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L'OREAL BALTIC FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMME „FOR WOMEN IN SCIENCE”:
2017 call for applications is open


Founded in 1998, the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science partnership was created to recognize and promote talented women in science, to reduce gender inequality, to inspire the next generation of women.  Since the launch of the programme, more than 2500 women researchers from over 112 countries have received support for building their career.

From now, outstanding Estonian woman researchers have an opportunity to join the programme: one fellowship of 6000 EUR will be awarded to a PhD under the age of 40 working in Estonia in the field of life and environmental sciences or physical sciences.

For conditions, requirements and criteria, see Rules&Regulations.

Applications are to be submitted on the portal http://www.forwomeninscience.com/. Potential applicants should create an account, register and upload the required information and documents. Deadline: 7 March 2017.

A jury established by the Estonian Academy of Sciences will evaluate the applications. The Fellowship Board, composed of L'Oreal Baltic Director General Johan Berg, President of the Academy Tarmo Soomere and Chairperson of the Estonian National Commission of UNESCO Kristin Kuutma, will take the final decision.

The winner will be announced in the end of April; the winner will receive the award at the official ceremony that will be held in Riga, Latvia in May.

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67th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting (Chemistry): national competition closed

As an academic partner of the Lindau Meetings, Estonian Academy of Sciences organised a national contest and singled out three bright young researchers. They have been  nominated for the next stage – an international competition where a  review panel of the organising council will make the final selection of participants for the coming Meeting.

Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings bring annually together Nobel laureates and some 400 aspiring young talents all over the world under the motto “Educate. Inspire. Connect”. For more information, see www.lindau-nobel.org.

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Estonian Academy of Sciences and Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences signed a cooperation agreement
 
On 27-28 October 2016, the Estonian Academy of Sciences hosted a delegation of the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences,  headed by President Akif Alizade who was accompanied by Vice President Ibrahim Guliyev, director of the Institute of Physics Nazim Mammadov, head of international relations Esmira Alirzayeva and head of public relations and science communication Zulfugar Farzaliyev. On 27 October, the delegation met President of the Estonian AS Tarmo Soomere, Vice President Mart Kalm, Secretary General Margus Lopp and Member of the Academy Dimitri Kaljo.


Signing ceremony: President Akif Alizade (on the right) and President Tarmo Soomere (on the left)

The Academies signed a scientific cooperation agreement, talked about their missions and activities, discussed potential fields of cooperation. H.E. Murad N. Najafbayli, Ambassador of Azerbaijan in Tallinn, also attended the event. During their stay, the delegation visited also Tallinn University of Technology and Tallinn University.

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Estonian Academy of Sciences announces the call for applications for outgoing short study visits in 2017.


Researchers working in Estonia, irrespective of their nationality or affiliation are eligible to apply, provided they meet criteria set by our partner academies (for terms and conditions, see http://www.akadeemia.ee/en/international/bilateral/partner%20academies/).

The approved visits will be funded within our scientific exchange programme with partner Academies, i.e. the hosting academy is responsible for the living costs (accommodation and per diem) in the destination country. All other costs (e.g. international travel, also the research expenses, if any) are to be secured from other sources.

Completed applications (together with required appendices) should be sent by e-mail to foreign@akadeemia.ee before 15 November 2016. The application form is available at http://www.akadeemia.ee/en/international/bilateral/application_forms/.

Queries: tel +372 644 8677, anne.poitel@akadeemia.ee (Anne Pöitel) or +372 645 1925, ylle.raud@akadeemia.ee (Ülle Raud)

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66th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting: fresh personal impressions

Since 1951, Nobel laureates and talented young researchers meet once a year in a small picturesque town of Lindau, Germany. In June 2016 the 66th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting (dedicated to physics and related fields of research) took place. Some 400 aspiring young researchers from all over the world met more than 30 Nobel Laureates, to exchange knowledge and ideas, to share their enthusiasm for science and to establish new contacts.

Through a two-stage selection process - first the national competition, organised by the Estonian Academy of Sciences, and the following assessment by the evaluation panel of the Lindau Meeting Council, Ms. Marta Tarkanovskaja, a PhD student (the Institute of Physics, University of Tartu) won the right to participate. Her participation was supported by the Foundation Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings conjointly with sponsors and by the Estonian Academy of Sciences.

