Estonian Internet Foundations scholarship recipients are Martin Kurgi and Andres Põder
The scholarships were handed over yesterday, November 24th, 2010, at the reception held at the Tallinn Town Hall in honour of the recipients. “It is an internationally widespread tradition for national Internet organisations to facilitate technological education and popularisation of the field of technology. One of the reasons is that the Internet success is largely due to its humble beginnings in academic circles,” commented Marek-Andres Kauts, Chairman of the Management Board of the Estonian Internet Foundation. “Our offering of scholarships to the best students is also like repaying a debt of honour because for 18 years the .ee top domain management expenses were taken from funds allocated for education and science,” Kauts added.
Commenting on the choice of the scholarship recipients, Kauts remarked: “All 8 candidates demonstrated excellent academic results and it was difficult to select just two scholarship recipients from among them. In addition to the academic results, we also considered the active life attitude.”
Martin Kurgi, Estonian Internet Foundation’s scholarship recipient: “The Business Information Technology specialty covers both information technology and economy. I aim to become a top-level specialist in both fields and the scholarship will certainly provide additional motivation.”
“I come from Aseri in Ida-Virumaa. University studies and living in Tallinn mean inevitable additional expenses and you have to seriously consider working in addition to attending the lectures. Working in parallel with university attendance, especially in the first years, inevitably reduces the time you can spend studying,” said Andres Põder, Estonian Internet Foundation’s scholarship recipient. “The scholarship will allow me to focus on the academic activities and self-development. My goal is to acquire as well as possible the education provided by the Tallinn University of Technology and become an excellent IT specialist,” Põder added. Andres Põder also takes active part in student extracurricular activities and is member of the Student Council of the IT Faculty of the Tallinn University of Technology.
One scholarship is 20,000 kroons.
The .ee domain remains popular in Estonia, despite various platforms that could have set certain growth restrictions on the total number of domains. One of the key drivers behind this growth are the physical constraints associated with the pandemic and the resulting migration of companies to digital channels.
to ensure the quality of the environments we develop and check that the systems work and function according to the given scope.
The purpose of the name contest, organised by the Language Inspectorate, is to draw the attention of entrepreneurs and the public to the increasing spread of foreign languages in the public sphere. In addition to the names of a company, an institution, a non-governmental organisation and a student company, there is also a search for a national domain that sounds beautiful, and that is simple and distinctive, clear and meaningful.