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Thursday, 26.11.2015, 12:32
Estonian schools have a smaller average class size than schools in any other member state of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), a fresh OECD study the findings of which were published on Tuesday shows, cites LETA.
Keyword tags: Education and Science, Estonia, EU – Baltic States, Society
Between 2005 and 2013, teachers' salaries in Estonia underwent the fastest increase in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), a fresh OECD study the findings of which were published on Tuesday shows, cites LETA.
Latvia's population intend to focus mainly on their education and career during the three years left until Latvia's centenary to be celebrated in 2018, according to the Future section of the Survey of Latvian Values carried out by Swedbank, cites LETA.
Latvian Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma visited the Fudan University in China on Monday and discussed possibilities of student exchange, the State Chancery informed LETA.
A total of 22,360 teachers from 845 schools and preschools in Latvia will participate in educational workers' strike next week, informs LETA.
Apollo Holding, owner of 14 book and home entertainment stores in Estonia, saw sales revenue grow 8.5% to 14.2 million euros while profit plunged 26.2% to 264,000 euros in 2014, informs LETA.
The Baltic Institute at the German University of Greifswald will be saved, Germany's Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier says, cites LETA/BNS.
The Commission issued the fourth edition of “Education and Training Monitor”, which showed progress in the member states’ and EU education policy while revealing the need for investment to make education more inclusive and boosting social mobility. The report is also the starting point for assessing EU countries’ performance in the European Semester.
The Council of the Trade Union of Education and Science Employees in Latvia agreed today to organize a one-day warning strike, informs LETA.
Estonian startup Lingvist, which is developing adaptive language learning software that it claims significantly reduces the time it takes to learn a new language, has attracted an investment of eight million US dollars or about 7.4 million euros from Rakuten, one of the world's biggest IT companies which strives to teach English to Japanese, news portal geenius.ee reports.
The third Work in Estonia job fair is to take place next Wednesday in the framework of the Archimedes Foundation initiative Study in Estonia which brings together foreign students studying in Estonia and entrepreneurs, informs LETA/BNS.
Estonian Prime Minister Taavi Roivas could not say at Thursday's government press conference how much teachers' salaries are to increase next year because, according to him, it depends on the final solution of several bills being processed at the moment, informs LETA.
Estonia placed seventh in this year's English Proficiency Index of the international education enterprise EF Education First which ranks countries by English skills, news portal of the public broadcaster ERR reports. Latvia is ranked 22nd and Lithuania 26th. Informs LETA/BNS.
The euro area seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 10.8% in September 2015, down from 10.9% in August 2015, and from 11.5% in September 2014. This is the lowest rate recorded in the euro area since January 2012, informs LETA/LETA.
Minister of Economy of Lithuania Evaldas Gustas met with Director General of the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) Rolf-Dieter Heuer to discuss Lithuania's opportunities, contribution and return, striving for associate membership in CERN in the future, informs LETA/ELTA.