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Estonian scientists are working on a vegan shot packed with good bacteria

A new plant-based drink could change the way we see probiotics. This article is published in collaboration with Research in Estonia. Boosting your health with probiotics is the new talk of the town. Research increasingly shows that the key to strong health lies in the gut, which naturally has good and bad …

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Millennials prefer personal well-being over an international career

According to a study conducted by an Estonian researcher, Riina Koris, and her Austrian colleague, Iris Kollinger, under 40-year-olds are not necessarily motivated by careers, status, salary or other monetary benefits; instead, they assume the aforementioned are granted by default and strive for personal well-being. This article is published in …

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Estonian professor introduces an artificial kidney therapy monitoring platform

Ivo Fridolin, a professor at Tallinn University of Technology, has developed a new sensor that should increase the survival rates of kidney disease. This article is published in collaboration with Research in Estonia. Chronic kidney disease is a global problem and is anticipated to become the fifth leading cause of death worldwide …

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Magic helps out in the least religious country – Estonia

Estonians may not say they are religious in polls, but they do have diverse spiritual beliefs, which is helpful in times of plagues and personal crises, according to Estonian folklorist Reet Hiiemäe. This article is published in collaboration with Research in Estonia. Fear and belief go hand in hand, research has shown, …

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Kindergarten teaching in Estonia balances between education goals and game-based learning

Kindergarten education in Estonia is built on a system that balances between children being children who have a lot of possibilities for free play, and, on the other hand, competent teachers who organise integrated learning experiences and support the kids to learn through the games. This article is published in …

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A green revolution in the economy is possible thanks to data

Transition to a green economy not only requires idealism and initiative but also data; Estonia’s Rohetiiger (Green Tiger) collaboration platform is seeking to boost the development of green economy and among other plans, the platform wants to develop a system for data-driven assessment of products’ environmental footprint. It was in …

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An Estonian FUBAR: How an Afghan student lost his place in university because of the Taliban – and Estonian inflexibility

An Afghan citizen was accepted to Tallinn University in November 2020 to study at the School of Natural Sciences and Health; now, when the 2021 schoolyear began, he got stuck in India and couldn’t make it to Tallinn in time because of the Taliban takeover of his country – and …

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TalTech improves its global rank, Tallinn University slides

The latest World University Rankings, compiled by the British journal, Times Higher Education, has ranked four Estonian higher education institutions: TalTech – the Tallinn University of Technology – is ranked higher than in 2020, while the University of Tartu has kept the same position and Tallinn University has slipped; for …

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Research: living at home may not offer protection from psychological emergency

According to a study conducted by the crisis sociology team of the University of Tartu Institute of Social Studies, living at home – compared with living at a rehabilitation centre, for example – may not offer protection from psychological emergency during a pandemic. In the research, representatives of Estonian care …

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