University of Tartu and Swedbank sign framework agreement for cooperation

On 30 November the rector of the University of Tartu Volli Kalm and head of Swedbank in Estonia Robert Kitt signed a framework agreement which lays down the goals for long-term cooperation in the area of economics, IT and mathematics, by developing curricula, contributing to studies and teaching, and supporting the implementation of interdisciplinary projects.

In addition to providing traineeships, contributing to studies and supporting the development of programmes, the parties will also cooperate in maintaining the Estonian language and culture, by contributing to the Wikipedia Million+ project, writing primarily finance-related terminology articles in Estonian. Swedbank also participates as a gold sponsor in the sTARTUp Day festival held in Tartu in December where, among others, the winners of the Prototron start-up fund are announced. In addition, long-term cooperation is planned in the IT area to develop data modelling and data science competences. Swedbank is also highly interested in more extensive innovation and entrepreneurship cooperation with the university, which will create new synergy in the planned academic building Delta.

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