The Ministry of Education and Science (IZM) is preparing changes to the Education Law, which would provide for a requirement for pupils to have Internet access, research journalism center Re:baltica reported on July 9.
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has included the educational TV “Tava klase” created by the Latvian Ministry of Education and Science (IZM) among the best educational projects in the world during the pandemic, IZM said on July 9.
To ensure internationally competitive education at the University of Latvia (LU), a change is being implemented in the study program offer, LU representatives said on July 7.
A quarter of Latvian rural schools still do not have a high-quality high-speed Internet that would help with learning online, Latvian Television reported on July 4.
On Thursday, July 2, the Saeima supported the draft Law on International Schools in the final reading, Saeima representatives said in a media statement on July 2.
This week, June 24 2020, the Council of the European Space Agency (ESA) approved Latvia as an associated Member State of ESA, informed the Ministry of Education and Science (IZM) Communications Division on June 26.
The Ed-TechEvolution acceleration program begins on Monday June 15, starting a five-day all-online intensive education technology event involving the ten best projects out of more than 40 international applicants.
Over the first week of June, the winners of the "Midemlab 2020" music industry technology competition were announced. An app from Latvia, Solfeg.io, won the "Music Creation and Education" category, representatives said on June 8.
In September this year, if the epidemiological situation allows for a partial resumption of on-site classes in schools, priority will be given to younger pupils, said Education Minister Ilga Šuplinska (New Conservative Party) in an interview to Latvian Radio on June 1.
The Stockholm School of Economics in Rīga (SSE) has been named among the top 20 business schools in the world by the British financial daily The Financial Times.
The government on April 30 approved the Education and Science Ministry's proposal that school leaving examinations for 9th-grade students should not be held this year.
The government decided to provide doctoral (Ph.D.) candidates with the opportunity to defend their dissertation remotely in order to ensure an operative and quality higher education process, according to the Education and Science Ministry on April 28.
230 Latvian students are currently working on solutions to 25 problem situations created by the Covid-19 novel coronavirus crisis in the CrisisLab, which is a two-week project involving six universities and various other organizations, according to a Latvian Radio broadcast on April 27.
Exit exams for ninth-graders and high school students are to be rescheduled, perhaps to June and July, according to the Latvian government.
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.