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When the university mascot becomes a theme for memes

Last academic year, the University of Tartu organized a mascot contest that attracted a total of 97 submitted designs. The university family selected “Tiksu” by Lennart Rikk as the winner. The design of the mascot has now developed further, and at the end of August the live … Continue reading

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How to study smarter? Tips for newbies (and oldies too)

Studying at a university is a privilege not all people get to experience. Thus everyone that has the opportunity should take full advantage of it, meaning they should focus solely on studying. Still, many people fail to do so and … Continue reading

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Three ways in which the University of Tartu changed my life

Just a few weeks ago, I graduated with a master’s degree from the University of Tartu. I was lucky enough to attend this year’s ceremony in person, an event that felt truly special after spending three out of four semesters … Continue reading

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Raising awareness through art

This is a story of art, self-development, mindfulness, and mental health. A couple of years ago I was a student living in the University of Tartu campus dormitory. While living there I had this weird quirk – I constantly found … Continue reading

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Why you should study International Law and Human Rights

There are several questions that I have received since the beginning of my journey with regards to the International Law and Human Rights master’s programme at the University of Tartu. Hence, I decided to highlight some of the important aspects … Continue reading

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Laziness and Erasmus go together well. So how to make the most of your study abroad?

I arrived in Tartu just over two weeks ago as part of my Erasmus, and, after a few days, I was surprised and frankly overwhelmed with one particular aspect of living here. Personally, I have already experienced going to a … Continue reading

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Summer School “Juri Lotman and the Semiotics of Culture”

Getting away from the heat, I moved north to the long-awaited semiotics summer school and a new season of Game of Thrones. Having crossed the Seven Kingdoms (four, to be honest), I found myself in Estonia where dried yellowness of … Continue reading

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