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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 üliõpilased Sander Ratso ja Juhan Saharov Foto Aron Urb

Sander Ratso and Juhan Saharov received the main prizes in National Contest for University Students

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Annual awards

The University of Tartu gives out annual awards to recognise its members’ outstanding achievements in giving higher education, doing research and serving society to value their vi

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21.11.2021
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Letters of appreciation

The University of Tartu letter of appreciation may be awarded to university members and individuals outside the university who have made a significant contribution to the success of an undertaking

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21.11.2021