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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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The University of Tartu develops a mobile sensor to sniff out toxic substances

Physicists at the University of Tartu have developed a sensor that can be integrated into mobile phones and will actively monitor toxic substances in the air and alert people about them. The physicists have been working on the graphene-based sensor for the past five years. According to a statement by …

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Three Estonian universities are in the global top 1,000

According to one of the most important higher education lists, the University of Tartu, TalTech and Tallinn University are among the world’s 1,000 best universities. The annual list is compiled by the QS World University Rankings. In the process of preparing the ranking list, the QS considers a survey among …

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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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An Estonian collaboration develops a smart barn

In cooperation with scientists from the University of Tartu, the southern Estonian organic farm, Koivakonnu, has developed an innovative livestock farm that is characterised by energy efficiency, thought-out thermal regulation and the maximum use of passive energy. The Koivakonnu organic farm has been raising Hereford beef cattle for about twenty …

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Jüri Allik: Four recipes for becoming a top researcher

Jüri Allik, Professor of Experimental Psychology at the University of Tartu, belongs to the top one per cent of the world’s most cited scientists in his field. Here, Professor Allik unveils a few secrets to a researcher’s success.* This article is brought to you in collaboration with the University of Tartu blog. One …

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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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