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20.04.2017|Ministry of Education and Research

PISA 2015 well-being report: Estonian schools provide excellent knowledge to students and a fear-free learning environment

Estonia is one of the few countries with world-class PISA test scores and above average satisfaction with life as stated in the report “Students’ Well-Being: PISA Results 2015”. More than 90% of Estonian students are satisfied with their lives whereby 74% of them are either satisfied or very...
11.04.2017|Ministry of Education and Research

In the field of education, during the EU presidency Estonia will focus on the evolving role of learning and teaching and the links between education and the labour market

At the meeting of Directors General responsible for general education held in Malta yesterday and today, Estonia outlines its priorities for the education sector during EU presidency. Top priorities include the evolving role of learning and teaching, and paying more attention to links between...
10.04.2017|Ministry of Education and Research

In Brussels, Estonia introduced its efforts to develop cooperation between universities and businesses

“Promoting cooperation between businesses and researchers is essential for a small country like Estonia,” said Deputy Secretary General for Higher Education and Research Indrek Reimand at the innovation forum in Brussels today where he provided an overview of Estonia’s priorities during its EU...
27.03.2017|Ministry of Education and Research

Estonia outlined the priorities of its presidency to Directors General for Youth

Estonia’s priorities during its presidency include smart youth work, future of youth and youth sector, and youth volunteering. At today’s meeting of Directors General for Youth held in Malta, Reelika Ojakivi, the Head of Youth Department of the Ministry of Education and Research outlined Estonia’s...
17.02.2017|Ministry of Education and Research

Minister Mailis Reps to meet the EU Ministers for Education and the European Commissioner for Science, Research and Innovation in Brussels

On 16-17 February, Minister Mailis Reps will be visiting Brussels to attend the meeting of EU Ministers for Education. Furthermore, Reps will meet the European Commissioner for Science, Research and Innovation Carlos Moedas to discuss items on Estonia's presidency agenda. "To live up to our EU...
15.02.2017|Ministry of Education and Research

Ministers on PISA conference: development of general skills becomes more and more important

The changing world requires more and more the general competences, for instance, communication, teamwork, analytical thinking and problem solving skills and the ability to use them - in order to be able to control future technologies that will replace the current elementary work tasks, admitted the...
14.02.2017|Ministry of Education and Research

Mailis Reps and the Director for Education and Skills at the OECD Andreas Schleicher addressed the impact of PISA on education policy

Today, the Minister of Education and Research Mailis Reps met with the Director for Education and Skills at the OECD Andreas Schleicher to discuss Estonia's PISA scores and the impact of PISA on education policy making across the world. "PISA test results have sent a clear message to our...
10.02.2017|Ministry of Education and Research

Ministers of Education of three countries and experts from OECD and Boston College meet to discuss PISA test results

On February 14-15, Ministry of Education and Research will host an international conference in Nordic Hotel Forum in Tallinn to be opened by Prime Minister Jüri Ratas. The list of participants includes Ministers of Education from three countries and educational changes experts across the globe....
13.12.2016|Ministry of Education and Research

Minister Mailis Reps: EU presidency is Estonia's chance to show its strengths

Minister Mailis Reps met with Robert Jan Smits, Director-General of DG Research and Innovation of the European Commission to provide an overview of the activities for Estonia's presidency and present Estonia's research sphere. "For Estonia, EU presidency is a novel task and a great responsibility...
07.12.2016|Ministry of Education and Research

PISA 2015: Estonia's basic education is the best in Europe

According to the results of the OECD PISA 2015 international survey of learning outcomes that were published today, the scores achieved by 15-year-olds in Estonia are the highest in Europe and rank among the top scorers worldwide. Likewise, the share of top performers ranks Estonia as one of the...

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