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We are a rapidly developing international research university, the centre of academic spirit in Estonia as a national university, and a leader in social development. The University of Tartu belongs to the top 1% of the world’s best universities according the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings and is the highest-ranked University in Estonia.

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Viewpoint: Researchers need Widening to offer more than just networking 07/06/2024

✨📢 Read the latest article by University of Tartu's Professor Toivo Maimets, "Viewpoint: Researchers need Widening to offer more than just networking" ✨

In his article, Professor Toivo Maimets emphasises the need to reshape Widening measures to support science beyond just networking opportunities. He highlights the importance of providing funding for building research labs and groups, and improving career prospects for young researchers.

Currently, the innovation gap is growing as leading countries advance more rapidly than others. To make a true difference, Widening measures should focus on supporting top-level researchers and fostering research collaboration, ensuring a more integrated and cohesive European research and innovation system.

Read more 👇

Viewpoint: Researchers need Widening to offer more than just networking In many Widening countries, researchers lack funding to build research labs and research groups. Even when young people wish to come back to their home country, there aren’t enough career possibilities. Horizon Europe and its successor, FP10, could help by offering more than just networking opport...

Mark your calendars: three-minute thesis competition for doctoral students to be held on 2 October 06/06/2024

✨ Mark your calendars: three-minute thesis competition for doctoral students will be held on 2 October ✨

Once a year, UT doctoral students can put themselves to the test in a three-minute thesis competition and improve the visibility of their research.

Speakers from each field are invited to give engaging presentations in Estonian or English, outlining the importance and results of their research.

🗓 The competition will be held on 2 October in the conference hall of the University of Tartu Library.

🗣 The best speakers will be rewarded and can represent the university in follow-up competions.

👋 Young researchers, come and challenge yourself and share your exciting research with others!

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Mark your calendars: three-minute thesis competition for doctoral students to be held on 2 October Speakers from each field are invited to give engaging presentations in Estonian or English, outlining the importance and results of their research.

Tiksu to UniTartu - Podcast for International Students 04/06/2024

✨ University of Tartu launches a new podcast for international students ✨

🔹 The podcast creates a new channel of communication with future international students, addressing common concerns and questions about living in Estonia, finding accommodation, learning the Estonian language, navigating student life, etc. The goal is to help them make their move to Estonia as smooth as possible.

🎧 Listen to the podcast 👇
ut.ee/tiksutounitartu

🎧 Listen to first episode👇
https://open.spotify.com/episode/5os7zb1UGR4ZZAq5wUC6YY?si=3d1d2d782e184042

🎧 Listen to second episode👇
https://open.spotify.com/episode/03Iys29RHQGsTdmWldt1Pf?si=e7d3ae124cc14761

Read more 👇
https://ut.ee/en/content/university-tartu-launches-new-podcast-international-students

Tiksu to UniTartu - Podcast for International Students Tiksu to UniTartu - Podcast for International Students is a brand new podcast for future students of the University of Tartu. Listen and subscribe now!

29/05/2024

✨ Today, the President of Finland, Alexander Stubb, visited the University of Tartu ✨

Also, watch the recording of his lecture entitled “World Order After 2022” from uttv.ee 🇫🇮

Musician Kadri Voorand to be the new Professor of Liberal Arts at the University of Tartu 23/05/2024

✨ Musician Kadri Voorand to be the new Professor of Liberal Arts at the University of Tartu ✨

Kadri Voorand's lecture course “Where does life-changing creation come from and what's in it for me? (On the example of music)" (HVKU.00.010) starting in autumn is an extraordinary journey into music in a broader sense. Participants will have the opportunity to reflect on musical creation and its life cycle through themselves, and to find new ways to enrich their everyday lives through creation.

🔹 The course is open not only to students but also to anyone else interested.

🔹 Today at 16:00, during the public discussion "Feeling and meaning" in the attic hall of Tartu Cathedral, the current Professor of Liberal Arts, director Peeter Jalakas, will hand over his position to Kadri Voorand.

