Education and Science

International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Wednesday, 12.12.2018, 09:47

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Lithuanian president submits urgent teacher pay amendments

Lithuanian president submits urgent teacher pay amendments

06.12.2018

Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite has submitted, as a matter of urgency, amendments to the recently introduced pay system for teachers, aimed at facilitating the implementation of the new model, the presidential office said.

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Riigikogu rejects proposal to switch to teaching in Estonian only

Riigikogu rejects proposal to switch to teaching in Estonian only

04.12.2018

The Riigikogu on Tuesday rejected a draft resolution submitted by the opposition Reform Party group by which the parliament would have tasked the government with preparing plans for a transition to the provision of education in the Estonian language alone in Estonia, informed LETA/BNS.

Expenditure on research and development in Estonia increased last year

Expenditure on research and development in Estonia increased last year

04.12.2018

According to Statistics Estonia, in 2017, the expenditure on research and development (R&D) in Estonia amounted to 304.3 mln euros, which is 13% more than in 2016.


Scientific impetus into the Latvian centennial

Scientific impetus into the Latvian centennial

03.12.2018

Latvia has celebrated its centennial and various spheres of Latvian socio-economic activities as well as the country’s scientific community have been making their efforts to commemorate the country’s statehood jubilee. The new book is a good “present” to the event providing a vivid picture of the country’s present challenges and showing some perspective paths for the years to come.

Lithuanian education minister to resume talks with trade unions on pay model

Lithuanian education minister to resume talks with trade unions on pay model

29.11.2018

Lithuanian Education and Science Minister Jurgita Petrauskiene is to hold on Thursday a new round of talks with trade unions on how to improve a new pay model for teachers in place since September.


27.11.2018

Sadurskis resigns as education minister to become MEP

Karlis Sadurskis (Unity) will resign as Latvian education and science minister to become a member of the European Parliament,

27.11.2018

Latvian government approves new basic education standard

The Latvian government on Tuesday approved a new standard of basic education, developed by the Education and Science Ministry and intended to teach children competencies essential for life in the 21st century, informed LETA.

23.11.2018

Estonia's University of Tartu to join U4 network of universities

Rectors of the four universities that make up the U4 Network decided to accept the University of Tartu as the network's fifth full member, informed LETA/BNS.

22.11.2018

Lithuanian teachers vow to continue strike over new pay system

Teachers in Lithuania vow to continue their ongoing protests over the new tenure-based pay system introduced in September, the trade union behind the industrial action said LETA/BNS.

22.11.2018

University of Tartu to appeal labor dispute committee's decision

The University of Tartu is to appeal the decision made by the labor dispute committee, with which the committee declared null and void the dismissal of former university library director Martin Hallik and ordered the university to pay a large financial compensation to Hallik, informed LETA/BNS.

16.11.2018

Internationally mobile students in the EU

There were at least 1.6 million degree mobile students from abroad who studied at tertiary education level across the European Union (EU) in 2016. These are internationally mobile students enrolled in a degree programme in a country other than the one where they completed their upper secondary education, informed Eurostat.

15.11.2018

Estonian govt changes arrangement of how European School is managed

The Estonian government on Thursday authorized Minister of Education and Research Mailis Reps to establish a foundation by the name of Euroopa Kool that would take over management of the Tallinn European School from the Innove foundation, informed LETA/BNS.

14.11.2018

Constitutional Court to hear one more lawsuit over transition to education in Latvian

The Constitutional Court has accepted for hearing another lawsuit contesting the constitutionality of the amendments to the Education Law providing for a transition to education in Latvian in all ethnic minority schools, the court’s representative Ketija Strazda told LETA.

13.11.2018

Estonian young people not greatly interested in ICT studies – survey

Of Estonian high school students 7% are definitely planning to continue their studies in a specialty related to information technology and 16% say they are very likely to do it, it appears from the findings of a study by Kantar Emor commissioned by Transferwise, cities LETA/BNS.

13.11.2018

TalTech to start building self-driving bus

Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech) and Estonian car dealer Silberauto have entered into a cooperation arrangement to build a self-driving bus suited for operation on the streets of Tallinn, which is expected to be completed next year, informs LETA/BNS.

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