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Why are Estonian mushroom scientists among the best in the world?

Estonia has become the world’s centre of mycology against all odds. This article is published in collaboration with Research in Estonia. Around every fifth person in Tartu, Estonia’s second-largest town, is a student. The life revolves around the University of Tartu, founded in 1632. This small riverside town hosts some of …

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A new chapter in the search for extraterrestrial life

The Estonian researcher, Mihkel Pajusalu, and his American colleagues have conducted a new type of scientific experiment at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and conclude that there are grounds for looking for life from a lot more celestial bodies than previously thought. This article is published in collaboration with Research in …

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A web tool helps predict climate change in agriculture

A new web tool, created as a collaboration between the French, Spanish, German and the Estonian researchers, gives an overview of climate change in Europe and predicts subsequent developments. This article is published in collaboration with Research in Estonia. The new web tool, created with the help of Estonian scientists, aims …

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PISA tests: Estonian students are financially the most literate in the world

The average financial literacy performance of Estonian students is higher than that in every other participating country or economy in the 2018 PISA financial literacy tests, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development announced. The PISA 2018 assessment of financial literacy – the results of which were published on 7 …

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Eighty top Estonian female researchers being added to AcademiaNet

The Estonian Research Council has submitted the names of 80 Estonian researchers to AcademiaNet, the world’s biggest database of profiles of excellent female researchers from all disciplines. This article is published in collaboration with Research in Estonia. The prestigious portal, which supports the visibility of female researchers and international cooperation, is …

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The University of Tartu launches a study on coronavirus prevalence

The University of Tartu researchers start a three-month study on the prevalence of coronavirus in Estonia among both symptomatic and asymptomatic people; at least 16,000 people will be interviewed and invited to be tested. At least 16,000 Estonian residents, based on a random statistical sample, will be interviewed and invited …

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University of Tartu researcher to study inequality in prehistoric Europe

To find out about politics and inequality in prehistoric Europe, the European Research Council awarded researchers of three countries with a grant of nearly €2 million; among the scientists to participate in the research is Christiana Scheib of the University of Tartu. The five-year research is led by John Robb, …

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