Posts tagged as University

University of Latvia to raise tuition fees

Friday, April 23, 2021

The University of Latvia (LU) plans to increase tuition fees in the new academic year 2021/2022, the rector of the university, Indriķis Muižnieks, told Latvian Radio April 23. He explained that the development of remote studies requires new investments in both technology and teaching staff. “It is a need for the quality level of the [studies] to be maintained. The increase in tuition fees will be less than 10%, even…

Two Latvian universities ranked 201-300 in the world in sustainability

Thursday, April 22, 2021

According to the world university sustainability ratings published April 21, The Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2021, University of Latvia (LU) and Rīga Technical University (RTU) have ranked top 201-300. The Times Higher Education Impact Rankings are global performance tables that assess universities against the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The 2021 Impact Rankings include 1,115 universities from 94 countries/regions. From Latvia, the rankings included University of Latvia (LU), Rīga Technical University (RTU), Rīga…

Survey: Estonian businesses hiring more international remote workers

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Due to the travel restrictions caused by the coronavirus pandemic, and in order to alleviate shortages of labor, companies in Estonia have increasingly begun to hire international remote workers, a survey conducted by the Center for Applied Social Sciences (CASS) at the University of Tartu shows. “Flexible solutions, when it comes to the work environment, are becoming ever more important and many jobs do not necessarily require working at the…

Belarusian students find refuge in Lithuanian universities

Monday, January 11, 2021

Belarusian university students have been forced to flee after attending protests and being expelled, persecuted, and imprisoned. Some have found their way to Lithuania, writes LRT. Yevgeniy Ignatsiyev might seem like an ordinary student who decided to pursue higher education in a foreign country. The 19-year-old from Minsk is now a student at the European Humanities University (EHU) in Vilnius. But Ignatsiyev is not a student on exchange – he…

Lithuanian university offers 50 more spots to Belarusian students

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Vytautas Magnus University (VDU) in Kaunas is setting up a support fund for Belarusian students and will accept 50 more students from the neighbouring country. “Continuing the long-standing initiative dedicated to Eastern Partnership countries and in a bid to support Belarusian students, Vytautas Magnus University will accept another 50 students from this country who feel unsafe in their homeland, are being persecuted for civic and political reasons and have been…

Cabinet approves Muižnieks as University of Latvia rector

Thursday, March 26, 2020

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. The government decided on the matter at a March 26 remote meeting. Muižnieks’ candidacy was supported by Education Minister Ilga Šuplinska (New Conservative Party) and unanimously approved by all the government ministers. In August last year, the Cabinet of Ministers    decided not approve Indriķis Muižnieks to continue…

Universities attempting to settle harassment complaints in-house

Friday, January 17, 2020

Estonian universities have processed more cases of harassment than have come to light in recent years. Criminal proceedings are not launched in most cases as matters are settled in-house. In connection with a fresh harassment scandal at the University of Tartu, ERR asked six largest universities about how many similar cases have come to the attention of the management in recent years and how they are solved. The University of…

University lecturers protest education underfunding by handing out fake diplomas

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Academic workers staged an action outside the government building in Vilnius, distributing free diplomas in protest of underfunding for higher education and science in Lithuania. The action on Wednesday was entitled ‘Diplomas už ačių’, or ‘Diploma for free’, with a misspelling that referred to an error made by the former minister of education. Several hundred passersby joined the protest by Vilnius University workers and were given fake diplomas. The action…

Tallinn University committee reassessing police chief plagiarism claims

Monday, September 23, 2019

Tallinn University’s (TLÜ) masters program thesis committee is to meet Monday to reassess the 2016 thesis by Police and Border Guard Board chief Elmar Vaher. Vaher was cleared of plagiarism by TLÜ in July, though violations of principles of copyright, citation and research ethics in the thesis were noted. The committee says it will also make its decision Monday, though this may not be made public until later, ERR’s Estonian…

University of Tartu spends over €60,000 on Hallik court case

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

The University of Tartu has spent over €60,000 in legal fees on the court case against former library director Martin Hallik. ERR reported (link in Estonian) on Monday that, so far, court costs have amounted to €63,045. Last week Tartu County Court upheld its decision in favor of former University of Tartu library director Martin Hallik, and ordered the university to pay him over €90,000 for unfair dismissal. Hallink was dismissed from…