Posts tagged as student

Warmhearted Formality: being an exchange student in Latvia

Saturday, February 20, 2021

Danish exchange student Linus Folke Jensen tells LSM what it’s like to find yourself in the middle of the mainstream Latvian educational system as a foreigner. I had no idea what to expect from the Latvian state school system when I first landed at Riga Airport last August. I had thrown myself head-first into the challenge of leaving behind my safe bubble of friends and family in my home country of Denmark,…

Student loans are handed out uncontrolled

Thursday, November 12, 2020

The new study and student loan model developed by the Ministry of Education and Science (IZM) introduced this year is not sustainable – loans are issued in an uncontrolled model, the Ministry of Finance (FM) said in a release November 12. IZM’s model provides that a student loan does not require a second guarantor or any other safety mechanism; this function was undertaken by finance institution  Altum . In the long…

Latvian student to build furniture from coffee grounds

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Rīga Technical University Master’s degree student Vineta Haritonova is currently working on wall panels and interior design  objects produced of coffee grounds, Latvian Television reported October 8. For many people, every morning starts with a sip of coffee. Afterwards, coffee grounds remain that we mostly throw out. Some people use them as compost, but student Vineta is creating ways to build house interior elements from the grounds. “I’ve been interested…

Student charged with terror attempt in Vilnius remains in custody

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

A Vilnius court ordered on Monday that Gediminas Beržinskas, a follower of neo-Nazi extremism and a student charged with attempting to commit a terror act in the Lithuanian capital last October, remain in pre-trial custody. The 21-year-old was charged with placing a home-made bomb, containing an equivalent of 2.5 kilograms of explosives, outside a Western Union office in Vilnius and spray painting “FK Division”, “Siege” and a swastika on the…

Trump: I don’t think NK’s Kim had role in US student’s death

Thursday, February 28, 2019

President Donald Trump says he doesn’t think North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was involved in the mistreatment of American college student Otto Warmbier (WARM’-beer), who died after being detained in the isolated country. Trump says of Kim: “He tells me that he didn’t know about it, and I will take him at his word.” Trump has taken credit for freeing American prisoners abroad and used Warmbier’s death as a…