Category Archives: Studies

Should the Public Have a Say in Science? A Philosophy Of Science View

Should the public have a say in science and what does fishing in New York have to do with it? Using philosopher of science Philip Kitcher’s arguments and an example of environmental activism in Brooklyn Jaana Eigi explains some reasons to involve the public in science. Continue reading

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The Gates of Educational Technology and the Challenges of Our Time

Emanuel Bardone, a lecturer of educational technology, explains how technology can be used in teaching and learning, while making it more affordable, attractive, and effective. 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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This Christmas Comes with DIY Presents!

Making something with one’s own hands has become more and more popular each year. With Christmas almost here, a group of DIY-girls is challenging everyone to be the true creators of the presents and join the “This Christmas Comes with DIY Presents!” campaign. Continue reading

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