NBJ Academic News

We introduce some academic news on research promotion and higher education in Nordic, Baltic countries and Japan.

Estonia
Education ministry wants doctoral students to earn average national wage
(ERR, 23 October 2020)
Finland
What makes international students want to stay on or go?(University World News, 17 October 2020)
Sweden
Matilda Ernkrans attends ministerial conference on European Research Area(Ministry of Education and Research, 13 October 2020)
Sweden
Matilda Ernkrans participating in TEDxUNEP on role of higher education in addressing climate transition(Ministry of Education and Research, 13 October 2020)
Estonia
Government plans to make tuition fees compulsory for third-country students 
(ERR, 13 October 2020)
Iceland
More Funding Needed to Teach Foreigners Icelandic
(Iceland Review, 12 October 2020)
Lithuania
Lithuanian scientists not awarded Nobel prize despite discovering same technology
(LRT, 8 October 2020)
Lithuania
EU approves Lithuanian research funding to tackle coronavirus
(LRT, 7 October 2020)
Estonia
University of Tartu, Academy of Security Sciences open building in Narva
(ERR, 3 October 2020)
Finland
EUROSTUDENT VII Student Study: Over 70% of higher education students view their future in a positive light(Ministry of Education and Culture, 1 October 2020)
Sweden
International student numbers up 13% despite COVID-19(University World News, 30 September 2020)
Sweden
Thousands stuck in lottery queue to sit university entrance exam(Radio Sweden, 25 September 2020)
Denmark
Minister demands faster pace of change for women in HE(University World News, 25 September 2020)
Norway
Norwegian students had a tough spring due to coronavirus, survey shows(Norway Today, 24 September 2020)
Sweden
10 million SEK to national study of COVID-19(Swedish Research Council, 22 September 2020)
Sweden
Criticism against “first come, first served” applications for university qualification exam(Radio Sweden, 23 September 2020)
Latvia
More foreign students than expected in Latvia’s universities(Latvian Public Broadcasting, 23 September 2020)
Sweden
Report launched on research targeting the Sustainable Development Goals(STINT, 23 September 2020)
Sweden
A further 8 million SEK to support clinical studies relating to COVID-19(Swedish Research Council, 22 September 2020)
Sweden
Three new members elected to the Academy in September(The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, 21 September 2020)
Iceland
Masks Required in Secondary Schools and Universities(Iceland Review, 21 September 2020)
Denmark
Surge of interest in theology due to COVID-19 pandemic(University World News, 19 September 2020)
Finland
450 to lose higher education study places over official blunder(Yle, 18 September 2020)
Finland
Ministers Andersson and Saarikko: Budget session decisions raise Finland’s level of education and secure the funding of civil society(Ministry of Education and Culture, 17 September 2020)
Finland
Turku University moves to distance learning after confirmed coronavirus infections(Yle, 17 September 2020)
Norway
The government extends grant rules to allow more people to contribute to health care(Norway Today, 17 September 2020)
Sweden
First come, first serve system proposed for university entrance exam(Radio Sweden, 17 September 2020)
Japan
Vaccine research deepens university-industry collaboration(University World News, 15 September 2020)
Japan
80% of universities in Japan plan to hold both in-person and online lessons(The Japan Times, 15 September 2020)
Iceland
Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 at University of Iceland’s Office and Cafeteria(Iceland Review, 15 September 2020)
Sweden
Aminoff Prize rewards explosive studies of biological macromolecules(The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, 14 September 2020)
Norway
NOK 600 million of student education funds still unused(Norway Today, 13 September 2020)
Norway
UiO open to sending exchange student to Europe this spring(Norway Today, 12 September 2020)
Sweden
General director resigns over government’s push to have university exam(Radio Sweden, 10 September 2020)
Finland
University of Vaasa switches entirely to distance learning (Yle, 8 September 2020)
Finland
Implementation of strategy for Finnish research Infrastructures launched, first policies published(Academy of Finland, 7 September 2020)
