• Riho Västrik – How do Pictures Turn into a Documentary?

    20.06.2017 13:08

    What makes a set of moving pictures a documentary? This question is not as easy as it initially seems. Any moving picture that shows the real world and actual people tends to be named a documentary, says Associate Professor of the Baltic Film, Media, Arts and Communication School Riho Västrik.

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  • PhD Thesis Analysed the Messages of Usāma ibn Lādin

    20.06.2017 12:29

    Today, on 20 June, Helen Geršman from the Tallinn University School of Humanities will defend her doctoral thesis, which studies the written and spoken messages of the Saudi Arabian born Usāma ibn Lādin.

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  • PhD Thesis Studied Cremated Human Remains

    19.06.2017 12:23

    On 19 June, Raili Allmäe from the Tallinn University School of Humanities defended her doctoral thesis, which focused on the cremations and burial practices of Iron Age Estonia. For the first time in Estonia, the focus is set on studying cremated human remains.

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  • Tõnu Laas – How does a Self-Driving Car Know Where it is?

    13.06.2017 13:34

    An autonomous vehicle is one that can function like a regular vehicle, monitor its surroundings and navigate without the help of a driver. A self-driving, or robotic vehicle can react to any situation faster than a human being, and be more precise and careful, says Tõnu Laas, Professor of applied physics at the Tallinn University School of Natural Sciences and Health.

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  • PhD Thesis Looked at the Formation of Estonian Identity

    12.06.2017 13:57

    Today, on 12 June, Emilia Pawłusz from the Tallinn University School of Governance, Law and Society will defend her PhD Thesis, which is an ethnographic research into the everyday, informal aspects of making Estonianness.

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  • TU Student to Lead Federation of Estonian Student Unions

    06.06.2017 11:57

    Britt Järvet, the former chair of the Tallinn University Student Union was elected to be the next chairperson of the Federation of Estonian Student Unions.

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  • PhD: Household Status Plays Bigger Role in Mortality than Marital Status

    05.06.2017 12:16

    Today, Anne Herm from the Tallinn University School of Governance, Law and Society will defend her Doctoral Thesis, which focused on the connections between household groups and mortality. The thesis shows that the connection between the household status and mortality is very varied in the older generations.

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  • Maria Zeltser - How to Calculate Like a Magician?

    30.05.2017 16:28

    Most schoolchildren think that Mathematics is boring and complicated. When they need to calculate in their notebooks, or – god forbid – in front of the blackboard, it will take a lot of time and oftentimes leads to erroneous results. It turns out there is no need to go through all that trouble, says Associate Professor of Mathematics at the Tallinn University School of Digital Technologies, Maria Zeltser.

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