Category Archives: Estonia

Five Life Lessons from Tartu

Piotr Jan Pietrzak, a master’s graduate of the University of Tartu, shares five lessons that he learned in Tartu. Continue reading

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4 Researchers, 6 Questions about Christmas

Four University of Tartu researchers answer six questions about Christmas. Continue reading

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Eduardo from Mexico Adores Arvo Pärt and Eerie Estonia

Young philosopher and poet Eduardo Torres shares his story of falling in love with Arvo Pärt and Estonia. Continue reading

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Gamification of History: Explaining Soviet Culture Through Digital Formats

Semioticians of the University of Tartu have developed the digital learning project “History on Screen” that explains Soviet culture through an interactive digital format. Continue reading

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Widen Your Horizons: Meet Our Scientists and Their Work

Did you know that our university’s scientists have their own Instagram account, which is managed only by them? Meet our researchers in their fieldwork, lab experiments, and discoveries! Photos are free for use by all – please indicate the author.  @unitartuscience This is … Continue reading

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Who Owned the Right of the First Night in Estonia?

The right of the first night, or the right of the local noble to deflower local peasant brides on their wedding night before their newlywed husbands, has never been a historic fact in Estonia and the rest of Europe. Continue reading

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I am the one who knocks – overcoming the small cultural differences on a term abroad

Before arriving in Estonia, I wondered how it would be to spend six months in the north of Europe. I knew about a few things – beautiful nature, the vibrant student city, the emotional history – but how it would … Continue reading

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