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‘Digital revolution’ will underpin next EU research programme, says Commissioner

The European Commission expects digital technologies to play a central role in its plans to fund high-profile research ‘missions’ over the next decade, EU officials said.

In addition to global warming, atmospheric black carbon also enhances glacier melt

Recently an article on the work of an international research group who investigated Svalbard glaciers was published in a prestigious scientific journal Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics.

Shared norms constitute a pillar of university-industry collaboration

In the years from 2012 to 2016, an international research team analysed the factors influencing transfer of university-generated knowledge to industry in the framework of the European Union's Horizon 2020 project "Crossing Boundaries:...

Study by Estonian researcher published in The Economist reaches millions

The Economist, an influential international weekly magazine-format newspaper, published a study by University of Tartu researcher Tuul Sepp on the colour of House Finch plumage. As a result, the young researcher’s study will reach...

TTÜ’s power engineers: the use of renewable energy brings also new challenges

For the last three years the research project "Impact of new types of electricity generating patterns to high voltage equipment and cable insulations" with support from personal research funding (PUT, i.e. funding for...

Cancer biologists from the University of Tartu help make an important discovery on Alzheimer’s disease

Cooperation between researchers in the United States and Estonia helps to discover changes in brain tissue, which are associated with the very early stages of dementia.

First ERC Grant to Tallinn University

In June 2018, the five-year project “Between the Times, Embattled Temporalities and Political Imagination in Interwar Europe” will begin at Tallinn University School of Humanities.

Estonian researcher’s method promises a breakthrough in the development of allergy medications

Pharmaceutical companies have an enormous interest in the testing of new candidate drugs on mast cells, which are responsible for causing severe allergies and asthma, although currently, there is no robust method for the...

TTÜ professor was awarded prestigious DuPont Nutrition and Health Science Excellence Medal

Raivo Vilu - Professor of Biotechnology at the Tallinn University of Technology (TTÜ), Director of Research and Development at the Center of Food and Fermentation Technologies (CFFT), earned a high recognition for his research...

Prestigious grant helps Estonian researchers to bring smart cancer treatment to pharmacies

Researchers at the University of Tartu have developed a smart cancer treatment that is based on a novel carrier peptide which, when injected into blood vessels, seeks out cancer cells and leaves healthy...

Tallinn Call for Action aims to mobilise support for research and innovation in Europe

The Estonian Presidency conference “European Research Excellence – Impact and Value for Society” held in Tallinn on 12 October brought together high level experts to discuss the value of research, and to build a...

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

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

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...