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Estonia 200 to focus on green turnaround, education in 2021 local elections

Estonia 200 to focus on green turnaround, education in 2021 local elections

29.06.2020

The non-parliamentary Estonia 200 is to focus on cities, green turnaround and education in the run-up to the October 2021 local government elections, leader of the party Kristina Kallas said in a interview to public broadcaster ERR, cites LETA/BNS.

Keyword tags: Ecology, Education and Science, Energy, Estonia, Legislation



Latvia becomes associate member of European Space Agency

Latvia becomes associate member of European Space Agency

29.06.2020

Earlier this week, the Council of the European Space Agency (ESA) approved Latvia's accession as an associate member of ESA, which will open up new opportunities for Latvian scientists and entrepreneurs to cooperate with the European space industry, the Education and Science Ministry told LETA.

Estonia becoming the associate member of CERN

Estonia becoming the associate member of CERN

19.06.2020

Prime Minister Juri Ratas on Friday signed an agreement on Estonia becoming an associate member of the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), informs LETA/BNS.


Latvia: The Venice Commission considers that a fair balance between minority rights and promotion of the state language should be struck

Latvia: The Venice Commission considers that a fair balance between minority rights and promotion of the state language should be struck

19.06.2020

In an opinion adopted today on the recent amendments to education legislation in minority languages in Latvia, the Venice Commission considers that it is necessary to ensure a fair balance between the protection of the rights of minorities and their languages and the promotion of the state language.

Estonia: Priit Reiska to take over as acting rector of Tallinn University from Sept 1

Estonia: Priit Reiska to take over as acting rector of Tallinn University from Sept 1

19.06.2020

As the work of incumbent Tallinn University rector Tiit Land, who has been elected as rector of the Tallinn University of Technology, will end on Aug. 31, the council of Tallinn University decided that Priit Reiska, current vice rector for academic affairs, will take over as acting rector from Sept. 1, informed LETA/BNS.


12.06.2020

A year after graduating in Latvia, 81.4% former students are employed

At the end of 2018, as many as 81.4% of former students who had graduated from universities and colleges in Latvia in 2017 were employed, while 2.9% were jobless, writes LETA, according to the data released by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB).

11.06.2020

Requirement for study programs in private universities, colleges to be held in Latvian language ruled unconstitutional

The Latvian Constitutional Court ruled that the requirement for study programs in private universities and colleges to be held in the Latvian language is unconstitutional, informed LETA.

11.06.2020

Latvia: Most residents have high opinion of teachers' profession, but only 6% would be ready to become teachers

According to a survey carried out for Macitspeks (Power to Teach) teacher education project, 91% of respondents appreciate the role and contribution of teachers to society, however, only 6% of respondents could agree to become a teacher, informed LETA.

10.06.2020

University of Tartu climbs to the 285th position in the QS World University Rankings.

University of Tartu climbs to the 285th position, Vilnius University jumps to the 423rd position, RTU is the highest-ranked Latvian university in the QS World University Rankings.

09.06.2020

Antibody-based study shows greater coronavirus spread than expected in Estonia

A study of coronavirus antibodies carried out on Saaremaa island and Tallinn's Oismae city district indicates that the virus had spread more extensively in Estonia than previously estimated, the University of Tartu information referred LETA/BNS.

08.06.2020

Latvia: Political agreement reached on raising teachers' wages in September

The government coalition today reached a political agreement on raising wages for teachers from September 1, 2020, Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins (New Unity) told journalists following the weekly coalition cooperation meeting, referred LETA.

08.06.2020

Sports events, adult education and children's camps to be allowed in Latvia

After the state of emergency related with Covid-19 pandemic ends in Latvia, sports events, adult education and children's camps will be allowed, observing certain safety rules, said Health Minister Ilze Vinkele (For Development) in an interview with the Latvian public radio today, cites LETA.

03.06.2020

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

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.

03.06.2020

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

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.

03.06.2020

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

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.

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