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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Saturday, 24.06.2017, 04:50

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More and more high school graduates in Latvia prefer work over studies

More and more high school graduates in Latvia prefer work over studies

19.06.2017

Although 54% of young Latvians, aged 15 to 19, plan to study at university after graduating from high school, 33% are not sure about continuing their education beyond high school, a survey by the Swedbank Institute of Finances shows.

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EUR 6.5 mln to be invested in extension of International School of Latvia

EUR 6.5 mln to be invested in extension of International School of Latvia

16.06.2017

EUR 6.5 million will be invested in extension of the International School of Latvia, the school’s representatives reported.

U.S. engagement in the Baltic Region

U.S. engagement in the Baltic Region

15.06.2017

When Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland requested and received U.S. and NATO military support following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in 2014, it garnered massive attention – and rightly so. The measured response to Russian aggression, which supplemented on-going training, exercises, and Baltic Air Policing, demonstrated U.S. commitment to the region’s security and stability, and helped to ease the increasing anxiety resulting from Russia’s actions. As important as this was, defense cooperation is but one facet of U.S. engagement in the Baltic region. Equally important are the commercial, scientific, education, and other ties that round out one of the most dynamic sets of relations the United States has anywhere in the world.


Requirement for foreign dental students to known Latvian language to be lifted

Requirement for foreign dental students to known Latvian language to be lifted

15.06.2017

The proposal by the Health Ministry for amending the regulations so that foreign students would not be required to have the Latvian language skills in order to obtain their dentist certificates upon completion of dentistry studies in Latvia were presented at the meeting of state secretaries today, reports LETA.

Laser industry wants Lithuania to join international organization

Laser industry wants Lithuania to join international organization

15.06.2017

The Education and Science Ministry and laser producers and scientists are trying to solve the issue of Lithuania's participation in the . Extreme Light Infrastructure (ELI) as soon as possible, with the country expected to become a member of the international organization by the end of the year, LETA/BNS cites the business daily Verslo Zinios information.


08.06.2017

Estonia's University of Tartu ranks 314th in QS World University Rankings

Estonia's University of Tartu rose 33 places compared with 2016 to 314th in the fresh QS World University Rankings.

07.06.2017

High school students in Latvia could be denied opportunity to choose the language of their exams

igh school students could be denied the opportunity to choose the language of their exams, and only take exams in Latvian, according to amendments to the regulations on centralized exams drafted by the Education and Science Ministry, reports LETA.

25.05.2017

FICIL proposes to start a new stage of the modernization of the Latvian education system

Latvia would need to start a new stage of the modernization of the education system, according to the draft Position Paper on Higher Education Policy prepared by the Foreign Investors Council in Latvia (FICIL) that will be presented to the government, writes LETA.

23.05.2017

Rinkevics voices support for Latvia's membership of CERN

Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics confirmed the ministry's commitment to facilitating Latvia's course towards a full membership of the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) during the meeting with a delegation from CERN and representatives from the Riga Technical University writes LETA.

18.05.2017

Education reform is key to Lithuania's economic growth

Lithuania must overhaul its education system and use more high-tech solutions to maintain economic growth in the future, Danske Bank's chief economist for the Baltic countries said on Thursday, writes LETA/BNS.

13.05.2017

Statistics Estonia invites students to participate in the competition for the young statistician’s grant

Statistics Estonia announces the competition for the young statistician’s grant named after Albert Pullerits.

03.05.2017

Estonian Academy of Music and Theater elects Ivari Ilja as rector

An electoral college at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theater on Wednesday elected Ivari Ilja as rector of the academy, reports LETA/BNS.

02.05.2017

The winners of the Rietumu Fintech Challenge 2017 are announced

In Riga, Rietumu FinTech Challenge 2017, the largest competition for startups developing financial technologies in the Baltic States, was held for the third time.

02.05.2017

Losses reduce subsequent risk taking among bettors – applies to many other risky decisions, too

Psychologically, loss is known to cause about twice as much pain as pleasure caused by similar gain. However, earlier studies focusing on how prior outcomes affect subsequent risk taking have reported conclusions that appear mutually contradictory.

02.05.2017

No university closures planned in Lithuania

Lithuania's proposed higher education overhaul does not envisage closing any universities, Education and Science Minister Jurgita Petrauskiene said on Tuesday after presenting the planned reform to the ruling coalition. citing LETA/BNS.

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