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Wednesday, 23.04.2014, 23:49
The admission of student candidates to English-language curricula has concluded. The interest of international student candidates in studies in the University of Tartu has increased by more than 45% in comparison with the previous year, the University of Tartu said in a statement, cites LETA.
Keyword tags: Baltic States – CIS, Education and Science, Estonia, EU – Baltic States
On Wednesday, the National Forum of Educators entitled Education in Lithuania in the Context of the EU: How to Ensure Rational Funding and Safe School took place in the Seimas, informs LETA/ELTA, referring to Respublika.
The article analyses education in Russia and some other countries in the context of human capital formation. The latter is considered as a major prerequisite for economic development.
The BOB Student Film Awards were handed out this Saturday at Tallinn University SuperNova Cinema, reported BC the Tallinn Univeristy.
April 14-17 is a Green Week in Tallinn University, which is a student initiative that focuses on the introduction and discussions about renewable energy, climate changes and sustainable development education, reported BC the press service of the University of Tallinn.
The 3rd Regional Session of the European Youth Parliament, which took place in Kaunas, completed its work by holding a General Assembly. Youth representatives of six EU countries discussed resolutions prepared during their visit to Kaunas, informs LETA/ELTA.
In 2013, the proportion of those aged 30 to 34 who had completed tertiary education increased compared with 2002 in all Member States, Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union has announced, cites LETA.
Even though Latvia's growth remains strong and the country's macroeconomic situation is good, the slow pace of some important reforms lead to some concerns, the head of the European Commission and European Central Bank's post-program monitoring mission head Christian Weise said after a meeting with Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma (Unity) today, informs LETA.
Youth unemployment in the EU is currently at about 23 per cent, almost twice as high as the overall rate, i.e. unemployment is at an unsustainable and unacceptable level. The EU’s top priority is to fight unemployment, and inside this priority, the major issue is that of youth unemployment. The EU and the member states need a targeted and effective response.
The third creative project competition “Port for the City”, organised by the Freeport of Riga Authority for students, will end on Thursday, 10 April. The most interesting competition ideas include both proposals for the development of a container terminal and a plan for facilitating the Freeport’s local communication and public involvement, informed BC port’s press service.
Headquarters for Support of Russian Schools activist Alexander Livchak informed LETA that the organization will hold another protest rally, April 10, across the street from the Cabinet of Ministers ion Riga.
The innovative curricula design conference "Higher Education 2020" will be held at Tartu University on Thursday, April 10, 2014, informs LETA.
On Wednesday, Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaite congratulated and awarded the finalists and winners of the 7th school students' competition Clear Language – Clear Mind, informs LETA/ELTA.
According to a study on Estonia's new immigrants that was made public on Wednesday, foreigners who come to live in Estonia don’t find enough necessary information, the Estonian language training possibilities are poor and local municipalities lack an understanding why they should deal with the issue of foreigners, LETA/Postimees Online reports.
Estonian 15-year-old pupils are among the best in the world regarding problem-solving skills, being on the 12th position among 44 states, LETA/Postimees Online cites PISA 2012 problem solving skills test results that were freshly made public.