Scholarships and badges of distinction awarded at UT concert ceremony

On Friday, 22 February at 12 o'clock, a concert ceremony is held at the university assembly hall to celebrate the 101st anniversary of the Republic of Estonia, award the stipendees of the Ernst Jaakson and Peeter Tulviste memorial scholarships and present the UT's badges of distinction.

Ernst Jaakson's memorial scholarship that supports UT PhD students, research fellows and teaching staff abroad is awarded at the concert. Ernst Jaakson's scholarship is the largest known privately funded scholarship to be awarded to students and research fellows.

Peeter Tulviste's memorial scholarship is also awarded for the second time. The stipend aims to support UT students and employees with MA or PhD degrees who have significantly contributed to understanding the cultural nature of human beings.

Traditionally, the Rector also hands out badges of distinction to recognise university employees for their great work.

Head of Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies and Senior Research Fellow in technology research Mihkel Solvak will present a talk titled "A Bright Country and Fast Citizens". Guests will be welcomed by Urmas Klaas, Mayor of Tartu, and Sirelin Sillamaa, a first year PhD student in molecular and cell biology at the Faculty of Science and Technology.

The Tartu Academic Male Choir, conducted by Kuno Kerge, will perform during musical breaks. The ceremony will conclude with a performance by brass ensemble Brassical.

All employees and students of the University of Tartu are welcome to attend the ceremony. UTTV will live stream the event.

More information: Kady Sõstar, UT Senior Specialist, 737 5685, 511 9188,