Immersion inside the oldest university of Eastern Europe

Founded in 1579 the University of Vilnius is one of the oldest establishments of higher education in Eastern and Central Europe. The Jesuits was in charge of the university during its two More »

Integration of Roma is ‘Mission Impossible’

Due to pressure from the EU, Lithuania launched an action plan for a 2012-2014 integration of their segregated Roma minority into society. The action plan especially focuses on the Vilnius suburb of More »

‘Brain drain’ creating major headaches

In the past 5 years, Lithuania has reportedly lost 700, 000 people who have sought educational and working opportunities in surrounding EU countries. The adverse effects of the countries proclaimed ‘brain drain’ More »

The Lithuanian cadets, double skilled professionals

The economic crisis that is hitting Europe leads many young Lithuanians to choose the army to get a degree for free and to ensure their future job stability. The Lithuanian Military Academy More »

Scotland an attractive place for foreign workers

Are you looking for a job in Britain? Then chances are that you will end up in Edinburgh or Glasgow rather than Birmingham or Newcastle. According to statistics from the department for More »

 

Creativity outshines gloomy dictatorial past

Before the break of the Soviet rule, the classroom atmosphere in Lithuania was extremely strict; Questions were not encouraged, noise was not allowed and challenging the knowledge and authority of teachers was preposterous. Even

Lithuania needs skilled personnel in Language Technologies

According to the Strategic Research Agenda (SRA) for Multilingual Europe 2020 published this year by the Multilingual Europe Technology Alliance,  the lack of qualified professionals in Language Technologies is one of the

New step in defence cooperation between Lithuania and Poland

Altough the military cooperation between Lithuania and Poland began in 2001, the last visit of the Polish defence minister Tomasz in Vilnius gived  a boost for the protection of the Baltic. By

Finnish students left unprepared for adult life

Given top rankings in the PISA surveys, the Finnish schools are called the best of the best. Yet still, youth unemployment is on the rise, as young Finns are unready for the

Dual citizenship is no longer a ticket to free education

A dual citizenship has been a way for UK students to avoid the Scottish school fees. For students from Northern Ireland there are possibilities to claim an Irish passport to get around

15 years after the conflict (continued): Universities integrated but students still separated

Northern Ireland has a segregated education system, until you go to university. But even though the universities have no formal separation the students still socialize within their own community. By Elin Larsson

Scotland favours EU students over neighbouring UK students

EU students can benefit from Scottish education without paying a single penny in tuition fees. But for Scotland’s direct neighbours and fellow countrymen, the reality is another. Students from elsewhere within the

Finland in danger: Never stop trusting your teachers

Two countries, two primary school teachers, both of them young and with similar experience, both of them Masters of Pedagogic. However, there is a huge difference between them as they are seen

15 years after the conflict: Northern Ireland’s school system keeps the issues alive

In 1998 the Good Friday agreement was signed in Northern Ireland, a settlement to promote peace, unify the country and stop the violence. Today 15 years later 90% of the students go

Poor students still need help to get in to the best universities

Many poorer students in Britain are eligible for places at top universities, but are still being rejected for non-academic reasons. Leading educational institutes should go further to bridge the gap between the

The next businessmen

Education projects aim to improve entrepreneurship skills among young professionals in France Text and photos: Vívian Soares Marseille, France – Jean-David Lacombe is working on the creation of his first company. The

Belgian Eldorado? The reasons behind the French students exodus

For many French students, crossing the border to go study abroad has become a common practice. Each year, more than 15,000 students go to the northern neighbour Belgium to carry out studies

Immersion inside the oldest university of Eastern Europe

Founded in 1579 the University of Vilnius is one of the oldest establishments of higher education in Eastern and Central Europe. The Jesuits was in charge of the university during its two

Exchange culture at its best

2013 is a year of celebration: The Elysée Contract is commemorating its 50th anniversary and more than ever the Franco-German friendship takes the center stage. Political and economical attachment of the two

Let’s dare to speak about prostitution

In the European Union more and more people get exploited as prostitutes. That is the result of a new EU-study about human trafficking. What is not mentioned in these statistics however, is

Integration of Roma is ‘Mission Impossible’

Due to pressure from the EU, Lithuania launched an action plan for a 2012-2014 integration of their segregated Roma minority into society. The action plan especially focuses on the Vilnius suburb of

Cambridge University “definitely the most elitist in Britain”

Student Kelvin James has blasted Cambridge University, deeming them to be one of the most elitist universities in Britain. The controversial statement comes in the wake of Kelvin’s application being rejected despite

British universities face an online avalanche

  A number of British universities could be facing closure, if they don’t adapt their methods of teaching to the 21st century, states a new report on the future of higher education.

‘Brain drain’ creating major headaches

In the past 5 years, Lithuania has reportedly lost 700, 000 people who have sought educational and working opportunities in surrounding EU countries. The adverse effects of the countries proclaimed ‘brain drain’

The Lithuanian cadets, double skilled professionals

The economic crisis that is hitting Europe leads many young Lithuanians to choose the army to get a degree for free and to ensure their future job stability. The Lithuanian Military Academy