Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs have kicked-off its yearly competition "Estonia Quiz 2014". Test your knowledge with our quiz and enter the drawing to win a 6-day trip for two to Estonia!
ABOUT THE QUIZ
The quiz consists of 12 questions on topics related to Estonia. Useful links will guide you in finding the right answers. All people from every corner of the world are welcomed to participate. Just bear in mind if you win the main prize then you have to cover your own expenses in order to travel from you home country/city to any Estonian Air destination.
The final date and time for submitting your answers is 31 May 2014 at 23:59 pm (GMT + 3.)
The official answers, as well as the names of the winners, will be published on quiz`s web page on 6 June 2014.
THE MAIN PRIZE
• Two return airline tickets from Estonian Air to Estonia between 10 June and 30 September 2013. The flight can originate from any Estonian Air destination. The tickets are subject to availability at the time of reservation.
• Two nights with breakfast included at the Hotel Telegraaf including free entrance to the Elemis Spa.
• Two nights with breakfast and the use of pools, spa and sauna facilities at the Tervis Medical Spa Hotel in Pärnu.
• Two nights with breakfast included at the L'Ermitage Hotel in Tallinn.
• Dinner at the restaurant Bonaparte in Tallinn.
• A 3-hour excursion in Tallinn arranged by Estravel (1-hour private car tour, followed by a 2-hour walking tour in the Old Town).
• Two Tallinn Cards from Tallinn City Tourist Office & Convention Bureau, which include free city transport and access to all museums and sights in Tallinn during a 24-hour period.
• Free entrance fot two to the Art Museum of Estonia KUMU in Tallinn
• Free entrance to the Estonian Open Air Museum in Tallinn, including an excursion and a horse-drawn carriage ride through the museum.
• Welcome to Tallinn bicycle tour arranged by Citybike Ltd.
• Visit to the Seaplane Harbour Maritime Museum with a private tour.
In addition, winners were drawn for the two package tours within Estonia! Read about these extra prizes from offical homepage of the quiz.
Find out about the rules of competition from here.
ENJOY YOUR VOYAGE OF DISCOVERY! :)
Study in Estonia has returned from successful visit to Georgia. During five days, Study in Estonia in cooperation with Estonian universities University of Tartu, Tallinn University of Technology and Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre organized several info-sessions in local universities, took part of International Education Fair in Tbilisi and met also with respected alumni of Estonian universities.
Study in Estonia representative introducing international degree programmes at International Education fair in Tibilisi, Georgia.
Pre to the visit and during their time in Georgia, Study in Estonia initiated 2 week active information campaign which included advertisements in social media, radio, posters, flyers and interview in local TV channel Rustavi 2 ("Good Morning, Georgia"). As a result, the number of interested students and participants of the events, greatly exceeded the expectations of the organizers.
The visit to Tbilisi started with minifair and info-session in respected Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University on 12th of February and was followed by another info-session at renowned Ilia State University. Around 40 students took use of this opportunity and showed up great interested towards study or exchange possibility in Estonia. The last info-session of Study in Estonia took place on 16th of February at Didube Plaza in Tbilisi and was participated more than 250 Georgian students. The level of interest towards Estonia was very high and many students used on-spot possibility to ask all relevant questions personally from university representatives, start up the application procedure or take the English test of one attending Estonian university.
University of Tartu representative Mr Alexander Chanadiri giving an interview during the fair
International Education Fair was another highly successful event, where Study in Estonia and our universities were represented with booth. During two days (14.-15.02), hundreds of students discovered Estonia as a new possible study destination for them. The International Education Fair was attended first time by Study in Estonia and is one of the most well-known international fairs in Georgia. Among with local universities, numerous international higher education offering institutions or organizations were present and shared information about study possibilities.
Alumni evening in Tbilisi
During the visit, Study in Estonia in cooperation with Estonian Embassy in Tbilisi, organized also a special alumni evening to all students who have studied in Estonia. The event, which took place in Estonian Embassy, connected more than 60 people and even older generation of alumni members, who studied in Estonia during the period of 1972-1978 were represented. Study in Estonia and our universities was extremely happy to meet and greet our alumni and currently we are hoping to turn it into a yearly event.
