Useful information

Useful information about different events, workshops, lectures etc.

15 January – 19 January

Student Startup Camp

The 5-day course (worth 3 ECTS) takes place on 5–9 February. Student Startup Camp consists of teamwork, intensive mentoring, hands-on talks on specific topics around launching a tech startup, visits to the startup and tech centers in Tartu and inspirational talks. The camp is in English and free for everyone but please make sure to register before: http://ideelabor.ut.ee/calendar/student-startup-camp-2018

Idea Storm IV. 100 Ideas that will Change the World

Registration is now open! Idea Stormis an inspirational event that brings together more than 20 entrepreneurs and 300 students to have discussions on different topics. It’s a place for creating and sharing ideas that could change the world! Discussions and inspirational stories shared will be lead by the people behind the best startups in Estonia! This time the event is dedicated to Estonia’s 100th birthday! We will create an idea for each year- 100 ideas to change the world! Together we will assist in creating Estonia’s future. The event is in English and free for everyone and takes place on 22 February.

Creativity Flourishes in Spring. The Centre for Arts Invites International Students to Spring Courses.

This autumn the Centre for Arts opened its doors for all UT’s students. In spring semester the Centre offers 17 practical as well as theoretical courses in English or with double language of instruction in the fields of visual arts, music, multimedia, crafts/design and dance art. Registration is opened till 11th February or later if the course starts later and has free places. Short descriptions of all the courses are available on our website: arts.ut.ee. Follow us in Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kunstidekeskus/

8 January – 12 January

Rice Business Plan Competition

The Rice Business Plan Competition is the world’s richest and largest graduate-level student startup competition. This is the 18th year for the competition. In that time, it has grown from nine teams competing for $ 10,000 in prize money in 2001, to 42 teams from around the world competing for more than $ 1 million in cash and prizes. More information about the competition: https://rbpc.rice.edu/

Registation is open for Garage48 Hardware & Arts 2018 hackathon in Tartu

On March 2-4 the fifth Garage48 Hardware & Arts hackathon will take place in Tartu at the University of Tartu Institute of Physics! The hackathon is a development weekend aimed at building physical prototypes, where innovative inventions can be made into reality in just 48 hours. Electronics engineers, mechanics engineers, server programmers, mobile apps developers, UI/UX designers, product designers, chief marketers and defence experts are welcome to participate.
Registration is open at https://fienta.com/garage48-hardware-arts
The friendly ticket price of 15 € is available until February 1st 2018.
Find more information about the event from our webpage at http://garage48.ee/events/garage48-ha-2018

18 December – 22 December

WUC SkiO 2018 Volunteers

In the coming February World University Championships in Ski Orienteering will take place in Tartu, all who are interested, are invited to be volunteers. Come and help us to organize the competition and register as a volunteer. Volunteers are involved the whole week with exciting and challenging tasks. You can test your knowledge or engage with your current ones in practice. Meanwhile you'll meet new and interesting people. You can work as well with professional skiers and see the best of the best competing against each other. Don't wait a second and register yourself in the following Form

11 December – 15 December

Christmas with Estonian family
Are you an international student who is going to celebrate the Christmas holiday in Tartu? Would you like to be hosted by an Estonian family and experience a Estonian way of celebrating Christmas?
If the answers are “Yes”, we would like to invite you to participate in our fabulous project named "Christmas with Estonian family"! More information is available at: https://www.facebook.com/events/547283488948212/

Peak Time 2018 returns!

Being the biggest international business competition for bachelor students in Eastern Europe, Peak Time attracts up to 1000 applicants from around 50 countries each year. These students compete in CESIM simulations and case studies and the most successful 16 teams and 16 individuals are selected for the 3-day finals in Riga, Latvia, where the best and most motivated students in the world can network among themselves, see amazing guest lectures by respected speakers and compete in intense simulations and case studies based on real problems. This year Peak Time 2018 finals will take place from April 27 to April 29 in Stockholm School of Economics in Riga. Registration deadline: December 20, 23:59. Facebook: https://FB.com/ThePeakTime

WUC SkiO 2018 Volunteers

In the coming February World University Championships in Ski Orienteering will take place in Tartu, all who are intrested, are invited to be volunteers. Come and help us to organize the competition and register as a volunteer. Volunteers are involved the whole week with exciting and challenging tasks. You can test your knowledge or engage with your current ones in practice. Meanwhile you'll meet new and interesting people. You can work as well with professional skiers and see the best of the best competing against each other. Don't wait a second and register yourself in the following Form

4 December – 8 December

Kapuscinski Lecture "Democracy, Truth and the Perils of Information Age"

The public lecture takes place on 6 December at 12.15 at the Assembly hall of the University of Tartu (Ülikooli 18, Tartu). More information: https://skytte.ut.ee/en/kapuscinski-democracy-truth-information.

