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The University of Tartu researchers help boost health with the Jerusalem artichoke

The University of Tartu researchers, Viia Kõiv, Tanel Tenson and Elin Org, have found a new way to improve the health of the immune and nervous system and support metabolism; after several years of research, the scientists developed chips from the Jerusalem artichoke at the university’s spin-off company, RootBioMe. This article is published in collaboration with Research …

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Photos: Estonian nature and wildlife

Estonian World highlights a selection of Estonian nature and wildlife photos, courtesy of the country’s “Nature Photography of the Year” contest.* Since 2000, the magazine “Eesti Loodus” (Estonian Nature) has organised the annual “Nature Photography of the Year” competition. Everyone who is interested in photography and has managed to capture …

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Thirty exquisite maps to teach a great deal about Estonia

Geographers from the University of Tartu participated in a global 30-day map challenge, creating thirty maps of Estonia – see what they came up to. This is a lightly edited version of the article originally published in the University of Tartu blog. In late 2020, geographers Evelyn Uuemaa, Anto Aasa, …

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LIVE: Open Society Forum “Rule of Law in the European Union: Liberty of the Many or Duty of the Few?”

The Open Estonia Foundation and the European Commission’s representation in Estonia organise an online forum on the rule of law in the EU on 13 January at 15:00-17:00 EET; Estonian World will broadcast the forum live. The forum will discuss what rule of law means in practice in today’s EU, …

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Estonian researchers develop a unique coronavirus rapid test

The University of Tartu and SelfDiagnostics, a medical equipment supplier, have developed a SARS-CoV-2 rapid molecular test that allows detecting the viral RNA (one of the three major biological macromolecules that are essential for all known forms of life, along with DNA and proteins) at a lower price and a greater resource …

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Ten Estonian Christmas songs

As it is 24 December and Christmas Eve (the day Estonians celebrate Christmas, unlike the Anglo-Saxons who celebrate it on 25 December), Estonian World is bringing you ten Estonian Christmas songs for your enjoyment or background music. Liis Lemsalu – Sel ööl on tunne (This Night Has A Feeling) Beyond …

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Christmas traditions in Estonia

Christmas time is still the most important holiday celebrated in Estonia. For Estonians, Christmas is a mixture of the traditional, the modern, the secular and the religious.* Like in other Nordic countries, Estonia’s celebration of Christmas mostly falls on Christmas Eve; however, Christmas season starts from the first Advent with …

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Five recipes with a twist: What does Estonian Christmas taste and smell like?

Sille Vadi, a food blogger and a specialist for academic affairs at the University of Tartu, conducted a kind of sociological inquiry asking what does Christmas taste and smell like – and put a little part of those tastes and smells into practice with a little twist.* By Sille Vadi What …

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Ten Estonian researchers among the world’s most influential scientists

The newly published Clarivate Analytics list identifies the world’s most influential scientists, including ten researchers related to Estonia, eight of whom work at the University of Tartu. This article is published in collaboration with Research in Estonia. Clarivate is a company that monitors the world’s research. According to its statute, Clarivate …

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Estonian scientists: a science-based forest management is Estonia’s key contribution to combating climate change

In a joint statement, 23 Estonian scientists say that a science-based forest management is Estonia’s key contribution to combating climate change; Estonian World publishes the statement in full. In the light of the current public debate in Estonia, scientists stress the importance of adopting science-based forestry policies that take into …

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