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Musician Kadri Voorand to be the new Professor of Liberal Arts at the University of Tartu In the coming academic year, singer, pianist and composer Kadri Voorand will become the new Professor of Liberal Arts at the University of Tartu, with a lecture course focusing on life-changing creation. She will be succeeded by Peeter Jalakas, former professor and director, who will participate in....

President of Finland Alexander Stubb to visit the University of Tartu 22/05/2024

✨ President of Finland Alexander Stubb to visit the University of Tartu ✨

On 29 May, the President of Finland Alexander Stubb, will visit the University of Tartu during his state visit. He will give a lecture entitled "World Order After 2022" at 10:15–11:00 in the university assembly hall.

🔹 The university family is invited to express their opinions and ask questions.

Read more 👇

President of Finland Alexander Stubb to visit the University of Tartu He will give a lecture entitled "World Order After 2022" at 10:15–11:00 in the university assembly hall.

21/05/2024

✨ Photos and videos of the University of Tartu alumni get-together ✨

On 18 May, thousands of University of Tartu alumni gathered in the student city for the first time in over five years. The get-together, titled "Back to the university," featured lectures and tours at institutes across the city, a sing-along and welcome speeches in front of the main building, a procession, and a grand party at the sports hall.

📷 See photos of the day events and recordings of the speeches and sing-along 👇
https://ut.ee/en/content/see-photos-and-videos-alumni-get-together

Photos from the evening party will be available soon.

📷 Andres Tennus

18/05/2024

✨ Welcome back to the university, dear alumni! ✨
The Tartu University alumni get-together has begun.

🔹10:00–18:00 Events at the university faculties and units
🔹10:00–17:30 Brainstorming in Central Park in cooperation with Tartu [pre]opinion festival in Tartu Central Park
🔹18:30–19:00 Sing-along and speeches in front of the university's main building
🔹19:00–20:00 Procession from the main building to the university's sports hall
🔹20:00–04:00 Grand alumni party in the university’s sports hall
Check out the full program👉 https://ut.ee/et/vilistlaste-kokkutulek

🎟️ Tickets can be exchanged for wristbands:
🔹10:00–19:00 in the gift and information booth at the main building;
🔹From 19:00 at the University of Tartu sports hall.

🎓 In front of the university's main building, you will also find our gift shop with new products for alumni!

17/05/2024

✨ Alumni get-together already tomorrow! ✨

If you have not yet made any specific plans for the alumni get-together, visit 👉 https://ut.ee/en/get-together


Although many tours are already fully booked, you can still register for a guided tour in the main building 👇 https://ut.ee/en/content/tour-main-building

Ken Ird, Curator at the University of Tartu Museum will take you to the beautiful classicist assembly hall, the 19th-century lock-up and the art museum and, exclusively, to the senate hall and the council hall.

See you already tomorrow! 😍

Photos from University of Tartu's post 16/05/2024

✨ Reminders for participants of the University of Tartu alumni get-together ✨

Read these recommendations to better prepare for the alumni get-together on Saturday 👇

07/05/2024

We have some exciting news! 🤩

📢 The application deadline for the three following courses of the UniTartu Summer School is extended until 31 May:
🔹 Computer Vision in Space
🔹 MegaData: Federated Machine Learning
🔹 Patient-centred Communication: Based on Motivational Interviewing

Post your application before 31 May and join the UniTartu SummerSchool 2024!

More information and application form 👉 ut.ee/summerschool

06/05/2024

✨ Six Estonian universities celebrate Diversity Week together for the first time ✨

The University of Tartu, Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn University, the Estonian University of Life Sciences, the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, the Estonian Academy of Arts, and the Gender Equality and Equal Treatment Commissioner celebrate the Diversity Week from 6 to 12 May, under the title “Diverse Estonian universities”.


The week kicks off with a video from the rectors of the six public universities, in which each rector explains the importance of diversity and their university's efforts to promote and value it.

