Marii Kangur

Marii Kangur is an Estonian journalist who is writing about Estonian science for the Research in Estonia website and raising a baby boy. She used to work as a news reporter at the radio service of the Estonian Public Broadcasting and hopes to be back there soon. Until then she helps interesting and valuable information reach the people here and there.

The recipe for success in the Estonian basic education system

According to the PISA tests, the results of Estonian 15-year-olds are the best in Europe and among the strongest in the entire world. But what is the recipe for this success and what could be improved upon? * It is rather difficult to objectively measure how good the Estonian education …

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Indian tribeswoman Margaret Lyngdoh researches negative stereotypes in Tartu

Margaret Lyngdoh, originally from the Khasi tribe in India, now works as a junior research fellow in folkloristics at the University of Tartu – and studies the supernatural traditions and rituals of her community. This article is published in collaboration with Research in Estonia and Study in Estonia. The Khasis are one of …

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The developing IT-industry invites talents to stay in Tartu

Entrepreneurs and former master’s students, Carlos Paniagua from Guatemala and Chris Willmore from California, chose to settle in Tartu, the second largest town in Estonia. This article is published in collaboration with Research in Estonia and Study in Estonia. Both Paniagua and Willmore got their software engineering master’s degrees from the Institute of …

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Estonian professor Ülo Niinemets analyses the role of plants in climate change

The basement of the Estonian University of Life Sciences is full of secrets. Some mysterious rooms hide miniature botanical gardens full of plants from all over the world. Amid these plants, one of the youngest academicians in Estonia, professor Ülo Niinemets, and his international research group are looking for answers …

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Scientist Mart Min enjoys seeing results working in real life

Estonian scientist Mart Min, born in 1943, is a multifaceted man. He started his career in the electronics industry as an engineer but soon united engineering and science, which has brought him to participate in working out a solution for pacemakers and creating a euro coin identification machine. This article …

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