Category Archives: Estonia

The Secret Places of Toome Hill

The historical centre of the University of Tartu is located on and at the foot of Toome Hill. A main building of the university had been built here already in 1632, but in the 19th century Toome Hill evolved into … Continue reading

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Raising awareness through art

This is a story of art, self-development, mindfulness, and mental health. A couple of years ago I was a student living in the University of Tartu campus dormitory. While living there I had this weird quirk – I constantly found … Continue reading

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Do international students watch Estonian films? What to watch and where?

While I am working at the University of Tartu as Head of International Marketing, I am actually a student as well. An opportunity to connect my studies and my work came this spring when we had to conduct a pilot … Continue reading

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Why you should study International Law and Human Rights

There are several questions that I have received since the beginning of my journey with regards to the International Law and Human Rights master’s programme at the University of Tartu. Hence, I decided to highlight some of the important aspects … Continue reading

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Volunteering in the COVID-19 department: Dream or shit job?

January 2020: The news had started to circulate about a virus spreading in China. It was related to SARS and MERS and expected to stay in the east. February 2020: The news channels were now covering the novel coronavirus spreading … Continue reading

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Photojournalist Sami Siva: Ignorance is more shocking than harsh events

Sami Siva has covered post-conflict and social-issue stories on three continents. His work has been published in The New York Times, TIME, The Guardian, CNN, and other media outlets. Now Sami studies at the University of Tartu. In May 2010, … Continue reading

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How social distancing affects coworking spaces in Estonia

The year 2020 brought along a massive shift towards remote work within a short period of time. The principles of mobile, paperless, and flexible working methods were conceptually established already in the 1970s. However, surveys show that in many EU … Continue reading

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