Education and Science

International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Thursday, 28.05.2020, 02:00

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Meelis Kitsing elected new rector of Estonian Business School

Meelis Kitsing elected new rector of Estonian Business School

27.05.2020

Following the proposition by the election committee, the senate of Estonian Business School (EBS) named Meelis Kitsing new rector on Monday; Kitsing has so far been a professor and head of the department of economics and finance at EBS, informed LETA/BNS.

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Managing COVID-19: additional support for science and innovation

Managing COVID-19: additional support for science and innovation

22.05.2020

To succeed against the coronavirus, the states must see the socio-economic aspects and the most optimal ways in using available funds, explore modern technological solutions, first of all to monitor the spread of diseases and provide a better care for patients. These means, secondly, use of numerous digital solutions and technologies’ applications, e.g. telemedicine, open data, AI, robotics, and photonics.

Lithuania to allow home-schooling starting next September

Lithuania to allow home-schooling starting next September

21.05.2020

Starting next September, families in Lithuania will be able to home-school their children in accordance with the standard pre-primary, primary, basic or secondary education curricula


WHO: Lithuania leads in Europe in terms of bullying among children, adolescents

WHO: Lithuania leads in Europe in terms of bullying among children, adolescents

20.05.2020

Lithuania leads among European and other countries in terms of bullying among children and adolescents, the latest survey by the World Health Organization shows, cites LETA/BNS.

Tiit Land elected rector of TalTech

Tiit Land elected rector of TalTech

18.05.2020

The council of Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech) on Monday elected Tiit Land, incumbent rector of Tallinn University, as the new rector of TalTech, reported LETA/BNS.


14.05.2020

Education in Latvian will have to be provided in all municipal preschools as of September

oday, Saeima in Latvia adopted in the final reading amendments to the Education Law and General Education Law that oblige all municipal preschool educational institutions to ensure the availability of educational programs in the state language, informs LETA.

11.05.2020

Latvia: Coalition agrees to reform management of higher education institutions

Latvia's coalition partners have agreed to push ahead with the planned reform of the management of higher education institutions, Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins (New Unity) told journalists following the weekly coalition meeting, writes LETA/BNS.

11.05.2020

Children staying at home affecting work life of over half of parents in Estonia

Pirjo Turk, adviser at the work and pension policy department of the Estonian Ministry of Social Affairs, said on the basis of a survey carried out in April that the work of 60% of parents has been affected by distance learning or the recommendation to keep children at home from kindergarten.

08.05.2020

Covid-19: Lithuanian primary schools may reopen on May 25, other schools on June 1

Lithuanian Education Minister Algirdas Monkevicius proposes allowing primary and secondary school students to return from distance learning to the classrooms at least for two weeks, reported LETA/BNS.

06.05.2020

Covid-19: Estonia's education institutions allowed to start partial contact learning from May 15

According to a decision made by the government on Tuesday, partial contact learning may resume in all educational establishments of Estonia from May 15, informed LETA/BNS.

05.05.2020

Maritime Academy, TalTech's IT faculty setting up maritime cybersecurity center

The TalTech Center for Digital Forensics and Cyber Security and the Estonian Maritime Academy have received approximately 2.5 million euros from the European Union for the establishment of a center for maritime cybersecurity, informs LETA/BNS.

05.05.2020

University of Tartu, Selfdiagnostics developing COVID-19 rapid test

The University of Tartu in cooperation with Selfdiagnostics, a medical equipment research and development company, are developing a rapid SARS-Cov-2 test in Estonia enabling to detect infection more quickly and at a lower price, reports LETA/BNS.

05.05.2020

Graduation exams shall not take place upon basic school and high schools in Estonia

The Estonian government in an e-sitting adopted a regulation that imposes regulations for basic school and high school graduation and grading for the academic years 2019/2020 and 2020/2021, reports LETA/BNS.

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