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Joy, guilt and research: the lives of Estonian mothers in science

One fourth of all University of Tartu professors are women and many are mothers – some parents to children as young as one; how do these mother scientists cope with work and raising their children?* Kairi Kreegipuu, a professor of experimental psychology at the University of Tartu, has been involved …

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The University of Tartu researchers help boost health with the Jerusalem artichoke

The University of Tartu researchers, Viia Kõiv, Tanel Tenson and Elin Org, have found a new way to improve the health of the immune and nervous system and support metabolism; after several years of research, the scientists developed chips from the Jerusalem artichoke at the university’s spin-off company, RootBioMe. This article is published in collaboration with Research …

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Researchers are designing a smart face mask

Researchers from seven countries, including Estonia, envision future reusable and self-disinfecting face masks, based on smart nanotechnology. According to the plan, these 3D-printed masks will be more comfortable to wear, have excellent filtration efficiency, self-disinfection capacity and an integrated humidity dissipation system, the University of Tartu, Estonia’s pre-eminent university, said …

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Thirty exquisite maps to teach a great deal about Estonia

Geographers from the University of Tartu participated in a global 30-day map challenge, creating thirty maps of Estonia – see what they came up to. This is a lightly edited version of the article originally published in the University of Tartu blog. In late 2020, geographers Evelyn Uuemaa, Anto Aasa, …

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Nordic venture capital funds and universities bring science to society

Several venture capital funds have joined forces with Estonia’s University of Tartu and TalTech, Finland’s Aalto University and Latvia’s Riga Technical University and the University of Latvia to launch an investment readiness day called Science Base Camp, with an aim to bring European science to society. Venture capital funds have …

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A green revolution in the economy is possible thanks to data

Transition to a green economy not only requires idealism and initiative but also data; Estonia’s Rohetiiger (Green Tiger) collaboration platform is seeking to boost the development of green economy and among other plans, the platform wants to develop a system for data-driven assessment of products’ environmental footprint. It was in …

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Estonian scientists lead a Baltic-Nordic 5G testing

Estonians scientists are leading an ambitious project to test 5G network technology interoperability across Finland, Estonia and Latvia – a cross-border corridor known as Via Baltica-North. This article is published in collaboration with Research in Estonia. The project, called 5G-Routes, has a substantial budget of €11 million, the bulk of which …

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Estonian researchers develop a unique coronavirus rapid test

The University of Tartu and SelfDiagnostics, a medical equipment supplier, have developed a SARS-CoV-2 rapid molecular test that allows detecting the viral RNA (one of the three major biological macromolecules that are essential for all known forms of life, along with DNA and proteins) at a lower price and a greater resource …

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Ten Estonian researchers among the world’s most influential scientists

The newly published Clarivate Analytics list identifies the world’s most influential scientists, including ten researchers related to Estonia, eight of whom work at the University of Tartu. This article is published in collaboration with Research in Estonia. Clarivate is a company that monitors the world’s research. According to its statute, Clarivate …

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The coronavirus urges Estonian scientists to spare no effort

While the spread of the novel coronavirus can separate people physically, researchers exchange ideas more frequently than earlier – they work to solve the problem no matter what day of the week or time of the day. Since spring 2020, when the SARS-CoV-2 started to spread in the Western countries, …

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