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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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A wintry swim.

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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Estonia welcomes the AI challenge

Estonia has joined the Finnish-led initiative to educate at least one per cent of the population about artificial intelligence; Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech) has brought one of the most popular free online courses in the world – “The Elements of AI” – to Estonia. Artificial intelligence is becoming more …

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Estonian-developed autonomous ship shows the future of the maritime industry

Researchers at Tallinn University of Technology have developed an autonomous ship, called NYMO, that could be used for parcel delivery, mapping the seabed, conducting rescue operations or detecting pollution. This article is published in collaboration with Research in Estonia. By Sven Paulus. Robotic vacuum cleaners, lawnmowers and delivery robots are now part of our …

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A Tallinn hospital starts using a robot that helps spine surgeons

The spine surgeons at the East Tallinn Central Hospital have started performing surgeries using a new robot that help them place implants and navigate the spine; the robot is the first of its kind in Northern Europe. “We performed our first surgery with the robot the same day as India,” …

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Maarja Kruusmaa – transforming nature’s design into high tech

Estonian scientist Maarja Kruusmaa founded the Centre of Biorobotics at the Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech) in 2008; in 10 years, the centre has become one of the best known and most acknowledged research centres in Estonia and literally making waves around the world. The unique niche of Kruusmaa’s research are robots, …

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