See the fresh personal impressions of our participant HERE

The lectures of Nobel laureates can be watched at: http://www.mediatheque.lindau-nobel.org/

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Estonian-Hungarian joint research projects call for years 2016-2018

The Estonian Academy of Sciences and the Hungarian Academy of Sciences have approved the following joint research projects for years 2016-2018, to be implemented under the cooperation agreement between the academies:

Contact-induced change in Finno-Ugric languages
Dr. Eva Katalin DEKANY, Research Institute for Linguistics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Prof. Helle METSLANG, Institute of the Estonian and General Linguistics, University of Tartu

Interaction of electromagnetic radiation with magnetoelectric and magnetic materials
Dr. Karlo PENC, Institute for Solid State Physics and Optics, Wigner Research Centre for Physics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Dr. Toomas RÕÕM, National Institute of Chemical Physics and Biophysics

Spectroscopy of doped borates crystals for quantum optics and dosimetry
Dr. Gabor CORRADI, Institute for Solid State Physics and Optics, Wigner Research Centre for Physics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Dr. Vitali NAGIRNYI, Institute of Physics, University of Tartu

Categorical equivalence in algebra
Dr. Laszlo MARKI, Alfred Renyi Institute of Mathematics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Dr. Valdis LAAN, Institute of Mathematics, University of Tartu

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Estonian-Polish joint research projects for years 2016-2018

The Estonian Academy of Sciences and the Polish Academy of Sciences have approved the following joint research projects for a three-year period 2016-2018 under the agreement on scientific cooperation:

Communication styles: Developing a cross-cultural theoretical and methodological framework.   Dr. hab. Dorota Brzozowska, University of Opole, Philological Department. Dr. Liisi Laineste, Estonian Literary Museum, Department of Folkloristics.

Studies of zooarchaeological evidence of Estonian and Polish archaeological  sites – continuation. Dr. Piotr Wojtal, Institute of Systematics and Evolution of Animals, Polish Academy of Sciences. Dr. Lembi Lõugas, Tallinn University,  Institute of History.

Effects of anthropogenic disturbances on organic matter of forest soils. Prof. Dr. hab. Lech Wojciech Szajdak, Institute for Agricultural and Forest Environment, Polish Academy of Sciences. Dr. Tõnu Tõnutare, Estonian University of Life Sciences, Institute of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

Imprinted polymers, integrated with acoustic sensors, for cancer biomarker determination. Dr. Krzysztof Noworyta, Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences. Dr. Vitali Syritski, Tallinn University of Technology, Department of Materials Science.

Power electronic transformer – an energy router for active power distribution grids. Dr. Ryszard Strzelecki, Gdynia Maritime University, Department of Ship Automation. Dr. Dmitri Vinnikov, Tallinn University of Technology, Department of Electrical Engineering.

Algebraic tools and software for automatic control. Dr. Ülle Kotta, Institute of Cybernetics at Tallinn University of Technology. Dr. Zbigniew Bartosiewicz, Białystok University of Technology, Faculty of Computer Science.

Multi-orbital superconductivity with anisotropic pairings. Dr. Grzegorz Litak, Lublin University of Technology, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. Dr. Teet Örd, University of Tartu, Institute of Physics.

MAJoRA: Multimodal anger and joy recognition by audiovisual information. Dr. Dorota Kamińska, Łódź University of Technology, Institute of Mechatronics and Information Systems. Dr. Gholamreza Anbarjafari, University of Tartu, Institute of Technology.

Ultrahigh pressure – spark plasma sintering of novel high temperature materials. Dr. Lucyna Jaworska, Institute of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Krakow. Dr. Irina Hussainova, Tallinn University of Technology, Department of Materials Engineering.

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On the 21st April 2015, the Presidents of the Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian Academies of Sciences signed a new Annex (Protocol)  to the trilateral cooperation agreement. The signing was done in Jelgava (Latvia) within the programme of the XIV Baltic Conference on Intellectual Cooperation, organised by the Latvian Academy of Sciences. The cooperation agreement (concluded in 1991) is put into practice by way of regularly renewed annexes that set the administrative and financial terms of cooperation - this time for years 2015-2017.

