New composition of the University of Tartu council has been approved

At the session on 30 December, the Government of Estonia approved the new composition of the council of the University of Tartu for five years.

According to the Statutes of the University of Tartu, the university council comprises 11 members, five of whom are nominated by the senate, one by the Estonian Academy of Sciences, and five by the minister of education and research.

The external members of the new council are:

  • Director of the Estonian Employers' Confederation Arto Aas,
  • Chair of the Supervisory Board of UniTartu Ventures OÜ Heidi Kakko,
  • Member of the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters, President of Academia Europaea, Professor emerita Marja Makarow,
  • Managing Partner of Raidla Ellex Law Firm Ants Nõmper
  • General Manager of Chemi-Pharm AS Ruth Oltjer,
  • Professor of Monetary Economics at the University of Groningen Elmer Sterken.

From the University of Tartu, the following members belong to the council:

  • Professor of Cardiology, Academician Jaan Eha,
  • Professor of Estonian as Foreign Language Birute Klaas-Lang,
  • Professor in Community Ecology Mari Moora,
  • PhD student of Media and Communication Martin Aleksander Noorkõiv,
  • Professor of International Business Urmas Varblane.

Jaan Eha, Heidi Kakko, Birute Klaas-Lang, Ants Nõmper and Ruth Oltjer were also members of the previous composition of the university council.

The council is the University of Tartu’s highest decision-making body, which holds responsibility for the university's economic activities and long-term development. Among other activities, the council approves the university's statutes and adopts its strategic plan and budget.

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