Education and Science

International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Saturday, 29.11.2014, 00:46

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LU rector: new education minister's biggest challenges – ensuring political support

LU rector: new education minister's biggest challenges – ensuring political support

28.11.2014

In an interview on LNT this morning, University of Latvia Rector Marcis Auzins said that new Education and Science Minister Marite Seile's biggest challenges will be ensuring political support for her priorities, as well as improving the work of weak ministry officials, informs LETA.

Keyword tags: Education and Science, Latvia, Legislation



Latvia allots EUR 9.9 mln to scientific centers

Latvia allots EUR 9.9 mln to scientific centers

26.11.2014

The government of Latvia decided yesterday to allot EUR 9.9 million to consolidation of scientific centers and facilitating their excellence, informs LETA.

Lithuanian president: vessel Mintis opens maritime research opportunities

Lithuanian president: vessel Mintis opens maritime research opportunities

26.11.2014

President Dalia Grybauskaite attended the launching ceremony of Klaipeda University maritime research vessel Mintis. According to the president, the modern ship will ensure freedom for scientific activities and will help Lithuania to consolidate its position in the field of maritime research and innovation, reports LETA/ELTA.


Straujuma: government and Unity have not promised higher salaries for teachers from 2015

Straujuma: government and Unity have not promised higher salaries for teachers from 2015

25.11.2014

The government and Unity have not promised any salary rises for teachers next year, Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma (Unity) told LTV television this morning, informs LETA.

Lithuanian Culture Centre opens in Belgium

Lithuanian Culture Centre opens in Belgium

25.11.2014

The Lithuanian Culture Centre in Belgium opened its doors on Monday. It features a children's school, an adult choir and will hold children's upbringing seminars and the Lithuanian language courses for foreigners, informs LETA/ELTA.

24.11.2014

The share of unemployed persons aged 15 – 24 in Latvia lowered in Q3

In the 3rd quarter of 2014 the number of unemployed persons in the age group 15 to 74 years accounted for 104.9 thsd persons, according to the results of the Labour Force Survey conducted by the Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia (CSB). 18.9 thsd or 18% of the total number of unemployed persons were aged 15-24.

24.11.2014

Argentina interested in signing bilateral agreement in culture, education and sports

Argentina has expressed interest in signing a bilateral agreement between the governments of Latvia and Argentina in culture, education, and sports, in order to facilitate and extend contacts in these fields, the Foreign Affairs Ministry informed LETA.

24.11.2014

Goeuro.com recognizes Livonian as most endangered language in Europe

The latest list of Europe's endangered languages, compiled by Goeuro.com, indicates that Livonian is the most endangered language in Europe, cites LETA.

21.11.2014

Vytautas Magnus University awards Edward Lucas with honorary doctorate

Edward Lucas, one of the most prominent British columnists analysing geopolitical situation in the Eastern Europe, has been awarded Vytautas Magnus University (VDU) Honorary Doctorate. The ceremony took place on 20 November, the university said in a press release.

20.11.2014

Number of Latvian students enrolled in vocational education institutions increases by 1.6% in 2014-2015

Provisional data of the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that in the academic year 2014/2015, 11.7 thsd students were enrolled in 62 vocational education institutions and 14 colleges implementing vocational education programmes.

20.11.2014

Estonian Riigikogu adopts the new child protection law

The Estonian Riigikogu adopted on Wednesday with 54 votes in favour, 24 against and one abstention the new Child Protection Law, which during the proceedings got a lot of criticism from child protection officials and opposition politicians, LETA/Postimees Online reports.

19.11.2014

Swedish model in dealing with regional issues

The book explores Swedish national policy in regional development in line with the EU regional policy ideas to strengthen economic, social and territorial cohesion by reducing disparities in the level of development among regions in the member states. It means, literary, investing in regions’ indigenous potential to promote competitiveness of regional economies and providing permanent catch-up of those lagging behind with more prosperous areas.

19.11.2014

EU28 member-states spent almost EUR 275 bln on R&D in 2013

Research and development expenditure in Lithuania in 2013 amounted to EUR 332 million, while back in 2004 it stood at EUR 137 million. In 2013, the EU28 member-states spent almost EUR 275 billion on R&D, informs LETA/ELTA.

18.11.2014

EC mission notes several problematic areas where Latvia should do more

Members of the European Commission's post-monitoring mission have recommended Latvia to pay closer attention to several areas, including higher education and energy, Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma (Unity) told a press conference after a meeting with representatives from the Commission's post-monitoring mission, cites LETA.

14.11.2014

The unemployment rate decreased by 2.1 percentage points in Lithuania in Q3

Statistics Lithuania informs that, according to the Labour Force Survey data, in III quarter 2014, against II quarter 2014, the unemployment rate decreased by 2.1 percentage points, against III quarter 2013 – by 1.8 percentage points. In III quarter 2014, the unemployment rate in the country stood at 9.1%.

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