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Tuesday, 16.09.2014, 22:25
"QS World University Rankings" – a list of the world's top universities – has included seven Baltic universities this year. Out of the seven Baltic universities on the list, the University of Latvia (LU) is the only university representing Latvia. Tartu is leading in Baltics, reports LETA.
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The program of students and teachers exchange in the EU exists for over 25 years. Each year mere and more students take part in the program, e.g. in 2012-13 about 270 thousand students participated. Spending time abroad helps students broaden their experience and gives them opportunities to increase their employability, while academics can bring home valuable experience to improve teaching quality.
On 15 September, a new modern research vessel will be launched in the Baltic Sea. The scientists from Klaipeda University will use the vessel for exploration of all sea components, such as currents, physicochemical properties of seawater, biological objects, seabed, informs LETA/ELTA.
Kaunas University of Technology and Italian company Gruppo Fos signed a cooperation agreement on 11 September for the establishment of a biomedical engineering research centre in Santaka Valley, Kaunas, reported BC the pres service of KTU.
Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaite yesterday met with Israel's Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman to discuss bilateral relations and the Middle East peace process, informs LETA/ELTA.
The National Audit Office of Lithuania has completed a financial audit of the Ministry of Education and Science, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Nature Research Centre, and Institute of Lithuanian Literature and Folklore for the year 2013, informs LETA/ELTA.
New steps are made in the strengthening of cooperation between Lithuanian and Chinese businessmen and researchers as during the visit of the deputy chairwoman of Science and Technology Commission of Shanghai Municipality, Zu Xin Xu, a memorandum of initiating the cooperation between Lithuanian and Chinese companies of science and technology parks was signed on Tuesday, reports LETA/ELTA.
On September 3, 2014 the Bachelor program students of the Sør-Trøndelag University college (Norway) visited the Freeport of Riga Authority, informed BC port’s press service.
With Latvia having won the right to host one of the opening round group tournaments at the 2015 European Men's Basketball Championship, the Education and Science Ministry will have to allot EUR 600,000 to the Latvian Basketball Union until the end of September.
New book on Estonia and Latvia cooperation “Estonia-Latvia Stories” has been published in Estonian, Latvian and English. It contains sixty-seven short stories about cooperation between partners in Estonia and Latvia, written by eight writers from both countries and illustrated by six photographers.
Perhaps every PR specialist is dreaming that social network users would vehemently spread the organization message, performing not just a symbolic action, such as: to attach a certain mark to one’s photo or publish news on one’s page on the social network, but would rush to create video stories, performing a ritual and passing the baton to his/her friends.
Today, the Education, Culture and Sports Department of the Riga City Council agreed to grant EUR 3,000 for the grand opening of the new concert hall "Riga", informs LETA.
By 2020, the number of persons employed will increase by 50,000, whereas the unemployment level will slip to 6.4%, according to the informative report on medium and long-term prognoses for the labor market by the Latvian Ministry of Economy (ME), cites LETA/Nozare.lv.
According to the head of Lithuanian Government, it is absolutely impossible to increase teacher's salaries already in 2014, reports LETA/ELTA.
To honour the outstanding Swedish diplomat Dag Hammarskjöld and to highlight his humanitarian achievement and his fate, on September 18th the Swedish embassy in Riga, Publishing house Zvaigzne ABC and Stockholm School of Economics in Riga are hosting an international conference “Roadmarks. The longest journey is the journey inwards”, (SSE Riga, Soros Auditorium), reports Zvaigzne ABC.