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In memoriam Rein Ahas

Rein Ahas (10.12.1966 – 18.02.2018) In Memoriam Estonian academia has suffered a heavy loss. Rein Ahas, professor in human geography at the University of Tartu, passed away on Sunday, February 18 at the age of just 51. Professor Ahas was … Continue reading

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Digital Revolution

At the “Embedding digital into societal challenges” conference in Brussels was discussed how EU science, research and innovation policy plays an important part in merging the physical and digital worlds by matching digital technologies with innovative solutions to societal challenges. Digital revolution … Continue reading

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Workshop on data processing and analytics of smartphone and GPS data

11-12 September 2017, Tartu Estonia will be held “Workshop on data processing and analytics of smartphone and GPS data”. The aim of the workshop is to exchange ideas and develop research methods for processing, cleaning and analysing smartphone and GPS data. … Continue reading

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Prof Matthew Zook is giving a prensentation on 29 March 2017 about smart cities

Prof. Matthew Zook from University of Kentucky is giving a presentation “Crowd-sourcing the Smart City: Big Geosocial Media Data, Ethics and Urban Governance” in Department of Geography PhD seminar on Wednesday 29 march 2017 at 16.15, Vanemuise 46-327. Prof. Zook’s … Continue reading

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Age Poom defended successfully her PhD thesis

Our Mobility Lab member Age Poom defended her doctoral thesis titled ”Spatial aspects of the environmental load of consumption and mobility” on 2 March 2017 at University of Tartu Senate Hall. Supervisors: Professor PhD Rein Ahas, PhD Kati Orru; Opponent: … Continue reading

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Invitation to the Livable City Forum Tartu

Dear Livable City Forum Friend, University of Tartu and Tartu City Government are happy to welcome all of you to the 3rd Livable City Forum that will be held in Tartu, Estonia, on March 7-8th! The forum will address following … Continue reading

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Geoinformatics for Urbanised Society – NEW programm open 2017/2018

You can now apply to our international master’s programme “Geoinformatics for Urbanised Society” from 2 January until 15 March. New master’s programme prepares specialists and experts on spatial data management for various fields of life in public, private, or non-governmental … Continue reading

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PhD pre-defence by Age Poom

13. December 2016 had Age Poom her PhD pre-defense: Location and environmental load. Poom, A. and Ahas, R. 2016. How Does the Environmental Load of Household Consumption Depend on Residential Location? Sustainability 2016, 8, 799; doi:10.3390/su8090799 Poom, A., Orru, K., … Continue reading

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