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Education and Science Ministry to demand additional EUR 21 million for higher education next year

RIGA – In order to ensure the annual increase for studies in government-funded universities, the Latvian Education and Science Ministry has submitted a request for additional EUR 20.807 million for 2019, as well as several dozens of millions of euros in coming years.

In 2020 the ministry would need EUR 49.839 million, and in 2021 – EUR 79.839 million.

The budget financing is needed for lecturers’ wages, increase of competitiveness of higher education, said Education and Science Minister Karlis Sadurskis (Unity). Hes aid that preconditions should be ensured so that Latvian higher educational establishment may develop and strengthen their role in the Baltic states and the region.

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