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  • EBS offers an intensive Preparatory English Course for international students | Studyinestonia
    10 2015 Estonian Business School has a long tradition of supporting students from various backgrounds and cultures to get a highly valued education and achieve their highest goals For those who are interested in improving their English language to continue degree studies in English they have designed an updated version of an English Language Prep Semester The Course shall help international as well as estonian students to acquire the proficiency in English one needs for an international education as well as study skills for academic studies The English Language Preparation Course is about preparing international students for their following academic studies I believe we can make all the students develop themselves so that they get the results needed to continue their studies in English says the Head of International Relations of EBS Katre Paavo Top level communication and study skills in the English language represent an important gateway to academic studies as well as on each participants career path Their international learning environment and interactive teaching shall help to get ready for a successful career in the international classrooms of EBS s Bachelors and Masters courses Katre Paavo adds that The course also works as an introduction to cross cultural

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  • Estonian students build a giant wooden megaphones to listen to the forrest | Studyinestonia
    placing the three megaphones at such a distance and at a suitable angle so at the centre of the installation sound feed from all three directions should create a unique merged surround sound effect adds Praks This is however not the only use for the installation as it will double as a sitting and resting area and can be used as a stage for small events The author of the idea is one of the students Birgit Õigus with the rest of her coursemates Mariann Drell Ardo Hiiuväin Lennart Lind Henri Kaarel Luht Mariette Nõmm Johanna Sepp Kertti Soots Sabine Suuster helping out with the building process 51 of Estonia is covered with forests 0 is the cost of everyman s right to camp on Forest Centre run trails spending the night in the forest cabins or sleeping in a tent within the recreation areas The megaphone installation provides an excellent opportunity to experience the meeting of contemporary architectural space and wild nature and it is freely accessible for foreigners as well as local travellers Estonian semiotician and popular author Valdur Mikita who has written at length about the ways Estonian culture is intertwined and imbued with forests says the architectural design helps to notice the richness of sound in forests as well as the silence It s a place to listen to browse the audible book of nature there hasn t really been a place like that in Estonia before Most of the installation was built in Tallinn at the end of August and then shipped to Võrumaa Pähni Nature Centre not far from Latvian border where it has been installed and tested and opened for public tomorrow The project started a year ago with a workshop deep in the woods of South Estonia with Estonian Art Academy interior

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  • International students rated their experience at University of Tartu award-worthy | Studyinestonia
    students choosing to study abroad this year it s becoming increasingly important that universities focus even more on making sure that students have the best possible experience Students are more critical about where they would like to get their degree from and the experience of other peers plays an important role in this decision said CEO of StudyPortals Edwin van Rest University of Tartu s Vice Rector for Academic Affairs Mart Noorma says that feedback and its analysis is important for the university because only then can we develop the university together and improve quality We can learn from positive feedback too The International Student Satisfaction Award shows that within international competition the University of Tartu is moving in the right direction with developing the study environment incl study methods and curricula and the town of Tartu is moving in the right direction with developing the living environment But we must not get complacent On the contrary the international higher education field is developing rapidly which is why it is important that we consistently introduce new practices in our studies offer international students a modern living environment and a socialising programme which are unique in student town Tartu Be it the UT International Student Ambassadors project or the ESN network with its strong community According to Noorma this high award is praise for the whole university family because sharing personal lessons and experience with new potential international students is one of the most honest forms of feedback which future international students will take into account when choosing a university The university employees dedication in receiving international students adjusting and supporting them plays an important role in feedback Personal interest in the student s wellbeing and a small conversation can sometimes go a long way in helping the student maintain motivation

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  • Get face-to-face time with Estonian university representatives in Georgia | Studyinestonia
    Georgia in September to give more information about coming to study in Estonia Universities will be there to meet interested students during info sessions in Tbilisi at the Estonian Embassy and Kutaisi at the Akaki Tsereteli State University and at an education fair in Tbilisi Study in Estonia will be visiting Kutaisi for the first time to give students there even a better access to the information they need in order to apply to universities in Estonia The Akaki Tsereteli State University will host us on the 23rd of September at 15 00 Everyone interested in meeting university representatives in person is welcome Students can register for Kutaisi info session at here http www studyinestonia ee kutaisi infosession In Tbilisi the Estonian Embassy will host Study in Estonia and universites for an info sessioon on the 24th of September at 18 00 Again everyone interested in studying in Estonia is welcome Please bring an ID with you though Entrance to the ambassy in allowed only to people who have registered to the event and who present a valid ID Students can register for the event at here http www studyinestonia ee study estonia info session estonian embassy On the 25th

