Maximus
Gene Zolotarev on how to destabilize the EU financial system. Andris Berzins
Vladimir Linderman aka Abel Edmunds Sprudzs Valdis Zatlers Aivars Lembergs Girts Valdis Kristovskis Maris Grinblats Guntars Krasts Alfreds Rubiks Sandra Kalniete Raivis Dzintars Algirdas Butkevicius Algirdas Paleckis Dalia Grybauskaite Kazimira Danute Prunskene Vytautas Landsbergis Rolandas Aksas Viktor Uspaskich Valdemar Tomasevski Leonidas Donskis Arturas Zuokas Edgar Savisaar Andrus Ansip
The current website developed by YWSolution Limited

Skype founder donates 54,000 euros to Tartu University

Jan 14, 2014
From wire reports, TALLINN

Jaan Tallinn, one of the founders of Skype, will donate 54,000 euros to University of Tartu this year as part of a scholarship programme, it's been revealed.

The scheme will finance study tours for young people talented in sciences. The first scholarships were given to five university students on Jan. 9.

"The present century is obviously largely designed by the people of science, i.e. by researchers and programmers," said Jaan Taalinn.

"Therefore, the aim of my scholarship is to pave the same way for young people who are talented in science that I myself have largely stepped. To bring them together with people who are equal to them in sharing the same views, and to give them a rod for developing their intellect further,"

Jaan Tallinn, a known Estonian entrepreneur and programmer, one of the founders of Skype’s technical solution, explained the background of the creation of the scholarship.

Students who have successfully participated in state and international contests in the field of natural and exact sciences and technology or who have participated in state research contests for students, can apply for the scholarship intended for increasing intellectuality and competitiveness of Estonia. The money in the scholarship fund is used for financing the study tours.

The first scholars will be sent to Melbourne to a popular workshop of the entrepreneurship and intellectual center CFAR (Center for Applied Rationality) on Jan. 21-24, 2014.

The scholarship named after Jaan Tallinn was established at the University of Tartu Foundation. 

 MORE NEWS
  • Unexploded wartime bomb found ...
    On Thursday, an explosive was found in Vilnius Airport. It is believed to be an un...
  • Straujuma marks first 100 days...
    Zanda Kalnina-Lukasevica, leader of the Saeima group of Latvia’s Reform Part...
  • Summit to continue Eastern Par...
    On Thursday, April 24, Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite will travel to Prag...
  • Critical Mass event set for Ma...
    Cyclists in Riga are planning to participate in the cycling event called "...
  • Vejonis wants investigation in...
    Latvian Defense Minister Raimonds Vejonis has turned to law enforcement authori...
  • Troops regain control of Vilni...
    On April 23 residents and visitors to Vilnius will be able to observe a short e...
  • Riga Apartments for Rent

    Maximus
    © 2014 BALTIC NEWS LTD. All Rights Reserved.