Put on your best outfit – we are having you over for a day!

In less than a week, the University of Tartu will hold its annual Open Doors Day on 28 Feb. Now, some type of visitation events aren’t exactly rare at schools or universities and usually play an important part in marketing for new students, but why exactly are we doing this? Why these types of events? Why not just an online lecture for each programme? Well, we can’t speak for everyone, but we can speak for the University of Tartu. So here goes.

Open Doors Day of UT: Photo: Andres Tennus / University of Tartu / 2017

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How I hacked the Garage48 Hardware & Arts hackathon – twice

I’ve taken part in the Garage48 Hardware & Arts (H&A) hackathon twice; the first time was in 2016. I had already heard of the hackathon before, but it was my boss who suggested I take part, as I was also working in an electronics design house in Tartu, where a substantial number of the workers were frequent hackers at Garage48. I registered as an engineer, as that was what I felt most at home doing.

H&A 2017, Photo: Saara-Nette Tõugjas

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Study by University of Tartu Scientist Published in a Renowned Science Magazine

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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How to start writing – the most useful tips!

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)?”

Photo: Pixabay.com

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UT Blog competition for students!

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

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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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