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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...
03.12.2016|Ministry of Education and Research

Annual analysis: number of youth with low level of education should be reduced

Ministry of Education and Research published its annual analysis that rates the Ministry's performance in its various spheres of responsibility. The annual analysis reveals that natural and exact sciences are more popular than ever which means that we should aim even higher. Still, too many young...
30.11.2016|Ministry of Education and Research

European School of Brussels IV now provides basic education in Estonian

Today, the European School of Brussels IV celebrated the opening of the Estonian section. Starting this autumn, the children of Estonian families living in Brussels can acquire basic education in Estonian. This is the first time that basic education in Estonian is provided in a European School....
30.11.2016|Ministry of Education and Research

EU Ministers of Research prioritise supporting young researchers

The Ministers of Research meeting in Brussels today approved the principles for supporting young researchers that should be applied across Europe to ensure that scientific research would be a competitive career choice for youth, equivalent to other areas. Further, the Ministers addressed the...
20.10.2016|Ministry of Education and Research

Minister Maris Lauri: our task is to ensure that everyone can develop their digital competencies and enjoy a successful working life

The Minister of Education and Research, Maris Lauri, who attended the high-level Education, Training and Youth Forum in Brussels today, said that nowadays the use of IT for learning is no longer an objective on its own - instead, the focus is on what can be learned with the help of IT and how these...

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