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Tuesday, 01.12.2015, 02:15
On Thursday, November 26, within the framework of the visit to China, Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma met the management of Chinese telecommunications company Huawei, reported BC press secretary to the Prime Minister Aiva Rozenberga.
Keyword tags: Education and Science, Forum, Latvia, Technology
24,546 education and science workers in Latvia are on strike today, reports LETA, according to the Trade Union of Education and Science Employees' data.
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Today, within the framework of the visit to China, Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma arrived at the North China Science and Technology Centre where the Latvia – China Academic Exchange Centre was opened in September 2015. The establishment of this centre is a part of 16+1 cooperation format initiative "One Belt, One Road" of Central and Eastern European countries and China, reports BC press secretary to the Prime Minister Aiva Rozenberga.
Estonian schools have a smaller average class size than schools in any other member state of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), a fresh OECD study the findings of which were published on Tuesday shows, cites LETA.
Between 2005 and 2013, teachers' salaries in Estonia underwent the fastest increase in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), a fresh OECD study the findings of which were published on Tuesday shows, cites LETA.
Latvia's population intend to focus mainly on their education and career during the three years left until Latvia's centenary to be celebrated in 2018, according to the Future section of the Survey of Latvian Values carried out by Swedbank, cites LETA.
Latvian Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma visited the Fudan University in China on Monday and discussed possibilities of student exchange, the State Chancery informed LETA.
A total of 22,360 teachers from 845 schools and preschools in Latvia will participate in educational workers' strike next week, informs LETA.
Apollo Holding, owner of 14 book and home entertainment stores in Estonia, saw sales revenue grow 8.5% to 14.2 million euros while profit plunged 26.2% to 264,000 euros in 2014, informs LETA.
The Baltic Institute at the German University of Greifswald will be saved, Germany's Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier says, cites LETA/BNS.
The Commission issued the fourth edition of “Education and Training Monitor”, which showed progress in the member states’ and EU education policy while revealing the need for investment to make education more inclusive and boosting social mobility. The report is also the starting point for assessing EU countries’ performance in the European Semester.
The Council of the Trade Union of Education and Science Employees in Latvia agreed today to organize a one-day warning strike, informs LETA.
Estonian startup Lingvist, which is developing adaptive language learning software that it claims significantly reduces the time it takes to learn a new language, has attracted an investment of eight million US dollars or about 7.4 million euros from Rakuten, one of the world's biggest IT companies which strives to teach English to Japanese, news portal geenius.ee reports.
The third Work in Estonia job fair is to take place next Wednesday in the framework of the Archimedes Foundation initiative Study in Estonia which brings together foreign students studying in Estonia and entrepreneurs, informs LETA/BNS.