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Create chaos to achieve order

Published: 10/05/2011 | Modified: 06/05/2014, 1:39 pm

Implementing the new EURAXESS.ee portal design was not meant to just change its appearance. As part of the content development process, a card sorting exercise was carried out by the staff of Archimedes Foundation to develop a better structured portal. The menu of the previous portal was printed out and cut into pieces, with one… Read more »

Translation services made job posting easier

Published: 09/05/2011 | Modified: 06/05/2014, 1:47 pm

In the early days of the Estonian EURAXESS network, the lack of personnel regulations and documents in the English language was identified as one of the major obstacles to publishing research job vacancies internationally. EURAXESS Estonia made funding available for translating these documents. Universities were able to translate their most important personnel regulations and documents…. Read more »

Checklist for incoming researchers

Published: 09/05/2011 | Modified: 06/05/2014, 1:47 pm

Tallinn University, one of the Estonian universities, has developed a checklist of all the steps a new employee from outside Estonia should take upon arrival. The aim of this list is to avoid problems with researchers who are incorrectly registered at the relevant government bodies or not registered at all. There are some of the… Read more »

Welcome package for incoming researchers

Published: 09/05/2011 | Modified: 06/05/2014, 1:47 pm

Each ESC in Estonia has developed a welcome package for incoming researchers to help them on their way during the first couple of months in a new country. Although these welcome packages come in different formats, each of them includes general information on Estonia, a EURAXESS Researchers Guide to Estonia, and university-specific materials. Recommendation 1:… Read more »

Interacting with external partners: what has worked for EURAXESS Estonia?

Published: 09/05/2011 | Modified: 06/05/2014, 1:47 pm

Interacting with different external partners is an integral part of the Estonian network. This wider network allows us to tap into additional valuable resources such as specialised knowledge, contacts, potential collaborations, etc. Inviting specialists on topics such as migration and taxation Specialists are invited to speak to network members on changes in law, special regulations,… Read more »

How to use the Internet to your advantage: examples from Estonia

Published: 09/05/2011 | Modified: 06/05/2014, 1:47 pm

The Internet provides many means of communication. However, these extensive possibilities make it difficult to see the wood for the trees. We have limited communication to and within our network through the following channels: Local extranetThe local extranet for the Estonian EURAXESS network was first developed with an aim to provide a comprehensive communication platform,… Read more »

Network on a voluntary basis: The importance of support and backup from host institutions

Published: 09/05/2011 | Modified: 06/05/2014, 1:47 pm

As our network operates on a voluntary basis, and depends on the goodwill of our network partners, a support system at their institutes is critical for ensuring the network’s success. A good support system entails the following: Support from the rectors/heads of Institute Academic management in Estonia (university rectors/heads of institutes) has recognised the importance… Read more »

Networking: making it work in a small country

Published: 09/05/2011 | Modified: 06/05/2014, 1:47 pm

For a small country like Estonia with only nine network members, it has been very successful to organise network meetings on a regular basis. Network members usually meet every two months. The aim of these meetings is to keep everybody updated on other members’ activities, learn from each other, start collaborations and be informed on… Read more »

Conducting a survey: why do researchers come to your country?

Published: 09/05/2011 | Modified: 06/05/2014, 1:47 pm

In 2006, Archimedes Foundation conducted a survey titled ‘Researcher Mobility in Estonia and Factors that Influence Mobility’ to understand the reasons for foreign researchers coming to Estonia and also for Estonian researchers going abroad and returning to their country. The outcome of the study will help research institutions and the local government make decisions on… Read more »

Estonia

Published: 08/03/2011 | Modified: 17/12/2014, 9:48 am

Contact details of the institutions hosting the BHOs   Estonian Research Council Address: Soola 8, Tartu 51013 Phone: +372 730 0338 URL website: euraxess@etag.ee   Estonian Academy of Sciences Address: Kohtu 6, 10130 Tallinn Phone: +372 644 8677 or +372 645 1925 Mail: mobility@akadeemia.ee URL website: www.akadeemia.ee Bridgehead Organisation Estonian Research Council (research funding organisation) and Estonian Academy of Sciences… Read more »