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  • More than half of international students of TUT planning to stay in Estonia for work | Studyinestonia
    the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering 64 and the Faculty of Science 62 A little over a third of the international students of the Faculty of Social Sciences and the Tallinn School of Economics and Business Administration would like to stay in Estonia after receiving their diploma TUT has the largest international student community in Estonia with 37 of the country s international students pursuing their degree in the institution Among Estonia s international Master students 48 attend TUT Over a third of the international students of TUT are of Finnish origin followed by those from Georgia 7 India and Turkey 6 respectively According to TUT Vice Rector for Innovation and Internationalisation Tea Varrak most of the Indian and Turkish students wish to stay in Estonia for work after graduation Yet only 10 of the Finns plan the same and most of the Georgian students wish to return home after receiving their diploma Varrak says According to the study conducted in May around half of the international students of TUT work during their studies as allowed with a residence permit for study issued based on the Aliens Act On the other hand the students are required to ensure that their studies will not be affected by their work which is also regularly checked According to Tea Varrak 60 of the international students of TUT claim to study Estonian which is considered a prerequisite to adapting to the local life 42 of the respondents stated that Estonian should be a compulsory subject at the university she adds Estonian is offered as an optional subject in most curricula yet this is not enough for a student starting on a beginner s level to reach a required linguistic proficiency TUT is unable to provide international students language training free of charge yet not that

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  • A group University of Tartu molecular biology graduates will make chemical detergents history | Studyinestonia
    a thing of the past ReLaDe s representative Mart Ustav Jr said their solution will make biological enzymes reusable meaning users no longer need to buy bag after bag of laundry detergent As a result no more pollutants will be washed down the train What we have is a reusable washing system that is based on nanotechnology hitherto only used in science and pharmaceutics Ustav said In short the idea is to use magnetic nanoparticles to bind enzyme molecules and magnetize them The resulting magnetic detergent molecules can be easily removed from waste water via magnetic force and reused in subsequent wash cycles for months Ustav s five strong team have all studied molecular biology at the University of Tartu and worked at its Institute of Technology It was in the lab that we had the heureka moment Ustav said We saw an opportunity to create something environmentally friendly that could benefit both people and the environment he explained The novel washing system recently won third prize at the prestigious ClimateLaunchpad 2015 Europe s largest cleantech business idea competition The competition had over 700 start ups from 28 countries offering sustainable solutions for energy waste transport behavioral change and urban

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  • The Masters studies at EBS will have a kick off with Boot Camp | Studyinestonia
    with Boot Camp 24 08 2015 The new academic year of 2015 2016 will begin for all the EBS students with a traditional opening ceremony in the Estonian National Library The Master s students will have a real kick off with Boot Camp an intensive opening course that lasts several days does not take place in an auditorium or web environment but in a beautiful natural environment and brings together freshmen and fresh air theorists and practicians Boot Camp means an intensive weekend full of learning and making new acquaintances Boot Camp takes place in the middle of September in Roosta Holiday Village and aims to supply an in depth introduction into the structure and outcome s of every study programme and advice on how to plan time during the studies Of course the aspect of socializing is of importance as well and aims to facilitate collaboration and synergy between people with different competencies and ideas at an early stage We started with the Boot Camp format last autumn when we opened an MBA programme of Business Innovation The feedback of students and experience of organisers revealed that it was a very motivating and effective way to bring the students

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  • International Summer University brings over 200 participants from around the world to Tartu | Studyinestonia
    renowned lecturers at the UT We cover many innovative topics which are not yet common in the students state or educational system and where the UT lecturers have the most competence in Estonia said Must who was pleased that there are always a great number of people interested in learning the Estonian language and culture because in the global context speaking this language is a privilege Estonian language courses based on Finnish will begin soon for groups of three different levels 50 students will study the Estonian language and culture at the College of Foreign Languages and Cultures and students from Pittsburg will study Russian at the Narva College For the first time the students can participate in a programme which introduces the developments of e Estonia giving them an opportunity to learn about e state and its structure and analyse cyber security and e democracy The programme includes several experts of the field and the study work is carried out by lecturer at the Centre for Baltic Studies Heiko Pääbo professor of Media Studies Pille Pruulman Vengerfeldt and visiting lecturer of IT Law Eneken Tikk Ringas The International Summer University programmes join several study fields and two of them are done in cooperation with international partner universities The course European integration in cooperation with Utrecht Summer School takes place for two weeks in Utrecht and for two weeks in Estonia in Tartu and Pärnu The programme After the Empire in cooperation with the University of Latvia takes place in Riga Tallinn and Tartu and focuses on the Baltic region and political and economic relations between the European Union NATO and Russia The head lecturer in Tartu is visiting professor Andrey Makarychev and in Pärnu professor Andres Kasekamp In addition to academic lectures the students will visit relevant enterprises and

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