Read more about Diversity Week 👉 https://shorturl.at/oFH49

29/04/2024

✨ Last few days for discounted group tickets to the alumni get-together! ✨

Discounted group tickets for the alumni get-togehter are available until tomorrow. Now is the last chance to buy instead of a 45-euro single ticket:
🔹 two tickets for 35 euros each, or
🔹 ten tickets for 30 euros each.

Don’t let this opportunity slip away!
Check out the programme 👉 https://ut.ee/en/get-together

25/04/2024

✨ Application deadline for the UniTartu Summer School is around the corner ✨

🚨Don’t miss out on the chance to spend your summer in Estonia and enrich yourself with new knowledge, ideas, and experiences. 🌞 Whether you’re drawn to business, product management, space technologies, IT, medicine, international relations, political sciences, or the humanities, our summer school covers a wide range of academic interests. You will also benefit from participating in various interesting cultural and active study visits. 🏛️🚶‍♂

📆 Submit your application by 30 April 📝 👉www.ut.ee/summerschool
Meanwhile, check out what Janina has written about her experience of participating the UniTartu Summer School in 2023👉 https://shorturl.at/wOY18

Mihkel Tammo: great things happen when people of different backgrounds but similar values work together 19/04/2024

✨ Mihkel Tammo: great things happen when people of different backgrounds but similar values work together ✨

The new Head of the University of Tartu Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is Mihkel Tammo, a man with a diverse entrepreneurial and leadership background and the former head of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Centre of Enterprise Estonia (EAS). He started in his new job on 1 April. In an interview with Kadri-Ann Mägi, EIC Community Coordinator, Tammo talked about his journey to the current position and his plans for the future.

Read the full interview 👇

Mihkel Tammo: great things happen when people of different backgrounds but similar values work together The new UT Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is Mihkel Tammo, a man with a diverse entrepreneurial and leadership background and the former head of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Centre of Enterprise Estonia.

16/04/2024

✨🫂 Gather your friends and come to the alumni reunion together 👥 ✨

Discounted group tickets for the alumni get-together are available from 18 to 30 April. Now is the perfect time to gather your university friends and buy
🔹 two tickets for 35 euros each, or
🔹 ten tickets for 30 euros each
instead of buying a single ticket for 45 euros.

Don’t let this great opportunity slip away!
Check out the programme 👉 https://ut.ee/en/get-together

12/04/2024

⏳ Time is running out! The application deadline for the University of Tartu's international bachelor's programmes is on Monday, 15 April.

Make sure also to check out our International Student Ambassadors blog posts about the bachelor's programmes:

🌟 A bachelor’s student in Business Administration, Zhanet shares her experience as a first-year student to give you a better idea of the programme 👉 https://shorturl.at/ekWY6

🌟 Elfi and Nargiz interviewed an alumna of the bachelor's programme in Science and Technology to learn more about one of the specialisations: Chemistry and Material Science 👉 https://shorturl.at/eoRYZ

The last day to submit your application on DreamApply is 15 April, so make sure your motivation letter is polished, and don't miss the deadline! 😎

Alumni stories. Urmas Klaas: from historian to journalist, from journalist to mayor 12/04/2024

✨ Alumni stories 🔹 Urmas Klaas ✨

In celebration of the spring alumni reunion, we present to you stories by Lauri Räpp ✍️ about our alumni who look back on their university days 🎓.

In the first story, the Mayor of Tartu Urmas Klaas talks about how the university was not merely an educational institution but a place where he learned vital life lessons and met admirable professors, such as Helmut Piirimäe and Sulev Vahtre. This story reminds everyone that the time spent at university is so much more than just acquiring textbook knowledge. It is where dreams grow, lifelong friendships are formed 🤗, and life paths are shaped.

Read Urmas Klaas' story 👇

Alumni stories. Urmas Klaas: from historian to journalist, from journalist to mayor Getting ready for the spring get-together, Lauri Räpp meets with well-known, colourful alumni of the University of Tartu to talk with them about their memories of their time at the university, the spirit of their alma mater and why they keep coming back. In January, the Mayor of Tartu Urmas Klaas s...

