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Modern renal replacement therapy is undergoing significant changes

A doctoral thesis defended at TTÜ recommends optical monitoring for improving the efficiency of renal replacement therapy.

In vitro fertilisation can be made more accurate and affordable

Currently, up to five per cent of all children born in Estonia are a result of egg cells that are fertilised by sperm outside the womb. Researchers at the Competence Centre on Health Technologies...

Why extreme water levels are rapidly rising on the Estonian coasts of the Baltic Sea?

A doctoral thesis to be defended at TTÜ explains the reasons why extreme water levels are rapidly rising on the Estonian coasts of the Baltic Sea.

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.

Frequently cleared plantations may mitigate climate change

White birch and hybrid aspen plantations with a short rotation, i.e. frequently cleared and regenerated, present an excellent opportunity to find a use for agricultural lands, the production of raw timber, and the mitigation...

A study carried out by TTÜ scientists investigated the links between work arrangements and tiredness of R&D employees

A study on the working arrangements of research and development (R&D) employees was completed under the leadership of the economists and medical researchers of Tallinn University of Technology.

A TTÜ research project investigated the links between work arrangements and sleep of R&D employees

A study on the working arrangements of research and development (R&D) employees was completed under the leadership of the economists and medical researchers of Tallinn University of Technology. The study was based on a...

Does flexible work make R&D employees happier?

A TTÜ research group sought an answer to the question "Does flexible work make R&D employees happier?"

An article by a researcher from the Estonian University of Life Sciences was published as the cover story for Science magazine

Global comparison of leaves from the same species of plant may prove to be quite different. Take, for example, the houseplant Monstera deliciosa, the leaves of which are rather small in the climate of...

Energy consumption of wooden rural houses can be reduced four times by smart renovation

A PhD student of the Nealy Zero Energy Buildings Research Group of the Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture at TTÜ School of Engineering Üllar Alev defended his doctoral thesis "Renovation and Energy...

Whole Families fettered by the Soviet Regime

The Soviet ideology of class struggle was intended to aid the destruction of the so-called exploiters’ class. All people who had owned some property before the revolution or identified as intellectuals were labelled exploiters:...

Novel Method helps to Evaluate Ionising Radiation

Sustainability and circular economy are not just popular words but phenomena that are based on modern trends in economics. Reuse of industrial residues is gaining popularity in the modern world. The reduction of waste...

The performance of ventilation must be improved in unrenovated apartment buildings

A PhD student at the Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture of TTÜ School of Engineering Simo Ilomets will defend his doctoral thesis "Renovation Need and Performance of Envelopes of Concrete Apartment Buildings in...

Tallinn University of Technology is close to a breakthrough in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease

The research group of mechanisms of neuronal death and survival at the TTÜ Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology led by Associate Professor Urmas Arumäe has, with support from personal research funding (i.e. funding for...

Natural Sciences and Geoinformatics Together Give a Clue about the Past

In the Baltic Sea region, many Stone Age shore-connected settlement sites have been found, which are presently located far from the seashore. The post-glacial land uplift has caused this situation.

Bioaffinity Chromatography Impels Drug Development

Understanding interactions between proteins and biomolecules is an essential aspect for the drug development and discovery program. Targeting the proteins associated with a disease with specific therapeutic agents in order to alter their function...

Stormwater quality has improved significantly in the area of Tallinn

Recently Bharat Maharjan defended his doctoral thesis ‟Stormwater Quantity and Quality of Large Urban Catchment in Tallinn”.

Literary City in Estonian Prose reflects the Urbanization Process

In Estonia, people started to move into towns in late 19th and early 20th century. This brought about great changes to the way of living and urban culture started to develop. Estonian prose from...

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...

Song Selection reflects Cultural Background

Estonians are known as the singing nation because of the Singing Revolution and the tradition of Song Celebrations (SCs), which dates back to 1869. Music lessons with professionally trained music teachers are part of...

TTÜ chemists have invented novel aerogels

For the last three years, the research group of the Lead Research Scientist of the TTÜ Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology Mihkel Koel has studied aerogels with the help of personal research funding (i.e....

The Wood industry is More Innovative than Forestry

Forest and innovation—how could these two fit in one sentence? Innovation refers to changes but trees grow in the same way as they have grown since the beginning of times. However, the forest sector...

How were ‘golden fabrics’ made in the Middle Ages and who wore them?

Vanity and a taste for luxury were not unknown to the citizens of medieval Tartu. Woven brocaded silk garments, embellished with precious metal threads, were undoubtedly the most expensive and desirable items on the...