Education and Science

International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Tuesday, 17.09.2019, 02:21

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BLRT Grupp launches research vessel for Faroe Islands

BLRT Grupp launches research vessel for Faroe Islands

16.09.2019

Western Baltija Shipbuilding (WBS), the shipyard of industrial group BLRT Grupp based in the Lithuanian city of Klaipeda, has launched a research vessel built for the Faroe Marine Research Institute, BLRT representatives informed BC.

Keyword tags: Education and Science, Estonia, Good for Business, Lithuania, Port, Transport



At least five children hospitalized for food poisoning in Sigulda

At least five children hospitalized for food poisoning in Sigulda

13.09.2019

At least five children have been hospitalized in Sigulda, the Disease Prevention and Control Center's representative Ilze Araja informed LETA.

214,521 pupils began the new school year in Latvia this year

214,521 pupils began the new school year in Latvia this year

12.09.2019

According to information from the State Education Information System, a total of 214,521 pupils began the new school year in Latvia from grades kindergarten to 12th grade this year, reported LETA.


Youth in shaping perspective social progress: teachers’ role

Youth in shaping perspective social progress: teachers’ role

11.09.2019

The European Commission is heavily investing in young peoples’ education and creating new opportunities for them to shape society. To create a better Europe, actually, means empowering young people. The Baltic States’ education ministries and science academies shall follow good examples.

Free lunches at schools is municipal function - Reirs

Free lunches at schools is municipal function - Reirs

06.09.2019

Free lunches at schools is the function of local governments and not of the state, said Finance Minister Janis Reirs (New Unity).


04.09.2019

Estonia's education minister summons rector over allegations of foul play at TalTech

Estonia's Minister of Education and Research Mailis Reps summoned the rector of the Tallinn University of Technology (TTU, TalTech) to a meeting at the ministry for Wednesday,according to the Postimees reported LETA/BNS.

03.09.2019

There will be funds in next year's budget to keep minimum wage for teachers at EUR 750 - Suplinska

The ruling coalition has reached an agreement that the minimum monthly wage for teachers will be maintained at EUR 750 for the whole school year, and the necessary funds will be earmarked in next year's budget, said Education and Science Minsiter Ilga Suplinska (New Conservative Party) in an interview with the Latvian public television today referred LETA.

27.08.2019

Estonia: Prosecutor's office to launch criminal proceedings re TalTech project financing

Estonia's North district prosecutor's office has launched criminal proceedings to investigate the financing scandal at the Ragnar Nurkse Department of Innovation and Governance (RNI) of Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech), reported LETA/BNS.

27.08.2019

Government does not re-appoint Muiznieks as University of Latvia rector

After prolonged discussions today, the government decided against re-appointing Indrikis Muiznieks as rector of the University of Latvia based on the Education and Science Ministry’s claims of multiple violations in the rector’s election.

26.08.2019

Government not likely to approve of Muiznieks as LU rector

The Cabinet of Ministers is not likely to approve Indrikis Muiznieks as the University of Latvia (LU) rector, according to what Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins (New Unity) said today LETA.

26.08.2019

Minister: TalTech incident casting shadow all over Estonia's scientific excellence

Estonian Minister of Education and Research Mailis Reps, who is currently on a visit to Kazan, said that the scandal surrounding the alleged fraudulent use of EU support in the Ragnar Nurkse Department of Innovation and Governance (RNI) of Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech) adversely affects all of Estonia's scientific excellence, and, in order to ascertain the details of the incident, TalTech Rector Jaak Aaviksoo has been requested to appear before the minister, according to the Postimees information reported LETA/BNS.

19.08.2019

Juris Borzovs to be nominated for University of Latvia's acting rector

The Education and Science Ministry is planning to nominate University of Latvia Professor Juris Borzovs for the university's acting rector, according to the ministry's draft decree LETA had a chance to see.

19.08.2019

Enforcing sustainability: modern challenges and reforms in education (II)

National education facilities in the states shall be geared towards teaching SDGs and training necessary specialists. Hence, the second article shows that existing education institutions and teaching methods shall be reassessed fundamentally alongside the teaching methods. Sustainable economic growth needs new types of general and professional skills for SDGs’ practical implementation, the skills that have never been trained before.

16.08.2019

airBaltic Training Pilot Academy to Build New Aircraft Hangar in Liepaja

airBaltic Training has launched the construction of a new aircraft hangar in Liepaja. Today, on August 16, 2019, airBaltic together with Transport Minister of the Republic of Latvia Tālis Linkaits, partners from International Airport Liepaja, Liepaja’s city council and construction company LTD PICHE, gathered to celebrate the next step of the airBaltic new aircraft hangar construction process at International Airport Liepaja by inserting Time Capsule in the foundation of the hangar.

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