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The Stanford University Libraries to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Baltic republics

The Stanford University Libraries will be hosting a conference at Stanford University that will celebrate two important milestones – the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies (AABS) and the 100th anniversary of independence of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. The 2018 AABS conference …

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An Estonian university opens an IT curriculum in English for expats

From February 2018, foreigners and expats living in Estonia can study information technology (IT) in English on the undergraduate level for the first time. The curriculum, Software Development and Entrepreneurship, is focused on the skills Estonian IT companies are looking for. The new initiative comes about as the Estonian students’ numbers …

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The trilobite and its compound eye. (A) Holotype. (B) Head region of A. (C) Fields of view. (D) Abraded part of the right eye. Arrowheads indicate the ommatidial columns. (E) Lateral view of the right eye. (F) Schematic drawing of E. (G) Two visual units (big arrows in D). (H) Schematic drawing of G. (Scale bars: A–C, 1 cm; D, 1 mm; E and F, 2 mm; and G, 200 μm.) Photo: National Academy of Sciences

Scientists discover the world’s oldest eye in a fossil found in Estonia

Scientists have discovered the world’s oldest eye in a 530-million-year-old fossil that was found in Estonia. The fossil in question belongs to a creature known as a trilobite (schmidtiellus reetae) that lived in the Palaezoic era 541 to 251 million years ago, according to a science blog, IFLScience.com. The discovery …

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Seven Estonian scientists among the world’s most impactful researchers

According to the ranking compiled by Clarivate Analytics, a US-based company that owns and operates a collection of subscription-based services focused on scientific and academic research, seven Estonian scientists are among the world’s highly cited researchers. The list, released on 15 November, identifies the most frequently cited researchers as determined by the extent …

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The Hult Prize to include Estonia for the first time

The Hult Prize, the world’s largest student competition for social good, is for the first time also represented in Estonia. Estonia is known worldwide for its robust technology and a growing startup ecosystem. The entrepreneurial talent pool here is immense, which gives rise to the levels of creativity and innovation in …

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University of Tartu’s computer science gets international recognition

The University of Tartu is one of the two Central and Eastern European universities to enter the Times Higher Education Rankings in computer science, having been ranked among the top 250 universities in the world. The British journal, the Times Higher Education, has compiled rankings that are considered the most …

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Eastern Europeans want to retire earlier than Western Europeans

The retirement age could be raised in all European Union member states, but Eastern and Western Europeans are not on the same page on this – as Estonian sociologist Ave Roots has found out. The European Union would like to reach the point where three-quarters of all people of working age …

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University of Tartu is among the world’s 200 for citation impact

Estonia’s University of Tartu stands out when it comes to research quality, the publisher of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings said in its latest report. Times Higher Education (THE), the UK-based higher education magazine, said in its World University Rankings 2018 survey that “in Eastern Europe, Estonia’s University of Tartu stands out …

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