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Estonian genetic data project collects 100,000 DNA samples

The Estonian government-backed project to collect the DNA samples of 100,000 Estonians has accomplished it; the next step is to collect the data from additional 50,000 individuals and develop a more personalised medicine system in the country. The ambitious project started in April 2018, with the aim of collecting genetic …

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Estonia to boost education technology startups

The Estonian government is to support the education technology industry and invest in the implementation of new digital solutions in the country’s schools. Estonia’s ministry of education and research, the KredEx foundation and Startup Estonia have agreed to support startups in education technology industry with €300,000. In the next two …

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Estonian entrepreneurs launch a substantial education fund to support innovation

Several Estonian entrepreneurs have launched the Good Deed Education Fund, with a goal to provide seed capital for innovative initiatives in Estonian education; the fund plans to contribute €1 million to impactful educational initiatives. The fund is led by the Good Deed Foundation that has a long-term experience in launching …

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Podcast: How social media representation influences students

In collaboration with Tallinn University, Estonian World publishes podcasts recorded by the students; the first episode features Katrin Tiidenberg on the topic, “How social media representation influences students and their relationship to fellow students?” The new Current Events Podcast at Tallinn University helps students try their hand at creating and …

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Smart devices don’t make you better in your work

The Estonian neuroscientist, Jaan Aru, explains why smartphone addiction can have negative consequences. No one regrets in the last hour of their life that “I didn’t respond faster to an e-mail”. But for some reason, people think that constantly checking e-mails on a smart device and answering them right away …

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Estonian students are building the country’s first self-driving formula car

The Formula Student Team Tallinn, a joint project of Tallinn University of Technology and Tallinn University of Applied Sciences, is constructing a self-driving formula race car. The Formula Student Team Tallinn is an 80-member student organisation that has already built an electric-powered formula car and is now constructing a self-driving …

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Thirteen University of Tartu researches among the most influential in the world

The recently released 2018 Highly Cited Researchers Report by Clarivate Analytics includes 17 scientists from Estonia, 13 of whom work at the University of Tartu. The Highly Cited Researchers Report lists over 6,000 most influential natural and social scientists of the last decade, based on the Web of Science database. …

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Estonian and Spanish scientists discover a simple way to improve infertility treatment

Scientists from Estonia and Spain have published a study in Human Reproduction, a top journal in the field, that can benefit the couples who have experienced repeated IVF failure. In 2017, more than 2,800 in vitro fertilisation (IVF) procedures were carried out in Estonia, resulting in the birth of 430 …

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Getting off the ground with Estonian-founded RocketFuel scholarship

The Estonian-founded RocketFuel Scholarship, worth €1,000, helps those who want to learn some 21st century skills all by themselves, taking advantage of the multitude of online resources out there. “If you come from the humanities background like me and want to start programming, you’ll instantly get confused: there are so …

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