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Sunday, 05.07.2015, 22:21
In the 2014-2015 academic year, the number of students in Lithuania per 1,000 population totalled 182 (in 2013-2014, 187). In total, in the 2014-2015 academic year, the number of students amounted to 532,000, or each fifth resident of Lithuania, informs LETA/ELTA.
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Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius has congratulated President of Poland Bronislaw Komorowski on receiving Honorary Doctorate from Vytautas Magnus University (Kaunas), reports LETA/ELTA.
The new mandate agreement signed presently between the European Commission and the European Investment Fund (EIF) is aimed at promoting growth in the EU by assisting SMEs and micro-enterprises in access to finances. Over €500 million support will be made available under the European Program for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI).
Presentation of the book "Latvia and Turkey: Distant and Near" took place in Ventspils on June 25, 2015 in the frames of the European Third-Country Nationals Integration Fund ‘s Project (Grant Agreement Nr. IF/2013/1.a/20).
In 2014, higher education and general government sectors spent EUR 260.5 mln. on research and experimental development (R&D), writes LETA/ELTA.
With the beginning of the summer, Baltic Aviation Academy continues spreading the joy of aviation to the industry enthusiasts, newcomers and those who have never had any interest in aviation, reports communications project manager Agne Mikalauskaite.
On Wednesday, 17th June at 11.00, the Ministers of Defence of three Baltic States will open the lecture room named Baltic Way in the Baltic Defence College, in the framework of the graduation ceremony, reported BC Baltic Defence College PR and Information Adviser Merike Järv.
The 10th of June saw the opening of Saulėtekis (Sunrise) Valley’s brand new Technology and Innovation Centre. Scientists in the centre will develop unique inventions and cutting edge technologies for use worldwide, reported BC the agency Invest Lithuania.
Last week, Klaipeda (Lithuania) hosted the joint meeting of the Baltic Assembly (BA) Welfare Committee and the BA Education, Science and Culture Committee. The meeting was devoted to discussing the labour market of the Baltic States with regard to its outlook and the key challenges and policy responses related to it, reported BC the Seimas press service.
On Wednesday, June 10, 2015, Prime Minister Laimdota met President of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, who is the head of the state presiding over the Latin American and Caribbean states, reported BC press secretary to the Prime Minister Aiva Rozenberga.
On June 5th 2015, Prime Minister of Estonia Taavi Rõivas attended a round table concerning entrepreneurship at UT Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, where it was concluded that there is a need to support the cooperation between universities and enterprises and thereby the courage and willingness of young people to generate new ideas for business activities, reports BC governmental press service.
Foreign Minister Keit Pentus-Rosimannus met with teachers and parents of the New York Estonian Educational Society’s Estonian school to hear about the school’s progress and discuss ways to increase the involvement of foreign Estonians. The Foreign Minister thanked the teachers and parents for their commitment to the preservation of Estonian identity, language and culture, reported BC the Estonian MFA.
Vice-rector of Sciences at the University of Latvia (LU), Indrikis Muiznieks (1953) was voted in today as the new Rector of LU, informs LETA.
On 1-3 June 2015, under the Latvian Presidency, an away day for the Committee of the European Social Fund (ESF) organised by the European Commission (EC) took place in Riga. At the meeting, state administration bodies from the EU Member States together with social partners discussed topical issues related to ESF implementation in each Member State, informs eu2015.lv.
President Toomas Hendrik Ilves, who on June 2nd 2015 arrived in Tbilisi for a two-day official visit, emphasised that the successful euro-integration reforms of Georgia will bring the country closer to the European Union and increase the everyday living standards of people, while also representing an important and long-term investment into the security of the country, reported BC presidential press service.