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At the invitation of President Alar Karis, President of Finland Alexander Stubb and his wife Suzanne Innes-Stubb paid their first state visit to Estonia from 27 to 29 May. They also visited Tartu and the University of Tartu, where the Finnish president presented the decoration of the Order of the White Rose of Finland to Rector Toomas Asser.  
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President of Finland Alexander Stubb underlined that we are standing on the threshold of a new era in which a value-based, realistic perception of the world, compromise and cooperation play the key role in shaping the future world order.
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Doctoral defence: Peeter Kenkmann "Development of the Authoritarian Regime in Estonia between 1934 and 1940: Roles of the Constitution and the State of Emergency"
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On 13 June at 12:00 Valentina Punzi will defend her doctoral thesis "Making (hi)stories in Amdo: voices, genres, and authorities".
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University of Tartu and the city of Tartu are looking for solutions to develop sustainable mobility
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On 10 June at 10:00 Nguyen Hoang Quan Tran will defend his doctoral thesis "Perception of organisational culture in terms of task and relationship orientations in Vietnam"
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On 17 June at 10:15 Iris Reinula will defend her doctoral thesis "Genetic variation of grassland plants in changing landscapes".
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Collaboration between computer scientists at the University of Tartu in the development of an app for cancer diagnosis will be boosted through the university's investment company UniTartu Ventures.
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According to the latest census, 243 languages are spoken as mother tongues in Estonia, so we have a lot of people who speak Estonian as a second language.
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He will give a lecture entitled "World Order After 2022" at 10:15–11:00 in the university assembly hall.
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On June 5th at 13:15 Natàlia Pujol Gualdo will defend her doctoral thesis "Decoding genetic associations of female reproductive health traits".
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On 18 May, thousands of University of Tartu alumni came together again in the student city after five years. The alumni get-together "Back to the university" included lectures and tours of institutes across the city, a sing-along and welcome speeches in front of the main building, a procession, and a grand party in the sports hall.
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The industrial doctorate offers a unique opportunity for companies, universities and doctoral students to work together.
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The Estonian Cooperation Assembly elected Eneli Kindsiko as the editor-in-chief of the Estonian Human Development Report (EIA), to be published in 2026.
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On 31 May, at 10:15 Maarja Jõeloo will defend her doctoral thesis "Advances in microarray-based copy number variation discovery and phenotypic associations".
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On 14–16 May, a delegation from Yamaguchi, Japan, visited Tartu and the University of Tartu to learn from the University of Tartu's experience for the establishment of the soon-to-be-founded health technologies innovation complex at Yamaguchi University.
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All students of the University of Tartu are invited to apply for the ENLIGHT Inclusion Award, which is set to debut at the Teaching and Learning Conference in Tartu on 7–9 October 2024. This year, the award acknowledges student projects and initiatives.
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University of Tartu Museum opens ‘Lifesaver’ installation on Toomemägi.
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The international conference "Traces of Extinction: Species Loss, Solastalgia, and Semiotics of Recovery" held on 5–7 June 2024 at UT Oecologicum (J. Liivi 2, Tartu) sheds light on the various aspects of biodiversity loss and discusses cultural, subjective, and semiotic approaches to understanding species extinction. Registration is open until 23 May.
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Paris Pin-Yu Chen: Thinking Globally about Race and Eugenics in Interwar Estonia
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