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Doctoral Students’ Stories – Reasons to Undertake the Journey

This spring we brought you some stories from various (mostly financial) challenges doctoral students face every day. Despite all that, each year hundreds of young researchers both start and carry on with their doctoral studies. It is reasonable to ask … Continue reading

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The Perks and Perils of Doctoral Studies – How About You?

Work done for free, at night and weekends, unsatisfactory social guarantees with a salary near the minimum wage – this is your everyday life when you’re pursuing a doctoral degree. Completing the normal duration of the studies seems rather like … 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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A Discovery Puts the Brakes on a Cancer-Inducing Virus

A freshly defended PhD thesis outlines novel inhibitors of the cancer-inducing human papillomavirus. Continue reading

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3 PhDs from India: We Love Estonian Christmas

Listen to 3 PhDs from India discussing their scientific journeys, food, climate, and more. Continue reading

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How Does Breathing Affect Our Conversations?

Find out about the role that breathing takes in our conversations. Continue reading

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Attitudes That Matter

Uku Tooming, a fresh PhD in philosophy, explores why the beliefs and desires of others matter to us. Continue reading

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