University of Tartu ranks record high among world's best universities
Estonia's University of Tartu holds the highest place of all time in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings published on Wednesday evening, placing 301-350.
Finance minister seeking sponsorship austerity
Could state enterprises keep on handing out sponsorship cash as before? Should the practice be cancelled, or rules applied to it? In questions like these, deep debates are in store at government this fall.
29.07.2016, Anneli AmmasPM
Injured Estonian youth in Nice intensive care unit
Seriously injured in the truck attack in France, Estonian youth Hans Joosep is being treated in a local Nice hospital intensive care unit. His condition is stable and the family hopeful.
20.07.2016, Liis VelskerPM
Price rise drags Estonian phosphate rock back into limelight
Recently, global price for the ancient rock suddenly skyrocketed and suddenly our deposits are flashing signs of us getting rich quick and Estonia eradicating world hunger.
21.03.2016, Andres ReimerPM
Police to scrutinize all students from Bangladesh
Police suspects a number of students from Bangladesh in misuse of Estonian residence permits issued for studies and is therefore going to check all residence permits and visas.
29.02.2016, Tiina KaukverePM
Foreign students suspected in far-flung fraud
These past few months have yielded 22 cases of foreign students falsifying assessment decisions by Estonian academic recognition agency (ENIC/NARIC) to use these for enrolling in our universities. The cheats hailed from Western Africa and used services by local representatives.
19.02.2016, Oliver KundPM
North-East Estonia vulnerable to nuclear disaster in Russia
Leningrad Oblast environmentalists are sounding an alarm, assessing that the soon completed nuclear power station in Sosnovy Bor is endangering Narva and Sillamäe as builders wink at security measures.
17.02.2016, Andres ReimerPM
Chief of Danske: pension investors need not worry
Last year, Danske Bank begun the switch to corporate banking in Baltics and successfully so says its head in Estonia, Ivar Pae.
As related to sale of Danske Bank pension funds to LHV the clients need not worry: the fund will be managed well even during times of transition i.e. as long as the transition is completed, he says.
09.02.2016, Tõnis OjaPM
The dark side of Estonian science: paid articles in trashy magazines
Estonia has spawned a bunch of scientists who like to lengthen their CV with articles published in «science magazines» for money. The grey market abounds from Bangladesh to Nigeria. Universities in Estonia recognize the problem but no-one has a solution.
27.01.2016, Oliver KundPM
New budget head sees trouble ahead in economy of Estonia
As Estonia's veteran budget watchdog Andrus Säälik assumed post as permanent Estonian adviser at OECD in Paris, his chair in September was filled by Sven Kirsipuu with 18 years at finance ministry under his belt. Tomorrow, state budget undergoes its first reading at Riigikogu. To mark the occasion, we thought we'd ask him how Estonian economy is doing?
19.10.2015, Kadri HansaluPM
Gunnar Okk: related specialties should be taught in one university
Tomorrow, Nordic Investment Bank vice president Gunnar Okk will address research and development committee chaired by Prime Minister to report on situation and options for higher education and research in Estonia. Employees at universities and research agencies are anxious to hear what the report will reveal. In interview underneath, Mr Okk will allow an initial peek.
24.08.2015, Anneli AmmasPM
Register grabs health data against will of people
On the surface, any individual may decide who used their delicate personal data and how. The reality differs starkly. As is also the case with cancer screening register: a person desiring to close down her data is helpless against a clause in a law, and the health data are used against her will.
17.08.2015, Helen MihelsonPM
Editorial: toying with trust
The world is taking tiger leaps towards less privacy. Personal data and the databases compiled thereof are valuable capital when possessing the technology to process it in huge amounts and in various ways, converting the results into new services and money.
Man suspected in attacking lady on health track is former EKRE and Free member
According Postimees' data, the man suspected in attacking a young woman on Rahumäe health track is Lauri Õun (26) who has belonged both to Free Party and EKRE. In list of the latter, he ran for Riigikogu during the last elections.
11.08.2015, Georgi BeltadzePM
University of Tartu seeks to swallow three institutes
Despite the sleepiness of summer, employees at the Institute of the Estonian Language (EKI) are deeply disturbed that their institution – a bastion to defend and develop the native tongue – is in danger of takeover by University of Tartu (TÜ) as approved by the very Ministry of Education and Research.
05.08.2015, Anneli AmmasPM
Jaak Aaviksoo appointed rector of Tallinn Tech
The new composition of the board of governors of the Tallinn University of Technology (TTU) on Thursday appointed Jaak Aaviksoo rector of the university.
Finned Estonian robot plunges to probe wrecks
Underwater robots are being developed in Estonia, intended to study sunken ships. Sounds unbelievable, but machines like this still don't exist.
24.07.2015, Uwe GnadeteichPM
Tallinn Tech's new board of governors to gather July 30
The new lineup of the board of governors of the Tallinn University of Technology (TTU) is scheduled to meet on Thursday, July 30, and the items on the agenda of the meeting include election of the chairman of the board of governors, endorsing rector-elect Jaak Aaviksoo in the office or appointing a caretaker rector for up to one year, as well as making proposals as regards the TTU development plan for 2016-2020.
22.07.2015, News.postimees.ee / BNSPM
Estonian govt appoints new members of TTU board of governors
The Estonian Cabinet on Thursday appointed five new members to the board of governors of the Tallinn University of Technology (TTU).
Youth flock to study medicine and business
Fresh from school and eager to study the specialties most popular, their young nerves will be frayed till the university admissions lists are published: excelling at state exams isn’t enough. Postimees took a look at five top hot spots, seeking to see why the rush.
