Category Archives: University of Tartu

International community discusses the Viking Age in Tartu

On December 1-3, Tartu hosts the conference Crossing Disciplinary Borders in Viking Age Studies, the 7thAustmarr Symposium, which brings together experts from different parts of the world. The Austmarr Symposium is a series of international research conferences, which have been arranged annually since 2011, addressing topics of Viking Age and Medieval contacts across the Baltic Sea. Three keynote… Read More »

How to Find Time When There’s No Time? The Race on the Information Highway

We have 24 hours in each day. Sometimes it seems like too many hours, or sometimes – seemingly with increasing frequently – shamefully few of them. Krista Lepik, a lecturer of information sciences at the University of Tartu, has some words to share about the problem. In their work “Estonian Society in the Quickening Time”, sociologists Halliki Harro… Read More »

UT researchers receive prestigious grant to research the causes of a common skin disorder

The Danish LEO Foundation supports researchers of the University of Tartu with 220,000 euros to conduct laboratory studies to discover the causes of atopic dermatitis, a frequent skin disorder. Atopic dermatitis is a chronic inflammatory skin disease, which in many cases is of allergic character, but the causes of which are not exactly known. Researchers participating in the… Read More »

UT scientists defeated Harvard University in international competition

Scientists of UT Institute of Physics won first place among 36 research groups in an international competition for creating super-resolution microscopy software in the 3D microscopy category. Second and third place in this category went to the teams of Harvard University. UT was represented in the competition by scientists and doctoral students of the Institute of Physics: Ardi… Read More »

UT doctoral student searches for solution to reduce side-effects and dosage of cancer drugs

The aim of the research work of doctoral student Anne-Mari Anton Willmore, who is conducting her research in the UT cancer biology research group, is to reduce the side-effects and dosage of cancer drugs. She received a 5,000 euro scholarship from the Valda and Bernard Õun memorial fund of the UT Foundation to work on her research and… Read More »

How to Find Time When There’s No Time? The Race on the Information Highway

We have 24 hours in each day. Sometimes it seems like too many hours, or sometimes – seemingly with increasing frequently – shamefully few of them. Krista Lepik, a lecturer of information sciences at the University of Tartu, has some words to share about the problem. In their work “Estonian Society in the Quickening Time”, sociologists Halliki Harro… Read More »