Toomas Asser and Margit Sutrop run for rector of the University of Tartu

On 15 March, the commission formed for the University of Tartu (UT) rector elections registered Professor Toomas Asser and Professor Margit Sutrop as rector candidates.

Professor Toomas Asser was submitted as a candidate by the councils of the Faculty of Social Sciences, the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Science and Technology. Professor Margit Sutrop was set up as a candidate by the councils of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, the Faculty of Social Sciences and the Faculty of Science and Technology.

Chair of the election commission, UT Professor of Molecular Plant Biology Hannes Kollist was pleased that the faculties had nominated two renowned professors with extensive management experience as rector candidates. “The candidates can now start to present their election platform to university members,” he added.

Toomas Asser is UT Professor of Neurosurgery, Head of Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, member of the UT council and member of the Estonian Academy of Sciences. Professor Margit Sutrop is UT Professor of Practical Philosophy, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Head of the Centre for Ethics, member of the Rector’s Office and member of Academia Europaea.

The rector candidates’ public debate is held in the UT assembly hall on 5 April at 16:15. The council and the senate of the university assume a position regarding the candidates on 9 April.

The election meeting takes place on 26 April at 12:00 in the university assembly hall.

The term of office of the new UT rector starts on 1 August 2018. Until that date, Professor Tõnu Lehtsaar is the acting rector.

 

Additional information: Hannes Kollist, Chair of Election Commission, 5647 0471, hannes.kollist@ut.ee

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