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Majority of TalTech foreign IT students find professional work in Estonia

Two-thirds of the foreign graduates of the School of Information Technologies of Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech) have found a job in Estonia, the official statistics show. Contrary to often circulated fake news by the Estonian far-right populists that aim to portray foreign students as useless, residing in Estonia only …

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Estonia welcomes the AI challenge

Estonia has joined the Finnish-led initiative to educate at least one per cent of the population about artificial intelligence; Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech) has brought one of the most popular free online courses in the world – “The Elements of AI” – to Estonia. Artificial intelligence is becoming more …

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Estonian-developed autonomous ship shows the future of the maritime industry

Researchers at Tallinn University of Technology have developed an autonomous ship, called NYMO, that could be used for parcel delivery, mapping the seabed, conducting rescue operations or detecting pollution. This article is published in collaboration with Research in Estonia. By Sven Paulus. Robotic vacuum cleaners, lawnmowers and delivery robots are now part of our …

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A Tallinn hospital starts using a robot that helps spine surgeons

The spine surgeons at the East Tallinn Central Hospital have started performing surgeries using a new robot that help them place implants and navigate the spine; the robot is the first of its kind in Northern Europe. “We performed our first surgery with the robot the same day as India,” …

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Maarja Kruusmaa – transforming nature’s design into high tech

Estonian scientist Maarja Kruusmaa founded the Centre of Biorobotics at the Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech) in 2008; in 10 years, the centre has become one of the best known and most acknowledged research centres in Estonia and literally making waves around the world. The unique niche of Kruusmaa’s research are robots, …

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Estonian study: How excessive smartphone use may take its toll on mental health

Is disproportionate smartphone use associated with poorer mental health and educational variables? This was in the focus of Dmitri Rozgonjuk, who studied problematic smartphone use and recently defended his PhD in psychology at the University of Tartu.   This article is published in collaboration with Research in Estonia. By Sven Paulus. How did you …

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The University of Tartu’s arts and humanities ranked in the global top 300

The arts and humanities programmes at the University of Tartu have been ranked between 251 and 300 in the latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings table of subjects; the overall ranking of the university is between 301 and 350. The subject rankings by the British journal, Times Higher Education, are based …

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TalTech engineers develop a new method to test fireproofing of buildings

The civil engineers of the Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech) have developed a theoretical design method that allows more secure and cost-efficient construction of timber structures. For the last four years, an engineering research group at TalTech has analysed fire resistance of timber structures, by considering the effect of different …

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Giftedness is valued in Estonia – but its carriers are left in the shadows

According to the doctoral thesis, written by a doctoral student at Tallinn University’s School of Humanities, Halliki Põlda, giftedness is considered to be important in education and in the society in a broader sense, but the carrier of giftedness is often left in the background. This article is published in collaboration …

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Could using Open Data be the next big leap for e-Estonia?

Let the numbers do the talking: established only less than year ago, more than 10 PhD and a hundred master’s students studying in courses and programmes taught by the DigiGovLab staff; participation in many international projects and €10 million in funding. This article is published in collaboration with Research in Estonia. …

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