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Leonardo Pataccini: Teaching Is Just Like Dancing

Leonardo Pataccini, a researcher from Argentina, shares his thoughts about living and teaching at the University of Tartu. Continue reading

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Will Estonia Soon Have a Climate Similar to Northern Scotland?

Mait Sepp, a researcher of physical geography, explains how the weather may change in Estonia during this century. Continue reading

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Weather Forecast for Christmas and Winter

Marko Kaasik, senior researcher at the Laboratory of Physics of Atmosphere at the UT Institute of Physics, predicts white Christmas and relatively warm January and February in Estonia. Continue reading

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Mika Keränen: I Need Colder Seasons To Think and Work

This is a podcast interview with Mika Keränen, a writer, alumnus and lecturer of Finnish at the University of Tartu. Mika: “If your happiness is somewhere between the bushes of Botanical Garden, or near the riverbanks where the self-made thinkers sit, then you are in the right place – in Tartu.” Continue reading

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Four Months of Erasmus in Winter

Catherina from Germany writes about her four months of Erasmus experience in Estonia and Tartu, including the survival in winter. Continue reading

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From +34°C in India to -32°C in Estonia

This is a story of the first Indian student to have defended his PhD thesis in Molecular Biology at the University of Tartu. Gyaneshwer Chaubey arrived to Estonia on a cold and dark day in January 2006, his supervisor was waiting for him with two enormous jackets. Continue reading

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Estonians Don’t Get Enough Vitamin D

Even at the end of the summer season, one third of Estonians have too little vitamin D in their bodies. According to the doctoral thesis which Mart Kull defended at the University of Tartu’s Faculty of Medicine, this is most severe during the winter, when 73% of the Estonian population has less vitamin D than required and 8% suffers from complete vitamin deficiency. Continue reading

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