a unique way – through a huge virtual factory construction project. It not only won recognition around the world, but also brought innovations to the country’s schools.

17.07.2019

Education policy in the Baltic States: facing modern challenges

In order to withstand enormous competitive pressures (both globally and European), the Baltic States have to re-direct their efforts towards human resources’ development and national education policies. National education system must create skills and expertise Baltic people need over the next 20-30 years.

15.07.2019

Lithuania mulls funding bachelor's degrees for young people from Ukraine's war zone

The Education, Science and Sport Ministry proposes to provide funds to help young people from Ukraine's war-hit eastern regions of Luhansk and Donetsk to complete a bachelor's degree in Lithuania, reported LETA/BNS.

12.07.2019

Merko to build international college in Latvia for EUR 10.1 mln

SIA Merks, part of the listed Estonian construction group Merko, has entered into a construction contract for the construction of an international college in Latvia, Pinki, Babite county, reported LETA/BNS,

10.07.2019

Universities and colleges in Latvia receive the largest number of enrolment applications in five years

This year, 10,911 students have applied for enrolment at one of the 13 universities and colleges in Latvia, which is the highest number of applicants in the last five years, according to information collated by LETA.

09.07.2019

Latvia: Students' average performance in this year's centralized mathematics exam worst in a decade

Students' overall performance in the centralized mathematics exams has further deteriorated this year, reaching the lowest point in a decade, according to information collated by LETA.

05.07.2019

Riga Technical University and University of Latvia included in European Teaching Rankings

For the first time, Riga Technical University (RTU) and the University of Latvia have been included among the 258 best universities featuring in the European Teaching Rankings, shows the latest ranking released by Times Higher Education (THE) agency, reported LETA.

05.07.2019

Estonia: Koit student satellite launched into orbit from Russian cosmodrome

A Soyuz rocket launched from the Vostochny cosmodrome in Russia on Friday morning took into orbit a new generation Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech) student satellite named "Koit" (Dawn), reported LETA/BNS.

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