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University researchers win a €3.1 million to help Estonian and other European police fight crime

Researchers from the University of Salford have won a €3.1 million funding bid to help police across Europe, including Estonia, find innovative ways to improve how they fight crime. The funding, awarded by the European Commission Horizon 2020 Security Research Programme, will enable a team of academics to work closely …

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Estonia 24th in the Global Innovation Index 2018

Estonia has been ranked 24th in this year’s Global Innovation Index, compiled by Cornell University, INSEAD and the World Intellectual Property Organisation, having moved up by a spot compared with the 2017 index. Estonia is preceded by Iceland and followed by Malta; the Czech Republic, which came just before Estonia …

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Tallinn Technology University’s researcher receives a prestigious European grant

The senior researcher of the Tallinn University of Technology’s department of innovation and governance, Vasilis Kostakis, has been awarded a €1.1 million European Research Council starting grant – the only such grant awarded to an Estonian researcher this year. According to the university, Kostakis will use the grant for a …

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The Mindvalley University in Tallinn – a month full of international experts and learning

Estonian World visited the Mindvalley University’s Tallinn session and spoke with some of the attendees to find out more about the programme that calls itself “a tribe of changemakers”. The Estonian capital is crowded with tourists every summer from May to September, but one may have noticed that during the …

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How dreams come true: a living example of an Estonian scientist

Marika Mikelsaar and Mihkel Zilmer led the University of Tartu workgroup that discovered the ME-3 probiotic bacteria that protects human health by attacking harmful microbes and contributing to physical well-being; ME-3 is now added to the food or sold as capsules in the UK, France, Italy, Australia and other countries. …

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Global learning programme Mindvalley takes place in Tallinn for the first time

Mindvalley University, a lifelong learning programme, founded by the Malaysian entrepreneur, Vishen Lakhiani, and his Estonian-born wife, Kristina Mänd Lakhiani, brings hundreds of learners from all around the world to Tallinn. Tallinn’s Kultuurikatel hosts the Mindvalley University from 22 June to 22 July in the Estonian capital. The Kuala Lumpur-based …

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Estonia is hosting a large science conference

On 2-7 July, Estonia will be hosting the international science conference, EGOS, which will bring to Tallinn almost 2,000 scientists who research the development of organisation in the environment of changes and surprises. “Digital transformation and ever-increasing competition have led the globalising world to the situation when one needs to …

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A programme between Estonian and American universities fosters collaboration

Network Globally, Act Locally initiative, established by two Estonian and three US universities, is an intensive hands-on business development programme for early stage student teams.   The Network Globally, Act Locally annual programme – founded by the University of Tartu, Tallinn University of Technology in Estonia and Charleston College, The Citadel …

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2018 AABS conference at Stanford University: three days filled with Baltic studies

In early June, Stanford University is to host a conference with a focus on Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania – The 100th Anniversary of Baltic Independence will bring together scholars interested in Baltic studies from all over the world and foster collaboration between Baltic and Stanford researchers. The three-day programme, to …

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