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Research news: value system, schoolyard, digihumanities and biosynthesis

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The research news section gives regular hints about interesting studies in various fields of research. Social Sciences What is the value system like in early childhood?  The hierarchy of values in preschool children aged 5–7 can be studied using appropriate measurement tools, with images depicting the actions instead of verbal descriptions. At this age, children’s value system is quite similar to that of adults. However, compared to grownups and also schoolchildren aged 7–9, it is more difficult for preschool children to distinguish the motivational goals of the basic values. For example,…

University of Tartu natural scientists continue to be globally influential

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Contacts of UT units Faculty of Arts and Humanities Faculty address:  Jakobi 2, rooms 116–121, 51005 Tartu Dean’s Office Faculty address:  Jakobi 2, rooms 116–121, 51005 Tartu Institute of History and Archaeology Institute of Estonian and General Linguistics Institute of Philosophy and Semiotics Faculty email:  filosoofia.semiootika [at] ut.ee Faculty address:  Jakobi 2, rooms 309–352, 51005 Tartu Institute of Cultural Research Faculty email:  kultuuriteadused [at] ut.ee School of Theology and Religious Studies Faculty address:  Ülikooli 18–310, 50090 Tartu College of Foreign Languages and Cultures Faculty of Social Sciences Faculty email:  sotsiaalteadused…

The Guild seminar series: National strategies and the role of universities in integrating international students to the local labour market

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Contacts of UT units Faculty of Arts and Humanities Faculty address:  Jakobi 2, rooms 116–121, 51005 Tartu Dean’s Office Faculty address:  Jakobi 2, rooms 116–121, 51005 Tartu Institute of History and Archaeology Institute of Estonian and General Linguistics Institute of Philosophy and Semiotics Faculty email:  filosoofia.semiootika [at] ut.ee Faculty address:  Jakobi 2, rooms 309–352, 51005 Tartu Institute of Cultural Research Faculty email:  kultuuriteadused [at] ut.ee School of Theology and Religious Studies Faculty address:  Ülikooli 18–310, 50090 Tartu College of Foreign Languages and Cultures Faculty of Social Sciences Faculty email:  sotsiaalteadused…

Coronavirus amount in waste water varies considerably between regions

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Contacts of UT units Faculty of Arts and Humanities Faculty address:  Jakobi 2, rooms 116–121, 51005 Tartu Dean’s Office Faculty address:  Jakobi 2, rooms 116–121, 51005 Tartu Institute of History and Archaeology Institute of Estonian and General Linguistics Institute of Philosophy and Semiotics Faculty email:  filosoofia.semiootika [at] ut.ee Faculty address:  Jakobi 2, rooms 309–352, 51005 Tartu Institute of Cultural Research Faculty email:  kultuuriteadused [at] ut.ee School of Theology and Religious Studies Faculty address:  Ülikooli 18–310, 50090 Tartu College of Foreign Languages and Cultures Faculty of Social Sciences Faculty email:  sotsiaalteadused…

European Research Area must focus on strengthening research excellence across Europe as a whole

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Contacts of UT units Faculty of Arts and Humanities Faculty address:  Jakobi 2, rooms 116–121, 51005 Tartu Dean’s Office Faculty address:  Jakobi 2, rooms 116–121, 51005 Tartu Institute of History and Archaeology Institute of Estonian and General Linguistics Institute of Philosophy and Semiotics Faculty email:  filosoofia.semiootika [at] ut.ee Faculty address:  Jakobi 2, rooms 309–352, 51005 Tartu Institute of Cultural Research Faculty email:  kultuuriteadused [at] ut.ee School of Theology and Religious Studies Faculty address:  Ülikooli 18–310, 50090 Tartu College of Foreign Languages and Cultures Faculty of Social Sciences Faculty email:  sotsiaalteadused…

ENLIGHT Interdisciplinary Proposal-Writing Workshop for doctoral students “Equity and Sustainability” to take place at the University of Tartu

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Contacts of UT units Faculty of Arts and Humanities Faculty address:  Jakobi 2, rooms 116–121, 51005 Tartu Dean’s Office Faculty address:  Jakobi 2, rooms 116–121, 51005 Tartu Institute of History and Archaeology Institute of Estonian and General Linguistics Institute of Philosophy and Semiotics Faculty email:  filosoofia.semiootika [at] ut.ee Faculty address:  Jakobi 2, rooms 309–352, 51005 Tartu Institute of Cultural Research Faculty email:  kultuuriteadused [at] ut.ee School of Theology and Religious Studies Faculty address:  Ülikooli 18–310, 50090 Tartu College of Foreign Languages and Cultures Faculty of Social Sciences Faculty email:  sotsiaalteadused…

Major investment helps University of Tartu spin-off take genetic tests for cancer prevention to UK market

The Estonian health technology enterprise Antegenes has signed a long-term strategic partnership agreement with Everything Genetic Ltd to introduce the genetic tests used for cancer prevention to the healthcare system of the United Kingdom. Together with the agreement, the Estonian enterprise received an investment of 500,000 euros. Antegenes has developed novel genetic tests that enable to assess an individual’s personal cancer risks and provide science-based medical recommendations for prevention of the disease. The tests are based on the polygenic risk score technology, which helps clarify the person’s genetic predisposition to…

Coronavirus concentration in waste water is decreasing slowly but noticeably

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Contacts of UT units Faculty of Arts and Humanities Faculty address:  Jakobi 2, rooms 116–121, 51005 Tartu Dean’s Office Faculty address:  Jakobi 2, rooms 116–121, 51005 Tartu Institute of History and Archaeology Institute of Estonian and General Linguistics Institute of Philosophy and Semiotics Faculty email:  filosoofia.semiootika [at] ut.ee Faculty address:  Jakobi 2, rooms 309–352, 51005 Tartu Institute of Cultural Research Faculty email:  kultuuriteadused [at] ut.ee School of Theology and Religious Studies Faculty address:  Ülikooli 18–310, 50090 Tartu College of Foreign Languages and Cultures Faculty of Social Sciences Faculty email:  sotsiaalteadused…

Researchers have discovered new genetic risk factors in polycystic ovary syndrome

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Contacts of UT units Faculty of Arts and Humanities Faculty address:  Jakobi 2, rooms 116–121, 51005 Tartu Dean’s Office Faculty address:  Jakobi 2, rooms 116–121, 51005 Tartu Institute of History and Archaeology Institute of Estonian and General Linguistics Institute of Philosophy and Semiotics Faculty email:  filosoofia.semiootika [at] ut.ee Faculty address:  Jakobi 2, rooms 309–352, 51005 Tartu Institute of Cultural Research Faculty email:  kultuuriteadused [at] ut.ee School of Theology and Religious Studies Faculty address:  Ülikooli 18–310, 50090 Tartu College of Foreign Languages and Cultures Faculty of Social Sciences Faculty email:  sotsiaalteadused…

University’s memory institutions celebrate Academic Heritage Day today

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On Thursday, 18 November, Academic Heritage Day is celebrated across Europe. On that occasion, the University of Tartu Museum, Natural History Museum, Botanical Garden and Library will set up a special installation in the city centre for a week. The installation on the corner of Uueturu and Küüni streets depicts a mirror and aims to make the citizens and guests of Tartu think about the meaning of the university and its rich heritage in their lives. After all, the University of Tartu has had a significant role in what and…