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Estonian edtech startup Edumus raises €180,000 to tackle the global teacher shortage

The Estonian edtech startup, Edumus, that places working professionals in schools as part-time teachers, has raised €180,000 from several Estonian and Finnish angel investors, including Peter Vesterbacka, to accelerate its growth and export its business model also to other countries. Edumus is a marketplace and platform that enables specialists from …

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The University of Tartu Pärnu College marks its 25th anniversary

The Pärnu College of the University of Tartu celebrates its 25th anniversary on 14 May; the college is the only higher education institution in Estonia’s “resort capital”. Although the modern college was established in 1996, the history of the University of Tartu’s presence in Pärnu dates back centuries. The original …

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Estonian study: Cannabis tends to affect the mental health of ever younger people

Recreational use of cannabis is increasing worldwide, including in Estonia; a study by medical researchers of the University of Tartu shows that the first use of cannabis in Estonia is taking place in increasingly younger age groups – more and more people try cannabis before the age of 16, and …

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Jõhvi Coding School to diversify the Estonian education scene

A group of Estonian entrepreneurs and education activists has launched a new school that helps solve the country’s growing demand for software developers. Jõhvi Coding School is based on the internationally acclaimed 01 Edu platform and will open its doors in the fall of 2021. The school is aimed at …

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Estonian researchers prove disposable medical face masks can be reused after heat treatment

Disposable face masks are a major cause of the large environmental footprint in the novel coronavirus crisis; a study by the Estonian University of Tartu researchers showed that these masks can, in fact, be repeatedly heat-treated before their efficiency starts to significantly decrease. For the study, the researchers at the …

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A handbook on Estonia’s digital society published in Thai for the first time

The handbook “E-Estonia. E-Governance in Practice” by an Estonian non-profit foundation, the e-Governance Academy, is now published in Thai language; Khon Kaen University, one of the best universities in Thailand, supported the publication. Besides English, Russian and Japanese, Thai is the fourth language in which the handbook has been published …

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Tallinn University celebrates a “green month”

The student union of Tallinn University, Estonia’s third-largest higher education institution, is organising a variety of online events regarding sustainable development throughout April. The mission of the Tallinn University Student Union is to represent the rights and interests of the students and to advance their development opportunities and a “green …

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Estonians to debut in the world’s biggest solar car race

Solaride, Estonia’s first entry to the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge in Australia, readies its solar vehicle for a high-stake international race, due to take place in 2023. This article is published in collaboration with Research in Estonia. The Bridgestone World Solar Challenge is one of the world’s most preeminent competitions for …

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Estonian scientists: 3D-printed pills can change health care

Scientists at the University of Tartu are looking for the perfect tablet that could be 3D printed at a pharmacy. This article is published in collaboration with Research in Estonia. We all have different bodies, but the pills we’re swallowing are often identical. An elderly lady, an obese middle-aged man and …

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