Education and Science

International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Monday, 28.05.2018, 12:30

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Vitols scholarship fund in Latvia gets EUR 3 mln or largest donation in its history

Vitols scholarship fund in Latvia gets EUR 3 mln or largest donation in its history

18.05.2018

The Vitols Fund which provides scholarships to bright Latvian youngsters has received the largest donation in its history - more than EUR 3 million, the foundation announced LETA.

Keyword tags: Education and Science, Financial Services, Funds, Good for Business, Latvia



Lithuanian teachers stage warning strike

Lithuanian teachers stage warning strike

18.05.2018

Teachers from around 50 schools in Lithuania are taking part in a two-hour warning strike on May 18th, reports LETA/BNS.

Iranian President shows interest in developing trade and educational cooperation with Latvia

Iranian President shows interest in developing trade and educational cooperation with Latvia

17.05.2018

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has expressed interest in developing educational and science cooperation with Latvia during a meeting with Latvian Ambassador to Iran Karlis Elferts, LETA was told at the Latvian Foreign Ministry.


Research and innovation as the only perspective for progressive growth

Research and innovation as the only perspective for progressive growth

17.05.2018

The EU aims at helping the states become the global innovation leaders. First, they have great potentials: Europe accounts for 20% of global R&D investment, produces 1/3 of all high-quality scientific publications, and holds a world leading position in industrial sectors, e.g. pharmaceuticals, chemicals, mechanical engineering and fashion. Second, the EU assistance would give the states strategic orientation and support to reach the goal.

2,185 books published in Latvia in 2017

2,185 books published in Latvia in 2017

16.05.2018

The year 2017 saw the publication of 2,185 books in Latvia, but their print run was down 11% from 2016, writes LETA, according to the publishing statistics released by the National Library of Latvia.


11.05.2018

Seimas names 2020 as Year of Vilnius Gaon and History of Lithuanian Jews

The Lithuanian parliament has designated 2020 as the Year of the Vilnius Gaon and the History of the Jews of Lithuania, informs LETA/BNS.

10.05.2018

Latvia and Egypt see opportunities for expanding cooperation in economy and education

On May 9, 2018, the State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Andrejs Pildegovics, met with a delegation of the Egypt-Latvia parliamentary friendship group from the Parliament of the Arab Republic of Egypt, LETA learned from the ministry.

08.05.2018

Coca-Cola stops selling sugared drinks in Baltic high schools

In a bid to reduce the amounts of sugar consumed by children, Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company (Coca-Cola HBC) has discontinued the direct sale of sugared drinks also in the high schools of the Baltic countries, reports LETA/BNS.

02.05.2018

Professor: Estonia may become hub for Chinese goods transit to Europe

The era of Russian transit via Estonia has come to an end, but if the country is successful in making use of the available opportunities it may become a hub for the transit of Chinese goods to Europe, Olga Nezerenko, associate professor of logistics at Mainor business school, has said, cites LETA/BNS.

02.05.2018

Philosophy and science: different reasons and purposes

In contrast to Ancient India, Egypt and Mesopotamia, Ancient Greece was moving along the path toward the development of a new type of civil political community. More or less equal social interaction and confrontation of different points of view in the Greece of the VI - V. c. B.C. lead to the creation of a new type of intellectual culture which became the keystone of European culture – the ability of reflexive thinking, which implies the capacity to ask questions about the content and meaning of one’s activity and the awareness of personal authorship.

02.05.2018

Representatives of the China Cultural Centre in Latvia visit the Academic Library

On 24 April 2018 a delegation from the China Cultural Centre in the Republic of Latvia visited the Academic Library of the University of Latvia. The visit was intended to establish a partnership to implement creative projects in the coming years and was held in a comprehensive and balanced manner.

02.05.2018

Museum of crimes of communism, research center to be built in Patarei fortress in Estonia

The Estonian government at its Cabinet sitting in addition to selling the Patarei sea fortress also decided to establish an up to 5,000 square meter museum of the crimes of communism as well as a research center in one wing of the complex, informs LETA/BNS.

27.04.2018

Towards European labour market: making skills visible in the EU

In mid-April 2018, the EU member states adopted the Commission's proposal to revise the Europass framework. The revision, which aims at simplifying and modernising the Europass CV and other skills tools for the digital age, will enable people across the EU to make their skills and qualifications more visible, and will help policy makers to anticipate labour market needs and trends.

27.04.2018

International universities praise Latvia-developed drone software UgCS

Such internationally acclaimed research centres and universities as Stanford University, Rochester Institute of Technology and Aurora Research Institute have studied, tested, and used in their work the drone control software UgCS (Unmanned Ground Control Software), developed by Latvian company SPH Engineering. The software was used to study coral reefs, snow depth, and species diversity as drone flights could be pre-planned and adapted to highly specific requirements of each research project.

27.04.2018

Tartu University best research university of new EU member states

The British weekly higher education magazine Times Higher Education (THE) has ranked the University of Tartu as the best research-intensive university among the research universities of the new member states of the European Union, informs LETA/BNS.

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