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Global ambassadors of Estonian e-governance studies

International students have found Estonia on their path. One of them is Crystal LaGrone from Oklahoma, the United States. LaGrone is currently half-way through the e-governance technologies and services master’s programme at the Tallinn University of Technology (TUT). In Estonia today, there are dozens of institutions offering higher education, including public …

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Marika Seigel: How do Estonian and American students differ?

Marika Seigel, a former visiting associate professor at the Department of English Philology of the University of Tartu (UT), compares the learning methods of Estonian and American students. By far, the question I was asked most frequently as a visiting professor at UT was, “how do you like teaching Estonian …

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10 reasons why a Spanish Erasmus student loves Estonia

Isabel Fernández Felipe, an Erasmus student from Spain, who took psychology lessons in Tallinn University last year, fell in love with Tallinn and Estonia. In the beginning I thought Tallinn wouldn’t be the best place to live because of the weather and the different culture that might seem distant. But …

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Estonia seventh smartest country in the world, based on science

Based on the data by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the British edition of the US magazine, Business Insider, ranked the 10 smartest countries in the world when it comes to science, including Estonia in the ranking. Using data from OECD’s 2015 Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard …

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Two Estonian universities among the world’s best

The University of Tartu (UT) and the Tallinn University of Technology (TUT) are among the 600 best high-level educational institutions in the world, according to latest ranking by the Times Higher Education journal (THE). The Times Higher Education World University Rankings, founded in 2004, provide the definitive list of the …

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A fossil bone in Estonia led to the discovery of the origins of sex

A single fossil bone that was kept in Estonia and accidentally discovered by an Australian scientist led to the discovery of the origins of sexual intercourse. John Long, a palaeontology professor at Flinders University in Australia, discovered the fossil bone from the collections of the Tallinn University of Technology where …

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Tartu University opens its new, modern physics building

On 25 August, the University of Tartu opened its new modern building of the Institute of Physics, called Physicum, situated at the university’s Maarjamõisa science campus. The building of approximately 13,000 square metres provides contemporary facilities for research in physics, materials science and nanotechnology. “The new building of the Institute …

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