Author Archives: Inga Külmoja

Mariam from Georgia: I knew more about Tartu semiotics than about Estonia

On the day of our interview, Mariam arrived to Tartu from a week-long conference. She walked through the streets and said: “Oh my god, this is so familiar!” She had the feeling of opening the door and saying: “Hey Mom, … Continue reading

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Iris: Estonia came after Nicaragua and Taiwan

When Iris first landed in Estonia two years ago, she remembers seeing a huge lamp in the clear, dark sky. It was the full moon, so big and so close; it felt like you could grab it. In other parts … Continue reading

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Your ideal project manager, Anastasiia

Anastasiia is a fresh graduate of UT’s Democracy and Governance master’s programme from Ukraine, busy with numerous projects. She even calls her master’s thesis a project, which it surely is. Her first visit to Estonia was also within the framework … Continue reading

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Lego Animation: My Personal Journey Through Leaf Angles

Jan Pisek from Tartu Observatory has created a Lego stop-motion animation to describe the measuring of leaves, needed to predict the productivity of forests. Continue reading

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Five intriguing thoughts from psychologist Andero Uusberg

Psychologist Andero Uusberg discusses the state of flow, mindfulness, handling of tasks, social media, and honesty. Continue reading

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Twins Ege and Efe in the steps of Baer and Pirogov

Read and listen to the interview with Ege and Efe Ergür from Turkey, the first-year medical students at the University of Tartu. Continue reading

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What are Estonians like?

University of Tartu psychologists describe a typical Estonian: What is her character and mood like, how much she eats and drinks. Continue reading

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