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Thursday, 05.12.2013, 15:09
The largest European Union research and innovation program Horizon 2020 was presented to participants of the ongoing Innovation Forum Innovation Drift, taking place in the Lithuanian capital Vilnius; the budget of the program for 2014-2020 period is expected to reach approximately EUR 80 billion, reports LETA/ELTA, referring to eu2013.lt.
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Marju Kõivupuu, a senior research fellow of ethnoculture in Tallinn University Estonian Institute of Humanities, has been named Citizen of the Year, Tallinn Univeristy's press service said in a statement, cites LETA.
According to Lithuania's Minister of Economy Evaldas Gustas, Lithuania and the European Union had to find the way how to coordinate the scientific and economic activities especially in the small business sector, informs LETA/ELTA.
The Commission has published a short account of the new Horizon 2020 funding instruments, which start assisting member states from 2014. The Baltic Course reveals the main aspects of the program for the Baltic scientists, researchers and decision-makers.
On Tuesday, the rectors of Lithuania's universities agreed on one of the higher education reforms – to put the taxation on all the programs of the higher education, informs LETA/ELTA, referring to Vakaro zinios.
During the research part of the EU Competitiveness Council meeting on 3 December, chaired by Lithuanian Minister Dainius Pavalkis, the EU ministers adopted two major EU 2014-2020 programmes – Horizon 2020 for research and innovation and Erasmus+ for education, training, youth and sport, informed LETA/ELTA, referring to eu2013.lt.
According to Statistics Estonia, expenditures on research and development in Estonia amounted to 380.7 million euros in 2012, being 3.7 million euros or 1% less than in 2011.
Today, Lithuania Post and Kaunas University of Technology signed a cooperation agreement. It is expected that this cooperation will enable young specialists from economics and management areas not only to have practice, but to start their professional career as well, informs BC post’s press service.
The freshly published OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) study of the year 2012 indicates that the Estonian 15-year-old basic school students are among the best of the world in their knowledge and in natural sciences, Estonia shares the 1-2nd places with Finland in Europe, LETA/Postimees Online reports.
Estonian Prime Minister Andrus Ansip met with the Premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China, Li Keqiang, in Bucharest on Monday; good bilateral relations were confirmed and opportunities to develop educational and economic co-operation were discussed at the meeting, reports BC the government's communication unit.
The “EU-Russia Year of Science 2014” is officially launched in Moscow on November 25, 2013. Its purpose is to celebrate and promote the vibrant and multifaceted scientific and technological cooperation between the two partners.
Today's EU Education, Youth, Culture and Sports Council (EYCS) meeting was devoted to education in digital and globalized environment and social inclusion of youth and prospective EU's youth work plan, reports LETA/ELTA, referring to eu2013.lt.
More than 60% of EHU alumni reside in Belarus and the vast majority have jobs. These and other data on EHU alumni were gleaned from EHU’s recently completed first-ever all-alumni survey, informs BC communications manager and development coordinator at EHU Jurga Mecinskiene.
At the Education, Youth, Culture and Sport Council (25-26 November), the EU ministers discussed several issues concerning education, training, culture and youth.
Students of Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) developed an innovative solution aiding recovery of patients suffering from major trauma. Developers of the idea visited startup mecca Silicon Valley in California, the U.S. There the solution was evaluated among the top five best innovations in Silicon Valley Innovation Challenge, informs LETA/ELTA.