Education and Science

International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Tuesday, 02.09.2014, 02:24

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Conference devoted to Dag Hammarskjöld to take place in Riga

Conference devoted to Dag Hammarskjöld to take place in Riga

29.08.2014

To honour the outstanding Swedish diplomat Dag Hammarskjöld and to highlight his humanitarian achievement and his fate, on September 18th the Swedish embassy in Riga, Publishing house Zvaigzne ABC and Stockholm School of Economics in Riga are hosting an international conference “Roadmarks. The longest journey is the journey inwards”, (SSE Riga, Soros Auditorium), reports Zvaigzne ABC.

Keyword tags: Education and Science, EU – Baltic States, Forum, Latvia



Lithuanian schools receive new microbusses

Lithuanian schools receive new microbusses

29.08.2014

New buses were transferred to schools at the ceremony in Independence Square in Vilnius. Seimas Speaker Loreta Grauziniene and Minister of Education and Science Dainius Pavalkis transferred their keys to representatives of regional schools, reports LETA/ELTA.

High school students in Latvia to take mandatory exam in physics and chemistry in 2016

High school students in Latvia to take mandatory exam in physics and chemistry in 2016

28.08.2014

The controversial proposal to introduce mandatory exam in physics and chemistry for high school students, will be implemented in two years, Latvian Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma (Unity) said, cites LETA/Nozare.lv.


Latvian teachers could receive EUR 709 salary in 2015/2016

Latvian teachers could receive EUR 709 salary in 2015/2016

28.08.2014

Teachers could receive a EUR 709 salary in 2015/2016, Education and Science Ministry's Education Department Director Evija Papule said during the Latvian Trade Union of Education and Science Employees meeting yesterday, informs LETA.

23,000 first graders to begin their schooling in Latvia in 2014

23,000 first graders to begin their schooling in Latvia in 2014

27.08.2014

A total of 22,775 first grade pupils are set to begin their first school year in 2014, as the Education and Science Ministry's estimations indicate, cites LETA.

27.08.2014

Ilves: talented scientists help Estonia to become much greater and visible

"Science and talented scientists will help Estonia punch above its weight more than one would presume by the size of our population," said the President, Toomas Hendrik Ilves, yesterday at the opening of the new physics building – or Physicum – at the University of Tartu, reports BC presidential press service.

27.08.2014

Merko to build sports hall in Vilnius

Merko Ehitus’ Lithuanian subsidiary concluded a contract of 2.2 million euros for building a sports hall in Vilnius, writes Äripäev.ee/LETA.

26.08.2014

Number of students in Latvia could drop by 5-7% in 2014

The number of students could decrease 5-7% in 2014/2015, according to estimations proposed by the Ministry of Education and Science, informs LETA.

26.08.2014

Anti-cancer drug with active ingredient invented in Latvia approved in U.S.

At the beginning of July 2014, the United States Food and Drug Administration authorized the use of a new anti-cancer drug in medicine, the active ingredient of which was invented and synthesized in Latvia, the head of the Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis, Ivars Kalvins informed LETA.

25.08.2014

Lithuanian government launches project for school students

Thirty participants of the project Students – to the Government started week long placement at the Office of the Government and ministries in Lithuania, reports LETA/ELTA.

25.08.2014

Latvian residents donate school supplies for Ukrainian soldiers' children

The Defense Ministry of Latvia reports that officials from the sector and civilians have donated back-packs, book bags and school supplies weighing a total of several tons in a drive specifically for the children of Ukrainian soldiers, informs LETA.

22.08.2014

11th Baltic Competition Conference to take place in Vilnius

On 10 September, 2014, the Competition Council in partnership with Vilnius University will hold the 11th Baltic Competition Conference, the Competition Council informs.

18.08.2014

Union leader: Latvian parties running in election "have heard the grievances from educators"

Ingrida Mikisko, who chairs the Education and Sciences Employees Union, told LETA that in reviewing the platforms of the political parties set to run in this fall's election, she views them as having heard the grievances expressed by teachers at protest rallies.

18.08.2014

Tartu University: parents of 20% Estonian sixth-graders work abroad

230 out of 1,000 six-grade pupils or 22% of all answered in the wellbeing survey held for the first time in Estonia that one or both of their parents are working abroad, LETA/Eesti Päevaleht writes.

18.08.2014

Riga educational institutions to use Latvian products in catering services

Riga Mayor Nils Usakovs has ordered municipal educational institutions to take measures in order to provide schoolchildren with Latvian food products, informs LETA.

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