Category Archives: Research

What is the true ancient Estonian food?

Every nation and region has its own pride in the culinary field – such as a historically developed favorite or a trademark-status edible article. What would be the Estonians’ so-called “own” food? The first thing to come into most people’s … Continue reading

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Affective meaning-making: novel forms of community formation

Semioticians describe the novel forms of community formation, driven by affective meaning-making on social and online media. Continue reading

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Re-thinking Ukraine – an experimental approach to studying perceptions of contested regions

A group of students conducted a study, looking into the perceptions of contested regions in Ukraine. 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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The world’s first robotic vine twists and climbs

Material scientists at the University of Tartu have developed the world’s first robotic vine. 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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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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