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University of Tartu Star of Appreciation

The University of Tartu Star of Appreciation is awarded to individuals who have rendered great services to the university. The Star of Appreciation was founded in 2019. 

2021

Mikael Eriksson, Ambassador of Sweden to Estonia 
Väino Kaldoja, entrepreneur, founder of AuVe Tech OÜ 
Hanna Kanep, Secretary General of the Rectors Conference 
Kitaoka Hajime, Ambassador of Japan to Estonia 
Ülo Kivine, CEO of Tere AS 
Madis Ligi, radio reporter, host of the programme “Kuue samba taga” (“Behind the Six Columns”) 
Sten Luiga, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the University of Tartu Foundation 
Mart Mägi, member of the Supervisory Board of the University of Tartu Foundation, CEO of AS Eesti Post 
Indrek Reimand, Deputy Secretary General for Higher Education and Research at Ministry of Education and Research until 2021 
Mare Ruusalepp, Head of MTÜ Stellaarium 
Jaan Tallinn, member of the Supervisory Board of the University Foundation, entrepreneur 
Tiina Teder, coordinator of the Vaccination Team of Tartu University Hospital 

 

2020

Peeter Einola, Estonian social activist in Canada 
Veljo Ipits, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of AS Salvest 
Mart Koldits, director of the light show “Tartu vaim” (“The Spirit of Tartu”) dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the national university 
Tõnis Leht, edior of the ETV programme “Rahvusülikooli sajand” (“A Century of National University”) 
Jan Palmowski, Secretary-General of The Guild of European Research-Intensive Universities 
Andres Tenusaar, artist and animator of the light show “Tartu vaim” (“The Spirit of Tartu”) dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the national university 
Pärt Uusberg, author of the major musical work for mixed choir and a symphony orchestra “...ja tuulelaeval valgusest on aerud …” (“... and the Oars of the Ship of Wind Are Made of Light...”) dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the national university 
Ardo Ran Varres, composer of the light show “Tartu vaim” (“The Spirit of Tartu”) dedicated to the 100th anniversary of national university 

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Doctoral degrees and honorary doctorates of the University of Tartu to be conferred on 27 May

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20.05.2022
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Richard Kerner

Honorary Doctor Professor Richard Kerner
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17.05.2022
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Helena Kääriäinen

Honorary Doctor Professor Helena Kääriäinen
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17.05.2022