Education and Science

International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Monday, 25.03.2019, 00:24

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Latvian government fails to reassure teachers' union about possibility of pay rise

Latvian government fails to reassure teachers' union about possibility of pay rise

19.03.2019

The government today failed to reassure the Latvian Trade Union of Education and Science Employees (LIZDA) that money would be provided for raising teachers’ wages as promised this year, so the teachers will go ahead with their picket on Wednesday, informed LETA/BNS.

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European dimension in education: perspectives for Latvia

European dimension in education: perspectives for Latvia

15.03.2019

Progressive education is a vital instrument in predicting future growth and formulating a sound public policy. Modern national governance is facing several challenges, which are already generally changing traditional approaches to labour markets, university’s education and new digital economy’s applications. Besides, sustainability and circular economy issues form a new trend in education and training.

Teachers' union complains to European Commission about Latvia's 2019 budget

Teachers' union complains to European Commission about Latvia's 2019 budget

13.03.2019

The Latvian Trade Union of Education and Science Employees (LIZDA) has sent the European Commission a letter, claiming violations of national education laws in Latvia’s 2019 budget, reported LETA.


Estonia to mull joining international Biometrics Institute

Estonia to mull joining international Biometrics Institute

28.02.2019

Estonia aims to become a member of the international Biometrics Institute based in Australia, informed LETA/BNS.

At least 15 schools to be reorganized and at least 5 schools liquidated in Latvia

At least 15 schools to be reorganized and at least 5 schools liquidated in Latvia

28.02.2019

At least 15 educational institutions will be reorganized this year, while five schools will be liquidated, although the total number may be even higher as some local governments, including Riga, have not yet finalized their school network optimization plans, according to the Education and Science Ministry's data informed LETA.


22.02.2019

Razbadauskas elected rector of Lithuania's Klaipeda University

Arturas Razbadauskas, acting rector of Lithuania's Klaipeda University, was on Thursday elected its permanent rector, the university said LETA/BNS.

18.02.2019

Latvian Teachers' union considers protest in response to government’s failure to keep pay rise promise

The Latvian Trade Union of Education and Science Employees (LIZDA) is considering a protest in response to the government’s failure to raise teachers’ wages as scheduled, the union’s leader Inga Vanaga told LETA.

15.02.2019

Researchers in economics awarded €10 and €5 thousand from Bank of Lithuania

The Board of the Bank of Lithuania granted three researchers in economics awards for scientific activities and dissertations in the field of economics.

14.02.2019

Riga City Council planning to shut down two schools and merge eight

The Riga City Council is planning to shut down two schools and merge eight, and the fate of another two schools will be decided in 2020, LETA learned from the municipality.

13.02.2019

Programmer, physiotherapist and pilot the most popular professions among participants of this year's Job Shadow Day

Programmer, physiotherapist and pilot have emerged as the most popular professions among Latvia’s schoolchildren participating in this year’s Job Shadow Day, representatives of Junior Achievement Latvia told LETA.

13.02.2019

Marek Link to become new rector of Estonian Academy of Security Sciences

Estonian Minister of the Interior Katrin Raik is to appoint Marek Link as the new rector of the Estonian Academy of Security Sciences, informed LETA/BNS.

12.02.2019

Latvia and Lithuania in TOP 5 EU Member States, the majority of scientists and engineers were women

In 2017, of almost 18 million scientists and engineers in the EU, 59% were men and 41% women, infotmed Eurostat.

07.02.2019

SDGs & me: Quality education in EU

In an EU context, the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG 4) 'Quality education' focuses on progress made in promoting and increasing basic education, tertiary education and adult education.

04.02.2019

Language learning app founded in Estonia named Google Play's best application of 2018

The language learning application Drops by game developer Planb Labs established in Estonia by Hungarian founders was named Google Play's best app of 2018, informed LETA/BNS.

04.02.2019

Scientists warn PM of collapse of Estonia's science system

The Estonian Young Academy of Sciences, the Estonian Chamber of Research and the Council of Academic Trade Unions have made a public petition to Prime Minister Juri Ratas, calling for immediate action to change the situation where decreasing financing no longer allows to keep the science system working, LETA/BNS said with the reference to Postimees.

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