13.07.2015, Nele-Mai OlupPM
Tallinn Tech staff turn to court over Aaviksoo's election as rector
Professors and employees of several faculties of the Tallinn University of Technology (TTU) on Monday submitted an application to the Harju County Court requesting the court to declare void the May 22 decision of the board of governors to elect Jaak Aaviksoo the next rector of the university.
Aaviksoo escapes rector veto by Tallinn Tech council
Tallinn University of Technology (TUT) council opted not to veto Jaak Aaviksoo rising to be rector. Before June is over, TUT board of governors convenes to nominate the academician.
17.06.2015, Helen MihelsonPM
Fingerprints denied, detectives dismissed
Despite Tallinn University of Technology (TUT) sending May 22nd rector election ballot papers to Estonian Forensic Science Institute for expert assessment, four members of its board of governors refused to submit fingerprints. Expert assessment is excluded without agreement of all members.
16.06.2015, Helen MihelsonPM
Dark cloud stubbornly hovers over Tallinn Tech
Teaming up with colleagues yesterday, current rector of Tallinn University of Technology (TUT) Andres Keevallik explained to school body the background of the miserable mess: who was to blame for the confused votes-count at rector election in May, and whether board of governors can continue.
16.06.2015, Helen MihelsonPM
Editorial: Tallinn Tech governors! Stop the travesty
Election of Rector for Tallinn University of Technology (TUT) has evolved into a bad case of a PR-travesty. Should board of governors (BofG) chairman Sandor Liive not decisively change his current trend, the farce – humiliating towards those involved and damaging to TUT reputation – could carry on for weeks.
Editorial: new cars leased by state purely to park?
€19.3m of yearly savings by state on account of official cars – as reckoned by public servant Tauno Tuisk in his Master’s at Tallinn University of Technology. This is over a quarter of the amount spent by state and local governments on vehicles. The calculated economy being so striking, one wonders: why isn’t it all being executed already? Or, at least, in the nearest-term pipeline?
Tallinn Tech to have rector election ballots studied by forensic experts
The Tallinn University of Technology (TTU) is going to send the ballots cast at the election of its next rector at the May 22 meeting of the board of governors to be analyzed at the Estonian Forensic Science Institute but first it needs to obtain the consent of all members of the board of governors and the vote counting committee.
Nigerians have discovered Estonian universities
These days, admissions desks at Estonians universities are on overload answering questions from Africa. Though just a tiny percentage ends up studying here, and those that do will have passed a gruesome gauntlet of red tape, the numbers of Nigerian students have performed a tenfold leap in just a few years.
07.05.2015, Tiina KaukverePM
Energy dispute features punch in belly
In the afternoon hours last Friday, an energy discussion at Tallinn University heated up to the point of getting physical.
25.11.2014, Priit PulleritsPM
Estonia: Rector of Tallinn University of Technology fined for drunk driving
Rector of the Tallinn University of Technology Andres Keevallik who caused a traffic accident while intoxicated at the end of October was imposed a fine, the daily Ohtuleht reports.
Rector of Tallinn University of Technology to resign due to drunk driving
Rector of the Tallinn University of Technology Andres Keevallik is to resign due to a traffic accident he caused on Tuesday evening while intoxicated.
30.10.2014, News.postimees.ee / BNSPM
Testing the bike lanes «Made by Me»
Fresh from a bicyclist-roundtable, the coterie pedals from Freedom Square down Pärnu Highway to Cosmos Movie Theatre. Lining the newly renovated street lies a wide bicycle lane. The initial 200 metres are pure delight. Then come the blasted cars, parked half way into the strip. Luckily, this is non-peak afternoon lull; otherwise the passing would be pretty problematic.
16.10.2014, Uwe GnadenteichPM
Hando Sutter elected as Eesti Energia CEO
Last night, Eesti Energia council with Erkki Raasuke at helm elected current Nord Pool Spot Baltic and Russia region head Hando Sutter as new CEO to step into office this December. The contract goes for three years expiring on November 30th 2017.
03.10.2014, Kadri HansaluPM
Scholarship triggers no stampede of students
This year, a €160 scholarship was launched for students in certain specialties – which still failed to gain popularity.
27.08.2014, Tiina KaukverePM
Youths yield 1st ever Estonian Formula E car
Yesterday, joint Formula Student Team of Tallinn University of Technology and TTK University of Applied Sciences presented Estonia’s very fist electric Formula E car FEST14, developed since 2012 and about to participate in Formula Student product development competition.
Editorial: plagiarism is deeply bad
Today’s Postimees tells the story of a case of a Doctoral thesis victoriously defended at Tallinn University of Technology (TTÜ) yet stirring severe suspicions of academic theft. No investigation followed, however, as the author simply withdrew her work. Makes one wonder: how serious are universities of Estonia towards plagiarism?
University winks at suspected plagiarism
As plagiarism suspicion surfaced regarding a doctoral thesis already defended, Tallinn University of Technology (TTÜ) acted in a way that laid bare a legal scheme how people, having received their Doctorates, may in case of suspicions withdraw the thesis, avoid inquiry, and keep it all within university walls.
30.05.2014, Oliver KundPM
Bike accidents rising
In five years, bicycling in Tallinn has become at least twice as dangerous.
07.04.2014, Uwe GnadenteichPM
Tallinn University of Technology emerges as campus university
With sixth academic building now opened, Tallinn University of Technology (TUT) completes concentration of itself in the Mustamäe Campus.
06.09.2013, Uwe GnadenteichPM
Tallinn student formula team takes 2nd place in US
On the eve of May 11th, the Tallinn University of Technology/ University of Applied Sciences joint Formula Student Team Tallinn (FSTT) rose to receive the second prize at product development competition Formula SAE. In Michigan, USA, 117 teams took four days to compete in theoretical knowledge and drives.
14.05.2013, Kaarel Täll