Category Archives: Studies

How uncanny sounds make ghost tours spookier

Ghost tours exist within the nebulous categorisation of dark tourism, which is characterised as visiting sites of death and catastrophe as a leisure pursuit. As grim as this might sound, ghost tours are consistent across the international stage in making … Continue reading

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Every student’s nightmare – group work. How to make the most of it?

“I simply hate it. Every time I see it coming up, I literally panic!” You might think that such reactions relate to a painful medical procedure, but, in fact, students have expressed these thoughts regarding something much more common: group … Continue reading

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How robots can guide us safely through the pandemic

The World Health Organization has recommended that to cut the chain of Covid-19 transmission, people should keep social distance and avoid touching surfaces in public places. The question is: how we can manage our lives in a way that reduces … Continue reading

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Would you clone your dog?

In 2017, my cohorts and I became the first students for the newly developed Folkloristics and Applied Heritage Studies master’s programme. After a few false starts, I finally found my project topic when I heard that American celebrity Barbara Streisand … Continue reading

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Switching from average success in Moscow to opportunities in Tartu

I have lived all my life in Moscow, the huge, metropolitan city of 15 million. I got my bachelor’s degree in geography at Lomonosov Moscow State University in 2008 and my master’s degree in geography at the same place in 2010. … Continue reading

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Anything but usual: My Erasmus stay in Tartu

It all started at the very first exam of my master’s studies. After the end of the exam, I asked my professor for a recommendation of a good place to go to an Erasmus+ study stay – somewhere I could … Continue reading

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Meet Houman, our robotics wizard from Iran

This is a podcast interview with Houman Masnavi, a fresh Master’s graduate in Robotics and Computer Engineering at the University of Tartu from Iran. Continue reading

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