Kaur Alasoo, a young scientist who has defended his doctoral thesis at the University of Cambridge and is now working as a bioinformatics researcher at the University of Tartu, focused on the reasons for complicated genetic diseases and ways to avoid them in the future.
Kaur Alasoo and a fire truck. Credit: Randel Kreitsberg
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Tagged genes, lab experiments, nature genetics, research, researcher, science, University of Tartu, UT
This was the first time in my life to listen to a motivational speaker – Hugh Kearns, a psychologist and scientist who is trying to figure out why smart people procrastinate, and more importantly – how they can overcome that.
In the Young Scientist Club event that opened the BSSC2017, Hugh gave us an inspiring three-hour workshop, mostly revolving around the question: “How to start writing (down the new words)?”
Do you enjoy writing? Take part in our blog competition! You can write about anything you have a passion for that has a connection to the University of Tartu (research, student life, studies, events, career). Do it by yourself or with a friend – it is up to you! Your story should be 1 to 3 standard pages and include pictures. Feeling interested? Not yet? As a prize we give away a 50€ gift card!
A notebook and black coffee. Source: Pixabay.com, edited by Karl
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
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
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.