Education and Science

International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Thursday, 23.02.2017, 18:08

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Margit Sutrop to challenge incumbent Volli Kalm in UT rectoral vote

Margit Sutrop to challenge incumbent Volli Kalm in UT rectoral vote

20.02.2017

The committee for the election of the rector of the University of Tartu on Monday registered incumbent rector Volli Kalm and Professor Margit Sutrop as candidates for the election to be held at the end of next month.

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Lithuania may lower school entrance age to six

Lithuania may lower school entrance age to six

14.02.2017

Children in Lithuania should attend school from the age of six so that they graduate before they turn 19 or 20, Eugenijus Jovaisa, head of the Seimas Committee on Education and Science, said LETA/BNS on Tuesday.

Lithuanian edumin: Uni student numbers down

Lithuanian edumin: Uni student numbers down

08.02.2017

Lithuania's higher education network needs restructuring is needed not only to ensure better quality but also in response to demographic numbers, as the number of university student will be on the downward scale up until 2025, says LETA/BNS Lithuania's Education and Science Minister Jurgita Petrauskiene.


19,022 children are not registered with any school in Latvia

19,022 children are not registered with any school in Latvia

03.02.2017

In the academic year of 2016/2017, there are 19,022 who are not registered with any school in Latvia, according to the Latvian State Education Quality Service, reports LETA.

Laws regulating work of SSE Riga and RGSL to be revised

Laws regulating work of SSE Riga and RGSL to be revised

30.01.2017

In order to provide a permanent solution to the situation with foreigners’ appointment as rectors to Stockholm School of Economics in Riga (SSE Riga) and Riga Graduate School of Law (RGSL), Latvian authorities are planning to revise the laws regulating the work of these institutions of higher education and that might be binding also to other institutions of higher education, writes LETA/BNS.


27.01.2017

AmCham Latvia supports openness of higher education systems and participation in international scientific processes

After independence, Latvia has sought to develop towards the western welfare growth direction. We have demonstrated that by joining the European Union and other international organizations working to improve the position in various international ratings. Higher education system should be the country's development, driving force for modernization and openness. By denying opportunity for internationally recognized experts to take positions in higher education management we slow down the development processes and limit opportunities for students.

27.01.2017

Vejonis: Politicians need scientists' perspective when tackling complex issues

To find answers and solutions to complex issues Latvia’s politicians need the perspective provided by scientists and analysts, President Raimonds Vejonis said at the opening of the 75th Annual Conference of the University of Latvia today.

26.01.2017

SEB Banka to provide state-guaranteed loans to Latvian students also this year

SEB Banka will be issuing state-guaranteed loans to Latvian students also this year, writes LETA/BNS.

26.01.2017

Nokia becomes main global sponsor of the HundrED initiative

Nokia announced today that it has become the main global sponsor in 2017 for the HundrED project, which seeks the most inspiring innovations in education and aims to spread them globally. The project is part of Finland's centenary anniversary celebrations.

24.01.2017

Ikstens appointed acting rector at Riga Graduate School of Law

The government today supported the appointment of the University of Latvia Vice Rector Janis Ikstens as acting rector at the Riga Graduate School of Law (RGSL).

19.01.2017

Olympus Aviation Academy signs new contract with Momook to discover growth opportunities

The technology company MOMook, developing management software solutions for aviation training centres, is announcing a service agreement with Olympus Aviation Academy located in Thessaloniki, Greece, said companies representatives BC.

18.01.2017

Theresa May’s Brexit speech: EUA applauds focus on science, research and innovation

Despite its regret about the UK leaving the EU, the European University Association (EUA) is pleased that UK Prime Minister Theresa May explicitly highlighted science, research and innovation in a much-anticipated speech on Brexit given from London on 17 January 2017.

17.01.2017

Sadurskis promises not to touch regional universities

While revising the network of higher educational establishments and making decisions on their reorganization, the Education and Science Ministry has excluded regional universities from its reform plans for now, reports LETA.

12.01.2017

New rector elected for Ventspils University College

Karlis Kreslins, the acting rector of Ventspils University College, has been elected its new rector, LETA was told at the university college.

11.01.2017

Lithuania should have up to 5 state universities

The number of state universities in Lithuania has to be cut to no more than five, Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis said on Wednesday, reports LETA/BNS.

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