Category Archives: Tartu

Summer School “Juri Lotman and the Semiotics of Culture”

Getting away from the heat, I moved north to the long-awaited semiotics summer school and a new season of Game of Thrones. Having crossed the Seven Kingdoms (four, to be honest), I found myself in Estonia where dried yellowness of … Continue reading

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The Dark Side of Smart Devices

Have you ever tried to eat ten ice creams in a row? Too much of a good thing can make you sick. Excessive amount of vitamins creates an adverse reaction in the body. Too much sun is bad for your … Continue reading

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Where Do Our Everyday Habits Come From?

Professor of Ethnology Art Leete and folklorist Reet Hiiemäe explain where some of our everyday habits might come from and how some habits used to have a completely different meaning a few centuries ago than they do have now. Continue reading

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Hannah Schaper: Stay Curious and Show Initiative

Hannah Schaper, a graduating student from Germany looks back at the time she spent in Tartu while studying at the International Relations and Regional Studies programme. Continue reading

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Nicholas Vandrey: Visiting Tartu Is Like Taking a Vacation

Our Business Administration programme alumni Nicholas Vandrey (Texas, USA) explains why he decided to stay in Estonia after graduation. Continue reading

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52,000 Estonians Now Have a Personal Gene Map

Estonian Genome Center will start giving feedback to the 52,000 Estonians who donated their gene samples 17 years ago. Continue reading

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Leonardo Pataccini: Teaching Is Just Like Dancing

Leonardo Pataccini, a researcher from Argentina, shares his thoughts about living and teaching at the University of Tartu. Continue reading

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