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Friday, 26.08.2016, 09:40
The Latvians who live and work in foreign countries provide around EUR 500 million a year to the Latvian economy, Peteris Elferts, the Foreign Ministry's Ambassador-at-Large for diaspora, said on public radio Wednesday, cites LETA.
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Children may have to start school at the age of six in the 2018/2019 school year, Education and Science Minister Karlis Sadurskis (Unity) said at a meeting of the Latvian Trade Union of Education and Science Employees Council today, reports LETA.
The presentation of the book donation by The Gorbachev Foundation at the Academic Library of the University of Latvia18.08.2016
On 18 August 2016, at 14.00 o’clock at the Academic Library of the University of Latvia (Rupniecibas street 10, Riga) the book donation by The Gorbachev Foundation will take place.
After lengthy debating, the government today approved a EUR 164 million allocation from the EU’s structural funds, meant for the development the infrastructure of Latvia’s scientific institutions and STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) programs at higher education institutions, writes LETA.
Newly published book provides insights into the state of the art for research and innovation regarding the Internet of Things (IoT), while exposing the challenges and opportunities within the future IoT ecosystems.
This year 102 people had filed appeals against results of centralized graduation exams, the Latvian National Center for Education (VISC) reported, informs LETA.
A program to develop medical education in Vietnam, written under the leadership of medical researchers from the University of Tartu, has received an European Commission grant of 958,804 euros, reports LETA/BNS.
Rent prices in Lithuania's capital Vilnius have increased by about 5% this summer, as compared with the summer of 2015 – the fact has been admitted by real estate agents, saying that the price increase has not slowed down the market but, quite the opposite, provides better opportunities for owners of popular homes, according to delfi.lt writes LETA/BNS.
Euronews unveils its revamped website euronews.com, offering an original user experience, based on the concept 'All Views'. Through a 'responsive web design' interface, the new website meets consumer needs and habits, in information-seeking across all types of platforms, BC informs Lydie Bonvallet Head of Press and Public Relations.
The publication is inspired by the active European Commission’s integration plan that was adopted in mid-2014. Although “the plan” was shaped as a political guidance, it has held an overwhelming “agenda for jobs, growth, fairness and democratic change”.
Organizer - Latvian Institute IRIS-ALKONA - traditionally receives in July scientists, researchers, academic staff, as well as businessmen and practitioners. The main purpose: to share their research and practical (professional) views, to discuss topical issues in economics, business and finance.
Number of Latvian school students, who fail at centralized graduation exams twice as high as in 2015
The number of students who failed at high school centralized graduation exams this year – 234 – is twice as high as in 2015, as the National Center for Education told LETA.
The Lithuanian parliament Seimas has given the green-light to the state to sign contracts with higher education providers based on what professionals it needs and has allowed reducing the time needed for a bachelor's degree by a year to three years, informs LETA/BNS.
As a result of reforming the teacher remuneration system, the earmarked subsidy for teachers' salaries will increase for about 88% of local governments in Latvia, informs LETA.
Lithuania is inviting Israel's scientists to cooperate and use its integrated science, studies and business centers, or "science valleys", Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius said on Tuesday after meeting with Nili Cohen, president of the Israeli Academy of Sciences and Humanities, reports LETA/BNS.