The award “Pillar of the University”

The award “Pillar of the University” is presented to recognise natural and legal persons who have made a highly significant contribution to the development of the University of Tartu and promoted its good name and standing in Estonia and abroad. The award was established in 1994.

The right to make nominations for the award “Pillar of the University” may be exercised by members of the university senate and council and by the councils of faculties and non-faculty institutions. The senate decides on giving the award.

The rector presents award at a ceremony to award honorary decorations organised during the anniversary celebrations of the Estonia’s national university.

2012
Alar Karis

2007
Jaak Aaviksoo

2006
Viktor Palm

2001
Tullio Ilomets

1998
Peeter Tulviste
Jüri Kärner
Urmas Klaas

1994
Lembit Allikmets
Vello Peedimaa

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Tartu Ülikooli kunstimuuseum

Nominate a candidate for awarding with honorary decoration until 20 September

07.09.2022
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Richard Kerner

Honorary Doctor Professor Richard Kerner
17.05.2022
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Helena Kääriäinen

Honorary Doctor Professor Helena Kääriäinen
17.05.2022