Education and Science

International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Wednesday, 16.01.2019, 17:09

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Care facilities for elderly people in Latvia in the context of future globalisation, demography, migration and human resources

Care facilities for elderly people in Latvia in the context of future globalisation, demography, migration and human resources

16.01.2019

In this studyproblems, risks and challenges are pointed out facing long-term social care in relation to demographic and migration trends, with an additional focus on long-term social care services for elderly people. The author has carried out analysis of statistical data, national planning documents, reports and reviews. Domestic and foreign researches in fields related to the specific nature of the study are analysed, as well as conclusions on potential gaps and proposals to address them are made.

Keyword tags: Analytics, Demography, Direct Speech, Economic History, Education and Science, Latvia



R&D expenditure in the EU increased slightly to 2.07% of GDP in 2017

R&D expenditure in the EU increased slightly to 2.07% of GDP in 2017

10.01.2019

In 2017, the Member States of the European Union (EU) spent all together almost €320 billion on Research & Development (R&D). The R&D intensity, i.e. R&D expenditure as a percentage of GDP, stood at 2.07% in 2017, compared with 2.04% in 2016. Ten years earlier (2007), R&D intensity was 1.77%., informed Eurostat.

Estonia: Largest number of foreign students in 2018 from Russia, Ukraine

Estonia: Largest number of foreign students in 2018 from Russia, Ukraine

10.01.2019

The Estonian police issued a residence permit to slightly over 1,400 foreign students in 2018, the largest number of whom came from Russia and Ukraine, reported LETA/BNS.


Estonian govt to give EUR 342 mln to schools via support fund

Estonian govt to give EUR 342 mln to schools via support fund

09.01.2019

The Estonian government is about on Thursday to approve the allocation under the 2019 state budget of money from the municipalities' support fund for the operation of general education schools in the amount of 342 mln euros, informed LETA/BNS.

Perspective directions for Latvian science and research

Perspective directions for Latvian science and research

08.01.2019

Research and innovation in microelectronics is regarded as “key enabling technologies” (KET) and signifies as a groundbreaking direction in the European science and technology. New EU rules and funding opportunities can stimulate the Baltic States’ research communities and that of Latvia to be more active to participate in microelectronics’ research.


04.01.2019

Number of events to mark University of Latvia's 100th anniversary this year

A number of events will mark the 100th anniversary of the University of Latvia this year, the university's rector Indrikis Muiznieks told LETA.

21.12.2018

Estonian JustMin to support law studies with EUR 500,000

The Estonian Ministry of Justice and the University of Tartu entered into a cooperation agreement for the next year with which the ministry will support law studies with 500,000 euros, informed LETA/BNS.

21.12.2018

Lithuanian teachers halt strike

Members of the Lithuanian Education Employees Trade Union on Friday suspended their strike action started almost six weeks ago to protest against a new pay system and to demand higher wages, informed LETA/BNS.

21.12.2018

Estonian Research Council proposing to support research projects for EUR 8.7 mln

The evaluation committee of the Estonian Research Council has made a proposal to issue 76 grants, including 14 postdoctoral fellow, 24 start and 38 group grants in the total volume of 8,727,100 euros, reported LETA/BNS.

20.12.2018

Lithuanian parlt backs MRU-VGTU merger

The Seimas of Lithuania on Thursday endorsed plans to merge Mykolas Romeris University with Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, with 84 votes in favor, no votes against and two abstentions, reported LETA/BNS.

20.12.2018

Estonia: Agreement promising to raise research funding to 1 pct of GDP

Leaders of Estonian political parties and representatives of research institutions, researchers and largest entrepreneurship organizations signed a research agreement, which will raise the state funding of research and development activity to one percent of the gross domestic product (GDP), informed LETA/BNS.

14.12.2018

100% Renewable Energy across Europe is More Cost Effective than the Current Energy System and Leads to Zero Emissions Before 2050

As climate discussions are underway among global leaders at COP24, the annual United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) conference, a new report released Tuesday showcases the feasibility of a European energy transition to 100% renewable sources. The new scientific study shows that the transition to 100% renewable energy will be economically competitive with today’s conventional fossil fuel and nuclear energy system, and lead greenhouse gas emissions to zero before 2050, infromed Energy Watch Group.

06.12.2018

Lithuanian president submits urgent teacher pay amendments

Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite has submitted, as a matter of urgency, amendments to the recently introduced pay system for teachers, aimed at facilitating the implementation of the new model, the presidential office said.

04.12.2018

Riigikogu rejects proposal to switch to teaching in Estonian only

The Riigikogu on Tuesday rejected a draft resolution submitted by the opposition Reform Party group by which the parliament would have tasked the government with preparing plans for a transition to the provision of education in the Estonian language alone in Estonia, informed LETA/BNS.

04.12.2018

Expenditure on research and development in Estonia increased last year

According to Statistics Estonia, in 2017, the expenditure on research and development (R&D) in Estonia amounted to 304.3 mln euros, which is 13% more than in 2016.

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