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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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Värska mineral water in Estonia turned into a throat spray

Researchers of the University of Tartu studied the medical mineral water of Estonia’s Värska resort and confirmed that it can effectively support the treatment of upper respiratory diseases; based on the water, the resort now produces nasal and throat spray called Tsilk. Uno Mäeorg, Enn Karro and Ain Raal, the …

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Estonian 100-year-olds pave the way for better health

A study by medical researchers of the University of Tartu reveals that Estonian 100-year-olds have a richer and more diverse gut microbiota than the young. Researchers believe this knowledge could be applied to improve the health of microbiota and thus the health of the person. It is also highly likely …

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Is marriage dead in Estonia?

While her Ukrainian friends were posting pictures of rings and white dresses, her Estonian friends were sharing photos of babies with no weddings in sight, so Polina Shevchenko, a Ukrainian expat living in Estonia, thought she’d dig into this data and see what is actually happening with marriage in Estonia. …

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Estonian researcher helps restore the mask-making tradition of the indigenous people of Alaska

Estonian researcher Anna Mossolova is helping the indigenous people of Alaska to revive their mask-making tradition that was suppressed under the influence of Christian missionaries at the turn of the 20th century. This article is published in collaboration with Research in Estonia. The Yup’ik people living in southwest Alaska first came …

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International students and graduates contribute over €13 million in Estonia

According to Statistics Estonia, during the academic year of 2019/2020, international students paid €10 million and international graduates paid more than €3 million in income and social tax in Estonia. In academic year 2019/2020, there were 5,520 international degree students studying in Estonian universities, which was the highest number ever. According …

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Seven globally outstanding Estonian female scientists

On 11 February 2021, the International Day of Women and Girls in Science is held in Estonia for the first time; to mark the occasion, Estonian World highlights seven globally outstanding female scientists from the country. The Day of Women and Girls in Science was established at the initiative of …

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