Unique oakwood watch now available in the University of Tartu gift shop 11/04/2024

✨⌚️ Limited batch of exclusive watches available now ⌚️✨

At the University of Tartu gift shop you can buy a unique watch made from the oak parquet of the assembly hall.
In October 2022, the oak parquet installed in 1965 was removed during renovations, and the then Vice-Rector for Research, Kristjan Vassil, requested that a few dozen wood panels be set aside for upcycling. These have been used to make a limited quantity of unique watches.

The timepiece was created in collaboration between the University of Tartu and the Tartu company Wooch OÜ, which grew out of a student company.

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Unique oakwood watch now available in the University of Tartu gift shop Unique watch made from the oak parquet of the assembly hall is now available in the University of Tartu gift shop.

International Summer University | Open Your Mind | University of Tartu, Estonia 08/04/2024

✨✍ Register for the UniTartu Summer School until the end of April ✍✨

🗓 Mark your calendars! The UniTartu Summer School takes place from 28 July to 11 August 2024.

With a choice of 11 summer courses across various fields, get ready for an enriching experience filled with learning, an exciting cultural programme and an opportunity to earn extra credits.💡

Curious to see what awaits you? Check out some of the amazing moments and cherished memories from the UniTartu Summer School 2023👉 https://tinyurl.com/2dsf86kd 📸🌟

Submit your application before April 30th 👉www.ut.ee/summerschool

International Summer University | Open Your Mind | University of Tartu, Estonia 🎓 Welcome to the International Summer University at the University of Tartu! 🎓 Join us each August for two weeks in Tartu, Estonia! Perfect for university ...

Photos from University of Tartu's post 03/04/2024

Some fun statistics about our international students. 📊

How many international students are there at the University of Tartu? Where do they come from? What are the most popular programmes? And more. 👇

❗️ Admission to bachelor's curricula and Medicine is open until 15 April 👉 https://shorturl.at/kvwGU

Mihkel Tammo to head the University of Tartu Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation 01/04/2024

✨ Mihkel Tammo to head the University of Tartu Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation ✨

As of 1 April, Mihkel Tammo, former department manager of Enterprise Estonia and metal company Estanc and one of the founders of Green Tiger, started as the Head of the Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Tartu.

🗣 “The university has the power to develop products and technologies to move towards a more sustainable and smart society. My goal is to provide an entrepreneurial practitioner’s perspective to introduce university researchers’ discoveries and their business opportunities to entrepreneurs,” said Tammo.

🗣 “Previous changes in the Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation have created a favourable environment for further development. Mihkel Tammo has experience in entrepreneurship, advising researchers and public sector management. And building a bridge between these three is the task of the centre. I believe Tammo will be a strong strategic partner for researchers and entrepreneurs to get closer to the goal of creating 500 Estonian deep-tech companies by 2030,” said Vice Rector for Development, Tõnu Esko.

Read more 👇

Mihkel Tammo to head the University of Tartu Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation As of 1 April, Mihkel Tammo, who has previously led the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Centre of Enterprise Estonia and the metal industry company Estanc and was one of the founders of the Green Tiger platform, will start as the Head of the Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Universi...

Students cover a total of more than 150,000 kilometres between study buildings within one semester 26/03/2024

✨🏃‍ Students cover a total of more than 150,000 kilometres between study buildings within one semester 🏃‍✨

In autumn 2023, the University of Tartu Mobility Lab in cooperation with the University of Tartu Research Group of Physical Activity for Health carried out a mobility survey to get an overview of the daily and work travel-related mobility needs of the university staff and support sustainable mobility at the university.

Explore the final report and study results on the university's website. 👇

Students cover a total of more than 150,000 kilometres between study buildings within one semester In autumn 2023, the University of Tartu Mobility Lab in cooperation with the University of Tartu Research Group of Physical Activity for Health carried out a mobility survey to get an overview of the daily and work travel-related mobility needs of the university staff and support sustainable mobilit...

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Tartu
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