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Every fifth child under the age of three in Estonia uses smartphone daily

Smartphones are becoming an ever-larger part of the lives of small children in Estonia – parents use the devices to entertain and educate the children, but also as a virtual nanny, as the first study of digital habits of toddlers in Estonia shows. This article is published in collaboration with Research …

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A story of the Estonian Song Celebration arch you probably did not know

Estonia’s cherished Song Celebrations take place under the famous arch at the Tallinn Song Festival Grounds – but how was the arch built? The first Song Celebration stage at its current location in Tallinn was built in 1928. It was designed by Karl Burman and provided space for 15,000 performers. …

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An Estonian student company wins the second place at a European competition

Brand, an Estonian student company, won the second place at the JA Company of the Year Competition 2019 in Lille, France, where young entrepreneurs from 40 countries competed for the main title. Brand, founded by the students of Hugo Treffner High School in Tartu, is the first Estonian company that …

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The Estonian Business School awarded a prestigious accreditation

The English-language International Business Administration Bachelor’s Programme at the Estonian Business School passed the EPAS accreditation and quality control and was awarded one of the most prestigious certificates for business schools; no other Estonian university has been accredited by EPAS. The EBS programme was awarded the EPAS accreditation for the …

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Estonian student chemists win at an international university startups’ festival in Russia

Young entrepreneurs from the Tallinn University of Technology won the first prize with their food products temperature indicator Timey at an international student startups’ festival in St Petersburg, Russia. From 24-28 June, HSE St Petersburg – a subsidiary of the Moscow-based Higher School of Economics – hosted the International University …

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The University of Tartu achieves a new record in the world rankings

According to one of the most important higher education lists, the QS World University Rankings, the University of Tartu now holds its best global position ever. The university’s position in the ranking has improved from 501 in 2012 to 301 for the 2020 ranking. In the process of preparing the ranking list, the QS …

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Estonian scientists to protest the populist government’s decision to freeze funding on research

In response to the new government’s decision to reverse on its promise to increase spending on research and development, young Estonian scientists are organising several street protests and a strike. In late 2018, all the major political parties, par the Estonian Conservative People’s Party (EKRE), pledged to increase public spend …

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A fast and cheap device for determining the freshness of food developed in Estonia

An Estonian research group at the country’s University of Life Sciences has developed a cheap and simple device to test the freshness of fish and meat; the appliance could be used by large retail chains or households. This article is published in collaboration with Research in Estonia. By Sven Paulus The …

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University of Tartu professor to develop an AI for improving business processes

Marlon Dumas, a professor of information systems at the University of Tartu, has received a prestigious grant worth over €2 million to develop an artificial intelligence-based tool called “Pix” to enable companies to improve their business processes automatically. This article is published in collaboration with Research in Estonia. By Randel Kreitsberg, …

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