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Friday, 21.10.2016, 16:04
On 11 October 2016, government officials in the UK announced that EU students applying for entrance into an English higher education institution for the 2017-2018 academic year will continue to be eligible for student loans and grants for the duration of their degree course. This means that EU students will be able to access the same funding they are entitled to now. Officials also stressed that the arrangement will be valid even if the UK exits the Union during the coursework period, said European University Association and Universities UK representatives.
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Majority of Latvians most certainly would not let Education and Science Minister Karlis Sadurskis (Unity) to handle their family budget, according to a public opinion poll carried out by SKDS pollster, reports LETA.
Justice Minister Urmas Reinsalu is about to make a proposal to the government to relocate one thousand jobs from the capital to northeastern Estonia in three years, reports LETA/BNS.
Latvian high technology company HansaMatrix has launched two investment projects with total value of EUR 1.15 mln, the company said in a statement to the Nasdaq Riga stock exchange.
The Commission adopted a proposal to revise existing Europass papers, which have been quite a suitable tool and service to assist transparency of skills and qualifications across the EU. These “papers” consist of, e.g. Europass CV, the EU-type of diplomas and certificate supplements. The new Europass will include online tools and EURES job mobility portal.
Virginijus Siksnys of the Institute of Biotechnology at Vilnius University (VU) has a realistic chance of winning a Nobel Prize in chemistry on Wednesday, VU Rector Arturas Zukauskas said LETA/BNS on Tuesday.
The University of Latvia has received another donation worth EUR 1 million from Mikrotikls company, manufacturer and distributor of telecommunications systems, BC learned from the university.
Valmiera town in north-eastern Latvia has been admitted to the UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities (GNLC) that was created to jointly look for solutions to globalization, urbanization, demographic problems and other urban development challenges of the 21st century, writes LETA.
To promote the research and analysis of Latvia's and euro area's macroeconomic issues by involving the most talented young economists in this work, Latvijas Banka announces the current Competition of Student Scientific Research Papers.
According to an analysis of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the biggest problems regarding education in Estonia are teachers, the demographic structure, a big number of people who fail to graduate university and education costs focusing on real estate.
The Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications and the IT training provider AS BCS Koolitus have concluded an agreement to carry out a pilot project whereby 500 people with no prior training in IT will be trained as junior software developers over the next four years, reports LETA/BNS.
The International Council for the Exploration of the Sea will hold its annual conference in Riga on September 19 to discuss the main marine resource management and research matters for the Atlantic Ocean and Baltic Sea, reports LETA.
Vilnius University (VU) is among the world's top 500 universities in a new global university ranking, reports LETA/BNS.
The education minister's idea about reducing the amount of homework is right, Latvian ombudsman Juris Jansons said on the morning news program of the public Latvian Television cites LETA.
At the beginning of the new academic year 735 municipal institutions of basic and secondary education have opened their doors for the new school year, the Ministry of Education and Science told LETA.