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Friday, 18.08.2017, 11:54
The University of Tartu, which found itself on the prestigious Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), or the Shanghai Ranking, for the first time in 2016, climbed to 301-400 this year, reports LETA/BNS.
Keyword tags: Education and Science, Estonia, EU – Baltic States, Rating
Estonia once again tops the Civil Society Organization (CSO) Sustainability Index for Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasia for 2016 published by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), although this time Estonia is among the countries where after years of fast development a setback can be seen, writes LETA/BNS.
Latvia has been ranked 34th in the Global Retirement Index 2017 drawn up by Natixis Global Asset Management, which is two positions lower than last year. Other Baltic states have shown better results than Latvia this year, with Lithuania taking 31st and Estonia 26th position, informs LETA.
The international rating agency Moody’s Investors Service has affirmed Estonia's A1 government bond rating with a stable outlook, informs LETA/BNS.
Riga has been ranked the world’s 126th most expensive location and the cost of living in the Latvian capital is significantly higher than in the other two Baltic capitals – Tallinn and Vilnius, a survey by Mercer Human Research Consulting shows.
African, Asian, and European cities dominate the list of most expensive locations for working abroad
In a rapidly changing world, mobility has become a core component of multinational organizations’ global talent strategy. To support the growing number of international assignees working in an increased number of locations, organizations are focusing on evaluating assignments from a cultural perspective, preparing for regional and lateral moves, and modifying compensation approaches to stay competitive. As organizations grapple with these challenges, they are working hard to accommodate the needs of their workforce and to support employees’ careers. According to Mercer’s 2017 Global Talent Trends Study, fair and competitive pay as well as opportunities for promotion are top priorities for employees this year – not surprising given the current climate of uncertainty and change.
Switzerland, Sweden, the Netherlands, the USA and the UK are the world’s most- innovative countries, while a group of nations including India, Kenya, and Viet Nam are outperforming their development- level peers, according to the Global Innovation Index 2017 coauthored by Cornell University, INSEAD and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).