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University of Tartu researchers help fusion scientists bring the sun to the earth

One of the major European research and development projects EUROfusion, established to achieve the production of fusion electricity, has given work to a research group consisting of Estonian and French researchers. The group will...

Margaret Lyngdoh researches Negative Stereotypes

The Khasis are one of the multiple ethnic communities in North Eastern India. Margaret Lyngdoh (33), junior research fellow in folkloristics at the University of Tartu, belongs to the Khasi tribe. Even though she...

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...

Researchers made a breakthrough in understanding how CO2 regulates water use in plants

Plants are fascinating organisms – in the presence of light and water they will use atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) to make food, flavour and many raw materials for our everyday life. In global terms,...

Developing IT-industry invites Talents to stay in Tartu

Both Carlos Paniagua from Guatemala and Chris Willmore from California, US got their software engineering master’s degree from the Institute of Computer Science, University of Tartu a few years ago. Although Paniagua is one...

Diabetes study shows that the onset of child diabetes can be postponed

In future, skilful regulation of the intestinal microflora may help to postpone the onset of type 1 diabetes in children.

Curriculum Development needs Teachers who represent The Teaching Community at Large

A written curriculum is a bunch of words on paper. It depends on the teachers how the ideas behind the words work in class. The Estonian case shows that although teachers are involved in...

ESTCube team makes first contract with ESA for building space cameras

ESTCube-1, Estonia’s first satellite to be sent to the Earth’s orbit in cooperation with the University of Tartu, Tartu Observatory and other research institutions, took images of such excellent quality, as experts say, that...

The biggest obstacle in commissioning automated factories is the human factor

This autumn Rommi Källo defended his doctoral thesis "Synergy-Based Chaos Control in the Multi-Agent Hierarchical Systems" at the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering of Tallinn University of Technology.

Ülo Niinemets analyses the Role of Plants in Climate Change

The basement of the Estonian University of Life Sciences is full of secrets. Some mysterious rooms hide miniature botanical gardens full of plants from all over the world. Amidst these plants, one of the...

The trainer modelled in a TUT doctoral thesis can be used for rehabilitation of musculoskeletal traumas

Recently Sergei Žigailov defended his doctoral thesis "Experimental and Analytical Modelling of Pelvic Motion" at the Department of Mechatronics of Tallinn University of Technology.

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...

Research group investigates acoustics and eliminates noise

Vehicle acoustics has been investigated at Tallinn University of Technology under the leadership of Professor Jüri Lavrentjev since the 1990s. According to Hans Rämmal, a member of the technical acoustics and vibrations research group...

Young Scientist expands Boundaries

Talented and young Kristjan Kongas graduated from the Tallinn Secondary School of Science this spring. Although he has not yet started his university studies, he is already on the way to becoming a really...

TUT scientists are developing a helmet device for emergency diagnosis of traumatic brain injury

The scientists of Tallinn University of Technology have worked on a research project for two years to develop a portable device for detection of traumatic brain injury. It is a portable device, which could...

A doctoral thesis defended at TUT found ways to save energy in power and civil engineering sectors

Recently Andrii Chub defended his doctoral thesis "Research, Design and Implementation of Galvanically Isolated Impedance-Source DC-DC Converters" at the Department of Electrical Engineering of Tallinn University of Technology.

Scientist Mart Min enjoys seeing Results working in Real Life

Estonian scientist Mart Min, born in 1943, is a multifaceted man. He started his career in the electronics industry as an engineer but soon united engineering and science, which has brought him to participate...

Nanomaterial can accelerate Wound Treatment

Chronic wounds are a big problem for the society because they cause long-term incapacity for work for the patient, a high mortality rate and major spending on public health. In 2011 more than 40...

The research group of academician Andres Öpik is engaged in capturing carcinoma cells

At the TUT Department of Materials Science a research group with a long name "Investigation and development of new generation biosensing selective recognition elements based on molecularly imprinted polymers", which has carried out research...

Estonian Buildings need Sustainable Solutions

One important aspect to observe in constructing or renovating a building is energy consumption. In Estonia the energy consumption indicators of existing buildings are often higher than in other European countries. This gives great...

The scientists of Tallinn University of Technology assess our everyday work environment

Recently the scientists of the Department of Business Administration and the Department of Chemical Engineering at Tallinn University of Technology completed a cooperation project that dealt with determining air pollution in work environment.

Energy researchers of Tallinn University of Technology investigate consumption patterns in the Estonian power system

The power system dynamics and control research group of the TUT Department of Electrical Power Engineering, in collaboration with Elering AS, investigates the nature of electrical loads and their impact on the Estonian power...

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 explain the most suitable wastewater treatment methods for Estonian landfills

Aare Kuusik defended his doctoral thesis "Intensifying the wastewater and biodegradable waste treatment in Estonia" at the Department of Environmental Engineering of Tallinn University of Technology.

An international research carried out by TUT scientists values Estonian wood as a building material

The research group of wooden materials and composites of Tallinn University of Technology participates in the COST Action FP1303 cooperative performance test in order to examine resistance of a test table with boards made...