Take part in The Wiki Science Competition 2017 and let’s bring the Science Photographer of the Year title to UT!

WUC SkiO 2018 Volunteers

In the coming February World University Championships in Ski Orienteering will take place in Tartu, all who are intrested, are invited to be volunteers. Come and help us to organize the competition and register as a volunteer. Volunteers are involved the whole week with exciting and challenging tasks. You can test your knowledge or engage with your current ones in practice. Meanwhile you'll meet new and interesting people. You can work as well with professional skiers and see the best of the best competing against each other. Don't wait a second and register yourself in the following Form

27 November – 1 December

University of Tartu Viljandi Culture Academy International Winter Academy

From February 9-11 University of Tartu Viljandi Culture Academy is organizing its second International Winter academy at a cosy forest cottage in Männiku. During three days participants can discover Estonia’s cultural spirit and passion. We welcome all foreigners, doesn’t matter if you have been here for 20 years or have just arrived and need answers to most burning questions about Estonia and Estonians. More information about the event as well as registration is available here: http://www.kultuur.ut.ee/en/international/international-winter-academy

The anniversary ball of the University of Tartu

The annual ball of our university is the most festive event of the year and it will take place on December 1st in Vanemuine Concert Hall. Doors will be opened at 6PM. All students are welcome.

Social Inclusion Days in Tartu

It is the 30th anniversary of the Erasmus programme and mobility is enriching society, especially thanks to volunteers. To give a bigger emphasis on this, the ESN’s programmes SocialErasmus and ExchangeAbility join forces to focus on the act of social inclusion. More information about the event in Tartu can be found here.

RSU International Student Conference 2018

Riga Stradins University is organising RSU International Student Conference which gathers students from all over the world and unites everyone who are interested in science. Participate in “RSU International Student Conference 2018” (registration here)! Feel free to ask questions by sending email to  info.isc@rsu.lv.

20 November – 24 November

Public Lecture by Louis Pouzin: "From First Networks to Future Internets"

Public Lecture by Louis Pouzin takes place on 22 November at 16:00 (Ülikooli 17, Tartu). The 45-minute lecture will be followed by Q&A and discussion. We will also offer pizza. Please register you attendance here.

The anniversary ball of the University of Tartu

The annual ball of our university is the most festive event of the year and it will take place on December 1st in Vanemuine Concert Hall. Doors will be opened at 6PM. All students are welcome.

Everyone is invited to the University of Tartu Centre for Arts Charity Christmas fair

The University of Tartu Centre for Arts Charity Christmas fair „A stitch in time saves nine - buy Christmas gifts on St. Catharine's Day“ 24 November at 12:00-18:00 in the Old Anatomical Theatre at 38 Lossi St.
More information about the event can be found here.
With the fair's and lottery revenues we support higher art studies of one youngster who lives in Mäe Home (orphanage).

Bear Games III LAN PARTY

Bear Games III LAN PARTY takes place on 16-17 December at W. Ostwaldi 1. Tartu (Physicum). Starting time 12:00. End time depends on the amount of teams.

WUC SkiO 2018 Volunteers

In the coming February World University Championships in Ski Orienteering will take place in Tartu, all who are intrested, are invited to be volunteers. Come and help us to organize the competition and register as a volunteer. Volunteers are involved the whole week with exciting and challenging tasks. You can test your knowledge or engage with your current ones in practice. Meanwhile you'll meet new and interesting people. You can work as well with professional skiers and see the best of the best competing against each other. Don't wait a second and register yourself in the following Form

13 November – 17 November

EducationUSA College Alumni fair

EducationUSA is hosting a US College Alumni Fair to introduce studying opportunities and other programs all at one place. Alumni fair takes place on Wednesday, 17 November at 17:00 (5 pm) in Veski 32, Tartu. More information about the fair can be found here.

