Rector's Office

The Rector's Office comprises the rector, vice rectors, area directors and deans of faculties.

 

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Asser

 

 

 

 

 

 

Academician Toomas Asser
Rector
Professor of Neurosurgery
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+372 737 5600
rektor@ut.ee

The rector is the head of the university, who is responsible for the development of the university as an institution, the lawful and expedient use of the university’s assets and implements the highest administrative and disciplinary authority in the university within the rector’s competence, following the decisions of the council and the senate.

 

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Valk

 

 

 

 

 

 


Aune Valk
Vice Rector for Academic Affairs 
PhD in Psychology
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+372 737 6200, +372 526 7930
aune.valk@ut.ee

The vice rector for academic affairs directs the field of academic affairs and is responsible for the studies and organisation of studies at the level of bachelor’s and master’s studies and medical residency, the organisation and development of continuing education and activities intended for school students, and performing other tasks imposed by the university bylaws. The vice rector for academic affairs organises the work of the Office of Academic Affairs, the Student Union Office and coordinates the activities of the Youth Academy.

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Mari Moora
Mari Moora (author: Andres Tennus)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mari Moora  
Vice Rector for Research   
Professor in Community Ecology
PhD (Plant Ecology and Ecophysiology)  
CV  
+372 514 3394  
teadus@ut.ee, mari.moora@ut.ee  

The vice rector for research leads the university's activities in fundamental and applied research. She is responsible for research and development activities, the organisation and development of doctoral studies, and other tasks imposed by university regulations. The vice rector for research organises the work of the Grant Office and coordinates the activities of the library. 

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Tõnu Esko

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tõnu Esko  
Vice Rector for Development 
Professor of Human Genomics 
PhD (Gene Technology)  
CV  
+372 5340 8499  
tonu.esko@ut.ee 

The vice rector for development is responsible for knowledge transfer, the protection of intellectual property, the university's business relations and the entrepreneurial spirit of the university's staff, the preparation and implementation of the strategic plan, the development of a sustainable university and international institutional cooperation. The vice rector for development coordinates the activities of the Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, the International Cooperation and Protocol Office, the University of Tartu Museum and the Natural History Museum and Botanical Garden.  

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Selart



 

 

 

 

 

Anti Selart
Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Professor of Medieval History
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+372 737 6506, +372 5340 6116
anti.selart@ut.ee

The dean is responsible for the management of the faculty and as a member of the Rector’s Office participates in the administration of the university in developing the university’s integral cross-faculty positions, preparing and implementing strategic decisions for the university’s  development, implementing the university’s strategic plan and the objectives of its action plan, implementing the decisions of the council, senate and rector in the faculty, and performing other tasks imposed by the university bylaws.

 

Janno Lahe
Acting Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences 
Professor of Tort Law
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+372 737 5992
janno.lahe@ut.ee

The dean is responsible for the management of the faculty and as a member of the Rector’s Office participates in the administration of the university in developing the university’s integral cross-faculty positions, preparing and implementing strategic decisions for the university’s  development, implementing the university’s strategic plan and the objectives of its action plan, implementing the decisions of the council, senate and rector in the faculty, and performing other tasks imposed by the university bylaws.

 

Margus Lember
Dean of the Faculty of Medicine 
Professor of Propaedeutics of Internal Medicine 
CV
+372 731 8600, +372 5331 8600
margus.lember@ut.ee

The dean is responsible for the management of the faculty and as a member of the Rector’s Office participates in the administration of the university in developing the university’s integral cross-faculty positions, preparing and implementing strategic decisions for the university’s  development, implementing the university’s strategic plan and the objectives of its action plan, implementing the decisions of the council, senate and rector in the faculty, and performing other tasks imposed by the university bylaws.

 

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Ainsaar

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leho Ainsaar
Dean of the Faculty of Science and Technology 
Professor in Geology
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+372 737 5812, +372 509 8624
leho.ainsaar@ut.ee

The dean is responsible for the management of the faculty and as a member of the Rector’s Office participates in the administration of the university in developing the university’s integral cross-faculty positions, preparing and implementing strategic decisions for the university’s  development, implementing the university’s strategic plan and the objectives of its action plan, implementing the decisions of the council, senate and rector in the faculty, and performing other tasks imposed by the university bylaws.

 

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Karki

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tõnis Karki
Academic Secretary  
Candidate of Sciences (PhD) in Medicine
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+372 737 4177
tonis.karki@ut.ee

The academic secretary is responsible for the organisation of the senate’s work, recruitment and assessment of academic staff, recognition of employees, students and external people, the development of the university’s common identity and core values and the planning of the university’s academic events, implementation of the principles of research integrity and equal treatment, publishing activity, and performing other tasks imposed by the university bylaws. The academic secretary organises the work of the Human Resources Office and University of Tartu Press.

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Hein

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kalle Hein
Head of Finance 
Candidate of Sciences (PhD) in Physics and Mathematics
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+372 737 5313, +372 506 6992
finants@ut.eekalle.hein@ut.ee

The head of finance is responsible for the organisation and development of financial activities, financial accounting, planning and analysis, procurements, preparation of draft budget and draft annual report, and performing other tasks imposed by the university bylaws. The head of finance organises the work of the Finance Office and the Procurement Office.

 

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Vallimäe

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kstina Noormets
Director of Administration
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+372 737 6501, +372 507 4189
kantsler@ut.ee, kstina.noormets@ut.ee

The director of administration is responsible for the management and organisation of human resources work, information management, marketing and communication, management of immovable and movable property, insurance of risks relating to property, rights and other benefits, security, environmental and radiation protection and fire safety, information technology and information systems, sports and cultural activities of the members of the university, and performing other tasks imposed by the university bylaws. The director of administration organises the work of the Information Technology Office, Administrative Office, Estates Office, and Marketing and Communication Office.

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