Education and Science

International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Tuesday, 27.09.2016, 23:40

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University of Latvia receives EUR 1 million donation from Mikrotikls company

University of Latvia receives EUR 1 million donation from Mikrotikls company

27.09.2016

The University of Latvia has received another donation worth EUR 1 million from Mikrotikls company, manufacturer and distributor of telecommunications systems, BC learned from the university.

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Latvia's Valmiera town joins UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities

Latvia's Valmiera town joins UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities

27.09.2016

Valmiera town in north-eastern Latvia has been admitted to the UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities (GNLC) that was created to jointly look for solutions to globalization, urbanization, demographic problems and other urban development challenges of the 21st century, writes LETA.

Latvijas Banka announces a Competition of Student Scientific Research Papers

Latvijas Banka announces a Competition of Student Scientific Research Papers

23.09.2016

To promote the research and analysis of Latvia's and euro area's macroeconomic issues by involving the most talented young economists in this work, Latvijas Banka announces the current Competition of Student Scientific Research Papers.


OECD: Estonian education's biggest problems are teachers, students not graduating

OECD: Estonian education's biggest problems are teachers, students not graduating

20.09.2016

According to an analysis of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the biggest problems regarding education in Estonia are teachers, the demographic structure, a big number of people who fail to graduate university and education costs focusing on real estate.

Estonian ministry signs agreement on training 500 IT specialists

Estonian ministry signs agreement on training 500 IT specialists

14.09.2016

The Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications and the IT training provider AS BCS Koolitus have concluded an agreement to carry out a pilot project whereby 500 people with no prior training in IT will be trained as junior software developers over the next four years, reports LETA/BNS.


12.09.2016

International Council for Exploration of the Sea annual conference to take place in Riga next week

The International Council for the Exploration of the Sea will hold its annual conference in Riga on September 19 to discuss the main marine resource management and research matters for the Atlantic Ocean and Baltic Sea, reports LETA.

06.09.2016

Vilnius University in top 500 of world university rankings

Vilnius University (VU) is among the world's top 500 universities in a new global university ranking, reports LETA/BNS.

05.09.2016

Latvian ombudsman supports idea about less homework for schoolchildren

The education minister's idea about reducing the amount of homework is right, Latvian ombudsman Juris Jansons said on the morning news program of the public Latvian Television cites LETA.

01.09.2016

735 schools open their doors in new academic year in Latvia

At the beginning of the new academic year 735 municipal institutions of basic and secondary education have opened their doors for the new school year, the Ministry of Education and Science told LETA.

30.08.2016

52% of residents consider lack of student discipline largest problem in Latvian schools

More than half of Latvia's residents believe that the largest problem in Latvia's schools is the lack of student discipline, the latest Baltic International Bank Barometer survey shows.

24.08.2016

Latvian diaspora provides EUR 500 million to national economy a year

The Latvians who live and work in foreign countries provide around EUR 500 million a year to the Latvian economy, Peteris Elferts, the Foreign Ministry's Ambassador-at-Large for diaspora, said on public radio Wednesday, cites LETA.

22.08.2016

Latvian children may have to start school at the age of six in 2018/2019

Children may have to start school at the age of six in the 2018/2019 school year, Education and Science Minister Karlis Sadurskis (Unity) said at a meeting of the Latvian Trade Union of Education and Science Employees Council today, reports LETA.

18.08.2016

The presentation of the book donation by The Gorbachev Foundation at the Academic Library of the University of Latvia

On 18 August 2016, at 14.00 o’clock at the Academic Library of the University of Latvia (Rupniecibas street 10, Riga) the book donation by The Gorbachev Foundation will take place.

16.08.2016

EUR 164 mln made available for development of infrastructure of Latvia`s scientific institutions

After lengthy debating, the government today approved a EUR 164 million allocation from the EU’s structural funds, meant for the development the infrastructure of Latvia’s scientific institutions and STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) programs at higher education institutions, writes LETA.

15.08.2016

A guide for entering the digital world

Newly published book provides insights into the state of the art for research and innovation regarding the Internet of Things (IoT), while exposing the challenges and opportunities within the future IoT ecosystems.

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