On 27–29 January, the University of Tartu hosts the conference “Love and Emotions in Old Norse Literature”, which brings together leading experts from different parts of the world.
Science Base Camp is an investor-readiness day specifically designed for R&D intensive technology-based university and science park teams.
The results of the prevalence study led by the University of Tartu show that the number of people with coronavirus infection has surged compared to December. Most of the infected persons have no symptoms, however, and carry the virus unknowingly. The percentage of adults with antibodies is increasing slowly, having risen only by 1 per cent over the last month.
PhD students and postdoctoral researchers from more than eleven European countries have a unique chance to get together, learn, network, explore interesting career possibilities and funding options. Alliance4Life is organizing Early Stage Researcher´s Retreat that will connect twelve leading Central and Eastern European life science universities and research institutes from eleven countries in an online interactive event that will take place on 20 and 21 January 2022.
The research news section gives regular hints about interesting studies in various fields of research.
Women tend to overeat after negative emotions, men after positive ones
The crisis sociology research group of the University of Tartu Institute of Social Studies and European researchers studied how the care organisations of nine European countries coped during the coronavirus crisis, showing their resilience in providing support to people who had fallen into economic difficulties during the crisis or were already in a vulnerable situation.
On 4 January, the new model of the student satellite ESTCube-2 was presented at Tartu Observatory of the University of Tartu. The main goal of ESTCube-2 is to test plasma brake technology. On 14 June, in Czechia, the satellite will be handed over to the international team preparing a space mission, and it will be launched in the second half of the year.
This year’s first stage of the study on the prevalence of coronavirus in Estonia led by the University of Tartu starts today. The study stage is conducted until 24 January and assesses the prevalence of the coronavirus and its antibodies in the adult population. Among other things, it will give a more precise overview of the prevalence of the Omicron strain.
Today, 11 January, the university’s new website was launched. The web pages of most academic units also got a new look.
International awareness of influential research by scientists from the University of Tartu has increased significantly over the last 100 years, as reflected in the number of studies whose results have been published in the pre-eminent magazines Nature and Science.
Before Christmas, the university staff filmed short videos with their New Year’s wishes. The compilation is now available on UTTV.
The student pitching competition Kaleidoskoop took place for the 17th time this autumn. 23 teams participated in the pre-selection round and five made it to the finals.
The Government of Estonia approved the new composition of the council of the University of Tartu for five years.
This week’s results of the waste water analysis led by the University of Tartu show that the amount of coronavirus in waste water in Estonia remains quite stable. Domestic spread of the Omicron variant has not yet led to an explosive increase in infection.
The new year will bring an exciting landscape architecture competition seeking to find the best design for the undeveloped open are – Maarjavälja – at Maarjamõisa, Tartu.
Tartu Observatory is in a consortium of scientific institutions and private companies to prepare a set of three space missions to Venus to search for signs of life in its atmosphere. The project is expected to conclude with a return of samples from the Venusian atmosphere to Earth.
University of Tartu and H2Electro OÜ, a subsidiary of Thule Capital AS, signed a research and development contract under which researchers of the University of Tartu Institute of Chemistry led by Professor Enn Lust will build an electrolyser based on novel technology.
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The University of Tartu invites master's students of ENLIGHT network who are not students of IT to take part in the winter school "Artificial intelligence for non-IT students" taking place from February to April 2022.
On 15 December, authors of the best student papers of 2021 were awarded at the Estonian Academy of Sciences.
The board of the Estonian Academy of Sciences has elected three new academy research professors for 2022–2024 from the 16 researchers who participated in the competition.
The elected research professors are Tiit Tammaru, Professor of Urban and Population Geography, Academician, and Tanel Tenson, Professor of Technology of Antimicrobial Compounds, both of the University of Tartu, and Tenured Full Professor Tõnis Kanger of Tallinn University of Technology.