Education and Science

International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Tuesday, 22.10.2019, 12:01

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Vocational training: acquiring new skills

Vocational training: acquiring new skills

15.10.2019

During present Finnish Presidency of the Council of the EU, the 2019 European Vocational Skills Week in Helsinki (14-18.x.) took place with the idea of encouraging people of all ages to ‘discover their talent' through vocational education and training (VET).

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Back Almost half of EU pupils study vocational programmes

Back Almost half of EU pupils study vocational programmes

15.10.2019

In 2017, 21.4 mln pupils were studying at upper secondary level in the European Union (EU), out of which more than 10.2 mln (or 48%) were enrolled in vocational education, informed Eurostat.

Estonian ministry's analysis: Technical education ensures greater income

Estonian ministry's analysis: Technical education ensures greater income

14.10.2019

"Success on the Labor Market", a fresh analysis of the Estonian Ministry of Education and Research, indicates that a technical education ensures a bigger income, writes LETA/BNS.


State has no additional funds for teachers' wages - Karins

State has no additional funds for teachers' wages - Karins

10.10.2019

The state budget currently has not additional funds for teachers' wages, said Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins (New Unity) in an interview with the Latvian public radio today, citing LETA.

Sustainability’s wademecum: from theory to practice

Sustainability’s wademecum: from theory to practice

09.10.2019

Editor’s note: the magazine decides to publish this book review (regardless of its rather old nature), due to two main reasons: first, the book’s author is a world-renowned US professor of economics, leader in sustainable development, senior UN advisor and special advisor to a former UN Secretary-General on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG); second, the reviewer is a German professor and famous European environmentalist.


07.10.2019

Estonia: Bill seeking to establish R&D funding at 1 pct by 2022 passes 1st reading

A bill submitted by the parliamentary group of Estonia's Social Democratic Party (SDE) seeking to amend the Research and Development Organisation Act has passed first reading in the Riigikogu, reported LETA/BNS.

07.10.2019

Turning digital: challenges and perspectives for science and research in the EU

The internet and digital technologies are already transforming the EU member states’ knowledge and operation systems. During last five years the turn has come to science, research and innovation with a new concept of free access to all kind of research (called “open access”). The Baltic States science community has to take this challenge seriously.

27.09.2019

Estonian universities mulling universal tuition fee

The University of Tartu is testing the waters and lobbying for an idea to charge all students a fixed tuition fee. Other universities are pondering similar solutions and agree that the current situation in higher education funding cannot go on, according to the Postimees information reported LETA/BNS.

27.09.2019

European Researchers’ Night event will take place in Latvia

On Friday, September 27, in 17 cities and regions of Latvia, the European Researchers’ Night event "Science for the Future" will take place.

27.09.2019

Teachers in education and training: creating European Education Area

Investing in education is of paramount importance for a perspective growth in any state. But it is the teacher that makes the greatest impact on students’ educational quality. The teaching profession is facing several important challenges across the EU: shortages in staff, attracting talented teachers, and ensuring innovation in teaching and learning practices.

25.09.2019

Tarmo Soomere re-elected as president of Estonian Academy of Sciences

The Estonian Academy of Sciences on Wednesday elected Tarmo Soomere as its president for a second five-year term, informed LETA/BNS.

23.09.2019

Coalition in principle supports full transition to Latvian language in all educational establishments

The coalition cooperation council meeting today discussed the National Alliance's proposal on the amendments to the Education Law and agreed that there should be a full transition to the Latvian language in all education levels, National Alliance's secretary general Raivis Zeltits said LETA/BNS.

20.09.2019

Sigulda Region Council terminates contract with caterer for Sigulda schools

Sigulda Region Council decided this afternoon to terminate contract with Baltic Restaurants Latvia, a company that provides catering services at all pre-schools and four schools in Sigulda, as Sigulda Region Council Chairman Ugis Mitrevics (Latvian Association of Regions) informed LETA.

19.09.2019

Sigulda Regional Council turns to State Police regarding salmonella outbreak at local kindergartens

The Sigulda Regional Council turned to the State Police (VP) about the infection of four kindergarten children with salmonella, Sindija Brikmane, deputy head of the Public Relations Department of Sigulda Municipality, informed LETA.

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