Education and Science

International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Wednesday, 18.07.2018, 00:17

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Lithuania introduces 'cultural passport' for schoolchildren

Lithuania introduces 'cultural passport' for schoolchildren

13.07.2018

Lithuania is set to launch on September 1 a state-funded program for schoolchildren aimed at improving their access to cultural and educational projects and events, reports LETA/BNS.

Keyword tags: Culture, Education and Science, Lithuania



Jaan Tamm resigns as CEO of Estonian carrier Nordica

Jaan Tamm resigns as CEO of Estonian carrier Nordica

12.07.2018

Jaan Tamm, CEO of the Estonian state-owned airline Nordic Aviation Group (NAG) operating under the Nordica trademark, on Thursday submitted his resignation to the company's supervisory board, which was duly accepted, Nordica`s representative informed BC.

University of Tartu gets permission to have genome samples surveyed abroad

University of Tartu gets permission to have genome samples surveyed abroad

12.07.2018

The Estonian government on Thursday granted permission to the University of Tartu to have genome samples held at the Estonian Biobank surveyed abroad, reported LETA/BNS.


University of Latvia, Riga Technical University and Stradins University receive most enrollment applications

University of Latvia, Riga Technical University and Stradins University receive most enrollment applications

11.07.2018

A total of 10,047 applications have been filed to study at Latvia's universities and colleges in the 2018/2019 academic year, according to enrollment results reported by all twelve universities and colleges in Latvia, informs LETA.

Ban on teaching in Russian at private universities to affect Latvia's education export capacity - RISEBA vice-rector

Ban on teaching in Russian at private universities to affect Latvia's education export capacity - RISEBA vice-rector

10.07.2018

Saeima's amendments to the Law on Institutions of Higher Education, that were recently promulgated by President Raimonds Vejonis, will affect Latvia's education export capacity, Riga International School of Economics and Business Administration (RISEBA) Vice Rector Igors Graurs said in an interview with Latvian Radio today, cites LETA.


05.07.2018

RTU tops list of education institutions recommended by Latvian employers

Riga Technical University (RTU) has topped the list of Latvian universities recommended by employers and Riga Technical College has been named the most recommended college, a survey by the Latvian Confederation of Employers and Prakse.lv career website shows, cites LETA.

04.07.2018

Elena Lukyanova: language amendments in the law violate the rights of Latvian higher institution owners

Dr. Elena Lukyanova (Law), Director of Institute of Law Enforcement Effectiveness Monitoring, Professor of the Justice Department, NRU, a well-known international expert in the protection of rights and freedoms, who specialises in the Latvian situation, has sent a letter concerning language amendments to the Law on Higher Education Institutions to Mr. Raimonds Vējonis), President of the Latvian Republic. The renowned expert in the field of justice points out the consequences of these amendments that cause damage to property, contrary to the international documents. BK publishes the uncensored text of the address below.

04.07.2018

Latvian president promulgates bill banning teaching in Russian at private universities

Latvian President Raimonds Vejonis has promulgated the bill that would ban use of Russian as the language of instruction also at private universities in Latvia, writes LETA, according to the announcement published in the official newspaper Latvijas Vestnesis.

27.06.2018

76% of well-educated Estonian workers would work abroad

Of Estonian workers, 56% would be willing to work abroad, which is slightly less than four years ago, but at the same time 76% of Estonian residents with a higher education degree and 69% of the young generation would be ready to work outside Estonia, it can be seen from the results of the fresh Decoding Global Talent 2018 international survey, cites LETA/BNS. Latvia is 72nd and Lithuania 67th in this survey.

25.06.2018

Research and innovation activities in Europe: solid background for growth

The Commission's 2018 European Innovation Scoreboard shows that the EU's innovation performance continues to improve, but further efforts are needed to ensure Europe's global competitiveness.

21.06.2018

The share of older students in vocational and higher education is increasing in Estonia

In the academic year 2017/2018, there were 153,300 students acquiring general education, 24,100 vocational education and approximately 46,200 higher education in Estonia. Compared to the previous academic year, the number of students in general education increased by 4,100; in vocational education it decreased by 900 and in higher education by 1600.

20.06.2018

Latvia and Peru agree to expand business, educational and science cooperation

Latvia and Peru have agreed to expand business, educational and science cooperation, LETA was told at the Latvian Foreign Ministry.

19.06.2018

Estonian research to get EUR 8 mln from EEA program

A program agreement was signed between Estonia, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway on June 18th, according to which Estonia will utilize more than eight million euros' worth of support of the European Economic Area (EEA) Financial Mechanism Programme for carrying out research and higher education cooperation projects, reports LETA.

18.06.2018

Zvaigzne ABC saw reduction in turnover and losses in 2017

The consolidated turnover of Latvian book publishing company Zvaigzne ABC reduced by 5.7% to EUR 12.39 million in 2017, writes LETA according to Firmas.lv.

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