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Erasmus+ Staff Week


From May 2 to 6, EMÜ hosts an Erasmus+ Staff Week. This year, our Erasmus+ Staff Training Week will focus on three fields of education and research at EMÜ: environmental sciences, forestry and veterinary medicine. Our guests will have an opportunity to meet leading scientists of EMÜ, take a peek into their labs and visit different facilities. Also, the aspects of international collaboration will be covered. The programme can be found here:

Cycling competition Let’s Pedal!


Take part in the cycling competition “Let’s pedal!”. The aim of the competition is to draw attention to bicycles as a suitable and convenient method of transport on the campus and in the city of Tartu. In addition, we will identify who the most dedicated cyclist/cycling department in our university is. To do this we will monitor daily distances cycled and will keep monthly standings of individual and departmental rankings. The competition ends on May 31.

Atmospheric research infrastructure ACTRIS to European updated research infrastructure roadmap


Today European Strategy Forum for Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) has officially adopted ACTRIS (Aerosols, Clouds, and Trace gases Research Infrastructure) on its updated research infrastructure roadmap. Among the other 5 new infrastructures on ESFRI roadmap, ACTRIS is considered highly important for the European science community and it is mature for implementation. ESFRI led evaluation panels and working groups assessed in 2015 the candidate projects by their scientific excellence, pan-European relevance, socio-economic impact and the level of maturity. Special emphases were put to the member countries financial commitments to construct and operate the selected research infrastructures. 

European patent granted by the European Patent Office


The European Patent Office granted patent EP2029026B1 for the invention ‘A device for collecting samples’ to the Estonian University of Life Sciences.  Professor of the Institute of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Sciences of the Estonian University of Life Sciences Andres Valdmann and lecturer Merle Valdmann are the authors of the patented invention.

Plant physiology professor Ülo Niinemets co-edits a book on plant canopies


Springer Verlag just published the book “Canopy photosynthesis: from basics to applications” edited by Prof. Kouki Hikosaka (Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan), Prof. Ülo Niinemets (Estonian University of Life Sciences) and Prof. Niels Anten (Wageningen University, The Netherlands).

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