News in Social sciences

An Eastern European would retire two years earlier than their Western colleague

The European Union would like to reach the point where three-quarters of all people of working age are employed by 2020.

Simple Framework helps to evaluate Researchers’ Performance

Is a researcher doing a good job when he or she publishes many articles? Or does the key factor lie somewhere else? The question of evaluating the performance of researchers is important because often...

TTÜ doctoral thesis investigated the creation of shared service centres for public sector accounting

Kaide Tammel defended her doctoral thesis "Creating Shared Service Centers for Public Sector Accounting: The Case of Estonia" at TTÜ Ragnar Nurkse Department of Innovation and Governance.

Consumer Culture gives an Alternative Insight into National Identity

Dilemmas caused by multicultural society are not anything new, but some events place the role of ethnic minorities into a new context. For example, the role of Russian ethnic minorities in former Soviet countries...

Sanitary Conditions affect Demographic Modernisation

The end of the 19th century (1897–1900) was a period of fundamental demographic change in Europe.

Customers value most knowledge-intensive service whereto they can contribute themselves

At the end of the last year, Jana Kukk, a PhD student of the Department of Business Administration of Tallinn University of Technology, defended her doctoral thesis "Value Creation in Knowledge-intensive Business Services".

Time Management affects Young Journalists’ Stress Level

Uncertain working hours; topics that vary from business to foreign politics, from domestic affairs to environment problems; the need to explore in detail to understand a topic; multitasking between different mediums... Journalism is stressful...

EBS is again among the world top 300 business schools

At the annual conference of Eduniversal, held in Perth, Australia last week, the best business schools of the world were awarded with certificates. EBS qualified among the 300 top business schools for the 9th...

Public Sector Services Need Citizens’ Input but also Reliable and Universal Systems

Public sectors across countries are continuously changing and this process has transformed the role of citizens—civics—into a focal point of change. Governments are soliciting the input of citizens to co-produce services. However, very little...

A doctoral thesis defended at TUT explains how a consumer becomes a brand ambassador

At the end of the last year, Iivi Riivits-Arkonsuo, a PhD student of the Department of Business Administration of TUT, defended her doctoral thesis "Consumer’s Journey as Ambassador of Brand Experiences".

Book on Estonia’s 10 years of experience with e-voting

“E-voting in Estonia: Technological Diffusion and Other Developments Over Ten Years (2005–2015)”, a book published in cooperation of the University of Tartu and the Estonian National Electoral Committee, is one of a kind and...

A doctoral thesis defended at TUT investigated performance measurement in the public sector

In January 2016, Külli Taro, a PhD student of the Ragnar Nurkse School of Innovation and Governance of Tallinn University of Technology, defended her doctoral thesis "The Attribution Problem in Performance Measurement in the...

How Do Children Manage Conflicts? A Young PhD Student Has The Answers.

Imagine a situation where children are fighting over toys, one is bullying another, two boys like the same girl or a teenager has to choose between a night out with friends or staying home...

Experimental archaeology takes you back to Viking era

Imagine spending a night in a Viking era wooden house that has no proper floors, no windows what so ever and a huge pile of rocks in one corner as an oven, used for...

Smart specialization – an opportunity and challenge

At least until 2020, European policies for regional development and innovation will be guided by the concept of ‘smart specialization’. It asks from different European regions to specialize in activities where they have established...

Educational researchers of UT are going to train thousands of students and teachers all over the Europe

The educational researchers of the University of Tartu received EUR 2.5 million grant from the European Commission in order to start running a research project within which 1,100 teachers and more than 23,000 students...

UT Scholar Awarded a Prestigious Grant in Social Sciences

UT Professor Lauri Mälksoo is the first researcher from Estonia to receive a prestigious grant of half a million euros from the ERC (the European Research Council).