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The Hult Prize to include Estonia for the first time

The Hult Prize, the world’s largest student competition for social good, is for the first time also represented in Estonia. Estonia is known worldwide for its robust technology and a growing startup ecosystem. The entrepreneurial talent pool here is immense, which gives rise to the levels of creativity and innovation in …

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University of Tartu’s computer science gets international recognition

The University of Tartu is one of the two Central and Eastern European universities to enter the Times Higher Education Rankings in computer science, having been ranked among the top 250 universities in the world. The British journal, the Times Higher Education, has compiled rankings that are considered the most …

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Eastern Europeans want to retire earlier than Western Europeans

The retirement age could be raised in all European Union member states, but Eastern and Western Europeans are not on the same page on this – as Estonian sociologist Ave Roots has found out. The European Union would like to reach the point where three-quarters of all people of working age …

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University of Tartu is among the world’s 200 for citation impact

Estonia’s University of Tartu stands out when it comes to research quality, the publisher of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings said in its latest report. Times Higher Education (THE), the UK-based higher education magazine, said in its World University Rankings 2018 survey that “in Eastern Europe, Estonia’s University of Tartu stands out …

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Estonian scientist discovers a link between education and heart disease

A team of researchers, led by an Estonian scientist, has discovered that staying in education causes less heart disease. Taavi Tillmann from the University College London worked with a team of international researchers to make this discovery, providing the strongest evidence to date that increasing the number of years people …

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Listening like a speaker – speaking with meaning at conferences

Gleb Maltsev, a speaker, coach, entrepreneur and a co-founder of Fundwise, believes speakers and conference-goers can be givers rather than takers. Here’s his seven-point guide to speaking with meaning at conferences. Conferences are boring. Not the Elon Musk kind of boring. The kind that makes you, the attendee, want to …

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Estonian and Finnish universities advance in Parkinson’s disease breakthrough

The Institute of Biotechnology of the University of Helsinki and the Tallinn University of Technology are collaborating in a research to find cure for Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson′s disease is a disorder in which nerve cells in certain areas of the brain start to degenerate – ie die – massively for …

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Estonian university lists cybersecurity companies’ help to groom future experts

The Estonian Business School is starting to collaborate with Estonian cyber security companies BHC Laboratory and CybExer Technologies to increase the capability of future leaders to prevent severe cyber threats. According to Toomas Danneberg, the vice rector for international collaboration at the Estonian Business School, the collaboration has been planned …

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Tallinn to get a new English language school

The Estonian government has issued an education licence to the International School of Tallinn that will start providing English-language education based on the globally recognised International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum. The new school will be based at the Ülemiste City, a business park on the territory of the former factory complex in Ülemiste neighbourhood, and will start this autumn. …

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