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Tuesday, 24.05.2016, 16:47
US Internet giant Google will provide free-of-charge training about the Internet and the use of technologies in Lithuania in the framework of a digital skills training project, Google Growth Engine, informs LETA/BNS.
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Commission proposed (18 May) its 2016 country-specific recommendations (CSRs), setting out economic policy guidance for all EU states for the next 12-18 months. In addition to efforts already identified in EU-2020 strategy, this economic guidance instrument focuses on priority reforms to strengthen the recovery of EU-28 economies by boosting investment, implementing structural reforms and pursuing fiscal responsibility.
On April 5, 2016, the WU Executive Academy and the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management invited the new Global Executive MBA class to Vienna's splendid Palais Coburg for a remarkable welcome reception: Despite the difficult economic climate and a decline in the global MBA market, the class is not only the biggest but also the most international cohort of students in the program's history.
The demographic decline will require Latvia to revisit the education system’s capacity, including numbers of schools and tertiary education institutions, and staffing levels, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) says in its review on Latvia's national policies for education, cites LETA.
A 15.9-million-euro project to overhaul the complex of the Estonian Academy of Security Sciences in Tallinn will get EU funding in the amount of 13.5 million euros, informs LETA/BNS.
Broader state and municipal support is needed for entrepreneurship in Latvia, said Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis (Greens/Farmers) at a forum hosted by Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences on May 13th, cites LETA.
There are 142 general education establishments in Latvia that have less than 70 pupils each, according to the information from the Education and Science Ministry, cites LETA.
Estonia has received the first files from Turkey with data on people, who need to be relocated as war refugees, informs LETA/BNS.
The Austrian embassy will stay in Riga and focus on boosting economic cooperation, informs LETA.
For readers’ convenience, we have published online the set of Round Tables and seminars’ materials, which took place during 2010-15 at the Baltic International Academy (BIA).
Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications has announced a tender to train 500 IT specialists, and the aim of the pilot project is to offer intense training mainly for working and highly educated people who do not have previous IT education, informs LETA/BNS.
On May 5, the Chairman of the Management Board of JSC Latvian Shipping Company Robert Kirkup, the Chairman of the Management Board of LSC Shipmanagement Ltd Alastair James McKee, the Administrative Director of LSC Shipmanagement Ltd Ilze Bērziņa and Member of the Management Board of the establishment “Vītolu fonds” Artūrs Dzenis met with students of the Latvian Maritime Academy: Indra Annija Cekule, Ieva Skrebele and Arturs Spirins, who successfully received scholarship from JSC Latvian Shipping Company in 2015.
What has long been an integral part of the WU Executive Academy's MBA programs has now been scientifically proven by Prof. Nikolaus Franke, the head of WU Vienna's Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation: He recently carried out a research project examining the effects of moving from one cultural setting to another. The results speak for themselves: Intercultural experience significantly improves people's ability to spot entrepreneurial opportunities.
The activists who sent into space Estonia's first student satellite ESTCube-1 have established the Estonian Student Satellite Foundation which is making plans for an ESTCube-2 and also an ESTCube-3, informs LETA/BNS.
The Estonian government reached agreement in a Cabinet meeting on May 5th on amendments to the Private Schools Act, informs LETA/BNS.