Category Archives: Research

The Internet of Things Lab Has the Scent of the Future Around It

Journalist Madis Aesma visited our unique Internet of Things Lab and put down his thoughts about it. Continue reading

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Kikee D. Bhutia: Reviving the Sikkimese (Denjongpo) culture

Doctoral student Kikee D. Bhutia from Sikkim, India is certain that the knowledge and experience gained from the Department of Estonian and Comparative Folklore will help her better research her own community, the Bhutia, as well as to understand their traditions and culture. Continue reading

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Could Creaky Voice Decrease the Pay Gap in Estonia?

Scientists have noticed that more and more women have started to speak with a creaky voice quality (also known as vocal fry). Kätlin Aare and Pärtel Lippus studied the vocal fry phenomenon in Estonian conversations. Continue reading

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Jayaruwan Gunathilake: From the Tropics to Northern Europe

Jayaruwan Gunathilake from Sri Lanka, an amazing photographer and a student at the Excellence in Analytical Chemistry programme writes what inspires him in Tartu. Continue reading

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The Reason For Strokes in Children Is Still Unknown; Rehabilitation Is Getting Better

Every year, three to four newborns leave the hospital with a diagnosis for stroke. Rael Laugesaar, junior research fellow at the Department of Pediatrics explains that the reasons for strokes in children are still unknown but with regular rehabilitative care they are able to live a normal life. Continue reading

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Triin Kask – Born To Be an Entrepreneur

Doctoral student Triin Kask describes how she got involved in entrepreneurship and what are the advantages of an entrepreneur’s life. Continue reading

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Is It OK To Take Pleasure in the Misfortunes of Other People?

Schadenfreude – a pleasure derived from the misfortune of others – is often thought of as something immoral to the core. Heidy Meriste, a PhD student of philosophy discusses whether schadenfreude really is as bad as it seems, or could it perhaps sometimes be morally justified? Continue reading

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