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The forest, science and Estonia: a foreigner’s view from the inside

Estonia’s only ancient forest in Järvselja hosts a research station, led by Steffen Noe, a senior researcher at University of Life Sciences. One of his research interests is how the forest affects the atmosphere and vice versa. What is his story and why did a German citizen decide to move to Estonia 15 …

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Estonian researchers are developing a translation programme with Mozilla Firefox

Estonian language technologists from the University of Tartu are helping improve the flexibility and quality of Mozilla’s new translation programme, Bergamot. This article is published in collaboration with Research in Estonia. Recently, news of Mozilla’s new translation programme, Bergamot, spread through international technology news portals. Few know the high-level team also …

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Nine Estonian researchers among the world’s most influential scientists

The newly published Clarivate Analytics list identifies more than 6,200 of the world’s most influential scientists, including nine researchers from Estonia. This article is published in collaboration with Research in Estonia. Seven of the Estonian researchers on the list work at the University of Tartu, one at the Estonian University of …

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A German family turns to its Baltic roots and invests in Estonia’s technology education

The Riesenkampff family, whose ancestors lived in Estonia for almost 400 years until 1939, has reconnected with the country by setting up a digital product development programme to provide future-proof technology education for Estonian high school-level students by uniting the best of both business and academia. For centuries, tens of …

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International students and graduates in Estonia contribute over €10 million in taxes

Working international students and graduates in Estonia contributed over €10 million in income and social taxes in Estonia in the previous academic year, Statistics Estonia announced. Statistics Estonia prepared an analysis for the Archimedes Foundation on the participation of international students in the Estonian labour market and its impact on …

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PISA study: Estonian pupils are the best in Europe

According to the Programme for International Student Assessment, a premier global metric for education, the results of Estonian 15-year-olds are the best in Europe and among the strongest in the world. Pupils from China, Singapore, Macao (China), Hong Kong, Estonia, Japan, South Korea, Canada, Taiwan and Finland achieved the best …

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Estonian scientist: Climate patterns in Europe are about to change

Precipitation extremes that lead to floods or droughts are related to the severest damages to human activities in nearly all regions of the world – what will our weather be like in the future? Jüri Kamenik, a lecturer of climatology and meteorology at Tallinn University has got some answers.  This …

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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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