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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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Climate change induced flooding increases pollution in the Baltic Sea

Climate change induces flooding in the cities around the Baltic Sea and that also affects Estonia; scientists at the Tallinn University of Technology are now looking for ways to solve this problem. This article is published in collaboration with Research in Estonia. Climate change brings along intense rainfalls, which induces flooding in the cities …

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Ready for utopia? How Estonians see citizen’s income discussion

Could basic income – also called citizen’s income – really bring along the awaited utopia, where people do not have to worry about their income anymore, while robots are doing their work? This cat is already out of the bag along with basic income experiments all over the world. By …

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Compared with other European countries, Estonian children experience fewer internet threats

A pan-European survey shows that compared with other European countries, Estonia is the only one where children’s exposure to internet threats has decreased in the last eight years. This article is published in collaboration with Research in Estonia. Multinational research network EU Kids Online has published the preliminary results of a …

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