Sweden
Journalist and author Ingrid Carlberg is awarded IVA’s award for science journalism(IVA, 7 September 2020)
Japan
Education in Japan beyond the crisis of COVID-19 –Leave No One Behind–(MEXT, 5 September 2020)
Japan
Japan Aiming to Raise Enrollment Limits at Local Universities(Jiji Press, 3 September 2020)
Sweden
Record number of researchers in Sweden to get ERC Starting Grant(Swedish Research Council, 3 September 2020)
Norway
4,400 students are still in the housing queue(Norway Today, 3 September 2020)
Latvia
Infectologist: Universities a high COVID-19 risk in Latvia(Latvian Public Broadcasting, 3 September 2020)
Sweden
Swedish University exam unlikely to go ahead at all this year(The Local Sweden, 2 September 2020)
Sweden
10 million SEK to Biobank Sweden for coordinating COVID-19 samples(Swedish Research Council, 1 September 2020)
Norway
More than 2,000 employees in the tourism industry have enrolled in education(Norway Today, 1 September 2020)
Finland
Many foreign uni students struggle to arrive in Finland as term begins(Yle, 31 August 2020)
Finland
Academy of Finland to implement changes in international and bilateral mobility funding(Academy of Finland, 31 August 2020)
Sweden
Sweden considers U-turn over cancelled university exam(The Local Sweden, 27 August 2020)
Latvia
Three universities in Latvia plan to start a joint school(Latvian Public Broadcasting, 26 August 2020)
Japan
Women make up record 45.5% of university students in Japan(The Japan Times, 26 August 2020)
Estonia
Confusion remains on foreign students’ isolation requirements(ERR, 24 August 2020)
Japan
University of Tokyo to sell bonds in first of its kind in Japan(The Japan Times, 24 August 2020)
Norway
7 out of 10 students complete a degree after eight years of study(Norway Today, 23 August 2020)
Finland
Revamping student admissions to raise national education levels(University World News,21 August 2020)
Japan
Most Japanese private universities considering measures for virus-hit applicants(The Japan Times, 17 August 2020)
Finland
University of Eastern Finland issues mask guidelines(Yle, 12 August 2020)
Sweden
As work opportunities shrink, university students feel financial pinch(Radio Sweden, 12 August 2020)
Iceland
Modified rules on restrictions on public gatherings take effect on 14 August(Government of Iceland, 12 August 2020)
Sweden
Tegnell: Schools not the driving place for this pandemic(Radio Sweden, 11 August 2020)
Norway
Foreign students must be quarantined(Norway Today, 10 August 2020)
Finland
Updated recommendations for early childhood education and care, schools, educational institutions and higher education institutions to prevent the spread of the coronavirus(Ministry of Education and Culture, 8 August 2020)
Estonia
Foreign students’ rights petition reaches Riigikogu(ERR, 7 August 2020)
Estonia
Reps: Foreign students who ignore quarantine will lose residence permit(ERR, 6 August 2020)
Norway
Less students in housing queues due to Corona(Norway Today, 6 August 2020)
Sweden
Officials move to cancel autumn university entry test amid pandemic(Radio Sweden, 6 August 2020)
Latvia
Recommendations for universities and colleges for implementing precautions to limit the spread of the Covid-19 infection(Ministry of Education and Science, 6 August 2020)
Lithuania
School year in Lithuania to begin on time and in classrooms(LRT, 6 August 2020)
Sweden
Two researchers in Sweden to receive an ERC Proof of concept grant(Swedish Research Council, 5 August 2020)
Norway
65.6 percent accepted their admission to their preferred field of study(Norway Today, 31 July 2020)
Japan
Japan to allow back foreign residents who left before entry ban(The Japan Times, 30 July 2020)
Sweden
On campus or distance learning? Here’s what Sweden’s universities have planned for autumn(The Local Sweden, 30 July 2020)
Sweden
Almost 270,000 new student admissions in Sweden(Radio Sweden, 30 July 2020)
Denmark
Record number of applicants offered places in higher education(Minister for Higher Education and Science, 29 July 2020)
Norway
COVID-19 raises demand and competition for study places(University World News,25 July 2020)
Finland
Virus vector laboratory applies gene transfer technology to tackle corona pandemic(Academy of Finland, 22 July 2020)
Sweden
The Nobel Week will assume new formats(The Nobel Foundation, 21 July 2020)