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Estonian students and Volkswagen are collaborating on China project

The Estonian Business School (EBS) and Volkswagen Financial Services have signed an agreement that provides the students of EBS and its partner university, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, with an opportunity to draw up a project for the development of Volkswagen business activities in the Chinese market.  The project involves twelve …

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One-minute lecture: Why is the number of Finno-Ugric peoples decreasing?

According to the census, there are 9,614 “other” Finno-Ugric people living in Estonia: Erzyas, Mokshas, Udmurts, Komis, Karelians, Maris, Hungarians, Finns, Ingrians and many others. Overall, there are around 25 million Finno-Ugrians in the world. Still, the number of those who speak Finno-Ugric languages keeps declining, says doctor Natalia Abrosimova …

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Indian tribeswoman Margaret Lyngdoh researches negative stereotypes in Tartu

Margaret Lyngdoh, originally from the Khasi tribe in India, now works as a junior research fellow in folkloristics at the University of Tartu – and studies the supernatural traditions and rituals of her community. This article is published in collaboration with Research in Estonia and Study in Estonia. The Khasis are one of …

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Isabelle Frochot: Estonia is very advanced in teaching methods

Dr Isabelle Frochot, a visiting associate professor of tourism marketing at the University of Tartu Pärnu College, says that she would recommend Estonia as a place to study without hesitation. In Estonia, when one talks about a “university town”, one usually means Tartu, the home of the largest and oldest …

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The developing IT-industry invites talents to stay in Tartu

Entrepreneurs and former master’s students, Carlos Paniagua from Guatemala and Chris Willmore from California, chose to settle in Tartu, the second largest town in Estonia. This article is published in collaboration with Research in Estonia and Study in Estonia. Both Paniagua and Willmore got their software engineering master’s degrees from the Institute of …

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Estonian professor Ülo Niinemets analyses the role of plants in climate change

The basement of the Estonian University of Life Sciences is full of secrets. Some mysterious rooms hide miniature botanical gardens full of plants from all over the world. Amid these plants, one of the youngest academicians in Estonia, professor Ülo Niinemets, and his international research group are looking for answers …

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PISA study: the Estonian basic education is the best in Europe

According to the Programme for International Student Assessment, a premier global metric for education, compiled by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, the results of Estonian 15-year-olds are the best in Europe and among the strongest in the entire world. The PISA study of 2015 concentrated on natural sciences …

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Estonian scientists are developing a helmet device for emergency diagnosis of traumatic brain injury

The scientists of Tallinn University of Technology have worked on a research project for two years to develop a portable device for detection of traumatic brain injury. The device could be used in ambulances for early detection and treatment of traumatic brain injury to prevent subsequent serious health problems, the …

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International students desire to build their lives in Estonia

International students have not only found Estonia as a stop on their path – the country is increasingly seen as the place to advance one’s career and where to settle in. “I loved and I am still attracted by this tiny and surprising country, defined as the new ‘digital nation’, …

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Estonia’s primary education system ranks eighth in the world

According to the World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Report, Estonia’s primary education system ranks eighth in the world. The Global Competitiveness Report looks at data on different areas in almost every country on earth and then compiles the data into a picture of the economy for those countries. Then, they …

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