Education and Science

International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Wednesday, 21.11.2018, 06:47

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Internationally mobile students in the EU

Internationally mobile students in the EU

16.11.2018

There were at least 1.6 million degree mobile students from abroad who studied at tertiary education level across the European Union (EU) in 2016. These are internationally mobile students enrolled in a degree programme in a country other than the one where they completed their upper secondary education, informed Eurostat.

Keyword tags: Education and Science, EU – Baltic States



Estonian govt changes arrangement of how European School is managed

Estonian govt changes arrangement of how European School is managed

15.11.2018

The Estonian government on Thursday authorized Minister of Education and Research Mailis Reps to establish a foundation by the name of Euroopa Kool that would take over management of the Tallinn European School from the Innove foundation, informed LETA/BNS.

Constitutional Court to hear one more lawsuit over transition to education in Latvian

Constitutional Court to hear one more lawsuit over transition to education in Latvian

14.11.2018

The Constitutional Court has accepted for hearing another lawsuit contesting the constitutionality of the amendments to the Education Law providing for a transition to education in Latvian in all ethnic minority schools, the court’s representative Ketija Strazda told LETA.


Estonian young people not greatly interested in ICT studies – survey

Estonian young people not greatly interested in ICT studies – survey

13.11.2018

Of Estonian high school students 7% are definitely planning to continue their studies in a specialty related to information technology and 16% say they are very likely to do it, it appears from the findings of a study by Kantar Emor commissioned by Transferwise, cities LETA/BNS.

TalTech to start building self-driving bus

TalTech to start building self-driving bus

13.11.2018

Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech) and Estonian car dealer Silberauto have entered into a cooperation arrangement to build a self-driving bus suited for operation on the streets of Tallinn, which is expected to be completed next year, informs LETA/BNS.


12.11.2018

Latvian beekeepers to participate in European Honey Breakfast campaign

Latvian beekeepers have decided to participate in the European Honey Breakfast initiative, providing honey tasting and educational lectures to pupils of the nearby schools and preschools, informs LETA referring to the Latvian beekeepers organization.

12.11.2018

University of Latvia ranked 50th best in Eastern European and Central Asian region

The University of Latvia has been ranked the 50th best among Eastern European and Central Asian higher education institutions, informs LETA referring the international university rankings published by QS University Rankings.

05.11.2018

Digital skills in teaching and education: Commission’s initiative and SDGs

European Commission suggested new education tools to help schools in the EU states and some neighbouring countries (e.g. Russia, Georgia and Serbia) using digital technologies for teaching and learning. In the EU alone, the new tool will be offered to 76.7 million students and teachers in 250,000 schools on a voluntary basis. Besides, universities have to activate inclusion of SDGs into their agendas and curricula.

05.11.2018

Creating a competitive European quantum industry: new initiative

The Quantum Technologies Flagship program with about €1 billion investment is a new initiative to fund over 5,000 of Europe's leading quantum technologies researchers over the next ten years and aims to place Europe at the forefront of the second quantum revolution. The Baltic States’ research community is to take this initiative seriously…

02.11.2018

Social sciences at University of Tartu ranked high in Times Higher Education list

Times Higher Education (THE), a publication rating internationally acknowledged higher education institutions, has ranked high several specialties of the University of Tartu's social sciences, whereas two specialties made the list for the first time, informed LETA/BNS.

02.11.2018

Teachers to strike over new pay system in Lithuania in November

Teachers will start a termless protest against the new pay system on Nov. 12, the Lithuanian Education Employees Trade Union says LETA/BNS.

01.11.2018

Violations in green food product procurements discovered in 86% of inspected Latvia’s schools

The Latvian Food and Veterinary Service (PVD) this year has inspected 55 educational institutions, and in 86% of cases discovered violations in green procurements of food products, informs LETA.

31.10.2018

airBaltic Pilot Academy receives Diamond flight simulator

airBaltic Pilot Academy has received Diamond Aircraft DSIM flight training simulator which was ordered earlier this year and now supplements the training aircraft used by the academy. The simulator will be based in airBalticTraining facilities in Riga, informed the company’s representative.

25.10.2018

Latvia’s Saeima approves easing language requirements for SSE Riga rector for now

The Saeima of Latvia in the final reading approved legislation easing state language command requirements for the rector of the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga (SSE Riga), informs LETA.

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