Please see more pictures of the event from here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.669154116463748.1073741832.111946962184469&type=1.
If your are interested in learning Estonian and taking part of international summer school, then we have good news for you! In the framework of the Programme of Academic Studies of Estonian Language and Culture Abroad The Estonian Institute offers foreign students (enrolled at non-Estonian universities) free places at Estonian language and culture summer courses organised by Estonian universities.
There will be 6 free places for beginners and 13 for intermediate or advanced students available at summer courses organised by Tallinn University (July 14 - 31 2014) and 7 free places for beginners and 13 for intermediate or advanced students available at summer courses organised by University of Tartu (beginners course July 14 - 25 2014, intermediate and advanced courses based on English July 28 - August 8 2013).
The free place covers tuition fees, cultural program and accommodation in the least expensive double room. The applicant must cover the costs of travel to and from the course, and meals.
In order to apply for a free place you must complete
- filled application form of Tallinn or Tartu summer course;
NB! Please fill the the online registration form of Tallinn University (after you have filled the form, you can save and attach to the application form);
- letter of motivation;
- applicants for intermediate or advanced courses should also provide a letter of recommendation by their Estonian language and culture lecturer, which can be sent directly to the Estonian Institute separate from other documents.
Letter of motivation
In addition to reasons for attending the summer course, the applicants should describe in their letter of motivation their academic interest in and connections with Estonia (attended courses, delivered or planned research papers etc).
NB! In case the applicant has no preference for either Tallinn or Tartu university courses, and can participate in one or the other, he or she should fill a separate application for both universities. A free post will be granted for one course only.
In case the applicant wishes some other form of accommodation than the bed in a double room provided by the Estonian Institute, he or she has to pay the difference. If the applicant does not need accommodation, he or she is asked to state this in the application.
Form of the report
Submission of applications
The application form and its appendices should be sent by the 3rd March 2014
Regulations (in Estonian)
For additionial information, please contact Ms Katrin Maiste, phone:
The IT Academy invites current IT students to participate in the 2014 European Innovation Academy technology entrepreneurship program, taking place on 7-25th July in Sophia-Antipolis, France. The program engages entrepreneurial students from all disciplines and nationalities to come together and produce products and services of the future – through creating a start-up company.
The three week program will bring together experts from world renowned companies like Google, Microsoft, Samsung and Skype, and universities such as UC Berkley and Stanford University. Every year the program hosts 500 young entrepreneurs from 40 different countries.
Here is your chance to get a spot at this event, because the IT Academy is giving away scholarships of €1290 to the 40 best IT students to take part in the 2014 European Innovation Academy. To read the full terms and conditions of the scholarships, click on the link here.
Join the EIA2014 information session on the 10th February:
* University of Tartu, Liivi 2, room 111 from 10.00-11.00
* Tallinn University of Technology room ICT 507, from 15.00-16.00.
Still not convinced? Just take a look at their program for the 3 weeks:
James Bond Innovation Challenge
Business Model Design
Tech Product Positioning
Future of IT Industry
Lego Lab Prototyping
What's next after cloud?
User Experience Design
Minimum Viable Product
How Investors Think?
Perfect VC Pitch
Big Data Revolution
Blood and Innovation
3D Printing Competition
And some of the amazing feedback from previous years:
''The European Innovation Academy is a fantasticly fun way to have both an immersive primer in what it takes to actually start a start-up AND an unrivaled cultural immersion experience''
- Ravi Belani, Professor at Stanford University, Managing Partner at Alchemist Accelerator
''The European Innovation Academy is a fantastic opportunity to work with an international team to develop new ideas. I had a great time and learned a ton about communication, cooperation, technology, entrepreneurship, and myself''
-Zach Fischmann, CEO at PopFizz
''I really blossomed after EIA. After the 3 weeks I knew exactly what I want to do with my life and now I know precisely how I am going to achieve success.''
-Kaur Kirikall, Co-Founder at Zaika
You can also read EIA`s blog about the EIA2013 program here.