Education and Science

International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Friday, 22.11.2019, 18:30

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Lithuanian, Polish educmins agree to step up cooperation on textbook production

Lithuanian, Polish educmins agree to step up cooperation on textbook production

21.11.2019

The Lithuanian and Polish education ministers met in Warsaw on Wednesday and signed a declaration on ethnic minority education in the two countries and committed to step up cooperation in preparation and adaptation of textbooks and raising teachers' qualifications, informed LETA/BNS.

Keyword tags: Cooperation, Education and Science, EU – Baltic States, Lithuania



Court allows government to appoint new acting University of Latvia rector

Court allows government to appoint new acting University of Latvia rector

20.11.2019

The Administrative Regional Court has upheld the ruling of a first-instance court banning a new election of the University of Latvia rector, but recognized the government's right to replace Indrikis Muiznieks as the university's acting rector, informed LETA.

Turning European researchers to intellectual rights’ protection

Turning European researchers to intellectual rights’ protection

13.11.2019

Modern Baltic States challenges require constant national academies’ attention to changing socio-economic and political environment in regard to science and research. Most timely response provided by the European academics’ confederation (ALLEA) is a vivid example of additional attention to the actively developing services and manufacturing sector, where intellectual property rights are needed a resolute national support.


Most Latvia's secondary schools would not meet new requirements for minimum number of pupils

Most Latvia's secondary schools would not meet new requirements for minimum number of pupils

13.11.2019

Most or 164 secondary schools would not meet the new requirements for the minimum number of pupils in class prepared by the Education and Science Ministry, according to the presentation included in the government's agenda.

Baltic and Benelux education ministers to develop agreement on automatic recognition of academic diploma

Baltic and Benelux education ministers to develop agreement on automatic recognition of academic diploma

07.11.2019

Baltic and Benelux education ministers plan to develop agreements with automatic recognition academic diploma, LETA learned from the Education and Science Ministry.


06.11.2019

Investment solutions during low interest rates era

Central banks both in Europe and in the U.S. continue to conduct their expansionary monetary policy, which means that interest rates are going to be kept at very low levels also looking forward. These are good news for the borrowers as loans are not expected to become more expensive. On the other hand, it is not possible to get decent returns on the invested cash in this environment: deposit rates just marginally exceed zero percent level, while government bond yields are virtually 0%. If one also adds the inflation rate, it becomes clear that the cash capital is losing its value.

04.11.2019

Six applications received to fill position of Vilnius University rector

Six undisclosed applicants have expressed their wish to become rector of Vilnius University, informed LETA/BNS.

30.10.2019

Lithuanian govt lets Vilnius school work under English education program

Lithuania's government on Wednesday allowed a Vilnius-based private British school to work under the English national education program, reported LETA/BNS.

24.10.2019

Latvian Trade union announces teachers' protest in March

The Council of the Latvian Trade Union of Educational and Science Employees (LIZDA) decided today to organize teachers' protest in March 2020 unless the government provides guarantees by that time that the teachers will get the promised pay rise, the union's leader Inga Vanaga told LETA.

23.10.2019

Education and Science Ministry offers University of Latvia to discuss a settlement in dispute over rector

The Education and Science Ministry has offered the University of Latvia to discuss a possible out-of-court settlement in the dispute over the election of Indrikis Muiznieks as the university's rector, Muiznieks told LETA.

23.10.2019

Latvia: Medical students to be taught military medicine basics

The Ministry of Defense (MoD) is in talks with higher education institutions to include the basics of military medicine in medical study programs, reported LETA.

23.10.2019

Spine surgeons at East Tallinn Central Hospital present their new robot

In September, spine surgeons at East Tallinn Central Hospital started performing surgeries using a new robot, which helps surgeons place implants and navigate the spine. The robot is the first of its kind in Northern Europe, East Tallinn Central Hospital representatives informed BC.

23.10.2019

Agreements with teachers not fully implemented in 2020 budget, Lithuanian educmin admits

The existing agreements with teachers' trade unions are not fully implemented in the next year's budget bill, Lithuanian Education Minister Algirdas Monkevicius admits, noted LETA/BNS.

23.10.2019

Estonian minister: Free studies have improved accessibility of higher education

The Estonian Ministry of Education and Research said that the higher education reform has to a great extent fulfilled its purpose as access to higher educations has improved and admittance to several specialities, the specialists of which are lacking on the labor market, has increased, reported LETA/BNS.

15.10.2019

Vocational training: acquiring new skills

During present Finnish Presidency of the Council of the EU, the 2019 European Vocational Skills Week in Helsinki (14-18.x.) took place with the idea of encouraging people of all ages to ‘discover their talent' through vocational education and training (VET).

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