6 November – 10 November

Academica conference 2017

We are pleased to invite you to the Academica conference 2017:"Post-truth, Post-society, Post-post"on 16-17 November. Full programme is available at: https://skytte.ut.ee/en/academica. We kindly ask you to register for the conference until 10 November at: http://bit.ly/2yYSL18

The anniversary ball of the University of Tartu

The annual ball of our university is the most festive event of the year and it will take place on December 1st in Vanemuine Concert Hall. Doors will be opened at 6PM. All students are welcome.

The Wikipedia photo contest around science

30 October – 3 November

The anniversary ball dance courses 2017

 There will be dance courses from 31 October till 29 November at Miina Harma Gymnasium (Tõnissoni 3, Tartu).
This year you can choose between two times:
• Tuesday from 18.15 to 19.45 beginners
• Thursday from 18.30 to 20.00 advanced
Dance course for one person costs 30 euros which also includes ball ticket as well. Sign yourself up (in Estonian) and see you on the dance floor! NB! If you want to come with your pair, you both have to sign up.

Academica conference 2017

We are pleased to invite you to the Academica conference 2017:"Post-truth, Post-society, Post-post"on 16-17 November. Full programme is available at: https://skytte.ut.ee/en/academica. We kindly ask you to register for the conference until 10 November at: http://bit.ly/2yYSL18

The anniversary ball of the University of Tartu

The annual ball of our university is the most festive event of the year and it will take place on December 1st in Vanemuine Concert Hall. Doors will be opened at 6PM. All students are welcome.

Spagetisild 2017

Dear international student! We welcome you to participate in the spaghetti bridge competition Spagetisild 2017 on November 17th! More information about the event can be found here.

23 October – 27 October

Summer University Namibia 2018

VAEA will bring you from the 29.7.2018 to the 25.8.2018 to an unforgettable student experience to Namibia. More detailed information on homepage www.vaea.at

16 October – 20 October

 Discount code for UT students for the business festival sTARTUp Day

The biggest business festival in the Baltics, sTARTUp Day, will be held in Tartu at AHHAA Science Centre on December 8. There is a discount code available for UT students. Use "UTstudent" to buy your ticket for the event at startupday.ee. The promotional code allows you to buy a ticket for 49 euros (last chance full price is 179 euros). The offer is valid till October 31. All participants will also get a free ticket to the after-party featuring popular Estonian musicians and lots of surprises.

9 October – 13 October

The Japanese Ukiyo-e and the European Impressionism, but the Korean Poongsokwha (風俗)?

South-Korean visiting professor Gyu-chan Jeon's lecture take place on 11 October from 18.15 to 19.45 at The University of Tartu’s Main Building (Ülikooli 18-228, Tartu). More information about the lecture can be found HERE.

Submit your business idea by October 29!

Ajujaht is the largest competition of business ideas in Estonia that was initiated by Enterprise Estonia in 2007. Submit your idea HERE.

2 October – 6 October

Discount code for UT students for the business festival sTARTUp Day

The biggest business festival in the Baltics, sTARTUp Day, will be held in Tartu at AHHAA Science Centre on December 8. The participants can enjoy a rich program divided between four stages located throughout the entire science centre. Nearly 100 speakers cover topics ranging from product development, biotechnology, branding, data security to space technology.

There is a discount code available for UT students. Use "UTstudent" to buy your ticket for the event at startupday.ee. The promotional code allows you to buy a ticket for 49 euros (last chance full price is 179 euros). The offer is valid till October 31. All participants will also get a free ticket to the after-party featuring popular Estonian musicians and lots of surprises.

18 September – 22 September

The Citizens' Dialogue on Youth and the Future of the EU

The Citizens' Dialogue on Youth and the Future of the EU that will take place on 22 September from 13.00 to 14.45 at the hall of the Ministry of Education and Science (Munga 18, Tartu). The Citizen's Dialogue will be held in English. The event is open to everyone interested in European Union matters including students, officials and representatives of business and educational institutions.

Speakers: Mr. Tibor Navracsics, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport; Professor Volli Kalm, Rector of Tartu University

Please pre-register 18 September online here: https://tinyurl.com/2017-09-22-youthdiscussion

18 September – 24 September Tartu Student Days: Autumn 2017

11 September – 15 September

International Workshop: Islam in Europe

International workshop - “Islam in Europe: Challenges of Diversity and Ways to Co-existence” takes place on 13-14th of September. More information about the event and lectures/seminars can be found HERE.

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