Category Archives: Student life

Peeter Paaver: A scientist with a camera

Peeter Paaver, a junior researcher of geology at the University of Tartu, is the winner of the Science Photographer of the Year award of the Estonian Science Photo Competition held by Wikimedia Estonia. Let’s find out more about Peeter and … Continue reading

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Rain Vagel: Using algorithms learned during the master’s programme in computer science in Wise

Rain Vagel graduated with a BSc degree in computer science from the Institute of Computer Science, University of Tartu in 2017. After serving a year in the defence forces, he continued his master’s studies in the same field, this time … Continue reading

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Taking care of oneself in times of stress

Stress as our everyday companion Stress researcher Hans Selye was the first one who described stress as a “nonspecific response of the body to any demand”.1 Stress is our everyday companion, and it can arise in different ways. If we talk … Continue reading

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Top top 10 Most Read Stories from 2021

Here are our most popular stories from last year. These include a map challenge, our mascot Tiksu, professional success, love, reflections of studying at the University of Tartu and tips for coping with new environments. Enjoy! ShareTweetShare0 Shares

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The best (Christmas) gift: 450 ml of blood or a working kidney

During the festive season, people tend to be more in a charitable mood. After all, the Christmas programmes of television channels are largely built around charity fundraisers that appeal to viewers’ emotions and empathy towards those who have been dealt … Continue reading

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Binge-watching curse: just one more episode, please!

Compulsive viewing or binge-watching has done considerable damage over the last ten years. Various studies continue to be published on the topic, but here it is approached from the perspective of sleep health. 💤 Binge-watching is watching movies and TV … Continue reading

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One truly adventurous and inspirational walk

My name is Ana Marić and I am a first year MA student of semiotics at the University of Tartu. I participated and won some valuable prizes in the autumn orienteering walk dedicated to Juri Lotman, which was organized by … Continue reading

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