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Sunday, 26.06.2016, 05:42
The Estonian School of Hotel and Tourism Management (EHTE), a private school providing applied higher education in Tallinn, has been declared bankrupt, informs LETA/BNS.
Keyword tags: Education and Science, Estonia, Financial Services, Legislation, Tourism
The education quality improvement solution Edurio, created in Latvia, has received support worth EUR 1.86 million from the European Union’s research and innovation grant program Horizon 2020 for the company’s further development and improvement of education quality on the European level, LETA was informed by the company's representatives.
The European University Association (EUA) has released a review of the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) and found that there seems to be no benefit for universities – even though the scheme was created with funds taken from Horizon 2020, informed BC Jessica Carter from EUA.
Commissioner P. Moscovici in a recent speech called “Structural reforms 2.0: for a stronger and more inclusive recovery” described his views on structural reforms’ importance for fostering growth and jobs in Europe, as well as on the “priority-type reforms” presently needed. Most of his thoughts can serve as guidelines for the Baltic States government’s structural policies.
Although training and employment are within the member states competence, the EU often makes some recommendations. Thus, the Commission adopted recently a new and comprehensive “skills agenda” with the aim to ensure development of a broader set of new skills from early on in life and efficiently use human capital, which would ultimately boost employability, competitiveness and growth in the member states.
In the first four months of the year 2016, the average monthly salary of teachers of municipal schools in Estonia was 1,135 euros, which marks a year-on-year rise of 6.3%, informs LETA/BNS.
The Launch of Latvia’s first satellite Venta-1 into orbit planned this month has been put off, Aigars Krauze, a researcher at Ventspils University College and a coordinator of Venta-1 project, told LETA.
The European Commission has registered a new European Citizens' Initiative called “More than Education” to modernise the existing education systems in the EU states. The European Citizens' Initiative (ECI) is a reflection of “citizens’ democracy”: a registered ECI with 1 million signatures from seven EU states forces the Commission to take actions.
Estonian parliament (Riigikogu) on June 7th adopted changes to the Private Schools Act, according to which the state will continue to pay an operating subsidy to private schools until the end of 2019, informs LETA/BNS.
The number of foreign students in Latvia has trebled in the past three years, and their contribution to the national budget reaches EUR 148 million a year, a study by Certus think tank shows, cites LETA.
Steps have been taken this year to establish in Turkey the first Latvian Society and the week-end school for Latvian children, the Latvian embassy in Turkey announced LETA.
Vilnius University (VU) professor Virginijus Šikšnys is the first Lithuanian scientist invited to become an Associate Member of European Molecular Biology Organization – an association uniting and promoting excellence elite scholars of life sciences.
Past crises seem like small headaches compared to the challenges the European Union is facing today, Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves said speaking at the Stanford University on May 23rd, cites LETA/BNS.
Since the establishment of BAA Training’s Ab Initio School in 2011, the company has welcomed twelve students from Ukraine for various airplane and helicopter pilot license training courses in Lithuania. Over the years, Ukrainian students have carved their way to Lithuanian aviation school, which is then followed by the successful employment at the companies of their home country or abroad.
Latvian Robotics Championship will take place at the Electronics and Telecommunications Department of the Riga Technical University (RTU) on Saturday, May 28, featuring robotics enthusiasts and fans from all Baltic countries whose robots will compete in seven categories, informs LETA.