Ramūnas Karbauskis
Politics

Karbauskis to take up culture reform himself

One of the key priorities for “Peasant” leader Ramūnas Karbauskis and his team is culture. This is why he is prepared to head the Seimas Culture Committee, which will be formed by splitting the current Education, Science and Culture Committee. The Peasant Greens leader also intends to move the Agriculture and Environment ministries to Kaunas. According to Karbauskis, he has consulted with Kaunas Mayor Visvaldas Matijošaitis regarding the matter and the latter is prepared to assist in establishing the ministries in the former temporary capital. […]

Alcohol beverage in Lithuania
CORPORATE

ELECTIONS. ‘Peasants’ – no to alcohol on weekends, yes to state pharmacies

The Lithuanian Peasant and Greens Union (LVŽS) has earned 19 mandates in the multi-mandate electoral district, another 42 politicians are vying to be elected in the second round in single-mandate districts. But Ramūnas Karbauskis, the […]

Vilnius University
Society

Vilnius University included among world’s top 500

The QS World University Rankings 2016–2017 marks an important milestone for Lithuanian academics with Vilnius University (VU) entering the list of the 500 most prominent universities in the world. […]

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Society

NGOs criticize new sexual education programme for dogmatism

Several dozen people, rallied by non-governmental organizations, held a protest action outside the Ministry of Education and Science. They are critical of the new sexual education programme that the ministry is to approve on Wednesday, saying it is too conservative and fails to meet the needs of school students.

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CORPORATE

Lithuanian education system: ‘Illiterate nation with university diplomas’

Dropping admissions to Lithuania’s universities and colleges – 82 study programmes failed to attract any students – have once again put focus on the chronic ills of the country’s education system. […]

Society

Lithuanian professor salaries ‘put them in poverty’

Artūras Žukauskas, the rector at Vilnius University, says he believes that Lithuanian professors’ wages are too low.

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