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The Estonian Academy of Sciences and Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic have approved the following Czech-Estonian joint research projects for years 2015-2017, to be implemented under the cooperation agreement between the academies:

Advanced numerical modelling of dynamic processes in solids                                                      
Dr. Arkadi Berezovski, Institute of Cybernetics at Tallinn University of Technology                        
Dr. Radek Kolman, Institute of Thermomechanics, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
           
Mito-DNA dynamics in neuronal development and bioenergetics in Wolfram Syndrome                  
Dr. Petr Ježek, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Institute of Physiology                   
Dr. Michal Cagalinec, University of Tartu, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Pharmacology
           
Advanced scintillation materials based on multicomponent garnet and silicate compounds   
Dr. Svetlana Zazubovich,  Institute of Physics, University of Tartu                                                     
Dr. Martin Nikl,  Institute of Physics, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic

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65th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting

Since 1951, Nobel laureates and talented young researchers meet once a year in a small picturesque town in Lindau, Germany. From 28 June to 3 July 2015, some 650 aspiring young researchers from all over the world will meet some 70 Nobel Laureates,  to exchange knowledge and ideas, to share their enthusiasm for science and to establish new contacts. The coming meeting will be interdisciplinary, assembling  scientists across the fiels of physics, chemistry and medicine/physiology. Two young Estonians  have won a right to participate through a two-stage selection process, first the national competition, organised by the Estonian Academy of Sciences, and the following assessment by the scientific panel of the Lindau Meeting Council. They are Ms. Olesja Bondarenko (PhD) of the National Institute of Chemical Physics and Biophysics and Mr. Mihkel Kama (PhD), at present of Leiden University.

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Estonian-Hungarian joint research projects call for years 2013-2015

The Estonian Academy of Sciences and the Hungarian Academy of Sciences have approved the following joint research projects for years 2013-2015, to be implemented under the cooperation agreement between the academies:

Sociocultural aspects of linguistic variation in the Estonian and Hungarian language area
Dr. Csilla BARTHA, Research Institute for Linguistics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Dr. Mari UUSKÜLA, Institute of the Estonian Language

Infrared, ESR and NMR spectroscopy of functional insulators in high magnetic fields and low temperatures
Dr. Karlo PENC, Institute for Solid State Physics and Optics, Wigner Research Centre for Physics,  Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Dr. Urmas NAGEL, National Institute of Chemical Physics and Biophysics

Recombination luminescence of doped borates: origin and application in dosimetry
Dr. Gabor CORRADI, Institute for Solid State Physics and Optics, Wigner Research Centre for Physics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Dr. Vitali NAGIRNYI, Institute of Physics, University of Tartu

Thermal and mechanical phenomena in media with multiscale microstructure
Dr. Peter VAN, Institute of Particle and Nuclear Physics, Wigner Research Centre for Physics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Prof. Jüri ENGELBRECHT, Institute of Cybernetics, Tallinn University of Technology

Categorical equivalence in algebra
Dr. Laszlo MARKI, Alfred Renyi Institute of Mathematics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Prof. Kalle KAARLI, Institute of Mathematics, University of Tartu

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Estonian-Polish joint research projects call for years 2013-2015

The Estonian Academy of Sciences and the Polish Academy of Sciences have approved the following joint research projects for a three-year period 2013-2015 under the agreement programme on scientific cooperation between the two academies:

Transition metal and rare-earth ions` spectroscopy in functional materials.
Prof. Andrzej Suchocki, Polish Academy of Sciences, Institute of Physics.
Prof. Mikhail G. Brik, Institute of Physics, University of Tartu.

Smart power electronics arrangements and control methods for active power distribution grids.
Prof. Ryszard Strzelecki, Gdynia Maritime University, Department of Ship Automation.
Dr. Dmitri Vinnikov, Tallinn University of Technology, Department of Electrical Drives and Power Electronics.

Researches of soil matter decomposition kinetics and pathways by selected marker-compounds.
Prof. dr. hab. Lech Wojciech Szajdak, Doctor Honoris Causa, Polish Academy of Sciences, Institute for Agricultural and Forest Environment.
Prof. Raimo Kõlli, Department of Soil Science and Agrochemistry, Institute of
Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Estonian University of Life Sciences.

Algebraic methods in nonlinear control.
Prof. Zbigniew Bartosiewicz, Białystok University of Technology, Faculty of Computer Science.
Prof. Ülle Kotta, Institute of Cybernetics, Tallinn University of Technology.

