Education and Science

International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Wednesday, 26.06.2019, 09:28

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New innovative initiative to support researchers and SMEs in the EU states

New innovative initiative to support researchers and SMEs in the EU states

25.06.2019

New European Innovation Council (EIC) will help researchers in the states to turn their most radical ideas into innovative and “revolutionary” technologies. The EIC has three spheres of support: coaching, networking and funding. About €3 billion is provided during 2018-20 to fund most talented innovators and help the SMEs to scale up and expand beyond European borders.

Keyword tags: Analytics, Education and Science, EU – Baltic States, Financial Services, Modern EU



Within ten years every other teacher in Latvia will have to be replaced due to old age - survey

Within ten years every other teacher in Latvia will have to be replaced due to old age - survey

19.06.2019

The average age of teachers in Latvia is 48 years, and 51 percent of the teachers are more than 50 years old, which means that every other teacher will have to be replaced over the next ten years because of old age, the Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) reveals, referred LETA.

Lithuanian govt proposes introducing equal university admission criteria

Lithuanian govt proposes introducing equal university admission criteria

19.06.2019

The Lithuanian government on Wednesday put before the country's parliament amendments on setting equal higher school admission requirements, leaving the only exception for future art students, informed LETA/BNS.


Latvian Finance Ministry refuses to approve pay rise for teachers due to lack of education reforms

Latvian Finance Ministry refuses to approve pay rise for teachers due to lack of education reforms

07.06.2019

The Finance Ministry would not yet approve the planned pay rise for teachers due to the lack of reforms necessary in the education sector, LETA was told at the Finance Ministry.

Baltic education ministers: Challenges in education field are similar

Baltic education ministers: Challenges in education field are similar

07.06.2019

The three Baltic states share challenges in education -- schools with a small number of students and the need to increase teachers' salaries -- but the capacity to address those challenges is different, it was admitted at the 25th meeting of the education ministers of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania that began in Vihula on Thursday and is to continue on Friday, informed in the press release the Estonian Ministry of education and research.


05.06.2019

Estonia to offer free international C1 English exams to 12th graders

All Estonian high school students with advanced proficiency in English will soon be able to take an international C1 level English exams and obtain a corresponding certificate for free -- pilot testing has already begun with 675 students participating all over Estonia, informed LETA/BNS.

03.06.2019

Kaunas Clinics to start performing gamma knife surgery

The Kaunas Clinics is set to begin treating patients using the gamma knife, a neurosurgical instrument that allows surgeons to perform brain surgery without opening the skull, informed LETA/BNS.

28.05.2019

Estonian rectors disappointed with govt abandoning promise to increase research funding

The Estonian three-party government coalition's decision to postpone increasing research spending to the promised one percent of GDP came as an unpleasant surprise to head of Estonia's universities, according to the Postimees reports LETA/BNS.

21.05.2019

Estonia: Merko to build Turi Basic School buildings for EUR 11.4 mln

The listed Estonian builder Merko is to build the school and sports buildings of Turi Basic School for 11.4 mln euros and the construction work is scheduled to be completed in August 2020, Merko told the stock exchange.

20.05.2019

The Rector’s Conference (ASEF) were held in Bucharest

The Rector’s Conference (ASEF) and the Student’s Forum, which is the official dialogue partner at the meetings of the Ministers of Education of the member countries of the Asian European Forum (Asia-Europe Meeting, ASEM), were held in Bucharest on May 11-15, 2019.

16.05.2019

Estonia: City of Tartu, universities to set up service center for foreigners

The City of Tartu, the University of Tartu and the Estonian University of Life Sciences are about to establish a nonprofit by the name of MTU Tartu Valismaalaste Teenuskeskus, or Tartu Service Center for Foreigners, that will seek to help foreigners who have arrived in southern Estonia for study or work to settle in, informed LETA/BNS.

09.05.2019

Lithuania grants special status to EHU

Lithuania's government on Wednesday granted a special status to the Vilnius-based European Humanities University (EHU), informed LETA/BNS.

09.05.2019

Misiunas elected rector of Lithuania's ISM University of Management and Economics

Dalius Misiunas, a former CEO of the Baltics' largest retailer Maxima Grupe and the state-owned energy group Lietuvos Energija, has been elected as the next rector of Lithuania's ISM University of Management and Economics, reported LETA/BNS.

08.05.2019

Lithuania to sign agreement with CERN on incubators in Vilnius, Kaunas

Lithuania is due to sign an agreement with the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) on the establishment of incubators in Vilnius and Kaunas, the only in Central and Eastern Europe, informed LETA/BNS.

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