Accidentally, private universities helped dozens of Bangladeshis into Europe
Private universities in Estonia may have unintentionally helped dozens of Bangladeshis enter Schengen space states as seen in a Police and Border Guard Board (PPA) audit.
22.03.2016, Tiina KaukverePM
Editorial: don't throw the good goals out with the cheats
Turns out, 22 foreign students have falsified up-to-now education documents to enroll in Estonia's universities. Before getting too mad, think of the following.
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
Editorial: see, I'm a scientist
With science ethics, it's more than written rules or administrative guidelines. More than that, it's about moral principles. Though unwritten, they're vital just the same so as to ensure the functioning of science.
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
Education allowance rules distrusted by students
The needs-based education allowance for university students, reformed two years back to the backdrop of hot debate, has not yielded the desired fruit. As shown by first major study since introduced, it is often opted not to apply due to prejudices, and the system is deemed to be unfair.
14.09.2015, Oliver KundPM
University of Tartu tops Estonian university rankings for 7th consecutive year
The University of Tartu is the most highly regarded university in Estonia for the seventh year running, a survey by TNS Emor pollsters shows.
Foreign students flipping burgers
While at universities or preparing to enroll, youth in Estonia from abroad are willing to do the simple and less paid jobs. Though vacancies abound, they find it unexpectedly complex.
25.05.2015, Hanneli RudiPM
Govt counts money for public pay rise
A testing stone for the coalition, at its initial joint talks about next year budget today, will be allocation of public servant wage rises.
02.09.2014, Tuuli KochPM
Eleven long years of school changes
The Lill family in Rapla are sending three boys to school today, the fourth still a kindergarten kid.
01.09.2014, Anneli AmmasPM
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
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?
Editorial: the only constant is change
Those predicting labour market changes and deciding state orders to universities always seem to be preparing for the last war. Whatever the market needed yesterday, it may not need today; smaller yet the chance the need is there tomorrow. Still, this is an important question every spring as those about to graduate are thinking which sector would be their future.
Two Estonian universities ranked among 500 of world's best universities
According to a recent list of QS World University Rankings Estonia's University of Tartu (UT) improved its position to 461-470 and Tallinn University of Technology (TTU) reached the top 500 list for the first time.
Curricula of major universities under scrutiny
According to EKKA Quality Assessment Council head Heli Mattisen, institutional accreditation will be performed on all major universities in 2014–2015. Among other things it will be assessed how universities have considered results of former assessments and how they are guaranteeing international competitiveness in their specialties.
12.07.2013, Anna Põld