Today, on 1 December, the University of Tartu celebrates the 104th anniversary of the opening of the Estonian-language university. At the anniversary ceremony, Rector Professor Toomas Asser announced this year’s recipient of the “Contribution to Estonian National Identity” award – the acclaimed director, teacher and founder of modern dramaturgy Merle Karusoo.
Ceremony marking the 104th anniversary of Estonia’s national university in the UT assembly hall on 1 December 2023.
The University of Tartu will organise its alumni get-together with the slogan “Back to the university” on 18 May 2024. Early-bird tickets at special rates are available from 1 December.
On 28 November, the Ambassador of France to Estonia, His Excellency Emmanuel Mignot, visited the University of Tartu.
The University of Tartu found recognition in the “Heartfelt Euro Deed” competition for building the Delta Centre, which was elected among the top 30 projects. The construction of the Children’s Clinic of the Tartu University Hospital was the winner of the competition.
On December 13 at 12 TÜ Senat Hall
11. detsember kell 15:00, TÜ senati saal (Ülikooli 18).
Representatives of ENLIGHT universities met from 22 to 24 November in Uppsala to discuss the activities for the next ENLIGHT project period.
Next year, we will celebrate 20 years since Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania joined the European Union. Having now experienced a global pandemic, two financial crises and the effects of unfiltered globalisation, unprecedented movements of peoples across continents, and the start of the war ravaging Ukraine, we can say that today's world is more unpredictable and chaotic than 20 years ago.
On 24 November, at 16:00, Rector Toomas Asser presented the university’s honorary decorations at the ceremony in the assembly hall.
On 22 November, Canada’s first ambassador to Estonia, His Excellency Laird Hindle paid his first visit to the University of Tartu and met with the rector.
Estonian Academy of Sciences Foundation awarded its scholarships for 2024 to Ülo Reimaa, a Research Fellow in Algebra at the University of Tartu Institute of Mathematics and Statistics, and Angela Peeb, a doctoral student in Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of Tartu.
Auli Viidalepp will defend her doctoral thesis “The Expected AI as a sociocultural construct and its impact on the discourse on technology” for obtaining the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (in Semiotics and Culture Studies).
The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded Evelyn Uuemaa, Professor of Geoinformatics at the University of Tartu, the Consolidator Grant.
The University of Tartu is inviting future international students to come student shadowing and live one day as a university student.
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The University of Tartu Viljandi Culture Academy is launching a one-year English-language master's programme, Creative Project Management, in 2024. The new curriculum is aimed at current and future talents in the creative field.
On 18 December at 12:00, Tuuli Pern will defend her doctoral Thesis “Affective-imaginative modelling in semiotic context: A Vichian perspective” for obtaining the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (in Semiotics and Culture Studies).
Postponing work is perfectly human, but engaging in substitute activities at the expense of an important task can end up costing you dearly.
Last week, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the world's first vaccine against the chikungunya virus – Ixchiq. The vaccine candidate has been designed and manufactured at the University of Tartu. The human clinical trials were conducted by the biotechnology company Valneva Austria GmbH.
Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies to host a seminar with Ukrainian Ambassador to Estonia, His Excellency Maksym Kononenko
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