As of April 6, television channels ReTV and Sportacentrs.com will broadcast content for schoolchildren and become educational channels under the Tava Klase (Your Class) banner, Education Minister Ilga Šuplinska (New Conservative Party) told reporters March 31.
Schools are unlikely to reopen for the rest of the spring semester, but the length of the school year isn't likely to be extended either, according to Education and Science Minister Ilga Šuplinska (New Conservative Party) on March 31.
Ten months after elections were held for the post of rector at the University of Latvia, the cabinet has approved Indriķis Muižnieks at the post.
About 3%, or 5,000 of Latvia's school-age students have neither a computer at home, nor a smartphone with internet access, making remote studies impossible.
On 24 February in Geneva, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Latvia, Edgars Rinkēvičs, submitted a letter signed by the Latvian Minister of Education and Science, Ilga Šuplinska, applying for membership of the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), in the presence of Fabiolai Gianotti, Secretary of the CERN Council and the organisation’s Director-General.
On February 18 the Cabinet of Ministers approved a conceptual report from the Education and Science Ministry (IZM) on the restructuring of the university management system, according to a February 19 press release.
24 newly graduated Riga Technical University (RTU) architects displayed their diploma projects offering modern architectural solutions for the regeneration of various Rīga territories in an exhibit titled “100% Organic Architects” at the RTU Faculty of Architecture on January 24, according to a Latvian Radio broadcast on January 28.
Scientists at the University of Latvia Institute of Solid State Physics under the leadership of Roberts Eglītis have developed a much more effective battery without increasing production costs, according to Latvian Television's morning news broadcast “Rīta Panorāma” on January 27.
In Latvia, as in the rest of the world, there are many more mushrooms than plants, however as there aren't many mycologists, new mushroom species are often uncovered by regular residents, as happened with Latvia's State Forests Northern Kurzeme planner in the Mērsrags area, according to LTV's daily news broadcast “Dienas ziņas” on January 12.
From Monday, January 6, Riga City Council Education, Culture and Sports Department (RD IKSD) is inviting residents of the Latvian capital to apply for free Latvian language courses.
About 200 schools in Latvia have to think about altering and improving the educational levels they provide, Minister of Education and Science Ilga Šuplinska (New Conservative Party) said in an interview with the Diena newspaper, the LETA newswire reported January 2.
For the first time in Latvian history the country had the opportunity to name a star and a planet, and the name Liesma (Flame) was chosen for the star, while the planet was named Staburags after a famous cliff on the Daugava river bank, astronomer Ilmārs Eglītis told Latvian Television's “4. Studija” broadcast on December 28.
Latvia fares reasonably well in the latest Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) education rankings produced by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and released December 3, though there is definite room for improvement, and bullying appears to be a serious area of concern.
The University of Latvia (LU), the Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies (LLU) and Riga Technical University (RTU) have qualified for the "Times Higher Education" 2020 world university rankings by subject in life and physical sciences, according to the ranking data.
Supporters say that making it mandatory to write doctoral theses in English or some other foreign language would increase the international competitiveness of Latvian scientists, but more than 450 industry representatives have signed a letter categorically opposing such changes, according to Latvian Television (LTV).
Over 295 million euros have been invested in competitive education programs over the last 13 years to strengthen vocational education institutions in Latvia, reports Latvian Radio.
On Thursday, October 10, MPs rejected a request by the opposition Greens and Farmers' Union (ZZS) for the resignation from the Minister of Education and Science, Ilga Šuplinka (New Conservative Party).
The chaotic situation at the top of Latvia's pre-eminent educational institution grew further September 30 when the Administrative District Court suspended the Cabinet of Ministers' decision not to approve Indriķis Muižnieks as the University of Latvia rector, reported LETA.
The coalition cooperation council meeting on September 23 discussed the National Alliance's proposal on the amendments to the Education Law and agreed that there should be a full transition to the Latvian language in all education levels, said the secretary general of the National Alliance Raivis Zeltits, reported the LETA newswire.
The University of Latvia has been ranked from 801 to 1,000 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020 research.
The number of freshmen at Rīga Stradiņš University (RSU) and the University of Latvia has increased this year, while it remains unchanged at other major universities.
Bags are being packed, shoes shined and flowers presented to teachers across Latvia September with the start of another school year on what is referred to as "Knowledge Day".
A row over who's going to be the next University of Latvia rector has advanced at the start of the new academic year as Indriķis Muižnieks has gone to court over the Cabinet of Ministers decision not to reappoint him at the post.
On Tuesday, August 27, the Cabinet of Ministers decided not approve Indriķis Muižnieks to continue in his position as Rector of the University of Latvia.
For the third consecutive year, the Latvia-based language technology company Tilde has won the “Olympics” of the machine translation technology – the WMT 2019 competition. This year Tilde's team participated with its machine translation technology for the English-Lithuanian language pair, outperforming online translation platforms such as Google, Microsoft, and others.
For the first time, Riga has been included in the annual list of the world’s best student cities compiled by the British Quacquarelli Symonds company, reported LETA on August 2.
Baiba Broka (National Alliance), suspected of involvement in corrupt practices, has decided to leave her post at the University of Latvia, according to information from LETA, July 30.
A government institution has found violations in the election of the new University of Latvia rector, but the government vote of instating Indriķis Muižnieks in his post will go ahead anyway, said Education Minister Ilga Šuplinska (New Conservative Party) July 17.
This year, 10 911 people have applied to do undergraduate degrees at one of 13 higher education institutions in Latvia. This is the highest number of applicants in the last five years, according to information provided by LETA on July 10.