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09.08.2018

A moss thought to be extinct is resurrected in a University of Tartu laboratory

The University of Tartu scientists collected a peat sample from Lääne-Virumaal Äntu nature reserve, which grew sprouts of Meesia longiseta moss, previously thought to be extinct. Now Tartu has anecdotes comparing the resurrection of moss to the resurrection of mammoths. #20:14 09.08.2018 kanalilt UT Blog

03.08.2018

Why leaving the research site is important for a political scientist

I received inspiration and motivation for this article from two important projects that I participated in this summer which will have a long-lasting impact for me and for my country (Ukraine). #07:15 03.08.2018 kanalilt UT Blog

27.07.2018

An important genetic test for pregnant women will soon be made in Estonia

Estonian researchers have developed an innovative method of medical genetics that will enable non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) to be carried out soon in Estonia. #13:35 27.07.2018 kanalilt UT Blog

23.07.2018

Lynx videos – get familiar with Estonian animal of the year!

The Animal of the Year 2018 is the extremely beautiful Eurasian Lynx. Although quite widespread in Estonia, their presence remains largely unnoticed due to their low abundance and hidden lifestyle. #08:11 23.07.2018 kanalilt UT Blog

18.07.2018

Doctoral Students’ Stories – Reasons to Undertake the Journey

This spring we brought you some stories from various (mostly financial) challenges doctoral students face every day. Despite all that, each year hundreds of young researchers both start and carry on with their doctoral studies. #08:14 18.07.2018 kanalilt UT Blog

05.07.2018

The season of graduation: European politics for youths & changes across continents

I talked the talk and walked the walk with my 2nd-semester well-spent. In this Estonian city of good thoughts, I gave my best shot to make every possible change happen across the continents. #07:44 05.07.2018 kanalilt UT Blog

28.06.2018

President of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid: Tartu and the university symbolically bind us all into one

At the invitation of Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid, six European heads of state arrived in Tartu on the 22nd of June to celebrate Estonia`s 100th anniversary. #09:29 28.06.2018 kanalilt UT Blog

21.06.2018

First Peoples: study finds two ancient ancestries ‘reconverged’ with settling of South America

New research using ancient DNA finds that a population split after people first arrived in North America was maintained for millennia before mixing again before or during the expansion of humans into the southern continent. #12:03 21.06.2018 kanalilt UT Blog

13.06.2018

The New Rector of the University of Tartu is a Man of Action

Colleagues say that Toomas Asser, who was elected rector on 26 April, is a true Estonian in the best sense of the word: he says a lot in few words and does even more. #16:37 13.06.2018 kanalilt UT Blog

06.06.2018

5 Hacks for Making the Most out of a UT Mentoring Programme

In the end of 2017 University of Tartu started a pilot mentoring programme for bringing together talented alumni and students to make the most out of each others’ skills and knowledge base – students could have a sneak peek into the professional „grown-up“ world, whereas the alumni could potentially find a future employee or gain some fresh „out of #12:25 06.06.2018 kanalilt UT Blog

01.06.2018

Do it for Tartu – what we can offer the City of Good Thoughts (Heade mõtete linn)

“We tried to engage and invite them to an event. We made an effort. But it didn’t seem to work out”. Over a week ago, I had a conversation with my classmate when we saw each other at “Escape Room to the Future”, Tartu’s Vision Day on bidding for the European Capital of Culture in 2024. #06:44 01.06.2018 kanalilt UT Blog

24.05.2018

How Lasting is Human Memory? Four Suggestions to Improve It!

A memory could stay with a person for the lifetime, but its content might change. One should not worry about forgetting the most beautiful moments of his/her life. The most vivid memories stay in memory for decades and there are many strategies to keep them fresh. #07:37 24.05.2018 kanalilt UT Blog

17.05.2018

Practical Field Research in Conflict Areas: Cyprus

Nicosia, the capital city of Cyprus, is an extremely pleasant and popular tourist destination. #07:39 17.05.2018 kanalilt UT Blog

11.05.2018

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07.05.2018

PsychoBus: Untangling the misconceptions about psychology

About five years ago, a few psychology students discussed the fact that there are many misconceptions in the general public about what psychology is. The solution to the problem seemed clear – we need something to untangle these misconceptions by introducing science-based psychology. #12:25 07.05.2018 kanalilt UT Blog

27.04.2018

The Perks and Perils of Doctoral Studies – How About You?

Work done for free, at night and weekends, unsatisfactory social guarantees with a salary near the minimum wage – this is your everyday life when you’re pursuing a doctoral degree. Completing the normal duration of the studies seems rather like a miracle. #11:09 27.04.2018 kanalilt UT Blog

24.04.2018

UT master’s student is a big step closer to making hydrogen fuel cell vehicles more affordable

Master’s student in chemistry Sander Ratso has created an innovative technology, which, if taken into use, would undercut the price of overly expensive fuel cells. Tests conducted in Finland and the USA also confirm it to be a promising alternative. #09:10 24.04.2018 kanalilt UT Blog

13.04.2018

Way to Cultural Integration: Learning from Shai’s Life

Today I would like to talk about my journey – a journey to find a home, a journey of creating a sense of belonging, a journey of making my own identity. The reason for sharing my true life story to all of you is that my uncle, Toyon, needed my story for his university blog competition. #07:43 13.04.2018 kanalilt UT Blog

29.03.2018

The ‘Legal Ladies’ of the University of Tartu

At the University of Tartu, the law continues to be one of the fundamental pillars of the establishment, turning out many of the greatest legal minds in Europe. #06:32 29.03.2018 kanalilt UT Blog

22.03.2018

A Love of TV Shows Can Make You a Doctor

Siim Sorokin, fresh from becoming a Doctor of Cultural Sciences, dedicated his thesis to the ways in which people relate to fictional characters, more specifically those from the TV show “Breaking Bad. #10:47 22.03.2018 kanalilt UT Blog

 

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