Education and Science

International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Wednesday, 22.10.2014, 18:21

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Students: Lithuania will have fewer higher education institutions by 2030

Students: Lithuania will have fewer higher education institutions by 2030

17.10.2014

The Lithuanian National Union of Students has presented their higher education vision, which sees Lithuania reducing the number of higher education institutions and universities by 2030, informs LETA/ELTA.

Keyword tags: Education and Science, Legislation, Lithuania



OSCE: Latvian non-citizens must be informed more about their opportunities to receive citizenship

OSCE: Latvian non-citizens must be informed more about their opportunities to receive citizenship

17.10.2014

Non-citizens must be informed about their opportunities to receive Latvian citizenship, as the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) High Commissioner on National Minorities Astrid Thors told reporters after a meeting with Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics, reports LETA.

MP Pimenovs believes that dual-language schools could facilitate integration of Latvian youth

MP Pimenovs believes that dual-language schools could facilitate integration of Latvian youth

16.10.2014

Integration of youth could be facilitated by dual-language schools, of which only few are left in Latvia, Latvian Association for the Support of Schools Teaching in Russian (LASSTR) board chairman, Saeima member Igors Pimenovs (Harmony Center) said in an interview with LETA.


The united team of 2 schools wins the Riga Port’s competition

The united team of 2 schools wins the Riga Port’s competition

15.10.2014

In 2014, the winner of the student project competition “The Port for the City”, organized by the Freeport of Riga Authority, is the united team of Karlis Jonas (Riga Hanzas Secondary School) and Anna Elina Vitola (Riga French Lyceum), informs BC port’s press service.

Standards as an instrument in European economic integration

Standards as an instrument in European economic integration

15.10.2014

Standards improve compatibility, interoperability, safety or quality of products and services. Nowadays, standards became even more important with mobile phone or software companies publicly battling for the domination of their respective technical specifications. Consumers call for “optimal standards” in various consumers’ goods and services; thus, standards are a driving force behind the functioning of EU internal market for goods.

15.10.2014

Lithuanian teachers to hold rally in late October

Lithuanian teachers are going to hold a rally outside the Ministry of Education and Science on 28 October, 2014, informs LETA/ELTA.

14.10.2014

Krediidiinfo: 87,000 Estonian residents have long-term debts

According to the Krediidiinfo data of last month, 87,000 residents of Estonia have a long-term debt, which means that a person has not been able to fulfil their commitment during one year, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.

10.10.2014

Lithuania ups spending on R&D by 11.4% in 2013

In 2013, spending on research and experimental development (R&D) increased by 11.4% compared with 2012 and reached LTL 1.15 billion (EUR 332 million), informs LETA/ELTA.

09.10.2014

Lithuania PM in Pittsburgh takes part in agreement signing on new clinic in Vilnius

On the second leg of his visit to the United States, Lithuanian Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius had a meeting with Jeffrey Romoff, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Medical Centre of the University of Pittsburgh (UPMC), followed by the signing ceremony of a cooperation agreement between the Baltic Institute of Medical Research, and Strategic Business Initiatives, LLC, reported LETA/ELTA, referring to the prime minister's press service.

09.10.2014

Schneider and Sauka: shadow economy in Latvia at 23-24% of GDP

Currently, the shadow economy in Latvia is at approximately 24.7% of gross domestic product (GDP), according to calculations by Dr. Friedrich Schneider from the Johannes Kepler University of Linz, reports LETA.

08.10.2014

Lithuania signs agreement with European Space Agency

Minister of Economy Evaldas Gustas signed the European Co-operating State (ECS) Agreement with the European Space Agency (ESA) in Paris. ESA Director General Jean-Jacques Dordain signed the agreement on behalf of the organization, informs LETA/ELTA.

08.10.2014

Janis Jonevs wins 2014 European Union Prize for Literature

Latvian writer Janis Jonevs is one of the winners of 2014 European Union (EU) Prize for Literature for his novel "Jelgava '94", according to a press release published by the European Commission, informs LETA.

08.10.2014

European science and technology as a way to progressive future in EU

High level conference under the title of “The Future of Europe is Science" has gathered world-class scientists, industrialists and politicians to debate the role of science, technology and innovation in stimulating growth jobs and business initiatives.

08.10.2014

Latvia’s model of bilingual education presented in OSCE

During the Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM) in Poland, the Latvian delegation presented the positive experience in bilingual education practice, reports BC the Latvian Institute.

07.10.2014

Lithuanians, Americans, Czechs to create world's most powerful laser

On 6 October, 2014, an agreement was signed in Prague, Czech Republic, over the implementation of the European Union scientific research project ELI-Beamlines, informs LETA/ELTA.

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