Molecular composition of organic carbon in soil water systems.
Prof. dr. hab. Lech Wojciech Szajdak, Doctor Honoris Causa, Institute for Agricultural and Forest Environment, Polish Academy of Sciences.
Prof. Viia Lepane, Tallinn University of Technology, Institute of Chemistry.

Studies of zooarchaeological evidence of Estonian and Polish archaeological sites – continuation.
Dr. Piotr Wojtal, Institute of Systematics and Evolution of Animals, Polish Academy of Sciences.
Dr. Lembi Lõugas, Department of Archaeobiology and Ancient Technology, Institute of History, Tallinn University.

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A new bilateral agreement on scientific co-operation

Recently, Estonian Academy of Sciences hosted Professor Mamadsho Ilolov, President of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Tajikistan and Professor Hayet Odinaev, Rector of the Tajik State National University during their visit to Estonia. On 4th June 2012 the Agreement of Scientific Co-operation was signed between the Academies and also betveen the EAS and the Tajik State National University. The delegation met with the EAS Board members and visited universities, both in Tallinn and Tartu.

           

                                                                                                                               
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The Estonian Academy of Sciences and the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences have approved the following joint research projects for a three-year period 2012-2014 under the agreement programme on scientific cooperation between the two academies:

Kesterite Based Solar Cells by Chemical Methods.
Prof. Enn Mellikov. Department of Materials Science, Tallinn University of Technology & Dr. Maxim
Ganchev. Central Laboratory for Solar Energy and New Sources of Energy, Bulgarian Academy of
Sciences.

⁶˒⁷Li NMR with Ultrafast MAS: Structure of Li-ion Battery Electrodes.
Prof. Ago Samoson. Technomedicum, Tallinn University of Technology & Dr. Radostina Stoyanova.
Institute of General and Inorganic Chemistry, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.

Tsunamis in Inland Seas (Black and Baltic Seas).
Dr. Irina Didenkulova.  Institute of Cybernetics, Tallinn University of Technology & Dr. Boyko Ranguelov. Space and Solar-terrestial Research Institute, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.

Sacral Space - Holy Places and Local Traditions (Bulgaria and Estonia).
Dr. Mare Kõiva. Estonian Literary Museum & Dr. Ekaterina Anastasova.  Institute of Ethnology and
Folklore Studies with Ethnographic Museum, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.

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 Lithuanian Academy of Sciences convened the 12th Baltic Conference on Intellectual Cooperation in Vilnius (4-5 November 2010). Delegates from Estonia, Finland, Latvia and Lithuania attended closely to presentations that focussed on the science and society interactions.                                                                                   



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EASAC prepared a study for the European Parliament on the EU oil shale industry - in light of the Estonian experience.
  Professor Mihkel Veiderma, Board Member of the EAS and Professor Andres Siirde (Tallinn University of Technology) were actively involved in the work. The resulting report was made public in August 2007 (see here LINK).

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MISSION AND ACTIVITIES

Excellence in science requires a high degree of international interaction. The Act and Statutes of the Estonian Academy of Sciences (EAS) hold promotion of scientific co-operation at national and international levels among the main responsibilities of the EAS. The Academy’s international activities fall into the following major areas:
  • representation of Estonian science in various international organisations; support to Estonian National Committees for international scientific unions, dissemination of information about such activities;
  • participation in various EU structures (expert committees and advisory boards, EURAXESS Network Services of mobility centres, R&D programmes, etc.); involvement in NATO science programmes;
  • bilateral co-operation with academies and other partner institutions on the basis of co-operation agreements;
  •  organisation of and participation in joint scientific events (incl. traditional Baltic Conferences on Intellectual Co-operation).

FOREIGN RELATIONS UNIT assists the Board of the Academy in matters of international co-operation and handles everyday work. The staff consists of two persons:

Ms. Anne Pöitel    
Assistant Secretary General for Foreign Relations
Tel: +372 644 8677 (office); +372 56 502095 (mobile)
Fax: +372 645 1829
anne.poitel@akadeemia.ee
Kohtu 6, 10130 Tallinn
ESTONIA

Ms. Ülle Raud    
Programme Manager
Tel: +372 645 1925 (office); +372 50 42659 (mobile)
Fax: +372 645 1829
ylle.raud@akadeemia.ee
Kohtu 6, 10130 Tallinn
ESTONIA