Education and Science

International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Thursday, 04.06.2020, 04:56

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Latvian students, teachers and parents in general consider distance learning process a success

Latvian students, teachers and parents in general consider distance learning process a success

03.06.2020

Students, teachers and parents in general consider the distance learning process to be rather successful or very successful, Guntars Catlaks, head of the National Center for Education, told a press conference on June 3rd, cites LETA.

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Latvia: It is planned to create a common "virtual classroom" platform

Latvia: It is planned to create a common "virtual classroom" platform

03.06.2020

The Ministry of Education and Science, together with the State Education Content Center (VISC), plans to create a single "virtual classroom" platform, which would prevent the learning process from taking place on many different platforms, Minister of Education and Science Ilga Suplinska (New Conservative Party) said during a press conference cites LETA.

Latvian professor: resumption of migration is a responsible and difficult moment for epidemiologists

Latvian professor: resumption of migration is a responsible and difficult moment for epidemiologists

03.06.2020

The resumption of international migration and the abolition of the self-quarantine requirements for residents of countries with low Covid-19 incidence will be a responsible and difficult moment for epidemiologists, Professor Girts Brigis, head of the Department of Public Health and Epidemiology at Riga Stradins University, told LETA.


Estonian analyst: Coronavirus crisis above all crisis in public finances

Estonian analyst: Coronavirus crisis above all crisis in public finances

02.06.2020

The coronavirus crisis is predominantly a crisis in public finances, and the causes thereof lie partially in uncontrolled growth of health care and social expenditure stemming from demographic ageing, informs LETA, according to Hardo Pajula, professor of free economic though at Estonian Business School (EBS).

Lithuania allows mass events, opens up to foreigners

Lithuania allows mass events, opens up to foreigners

01.06.2020

Lithuania is lifting more lockdown restrictions as of Monday, June 1st, as mass events are allowed, borders are being opened to foreigners and elder schoolchildren can return to schools, reports LETA/BNS.


28.05.2020

Estonian government eases restrictions related to COVID-19

The Estonian government on Thursday decided to ease restrictions related to COVID-19 in the field of travel, public events, the organization of sporting events, and education, reports LETA/BNS.

27.05.2020

Meelis Kitsing elected new rector of Estonian Business School

Following the proposition by the election committee, the senate of Estonian Business School (EBS) named Meelis Kitsing new rector on Monday; Kitsing has so far been a professor and head of the department of economics and finance at EBS, informed LETA/BNS.

22.05.2020

Managing COVID-19: additional support for science and innovation

To succeed against the coronavirus, the states must see the socio-economic aspects and the most optimal ways in using available funds, explore modern technological solutions, first of all to monitor the spread of diseases and provide a better care for patients. These means, secondly, use of numerous digital solutions and technologies’ applications, e.g. telemedicine, open data, AI, robotics, and photonics.

21.05.2020

Lithuania to allow home-schooling starting next September

Starting next September, families in Lithuania will be able to home-school their children in accordance with the standard pre-primary, primary, basic or secondary education curricula

20.05.2020

WHO: Lithuania leads in Europe in terms of bullying among children, adolescents

Lithuania leads among European and other countries in terms of bullying among children and adolescents, the latest survey by the World Health Organization shows, cites LETA/BNS.

18.05.2020

Tiit Land elected rector of TalTech

The council of Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech) on Monday elected Tiit Land, incumbent rector of Tallinn University, as the new rector of TalTech, reported LETA/BNS.

14.05.2020

Education in Latvian will have to be provided in all municipal preschools as of September

oday, Saeima in Latvia adopted in the final reading amendments to the Education Law and General Education Law that oblige all municipal preschool educational institutions to ensure the availability of educational programs in the state language, informs LETA.

11.05.2020

Latvia: Coalition agrees to reform management of higher education institutions

Latvia's coalition partners have agreed to push ahead with the planned reform of the management of higher education institutions, Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins (New Unity) told journalists following the weekly coalition meeting, writes LETA/BNS.

11.05.2020

Children staying at home affecting work life of over half of parents in Estonia

Pirjo Turk, adviser at the work and pension policy department of the Estonian Ministry of Social Affairs, said on the basis of a survey carried out in April that the work of 60% of parents has been affected by distance learning or the recommendation to keep children at home from kindergarten.

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