Meelis Luht resigns from his post as Director of Administration of the University of Tartu

Meelis Luht, Director of Administration of the University of Tartu, has made an agreement with Rector Toomas Asser to resign from his post after the Riigikogu elections.

“Having been an active person all through my life, I feel I have the drive and the will to represent the interests of the residents of Tartu and of the university in the Riigikogu,” Luht explained his reasons for resignation. “There are a number of wise and good people at the university from whom I have learnt a lot, and I am going to take all this knowledge with me. I will gladly listen to all suggestions on how to improve the university’s life at the national level.”

Meelis Luht took the office of director of administration in August 2017. During his term of office, he contributed to the completion of the renovation of the University of Tartu Library and construction of the academic and sports building in Ujula street, as well as to starting the building of the University of Tartu Delta complex. Rector Toomas Asser thanked and acknowledged Luht for his work.

Meelis Luht will have his annual leave from 14–24 February. His last working day at the University of Tartu is 3 March. “I thank all my colleagues for cooperation. I will definitely miss it and I will closely follow the university’s progress in the future,” Luht added.

The university will announce a competition to find a new director of administration. Until the end of the competition, the duties of the director of administration will be performed by Legal Counsel for Economic and Estates Management Kstina Vallimäe.

The director of administration of the University of Tartu organises the work of Procurement Office, Information Technology Office, Administrative Office, Estates Office, Human Resources Office and Marketing and Communication Office. In addition, the UT Academic Sports Club, Tartu Student Village and Tartu Students’ Club fall under the responsibility of the director of administration.

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