Survey among UT international students: 97% would recommend UT for studies

The Marketing Office of the University of Tartu conducted a survey among international degree students in summer 2017. The purpose of the survey was to better understand how current international students made their decision to come to study in Estonia. Here are the results of the survey.

Total number of respondents: 176 (84% master’s, 16% bachelor’s)

TOP countries: Ukraine, Russia, Georgia, Finland, USA, Nigeria, Germany, Latvia, Azerbaijan

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How to Find Time When There’s No Time? The Race on the Information Highway

We have 24 hours in each day. Sometimes it seems like too many hours, or sometimes – seemingly with increasing frequently – shamefully few of them. Krista Lepik, a lecturer of information sciences at the University of Tartu, has some words to share about the problem.

A slow librarian at the information highway. Source: Pixabay

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Top 10 most popular blog posts of 2017

As the year comes to a close, we have looked into the statistics of UT Blog and compiled two lists for you: top 10 most popular blog posts published in 2017 and top 10 most popular blog posts of 2017 (published also during previous years). Happy reading!

Top 10 most popular blog posts published in 2017

10. A Hong Kongese crush on Europe – 405

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My First 100 Days at the University of Tartu


My 23rd birthday party with classmates from EU-Russia Studies Programme. Photo credit: Iverson Ng.

As the old saying goes, well begun is half done. If you are ambitious enough, you can achieve many things that are beyond your imagination.

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How I Created My First Comics…

…and learn how to love and accept myself as I am.  

I am so grateful to the University of Tartu for this amazing opportunity to take the optional courses any courses that you wish for free. So, you can study Japanese, Italian, Czech or another language that you want, or watch movies about God (that I did last spring semester), or… learn how to draw even if you do not have any experience in this area.

After viewing different options that the freshly opened Center of Arts proposed for this fall semester, I decided to attend Comics class, because I am a big fan of Marvel and DC comics and I have always dreamt to draw my own one day.

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Cancer biologists from the University of Tartu help make an important discovery on Alzheimer’s disease

Cooperation between researchers in the United States and Estonia helps to discover changes in brain tissue, which are associated with the very early stages of dementia.

The cause of nearly half of all cases of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease. It is estimated that 47 million people are suffering globally from Alzheimer’s – nearly the population of Spain. Due to the ageing of the population, it is predicted that 131.5 million people will be suffering from Alzheimer’s by 2050 – this is slightly less than the entire population of Russia.

One of the lead authors of the study is Argentinian Pablo Scodeller, who has decided to tie his future with Estonia. Author: Private collection

Even though the disease is one of old age, present somewhat more frequently in women than men, it shouldn’t leave anyone indifferent. In addition to deteriorating the patient’s quality of life and the relationships with their loved ones, the disease also has a big impact on the economy. Based on official forecasts, the disease, which is already costing the world billions, will become a trillion dollar disease in 2018.

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5 Tips How To Enjoy Every Second of the Annual Ball

  1. Find a companion or some good friends to feel carefree & happy.

    This event is the chance to feel glamorous! Photo credit: Pixabay

  2. Get together with your friends for a few hours before the ball to get ready. Maybe your friend is a clever makeup artist and will help you out with a sultry smokey eye? A good music and some party games are also some of the many ways how to lift the mood!
  3. Keep an eye on the performers who will take the stage. So you’ll be sure that you don’t miss good events and will take everything from the evening program.
  4. Make sure you wear comfortable shoes because you can dance OH SO MUCH at the ball! It would be sad when the heels are too high or shoes are so uncomfortable that you have to just sit on the chair.
  5. Forget your school, work, and worries.  A spectacular event like this only takes place once a year, so you HAVE TO ENJOY IT!

You don’t have to be a professional dancer to enjoy every minute of the ball! Photo credit: Pixabay

Mari-Liis Koemets is one of the organizers of the ball. 

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