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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Thursday, 09.07.2020, 20:21

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Estonia: 4 higher education institutions supported from EEA/Norway cooperation program

Estonia: 4 higher education institutions supported from EEA/Norway cooperation program

09.07.2020

In 2020, the Baltic Research Program under European Economic Area is supporting four higher education institutions cooperation projects with 423,165 euros, informed LETA/BNS.

Keyword tags: Education and Science, Estonia, EU – Baltic States, Financial Services, Funds



Addressing and management of cities, impact in economic development in Ivory Coast

Addressing and management of cities, impact in economic development in Ivory Coast

08.07.2020

Faced with the change in recent decades in Ivory Coast linked to the demographic shift from rural to urban. Some rural regions are urbanized at almost 20%.

Estonia: The government will re-open the borders for labour migration and learning mobility

Estonia: The government will re-open the borders for labour migration and learning mobility

06.07.2020

Today, based on the recommendations of the Council of the European Union, the government decided to open the Estonian border to residents of 14 low-infection countries outside the European Union, and approved the conditions for entering Estonia for work and study.


CERN to start assessing Latvia's readiness for the membership

CERN to start assessing Latvia's readiness for the membership

06.07.2020

The Council of the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) has decided to set up a working group tasked with assessing Latvia's readiness to become an associated member of CERN, LETA was told at the Education and Science Ministry.

Nordecon to build 3rd stage of Maarjamoisa medical campus in Estonia

Nordecon to build 3rd stage of Maarjamoisa medical campus in Estonia

06.07.2020

Tartu University Hospital has signed a contract for the construction of the third stage of the Maarjamoisa medical campus with the listed Estonian construction group Nordecon AS and its subsidiary Embach Ehitus OU as joint bidders; the cost of the project is 47.3 million euros, plus VAT, informs LETA/BNS.


06.07.2020

Tourists and culture lovers particularly welcome at National Library of Latvia on Mondays

Every Monday from 10:00 to 15:00 starting 6 July, the National Library of Latvia (NLL) invites tourists and other interested parties to visit the ground floor of the Castle of Light. Visitors can tour a number of exhibitions, learn fun facts about the NLL and its history, take in the People’s Bookshelf and enjoy coffee or lunch at the Kliversala restaurant.

06.07.2020

Riigi Kinnisvara signed construction contract for new Saaremaa Gymnasium with Nordecon

Nordecon AS and Riigi Kinnisvara AS signed a contract for the construction of the future Saaremaa Gymnasium study building in Kuressaare at Väljaku Street 8 and Garnisoni Street 18 registered immovables. The new state gymnasium has study room for 540 students. The cost of the construction is 6.168 million euros, plus VAT. Construction works will begin in July 2020, with the aim of handing over the building to the school family by the beginning of the 2021 school year, informed Nordecon`s representative.

29.06.2020

Estonia 200 to focus on green turnaround, education in 2021 local elections

The non-parliamentary Estonia 200 is to focus on cities, green turnaround and education in the run-up to the October 2021 local government elections, leader of the party Kristina Kallas said in a interview to public broadcaster ERR, cites LETA/BNS.

29.06.2020

Latvia becomes associate member of European Space Agency

Earlier this week, the Council of the European Space Agency (ESA) approved Latvia's accession as an associate member of ESA, which will open up new opportunities for Latvian scientists and entrepreneurs to cooperate with the European space industry, the Education and Science Ministry told LETA.

19.06.2020

Estonia becoming the associate member of CERN

Prime Minister Juri Ratas on Friday signed an agreement on Estonia becoming an associate member of the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), informs LETA/BNS.

19.06.2020

Latvia: The Venice Commission considers that a fair balance between minority rights and promotion of the state language should be struck

In an opinion adopted today on the recent amendments to education legislation in minority languages in Latvia, the Venice Commission considers that it is necessary to ensure a fair balance between the protection of the rights of minorities and their languages and the promotion of the state language.

19.06.2020

Estonia: Priit Reiska to take over as acting rector of Tallinn University from Sept 1

As the work of incumbent Tallinn University rector Tiit Land, who has been elected as rector of the Tallinn University of Technology, will end on Aug. 31, the council of Tallinn University decided that Priit Reiska, current vice rector for academic affairs, will take over as acting rector from Sept. 1, informed LETA/BNS.

12.06.2020

A year after graduating in Latvia, 81.4% former students are employed

At the end of 2018, as many as 81.4% of former students who had graduated from universities and colleges in Latvia in 2017 were employed, while 2.9% were jobless, writes LETA, according to the data released by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB).

11.06.2020

Requirement for study programs in private universities, colleges to be held in Latvian language ruled unconstitutional

The Latvian Constitutional Court ruled that the requirement for study programs in private universities and colleges to be held in the Latvian language is unconstitutional, informed LETA.

11.06.2020

Latvia: Most residents have high opinion of teachers' profession, but only 6% would be ready to become teachers

According to a survey carried out for Macitspeks (Power to Teach) teacher education project, 91% of respondents appreciate the role and contribution of teachers to society, however, only 6% of respondents could agree to become a teacher, informed LETA.

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