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Nature or City? The Brain Makes the Difference

When you see a picturesque forest lake from your window, the brain is working differently than when the view includes a maze of tall buildings. Continue reading

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Latvian Students Find Their Way to Tartu

Read why so many Latvians find their way to Tartu, what their role in the Estonian student satellite project is, and what they think about life, studies, and work in Tartu. Continue reading

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Can The Financial Crisis Snowball Be Avoided?

Andres Kuusk from UT Institute of Economics argues that sound macroeconomic fundamentals and policies do not protect countries against crisis caused by ‘financial contagion’. Continue reading

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4 New Recipes for Becoming a Top Researcher

Find out the 4 new recipes on how to become a top researcher, shared by the UT Professor of Experimental Psychology Jüri Allik who belongs to the top 1 per cent of the world’s most-cited scientists in his field. Continue reading

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Living on the Edge: Landlocked Seals in a Changing Climate

Even when there’s enough food, continuously warmer winters may make the ringed seal extinct. Such is the gloomy conclusion made by Mart Jüssi, a seal biologist at the University of Tartu, in his freshly defended doctoral thesis. Continue reading

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Four Months amongst Estonian Short Stories

Martin Carayol, a PhD student at INALCO in Paris and a teacher of Finno-Ugric linguistics at Caen University, writes about how rich and interesting Estonian literature is. Martin has studied the formation of the Estonian short story canon in Tartu as a part of his doctoral thesis. Continue reading

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Underground Filled with Life

Scientists from the University of Tartu used innovative methods to figure out the gene sequences of plants beneath the surface of the soil. This led to the discovery that species richness among them is much greater than one can see above the ground. Continue reading

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